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December 8, 2017

Cabin Filter Inspections

Maintaining your vehicle is important for the safety and efficiency of it. One part to inspect is the cabin filter. The cabin air filter sits outside of the engine area and filters air that comes from the outside and in to the vent system. The air filter will get rid of a lot of pollutants getting in the cabin of the vehicle. Over time, cabin air filters can easily get clogged. A cabin air filter that has not been changed recently can make the air in the car not work or not work as efficiently. With a clogged air filter, no air can get in. So when you recently tried to turn on the air on and it didn’t produce results, it might be an easy fix as to just switch out the filter. The air filter works just like a filter does on the furnace of the home or an air purifying system. Frequent changing of the filters is best and will keep everyone inside a little bit healthier. The cleaner the air, the better it is for those with allergies or even asthma and need to have clean air in order to feel good all of the time. If you notice an issue with the cabin filter, or any other part of your vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment to bring the vehicle in. By noticing it at the first sign, you can help to prevent further damage to that part, as well as other parts of the vehicle. You can also have an efficient vehicle to drive this winter. The air quality will also be easier to breath and more comfortable in your vehicle as well.
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.
July 1, 2016

Change your Driving Habits to Improve the Brakes

  The driving patterns you have can affect the brakes, tires, and other parts of the vehicle. Brakes will wear down faster with heavy loads or if towing is involved. Stop and go driving may also cause faster wear to the vehicle. It can also cause more damage to the vehicle. The speed that you drive is based on the type of road and weather conditions that might be in the area. The speed you are going will determine how much braking would be needed in order to stop. Also frequent short trips through town can be more damaging to the system than extensive highway travel. This is because the amount of times you will have to stop and apply the brakes.   You should always know what condition the brakes are in. If you drive in dusty areas like gravel roads or construction sites, the brakes may need to be inspected more often. This is because over time, problems can start to form for the brake system. Sand, dirt, and dust can affect the stopping ability of your vehicle. It can also wear down the components faster.   Another tip is to combine short trips into one longer stop. Several short stops can cause an issue with the brake system. It may also require more maintenance and repairs than it typically should. By making the trips into the smallest amount possible, you can also save on fuel costs because your vehicle will be fuel-efficient. It can also affect the performance and safety of the vehicle.   When you stop, make sure to brake slowly and gentle. This is better than slamming on the brakes fast. Over time, the brakes will wear out sooner than they typically should. If you notice an issue with the brake system, make sure to schedule an appointment so we can inspect the brakes and vehicle for you.
June 17, 2016

Signs the Brakes should be Inspected

  Having the vehicle inspected is important to the overall safety of your vehicle. The brake system is one of the most important safety features that you need for your vehicle. This is because the brakes allow you to slow the vehicle and stop. Factors that can affect brake wear include driving habits, operating conditions, vehicle type, and the quality of the brake lining material.   By knowing what some warning signs are of the brakes, you can help keep them maintained and working efficiently while you drive.   Noise: You might hear screeching, grinding, or a clicking noise when you apply the brakes.   Pulling: The vehicle might also start to pull in when direction or the other when you brake.   Brake Pedal: You might notice an issue with the vehicle if the brake pedal is too hard or soft when you apply it. The brake pedal may also vibrate when you apply the brakes.   Warning Light: The brake warning light is another indication of an issue if you see it illuminate on the dashboard of your vehicle. If you experience anything out of the norm with your vehicle, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. This can help you to have a pleasant driving experience.