We can service any of these models.
Reason: Preventive maintenance goes a long way towards reducing the need for automotive repair, so customers bring their vehicles for regular preventive maintenance to get great results from their car or truck.
You treat your body well (kale salad!, spin class!) in the hopes of warding off major health problems. Many may forget that their vehicle requires the same kind of attention.
Preventive maintenance keeps small issues from mushrooming into large—and expensive—ones. Begin by consulting your owner’s manual, which should have specific guidelines for your vehicle.
A maintenance calendar for the auto parts that most frequently need replacing is listed here.
~ Windshield wiper Blades: Change them every 6 to 12 months.
~ Battery: Change it every 5 years.
~ Brake Pads: Change them every 50,000 miles
~ Accessory Drive Belt: Change it every 50,000 miles.
~ Coolant Hoses: Change them every 75,000 miles.
~ Air Filter: Change it every 30,000 miles.
Details: Winter is the enemy of all vehicles. Cold temperatures make it harder for an engine to work properly. Snow and ice limit traction. You can do some simple steps to winterize your vehicle to help ensure it will run smoothly and help keep yourself and others safe.
~ Be prepared: Have an emergency kit in your vehicle (see list below)
~ Sight and Traction: Before the weather turns, replace your windshield wipers and check to make sure that your defroster is working.
~ Keep tires inflated. An under-inflated tire can make your car pull left or right, which is a potentially dangerous situation on an icy road.
~ Carry tire chains and/or make an appointment early to get your snow tires put on (once snow tire use is permitted by law).
~ Under the hood: Replace your battery in the fall. Batteries usually last three to five years but winter months can be hard on them. Defrosters and heaters may cause an older battery to fail, leaving you stranded.
~ Check all fluids, like oil, anti-freeze/coolant. Anything that is low, should be topped off and/or changed.
Cracks in your engine block are a horrible result.
Adding water to your coolant at any time can lessen your freeze up protection.
Stop by and we can test your anti freeze degree level to make sure you are protected!
~ Check your belts. A squealing fan belt is a loose fan belt, and needs to be replaced or tightened, because it will have an effect on the charging system.
~ Check your suspension. Bad struts or shock absorbers may cause your wheels to bounce so much that the car can go airborne, which is dangerous on ice. Instead of being able to stop smooth and straight the car will shift and slide.
Details: Carry an emergency kit that includes jumper cables, a couple of lighters, flares, water, high energy snack, flashlights and extra batteries, a first aid kit and necessary medications.
~ Baby formula and diapers if you have a small child
~ A fully-charged cell phone and phone charger
~ In the winter: include a couple empty plastic jugs filled with sand or cat litter and a shovel to use to improve traction. Ice scraper. Include an extra coat, gloves, socks. Blankets or sleeping bags are also helpful.
~ Keep your tank full: Cars typically get lower gas mileage in the winter, partly because fuel that vaporizes quickly in warm weather is more sluggish in cold temperatures.
~ If you get stuck in your car in the middle of nowhere, rip a hole in the seat and use the stuffing to start a fire.