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Every vehicle owner will at some point need to visit an auto repair shop for service and repair on their vehicle. Most are a little cautious wondering what kind of service they will receive. Here are a few ideas to consider that will help you find a reliable auto repair shop that values their customers as well as their mechanics.

• Ask for referrals from your friends – A referral by a satisfied customer is one of the best ways to find an auto repair shop.

Do a little surfing - Search for auto repair services in your area on the internet and read the reviews and the responses the company makes, especially their responses to negative reviews. This shows that the company values their customers and their reputation.

It's important to know what to look for when visiting an auto repair shop for the first time. It’s worth paying a little extra for quality auto repair services.
20
Sep
2017

Every vehicle owner will at some point need to visit an auto repair shop for service and repair on their vehicle. Most are a little cautious wondering what kind of service they will receive. Here are a few ideas to consider that will help you find a reliable auto repair shop that values their customers as well as their mechanics.

• Ask for referrals from your friends – A referral by a satisfied customer is one of the best ways to find an auto repair shop.

Do a little surfing - Search for auto repair services in your area on the internet and read the reviews and the responses the company makes, especially their responses to negative reviews. This shows that the company values their customers and their reputation.

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Does Routine Tire Service Include Tire Rotation?

When a driver purchases a vehicle, the journey is just beginning. Refilling gas, changing oil, renewing the registration, and many more responsibilities that come along with owning a car. Besides basic maintenance of fluid levels, one of the most prominent elements of keeping one's car healthy is frequent tire service.

During a regular tire service, your mechanic should check for potential damages to the tire, how used up it is (the tread wear), air pressure levels, and a few more. A tire rotation may be one of the most prominent parts of this service. This means that the wheels and tires are "rotated" around to other positions on the car. The main purpose is to keep all the tires the same, by ensuring that equal wear and tear is taking place.

When scheduling a tire service, you may need to include tire rotation. Be sure & ask your mechanic about how much does a tire rotation cost. Call us today!
06
Sep
2017

Does Routine Tire Service Include Tire Rotation?

When a driver purchases a vehicle, the journey is just beginning. Refilling gas, changing oil, renewing the registration, and many more responsibilities that come along with owning a car. Besides basic maintenance of fluid levels, one of the most prominent elements of keeping one's car healthy is frequent tire service.

During a regular tire service, your mechanic should check for potential damages to the tire, how used up it is (the tread wear), air pressure levels, and a few more. A tire rotation may be one of the most prominent parts of this service. This means that the wheels and tires are "rotated" around to other positions on the car. The main purpose is to keep all the tires the same, by ensuring that equal wear and tear is taking place.

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Getting you home – a Simple, Temporary Radiator Repair

Car repairs are often blatantly obvious, but there is one repair which will sneak up on you at the most inopportune time – your car’s radiator. Among the items, you should have in your trunk for just this type of emergency is a couple gallons of water, coolant and radiator sealant. Any of the large selection of brands will do, they all work in the same way to make a temporary radiator repair.

Before starting, disconnect the battery if your radiator has electrical connections. Make sure the engine is cool enough to take off the pressure cap on the radiator. Pour the radiator sealant directly into the radiator. Follow the directions, but the usual amount is a full bottle. Do not drain any of the coolants from the radiator, but rather add radiator fluid until the level reaches the manufacturers recommended amount

If you have a leaky radiator & wondering how to replace a radiator, leave it to experts. Radiator repair involves more than the average person can handle!
05
Aug
2017

Getting you home – a Simple, Temporary Radiator Repair

Car repairs are often blatantly obvious, but there is one repair which will sneak up on you at the most inopportune time – your car’s radiator. Among the items, you should have in your trunk for just this type of emergency is a couple gallons of water, coolant and radiator sealant. Any of the large selection of brands will do, they all work in the same way to make a temporary radiator repair.

Before starting, disconnect the battery if your radiator has electrical connections. Make sure the engine is cool enough to take off the pressure cap on the radiator. Pour the radiator sealant directly into the radiator. Follow the directions, but the usual amount is a full bottle. Do not drain any of the coolants from the radiator, but rather add radiator fluid until the level reaches the manufacturers recommended amount

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What is a Car Tune Up and why is it important to get one?

A car tune up is like a check up at the doctor for your car. It is important to get one because during a tune up service, your mechanic can discover any serious problems with your vehicle well in advance. Just like a doctor can discover the symptoms of a major disease in its early stage, a mechanic can discover a serious mechanical problem with your vehicle while they are checking it.

During a vehicle check you can expect the mechanic to test your brakes, gas pedal, have a look at your engine, tail lights, steering wheel and electronic control system. If they are all in good working order, you will be given the go ahead. On the other hand, if a problem is discovered you will be told what the problem is and whether it needs urgent attention or not. Some problems may be fixed later on. Others such as a faulty brake system for example, will need to be repaired as soon as possible.

There are several reasons that answer the question whether the cost of a car tune up is worth it? A tune up is like a health check up at the doctor.
20
Jul
2017

What is a Car Tune Up and why is it important to get one?

A car tune up is like a check up at the doctor for your car. It is important to get one because during a tune up service, your mechanic can discover any serious problems with your vehicle well in advance. Just like a doctor can discover the symptoms of a major disease in its early stage, a mechanic can discover a serious mechanical problem with your vehicle while they are checking it.

During a vehicle check you can expect the mechanic to test your brakes, gas pedal, have a look at your engine, tail lights, steering wheel and electronic control system. If they are all in good working order, you will be given the go ahead. On the other hand, if a problem is discovered you will be told what the problem is and whether it needs urgent attention or not. Some problems may be fixed later on. Others such as a faulty brake system for example, will need to be repaired as soon as possible.

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