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Monthly Archives: October 2022

Besides Oil Changes, What Other Maintenance Do I Need for My Car?

Besides Oil Changes, What Other Maintenance Do I Need for My Car?

When it comes to keeping your car in good working order, there is much more to it than simply changing the oil. Changing your engine oil frequently prevents engine failure. But the same may be said for a great deal of your car. To avoid expensive breakdowns, it's a good idea to inspect components regularly and replace them before they fail. If you follow up with regular servicing, your car will last for many years to come. Visit our auto repair business immediately if your car needs service! The following are some of the most frequent car maintenance tasks that should be completed regularly. Brake Services Since brakes are important, it stands to reason that many motorists check theirs often to make sure they are in good working order. A number of brake-related components need servicing at varying times. For instance, brake pads typically last for roughly 20,000 miles, whereas rotors may last for as much as 70,000 miles. Tire Rotation/Balancing Tires last longer when rotated r ... read more

Items To Keep in Your Car During Winter

Items To Keep in Your Car During Winter Since winter is on the way, it’s a good idea to check if you have the right winter supplies in your car. Assuming you already arranged for the winter tires, here are some of the small items to keep in the vehicle, in case of  winter emergency: Kitty Litter or Sandbags – can be used for getting the extra traction if your vehicle is stuck in an icy spot. Ice Scraper – didn’t need it in the summer. Hopefully it’s somewhere in the car. Shovel – A foldable or compact shovel in the trunk can come in handy should you slide into a snowbank.   Portable Cell Phone Charger -  keep one or two of these in the car, and make sure they are charged. You cannot count on the cigarette lighter or USB ports – if the battery runs down, there will be no power to either. Something to Drink and Snacks– ... read more

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