August 26, 2016

Get ready for school by getting your Car ready

  When school starts, now is a great time to get your vehicle inspected for any issues or damage. If you notice any issues with your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect it for you. With all the time your family spends in your car, truck or SUV, you know how important it is to have a safe and reliable vehicle. There are a few items you should check in order to have a safe and reliable vehicle. Check your wiper blades Check air pressure in spare tire Windshield washer fluid Brake fluid Coolant/Anti-freeze Replace air filter Check battery terminals Check all lights We can also inspect the belts, hoses, and tires of your vehicle. This way we can look for any sign of damage or wear to them. If you notice the vehicle pulling in one direction or the other when you drive, it could be an issue with the tires or the steering. Going back to school can be an exciting time for all our children from pre-school to college. Knowing that your vehicle is ready to take them wherever they need to go is reassuring. Make sure to schedule an appointment to increase the safety and performance of your vehicle this year.  
August 19, 2016

Bring the Vehicle in because the Summer Heat can do Damage

  One of the biggest benefits for having regular maintenance done is that it can help improve the efficiency of your vehicle. By following the schedule to change the oil, the engine can run as it is designed to do. Parts of the engine can become lubricated which can also help it to run smoothly. Having the proper oil in your vehicle can also help to lower maintenance costs.   When regular maintenance is done on your vehicle, you can help to improve the lifespan of it. This can reduce wear and tear on the vehicle. By checking the fluid levels, tire pressure, lights, and brakes, the vehicle’s life can be extended. If you start to notice an issue with the vehicle, bring it in as soon as possible. This can reduce the chance of parts causing strain with one another and leading to a further issue. Over the summer, the heat and the sun will can do damage to your vehicle. It will cause damage to the vehicle and result in parts needing to be repaired or replaced.   Another benefit of having the vehicle maintained is that you can improve the safety level. This can help prevent an unexpected breakdown when you would least expect it. The tires can be inspected to help reduce the chance that they go flat at an inconvenient time. If you notice the vehicle pulling in one direction or another, bring it in as soon as you can. This could indicate an issue with the tires or alignment. By bringing in the vehicle at the start of an issue, you can help to have a safe and reliable vehicle when you drive.
August 12, 2016

Inspect the Battery for Damage

  One way to keep your battery in the best condition possible is to make sure to go to regularly scheduled maintenances. Between visits, you can visually examine the battery to look for any cracks or damage that may have occurred. This may have the possibility to lead to the battery failing. By having the battery inspected, you can help reduce the chance of your vehicle not starting when you may need it. No matter if you need your vehicle for a daily commute or emergency situation, you will always want it to have a trouble free start.   When inspecting the battery, look for any cracks or puncture marks on it. If the battery case is cracked, it may cause the battery to leak. If the battery begins to leak, it may need to be replaced sooner than expected. Also check the terminals of the battery to ensure they are not broken or damaged. If the terminals are damaged it may affect how the battery supplies the power to your vehicle. You may experience the battery losing its charge when you may need it.   When you inspect the battery, also make sure it is clean. Any dirt or debris that you find on the battery should be removed. A buildup of dirt, leaves, twigs, or other debris can result in the battery being inefficient when it needs to hold a charge. The buildup can also cause damage if it is on the terminals. Also make sure the battery is free of any corrosion buildup on it. Corrosion can lead to a poor connection with the battery. Having the battery clean and clear of any dirt or corrosions can help it run effectively. It can also help your vehicle to be reliable when you need to drive.
August 5, 2016

Brake Inspections for your Vehicle

  One way to help increase the safety of it is to bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections. This is important because we can inspect the parts and components of the vehicle for any issues. Having the issue fixed at the first sign is important because it can help reduce problems in the future. This will help save you time, money, and stress in the long run. Part of inspecting your vehicle also includes checking the brake system. The brakes are an important part because it allows you to slow down, make safe turns, and also to stop. If you are unsure about your brakes, either look to see what type of shape they are in, or call us to have them inspected.   Since checking the brakes takes a small amount of time, this should be a high priority. It is one of the easiest ways to keep you and your passengers safe without doing a complete vehicle overhaul. It is more than worth the time and effort to have peace of mind. Besides, you can always learn how to check the basics yourself, that way you will know your brakes are ready and running at any moment, especially during rain or when planning to drive on rough terrain. If you notice any grinding or odd noises from the brakes, make sure to contact us as soon as you can. This will reduce the chance of further issues happening with the brakes and your vehicle.   Maintaining and up keeping your brakes in proper working order is one of the cheapest and practical ways to ensure the safety of your vehicle. If you slam on your brakes often, it could cause them to wear out sooner than they typically should. By having the brakes checked regularly, we will be able to determine the overall condition they are in. Remember to check your brakes often, and they will thank you by remaining reliable and glitch free. This can provide you with a safe and pleasant driving experience this summer.