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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Winter Maintenance Tips From An Auto Shop!

Winter Maintenance Tips From An Auto Shop!

Summer has come and gone and winter is fast approaching. Leaves are falling, a sign that it's time to start looking at winterizing your vehicle. By picking up a few things at your auto center now will save you a lot of frustration later. * Emergency kit -- It's always a good idea to keep an emergency kit in the vehicle if for some reason you get stuck out in the cold. Pack extra bottles of oil, coolant, and washer fluid. Also, include a scraper and some flares. These items can easily be found at your local auto shop. If you're stranded and your heater doesn't work, you'll want to have some extra gloves, boots, coats and blankets, water, and a cell phone. * Check the Battery -- Go by your auto center and have them check your car battery. By doing this in the fall you will find out before winter ... read more

Maintenance Tips From An Auto Shop to Survive Winter!

Maintenance Tips From An Auto Shop to Survive Winter!

Preparing your vehicle for the frigid months that lay ahead during those winter months is nonnegotiable. Driving a car that has not been properly maintained for the winter weather is quite simply a bad idea. Be sure to visit your auto shop for an inspection of the vital components that will help you drive safely through hazardous conditions. There are some significant advantages for the pre-winter maintenance that goes further than peace of mind knowing that your car won't leave you stranded in a dark, cold, winters night. Gasoline mileage is improved, air pollution is decreased, and any possible issues can be discovered and repaired before they become a major expense. If your car has existing issues, such as stalling, rough idling, or any other concern, be sure to ask your auto shop to check it out. Existing problems will be ... read more

Engine Service: 4 Vital Components!

Engine Service: 4 Vital Components!

A basic engine service includes the inspection of four of your engine's components, the cylinders, rods, pistons, and crankshaft. It is one of the best ways to extend the life of your vehicle. However, even with the best of care, a vehicle will need an engine repair. If your vehicle is heading towards a needed engine repair, you will usually start to notice some unmistakable symptoms. These symptoms can include smoke of various colors, loss of power, running rough, and knocking sounds from quiet to very loud. Should your vehicle display these symptoms, take your vehicle to an auto shop for a necessary engine repair as soon as possible. When you take your car in for an engine repair, you can expect that the engine will be thoroughly inspected first. The mechanic will evaluate your engine's cylinders which house the pistons and ... read more

Oil Change Tips for Winter!

Oil Change Tips for Winter!

Oil changes for your vehicle are one of the most basic routine services you can perform to help it run smoothly all year long. During cold winter weather, oil changes become even more critical because your vehicle's moving parts have to work harder in extreme temperatures. As automotive technology has advanced, there have also been advancements in lubrication quality. Besides standard engine oil, there are now synthetic blends and full synthetic oils on the market offering more choices. High-grade oil, while lasting longer, also becomes more expensive for a higher quality product. Often, auto shops offer oil change coupons to help offset this cost for you, regardless of which grade of oil you choose. If you're a do it yourself minded person, then you may already perform your own oil changes. This can be a cost-effective way to take care of your vehicle. You may use the money you save to b ... read more

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