June 23, 2014

Get your vehicle ready for Summer

To help keep your vehicle operating at peak performance this summer, make sure the vehicle is well maintained. This includes an inspection for all the parts and components. Contact us and we can schedule a time that the vehicle can be brought in. By following the recommended maintenance schedule, you can help improve the efficiency of the vehicle as well. Between visits, you can also inspect some parts to ensure it is working effectively when you drive. This can help you reach your destination with ease. Check the Battery on your vehicle The summer heat can cause issues with the battery for your vehicle as well. This can lead to the internal breakdown of parts and even the battery starting to fail. Make sure to inspect the battery for any corrosion build up you might find on the terminals or connectors. Make sure to remove any build up of dirt or debris you might find. The summer can also cause the battery fluid to evaporate more quickly. If you notice an issue with how the vehicle is starting, make sure to bring it in. We can inspect the battery to ensure it is in the best condition possible. Keep the Tires in the best condition possible When inspecting the tires, make sure they have the correct amount of air pressure in them. Under inflated tires can affect the handling and braking of the vehicle. It can also cause the tires to overheat. This is an issue because it can lead to them blowing out. This is especially a problem when the road temperatures become extremely high. Check the tires before driving on them. This can help prevent the chance of a false reading.  Also make sure to check the spare tire. The spare tire should always be ready to use incase you might need it. The tread on the tries should also be inspected so it is at the proper amount. Good tread can help provide better traction and grip on the road. Make sure the Air Conditioner is working correctly Keeping the air conditioner working efficiently can help provide a cool and comfortable ride. Having the nice cool air can help keep you alert and driving safely. If you start to notice that the interior of the vehicle is not as cool as it was in the past, it could mean that the refrigerant level is low. The air conditioning system should then be checked. Bring the vehicle in, and we can check the system, refrigerant, and well as any other reason for the issue. It is also important to have the filter inspected when recommended. Many vehicles have climate control systems that are equipped with a cabin filter. This helps to prevent outdoor debris and dirt from entering into the vehicle. The filter should be inspected and replaced when needed. Having a clean filter can help maximize the airflow and cooling of the cabin during the summer months. This can help provide an enjoyable driving experience.
June 19, 2014

Improve the Safety with Maintenances

Your engine is vital to your ability to use your vehicle whenever you want to. Of course, along with your engine, there are many parts of your vehicle which will need to be maintained in order for you to be able to enjoy a great vehicle. Making sure that you are using the right mechanic to get the best maintenance will help in making sure that you are getting everything that you will need so that you will be able to get even more of what you want to have from your vehicle. Among the things that you will need to make sure of with your vehicle is that you will need to make sure that your wires are being inspected. You will also need to make sure that the oil is being changed on a regular basis. It is also vital that you are having the air conditioning system checked as you get closer to season. Doing all of these things along with the occasional check into things like air bags allows you to have a vehicle that you know that you can trust to provide you everything you are looking for as you drive down the road. If you notice that the vehicle is handling differently, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect it for you. This can help improve the safety and reliability of your vehicle. Checking the Wires in Your vehicle When inspecting wires, we will be able to make sure that you have a vehicle which is not only providing the right amount of electricity to parts. This will also help in making sure that your vehicle will be able to have all of the proper safety components in place. This will help in making sure that you are getting everything that you will need so that you will be able to have lights which work, a radio which plays as well as an engine which will provide power to every part of the vehicle so that you can enjoy driving. Maintaining Clean Oil is important The engine oil is the life blood of your vehicle. By making sure that this is clean and topped off, you will be able to make sure that your engine is running properly at all times. You will need to make sure that you are getting changed on a regular schedule. Keeping good quality oil in the vehicle is important. If the vehicle does not have any oil, it can cause the engine to seize up and stop working all together. If you are not sure one what the oil changing schedule should be, make sure to contact us. We can advise you on how often the oil should be changed. Adjusting the Air Conditioner can help The importance of the air conditioning service is not only to allow you to be able to stay comfortable in the summer. This is also important to create less strain on the engine. If your air conditioning is not working properly, it is possible that you will experience degraded performance in your vehicle. This will allow you to enjoy driving your vehicle even more as you are driving this summer.
June 16, 2014

