Heat of the Summer and the Car Overheating

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With summer heat comes the increased chance of your vehicle starting to overheat. While the car can overheat for a variety of reasons, the most common one is traveling when it is hot and humid. Make sure to check the coolant levels for the engine. It is circulated through the engine to help cool the most critical parts of it. After the engine, it goes through the radiator. This allows heat to be transferred from the fluid to air blowing out of the exchanger. If the coolant is running low, it will increase the chance the engine overheats. Ignoring an issue like this will result in the engine failing completely. read more

Keeping the Tires lasting Long by Inspecting them

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Keeping the vehicle up to date on regular maintenance is important. This will allow it to be safe and reliable when you drive it. Make sure that you always follow the recommended inspections. Between maintenance, be aware of anything that is out of the norm for the vehicle. With any issues, they will need to be inspected as soon as possible. Ignoring a problem will only end up causing further issues. If there is a grinding noise, it can mean that parts are starting to wear against each other, like the brake pads and rotors. By having us inspect the vehicle, you can help save time, money, and stress in the long run. read more

Back to School is a good time for Car Maintenance to be Done

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When the kids head back to school, remember that now is a good time to have the vehicle inspected bumper to bumper. No matter if you are driving your kids to school, or maybe you have a young driver in the family, you will want the car in the best condition possible. Following regular maintenance intervals is important for the longevity of the vehicle. If you are not sure how often this should be, make sure to contact us.

Changing Oil before the Start of the School Year

Having the oil changed is an important part of making sure the vehicle runs efficiently. When the oil is changed, fresh clean oil will be in the engine to help it operate. You can check in the owner’s manual, or contact us for when the oil should be changed for your vehicle. If the oil starts to look like sludge, make sure that you schedule an appointment for an oil change. At the same time, we can change the oil filter for your vehicle as well. The oil filter can collect any dirt or other pollutants as it passes through the filter of your vehicle. read more

Noises from your Vehicle when you drive

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Problems that you Notice

The noises should always be taken seriously. The vehicle you own should always be properly maintained, especially if you hear noises. By following the vehicle owner’s manual, you will know when to bring your vehicle in, so it can be inspected. A full bumper to bumper inspection will help ensure the parts and components are working efficiently. If there is any noises, we can fix and resolve it, before the issue becomes a larger problem. Ignoring an issue can also lead to a more expensive repair bill that could have been prevented. We would also be glad to recommend a proper maintenance schedule for your vehicle. Things like tire rotations, oil changes, and fluid flushes are all important. You should also be aware of any issues between visits as well. This can include any odd noises that you might hear. read more

What do the Dashboard Lights Mean?

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Your vehicle is important to get you to and from your destination. Keeping it maintained regularly will help reduce issues that could have been prevented. Sometimes, you may notice that the dashboard warning lights for the vehicle might turn on. It might be one, or it might be a couple different ones. Knowing what to do will help decrease further damage to your vehicle, and reduce stress as well. The owner’s manual for your vehicle will mention what each of the lights mean. You can also contact us and we can inspect the vehicle for you if one of the warning lights illuminates. read more

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