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.

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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

Why the Brakes Need to be Inspected

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The brake system of your vehicle should be inspected regularly. Regular maintenance checks for your vehicle will help it to stay in the best condition possible. If you do not bring the vehicle in, you will not know what is wrong with the vehicle until it is too late. Noticing an issue at the first sign can help reduce further problems from forming with your vehicle. Anything out of the norm should always be taken seriously, and not ignored. This will help you to save time, money, and stress in the long run for your vehicle. read more

Making sure to Inspect your Car

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The vehicle you own is important and you will have to rely on it to get you to your destination. In order to keep it operating correctly, you will want to follow the recommended maintenance inspection schedule. Doing so will help ensure that the parts and components are working as they should be. If the vehicle is not inspected regularly, then there can be an issue with how it operates. This will then cause other areas to show signs of trouble along the way as well. Having proper maintenance done in a timely fashion can help improve the longevity and efficiency of your vehicle. read more

Having an Efficient Battery for the Winter

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Make sure to check the battery in your vehicle. When the temperatures drop, you will want your vehicle to be safe and reliable when you drive it. Part of this includes making sure that the battery for your vehicle works. No matter if you are on your way to work, school, or driving for fun, having your vehicle start is important. Make sure to bring your vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. By doing so, you can help ensure it is able to last as long as possible.

Inspecting the battery

Between regular inspections, you can inspect it on your vehicle yourself. Check to make sure the terminals are not dirty or have corrosion on them. Also make sure they are tight and can properly keep the current. If the terminal is loose or has corrosion, it may assist in the battery starting to fail. If you notice this, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can fix it for you as soon as possible. read more