Keep the Tires in the best condition possible

The maintenance of your tires can be a fairly easy thing to do and can save time, energy, money, and maybe even a headache or two. Many people do not think of, or worry about maintaining their tires. The tires are important because they are the only part that will have contact between the vehicle and the surface of the road. Also, without tires the vehicle will not be able to move. You will then not be able to reach your destination. If you notice anything out of the norm with the tires, always make sure to bring the vehicle in. This way we can inspect the tires for you as well. On a regular basis, and before any long trip, make sure to do a visual inspection of the tires. This can help reduce the chance of an issue forming. It can help make for a pleasant and comfortable driving experience. Tire Pressure is important for the Vehicle It is a good idea to check your tire pressure on a consistent basis. Once a month or is a good rule. Some more recent model vehicles have a built in computer that do this for you. A warning will show up when a tire is low on air pressure, and which one is the culprit. You can also purchase an air pressure gauge and keep it in your glove department. Besides checking the air pressure, you can also bring it in and we can inspect the air pressure for you. Proper air pressure in the tires can help them to rotate, as they should. It can also improve the fuel efficiency for the vehicle when you drive. The Spare Tire needs to be inspected The spare tire should also be inspected on a regular basis. It is recommended that you check the spare tire each time the other tires are as well. When checking the air pressure, also remember to check the spare tire. The same is true for the tread. You will want the spare tire to have the proper amount of tread on it. This can help to grip the surface of the road when you travel. With poor tread or no tread, the tire will cause poor handling and stability when you drive. The spare tire is also meant to be a temporary solution for the other tire failing. Make sure to drive on the spare tire as recommended. You should not drive more than fifty miles in distance. Also make sure to drive slowly. You will not want to drive faster than fifty miles per hour. This is because the spare tire is smaller and cannot handle driving at fast speeds. Spare Tire Air Pressure It is important to check the air pressure in the spare tire. Sitting around doing nothing tends to cause a leak of air out of tires. Rims can easily leak air if not completely sealed, especially in the cold winter months. If you notice an issue with the spare tire, bring the vehicle in. This way we can inspect the tires, and the spare tire, for you. This can help save on time, money, and stress in the long run.
June 12, 2014

The Importance of Replacing Broken Lights on the Vehicle 

It is easier than you might think to smash a headlight or taillight on your car. You might reverse into a parking space and not see a pillar or rail sticking out ready to crunch into your taillight. If this happens, always make sure to replace the taillight or headlight as soon as you can. The lights on your vehicle are important. Not only do they help you to see and improve the visibility, but they will also help others to see where you are. If a light is smashed and damaged, chances are the blinker will not work as well. This is a safety hazard because the vehicles around you will not know which way you would be turning. This can also lead to an accident that could have been prevented. Make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as you can. We can inspect the light, and have it replaced so the safety of the vehicle can improve as well. Check the Headlights and taillights regularly Knowing if the entire headlight or taillight should be replaced is based on how badly damaged it is. Bring the vehicle in and we can inspect it for you. We can also recommend what the best option would be. If the bulb has been smashed you will need to replace it. If you do not do so, you could be stopped by the police and asked to replace it. You may even get a ticket in some cases. The same applies to the actual casing around the bulb. If half of it is missing and the other half is in tiny shards, you are not going to be able to do a proper repair job. However, you might occasionally get lucky and find that your taillight is merely scratched or cracked. If this is the case a minor repair job may be all that is needed to repair it sufficiently. Improve the Safety of your vehicle Another important thing to think about if you do have a smashed headlight or taillight is that it will reduce your level of safety on the road today. The headlights help you to see in front of you when you drive. They also increase your visibility while driving at night. Also make sure that the headlights are aligned properly. If the headlight is facing the center of the road you might think this would not be a problem. This can cause an issue because other people will be less likely to see where you are. Make sure it is fixed as soon as possible Overall, it does not matter how the headlight or taillight got broken in the first place. It is important to get it mended as soon as you possibly can. You should certainly try and get it fixed before you head out onto the road. This can help decrease the chance of an accident. Having the lights fixed can improve the safety and reliability of the vehicle.