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Preventative Maintenance

Your vehicle will last longer when regular maintenance is performed. We do oil changes, transmission service, radiator flush, belt replacement and tire rotation. Preventative maintenance includes tire rotation, radiator flush, transmission service flush, oil change, synthetic oil change, diesel oil change, belts, hoses, coolant flush, B & G services, induction service, power steering flush, frigi flush, battery service and cleaning, headlight restoration, brake flush and carbon service.

Summer Maintenance

Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

According to recent studies, 5%t of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.

The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)

Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.

Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts or extended trips this summer with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.

Replace all other types of filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended more often in dusty conditions. Drivability problems like hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc. should all be corrected at your local auto repair shop.

A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.

Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget you’re spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.

Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.

Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed and you waist gas.

Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.

Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used. It has also been tested that driving with the AC on and the windows up waists less gas than driving with the windows down and causing air retraction on the vehicle. Especially at highway speeds, it increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.

Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel that letting it idle.

Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive the more fuel you use. For example: driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.

Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.

Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.

Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.

Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections orsegments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.

 

We are a full service automotive repair shop. We do tune-ups and brake repair, as well as major engine work, transmissions, and suspension. Contact us today for your car maintainance and repair as a professional repair shop we are here to help you with any questions or concerns you have with your vehicle.

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