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Fluid Break Down, What Happens, and Its Effects

Fluid Break Down, What Happens, and Its Effects

  Cars are complex machines. Similar to humans, cars are a large system of interconnected parts. When one of those parts doesn’t work it can mess up the system as a whole. Therefore, all of those parts need to be in pristine condition for the system to function.   Some of the most important components that can get overlooked in a car are your fluids. The fluids in your car typically include your power steering fluid, engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant, brake fluid, differential fluid, and even your windshield washer fluid. After a certain amount of time, most of these fluids break down.  This can cause premature damage to your vehicle’s components.   Lubricants and fluids in your car’s components are the lifeblood of your vehicle. Clean fluids at the proper levels ensure that your car works properly. Maintaining fluids increases your vehicle’s performance and safety. Regular maintenance of your car’s fluids will help keep repa ... read more

Winter Vehicle Pest Control

Winter Vehicle Pest Control

  In the colder months pests such as rats, raccoons and even insects may look to make a home in your car.  To keep pests out the best thing is to use preventative measures such as not leaving food or drinks in the car, not parking under trees or on dirt and not transporting plants in your car.  Pests are sometimes present because of environmental conditions such as storing pet food in your garage or with colder weather the warmth of your engine. If you find your vehicle is occupied by something other than you or your intended passengers, here are some tips on what to do: Give the vehicle a thorough once over inside and out to determine what type of bug you are dealing with.  You should also check out the areas where your vehicle is regularly parked. This could be both at home or at work, there will most likely be a larger infestation of whatever you’re dealing within very close proximity. Ants - Put a few drops of peppermint essential ... read more

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Happy Fall 2022

Happy Fall 2022

Happy Fall 2022! I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our valued customers for their support and continued patronage.  These past few years have been challenging with COVID and all the mayhem caused to our normal way of life due to the pandemic.   It is only because of you that we have made it through and can look forward to the coming year with optimism. As we move into fall and set goals for the new year, I would like to look back at our last year to some of our success and improvements so that we can provide the best experience for our customers. Some of the Changes we made are: Full staff of team players that care about their work and their craftsmanship. Group of young talented guys hungry to learn, goal driven and dedicated to providing 100% every day. New service writers have created a workflow system to better evaluate vehicles, communicate with our customers and get vehicles  back to their owners ASAP ... read more

Software Updates

Software Updates

September!!!  Kids are heading back to school, college students are leaving home and we are all settling into our new routines.  While we are focused on learning, let’s think about our cars.  Yes, cars learn too!!  Your vehicle is now a complex computer on wheels and just like laptops and cell phones, their software needs to be updated too.  Your vehicle’s software plays a part in everything from blind spot detection to your engine function, braking systems and even temperature control.  Malware updates also prevent hackers from manipulating anti- theft software and taking remote control of steering, braking, engine and transmission operation.  If you own an electric car, software updates are critical to the performance and health of the EV battery. Newer vehicles may have an alert that will display on your dashboard to let you know an update is needed.  If your vehicle is older, our technicians would be happy to check to see if the ... read more

Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

Ways to Increase Your Gas Mileage

With the price of gas soaring, it is important to make every gallon of gas last as long as possible.  Here are some tips to help you stretch your gas dollar. 1. Drive Smart Speeding, braking, and rapid acceleration waste gas so does driving above 50 miles per hour.  Driving sensibly and not like a race car driver can significantly decrease the amount of fuel that you use. 2. Check the Tires Tires can lose about 2 pounds per square inch (psi) per month on average.  When the temperature drops outside the air pressure in your tires will drop with it.   Each tire that is underinflated by 10 psi reduces fuel economy by about 3.3%. Four tires that are underinflated by 10 psi, then, would reduce a vehicle's fuel economy by a substantial 10%.   Tires that are not aligned properly create drag instead of rolling freely. This can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 10%.  In addition, the tires will wear out more quickly.  Tires that are out of ... read more

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