February 16, 2016

Tips for Winter Car Maintenance

    It is always important to keep your vehicle in good condition, no matter what time of the year it is. Make sure you bring the vehicle in for regular maintenance inspections and repairs. If you are not sure how often to bring the vehicle in, you can contact us and we can advise you on the recommended schedule for your vehicle. This way we can inspect the parts and components so that they are working properly when you will need to drive.   Make sure to inspect the windshield wipers on your vehicle. These are important because without wipers, you will not be able to see if it is snowing out or if there is dirt on the windshield. The wiper blades should be free of any tears or rips on them. Another way you can notice damage to the wipers is if they leave smears or streak marks on the windshield. This can indicate that they are not properly formed to the windshield. Ideally, the windshield wipers should be changed twice a year. This allows them to be in ideal working conditions for each season. If you do notice an issue with the wipers, make sure to bring the vehicle in as soon as possible so we can inspect the wipers for you. If needed, we can also replace the wipers on the vehicle.   Top off the fluids in the vehicle when needed as well. The fluids should be at the line indicated by each reservoir. If you find yourself replacing a fluid more often than others, it could mean there is a leak somewhere in the system. It is recommended to schedule an appointment with us so the source of the leak is identified. Also remember to bring your vehicle in for regular oil changes. Having the oil changed will help improve the engine and moving parts of your vehicle.   If you ever notice an issue between regular inspections, make sure to schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible. This will help keep the vehicle running smoothly, as well as having a comfortable driving experience.
February 9, 2016

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February 1, 2016

Regular Maintenance for Winter Driving

    Owning a vehicle is a large investment, so it makes sense to take care of the investment the best that you can. When you drive in the winter, there are several things that you should take into consideration. One of the most important things to have done is regular maintenance for your vehicle. This will help keep parts and components operating, as they should be. If there is an issue with the vehicle, we can advise you on the options you have to repair it. This way you can have a safe and reliable vehicle as you drive. With regular maintenance, we can inspect the tires for any issues that might be present. This can help improve the efficiency and performance of them. We can check the air pressure to ensure that they are properly inflated. If you notice that a tire gets low more often, it could mean there is an air leak. Schedule an appointment with us as soon as possible, and we can inspect the tires for you.   Another important thing to remember is to notice any odd noises or sounds your vehicle might make. Anything out of the norm is a sign that there is an issue. If there is a grinding sound, it might mean that parts are wearing against one another. This can lead to premature failure and the need to have it replaced sooner than it typically should.   No matter what issue you notice for your vehicle, make sure to contact us so we can schedule an appointment to look at it. Addressing the issue at the first sign can help prevent further damage and a costly repair bill in the future. It can also help you to have a vehicle that is safe and reliable on the road when you drive.