Monthly Archives: January 2013

Did You Know We Sell Tires?

Did You Know We Sell Tires?

Winter Driving Tips by George Rode

Reminder of winter tips. Be sure wipers are in good shape, they need to be replaced yearly. Make sure all lights are working properly and headlights are aimed correctly. Cold weather inhibits your car’s battery ability to produce power. A cold engine needs more power to crank over. Have your battery checked during all services to insure trouble free winter starting. Tires are your first defense between you and the road. Makes sure tread life is satisfactory, the pressure is set and the alignment is correct. Giving the shape of roads these days, yearly alignments are suggested

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Setting some automotive myths straight

Setting some automotive myths straight

As a long-term automotive shop owner- since 1975- I work at giving my customers the proper guidance to extend the longevity of their vehicle without over spending. I have worked diligently on that balance. As part of walking that line, I often need to clarify misconceptions customers have about vehicle maintenance. Here are some of the common myths I encounter and what I tell my customers: Myth: Modern vehicles require routine tune-ups. In fact, the phrase “Tune Up” does not apply to newer vehicles. The last time most cars could truly be “tuned up” was in the 1970’s. Tuning a car was like conducting an orchestra, making sure all the cylinders are firing correctly, at the correct time, with the proper air fuel mixture, to maximize power, drivability and fuel economy. On vehicles built after the 1990′s, none of this is adjustable. The closest thing to tuning up today is getting a check engine light to turn off by troubleshooting and replacing of components. Myth: You nee ... read more

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Auto Clinic Class

Auto Clinic Class

We will be holding an auto clinic on Saturday, February 9th, 10am – 3:00 pm here at the shop. Cost will be $10 including lunch. 15 spots available.Please contact us to reserve your place. George Rode will be teaching the class, he will give you a hands on tour of a vehicle. You will have a chance to get those questions about how things work on your car answered. We are expecting a great time to be had by all. Don’t miss out! (It probably won’t be as hands on as this picture. )

Buying a new car?

Vehicle buying tips. As a time after floods just happened on the east coast, some totaled vehicles will slip through the system and become available for sale. A vehicle that has been in a flood is not a good choice to own. Water and electronics don’t mix well together. What we have found is over time, corrosion set in and wiring harness and control units need to be replaced. Lots of dollars. Have your favorite shop check it out. Things you can do it look under the dash, under carpets and in the corners of the trunk looking for water damage and mud. If it too low of price, be careful. Buy from reputable dealers. Be careful, your vehicle is one of the biggest expenses you own. Tips by George Rode

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