Battery Care for the Winter

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Taking care of the battery for your vehicle is important. If you do not follow proper maintenance inspections or schedules, you increase the chance of an unexpected breakdown happening. This will end up costing you more in the long run because of extra time, money, and stress that you will have to deal with. If you are not sure how often you should come in for regular maintenance for your vehicle, make sure to contact us. We will be able to advise you on a schedule, as well setting one up to follow. Not only is care of the battery important in winter, but overall care of the vehicle should be followed. read more

Winter can be Brutal on your Car

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The winter can cause several issues for the condition of your vehicle. You will want to check the tires regularly in the winter. As it gets colder out, you will notice a drop in air pressure for the tires. By checking them on a regular basis, you will be aware when the tires are having issues. If the tires are under inflated or over inflated, then problems are more likely to arrive. When a tire is low on a regular basis, it could mean that there is a permanent leak in the tire. This should be inspected as soon as you are aware of it. Doing so will help keep the tires in the most ideal condition for when you drive. read more

Technology Features for your Vehicle Improves Safety

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Any technology features are able to help improve safety for you and those around you. No matter if you are looking for a new vehicle, or want to add something to a vehicle that may be a few years old, you have options. These various technology features are important and you should be aware how to properly use them. If you are looking for a new vehicle, a car dealer can instruct you to how they work. Having a vehicle with these technology features should mean you will want to look up how they work and operate. You can lookup how these operate in the vehicle owner’s manual. Doing this can help you have a safe vehicle, while also being able to have the vehicle operate efficiently. read more

Safe Driving Tips No Matter What Season

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Driving safe is something we all know to do. With new laws in place, it is important to be aware and follow them properly. Also remember that it is important to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections by us. We can advise you when your vehicle should be brought in if you are not sure of the schedule. This will also help improve how safe the vehicle is when you need to drive it. Anything out of the norm should always be taken seriously. You will want to contact us as soon as you notice the issue, so it can be inspected as soon as possible. read more

ABS Dashboard Warning Light for your Vehicle

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The ABS light is important. When you see a dashboard warning illuminate, you will want to take these seriously. This will alert you to any issues that the vehicle may be experiencing. When you notice that a dashboard warning light starts to blink, this can mean that the problem is significantly worse. You will want to make sure to pull your vehicle over and turn it off when it is safe to do so. This will help you to prevent further damage from being done to your vehicle. Also remember to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect it for you. read more

Staying Safe As you Drive on the Road

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Driving safe is important when you drive, no matter what time of the year it is. One of the most important things you can do is leave enough space between you and the vehicle in front of you. Ideally, you should leave at least three car lengths or three seconds between you and them. If they have to slam on the brakes suddenly, then you will have enough time to react accordingly. If the road or weather conditions are less than ideal, you will want to double the amount of space you leave. When an animal darts across the road, you will want to be able to leave space so you can apply the brakes if needed. read more

Summer Tips for your Vehicle

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Getting ready for a summer vacation or road trip can be stressful with planning. Make sure to take some of the worry away by having your vehicle inspected on a regular basis. This will help ensure that the parts are working as they should be, and it can drive safely. In the summer, you will want to make sure that the air conditioner is at top performance. If you notice the interior of the vehicle is not cool, schedule an appointment with us so we can check the air conditioner. You will also want to make sure that the refrigerant is efficient as well. read more

Keeping your Car in the Best Condition

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When you own a vehicle, you will want it to last as long as possible. The best way to help ensure this is to make sure you bring it in for regular maintenance inspections. We will look at all the parts and components of the vehicle if there is an issue. If you do notice anything out of the norm of your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment and bring it in. By noticing an issue and fixing it as soon as possible, you can help prevent a costly repair bill as well.

Car Wash

After winter, you will want to get your car washed. This will help to remove any buildup of road grime, salt, and other pollutants. During the winter, the salt is put down in order to help remove the ice from the surface of the road. It can then get under your vehicle. As it sits there, it can start to eat away at the frame and cause rust to your vehicle. In order to keep everything in proper condition, having the car washed can help remove this. Also make sure to look for a car wash that has an undercarriage wash, so it removes the gunk from under the vehicle as well. read more

Careful Driving is Needed for Winter

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When the temperatures get colder, snow and ice will be inevitable. It is important that you make sure your vehicle will be ready to handle the winter weather conditions. The most important thing to remember is that you clean off the vehicle fully. Make sure that you clear off the entire vehicle before you drive. This should include the windshield, rear windshield, and all the side windows and mirrors. The hood and roof of the vehicle will also need to be free and clear of any snow. If you leave snow on it, there’s a good probability it can fly up and impair your visibility when you drive. It could also reduce the visibility for anyone beside or behind you. read more

Cold Temperatures Affect the Battery

The winter weather can cause issues for your vehicle over time. Colder temperatures will cause some parts to become hard and brittle. When you drive in winter, try not to hit anything too hard or too fast. This can end up damaging or breaking parts of your vehicle. Just because you see a snow drift, you should not assume that is soft and light weight snow. The temperatures can also affect the battery of your vehicle. It will have a harder time of charging up and starting your vehicle. There also might be situations where you start the vehicle, but you will not be able to keep it running. read more