Some of the Most Overlooked things on your Vehicle

To help keep your vehicle working in the best condition possible, make sure to bring it in for regular maintenances. If you notice anything out of the normal between regular visits, make sure to contact us. This can help prevent a larger issue from forming in the future. By catching an issue at the first sign, you can also help prevent a costly repair bill when it needs to be fixed.

The power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your important power steering parts are protected from detrimental corrosion. read more

Improving the Fuel Efficiency When you Drive

Owning a vehicle can be a big investment. It then makes sense for the vehicle to be taken care of properly. The best way to do this is bring the vehicle in for regular maintenances. We can check the parts and components of the vehicle to ensure they are working the best that they can. Making sure the parts are operating and wearing, as they should, will help you prolong the life of your vehicle, as well as working at top performance levels.

Besides going to regular maintenances, there are some parts you can check yourself. This is important because you can notice if a part is starting to fail. This can include the tires, hoses, belts, or even an increase in how fast the fluid levels go down. If you notice a fluid level that decreases more quickly than other fluid levels, it could mean that there is a leak in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in, and we can inspect the fluids and systems for you. Any odd sound or smell you notice should be taken seriously as well. If there is a grinding noise or screeching noise, it may mean that parts are wearing poorly with one another. read more

Inspecting the Air Pressure During Winter

Having the tires at the proper air pressure amount can add several benefits for your vehicle when traveling. Going to regular scheduled maintenances is important. We can inspect parts of the vehicle, such as the tires, to ensure that they are in proper working condition. It is important to have the tires looked at if the tire is going low often. This could be a sign there is an air leak in it somewhere.

By having the correct amount of air in the tires, you can help to improve the handling on the road when you drive. If the tires are over inflated, there will be less contact on the surface of the road. This can lead to poor stability when you drive. It could also mean that the tires would be more prone to pick up sharp objects or debris that might be in the road. Tires that are under inflated have the risk of blowing out. It could also cause the tires to wear unevenly. If the tires are not properly inflated, not only do they have the risk of a driving hazard, but it also could also lead to a high repair bill. This is because the tires may wear out long before they typically should. read more

Having a Reliable Vehicle

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When driving, you want the vehicle to be as reliable and safe as possible. By inspecting the vehicle regularly, you can help to prevent an unexpected breakdown. If you notice anything out of the norm with the vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment. This can help to have parts and components inspected so a larger issue does not form.

Regular maintenances can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. This can also help to save money at the pumps. Without regular maintenance, parts may start to wear against one another. This can require them to be replaced much sooner than they typically should. If you notice an issue between visits, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the vehicle for any issues and have them resolved quickly. read more

Why the Alignment and Suspension should be Inspected

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You will always want to make sure your vehicle is in the best condition. This should include regular inspections. One part should be the tires and the condition they are in. Wheel alignment refers to the position of the wheels to the vehicle itself, to each other and to the road. Ideally, all four wheels should be aimed straight ahead, parallel to each other, perpendicular to the road and perpendicular to their respective axles. This will produce the least amount of rolling resistance, the least amount of friction, the least amount of tire wear and the greatest traction. read more

Inspect the Windshield Wipers this Winter

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When you drive in the winter, one part you may forget about for your vehicle is the windshield wipers. This is an important component for your vehicle because it allows you to clean and wipe away the precipitation that might be on your vehicle. If the windshield wipers are starting to show signs of wear and tear, you will want to have them replaced as soon as possible. This can allow you to see properly when you drive. If it is sleeting or snowing, you will want to have the wipers operate efficiently and effectively. Without proper windshield wipers, you will not want to drive when there is precipitation. If you notice that the windshield wipers chatter or vibrate against the windshield, then it may be time to have them replaced. It is recommended to have them replaced twice a year to help improve the condition for when you will need to use them. If you are not sure how often to replace the windshield wipers, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on when you will need new windshield wipers for your vehicle. read more

Drive Safe in the Winter

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When you travel, you want your vehicle to be in the best condition it can be in. You can also bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the parts and components for you. If there is something that should be replaced, we can do so in a timely manner. There are also some driving habits that you can change so your drive is as safe as possible. If you ever notice anything out of the norm with your vehicle, make sure to contact us. Fixing an issue at the first sign can help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run. It can also help prevent further damage to other parts as well. read more

If you Store your Vehicle, Check for any Flat Spots on the Tires

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Keeping your vehicle in the best condition possible is important. Make sure to bring your vehicle in and we can inspect the parts and components of the vehicle. The tires will need to be inspected. The air pressure should be inspected on each tire. If the tires are under inflated, they can be more prone to blowing out when you drive. They will also wear inconsistently. If the tires are over inflated, they will pick up sharp objects that are on the surface of the road. Checking the tires is important, especially if you do not drive the vehicle often. If you feel a shimmy or other disturbance when you drive the vehicle, it may be the tire. This occurs when there is a flat spot on the tire of your vehicle. read more

Car Seat Safety Mistakes to Avoid

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It does not matter if you drive a truck, car, or SUV, safety should always come first. This is particularly true regarding a car seat for your child. Make sure to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This way we can inspect the parts and components of your vehicle. If you ever notice anything out of the norm, make sure to schedule an appointment. Having the safety the best that is can be is important for you and your passengers.

While you will not intend to be involved in an accident, but you never know if this could happen. If you have a child in the back seat, you have a lot to think about. Below are five car seat safety mistakes to avoid… read more