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How To prepare Your car for Winter

How To prepare Your car for Winter

    It is time to start thinking about back to school and preparing your vehicle for winter. This is the Time of year to test and inspect Battery and cable ends, Tires, brakes and Coolant as well as wiper blades and light bulbs on your car. Don’t wait till your car wont start on the first cold day to think about your vehicles needs. Shorter days means more travels in the dark. This makes things like Wiper blades and lighting very critical. Look at your cars headlight lenses, they can become cloudy with age which tends to diminish the distance you can see in front of your car at night. These can be repaired to deliver near new performance to your headlight bulbs.     I realize we don’t want to talk about it, but winter is just around the corner. Winter driving demands the most of your tires. Half worn tires can decrease traction by more than 60% on rainy , snowy or icy roads. In icy conditions traction comes from all the small grooves or sipes in th ... read more

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AUTOMOTIVE FLUID SERVICES

AUTOMOTIVE FLUID SERVICES

                                                 I get questions such as; why do I need to exchange or “flush” fluids on my car. I will discuss why you should change fluids, and what can happen if you don’t. This list will cover the most common fluids today.     AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FLUID- is a form of hydraulic fluid used to propel and lubricate. It has many detergents and additives to make sure the moving parts inside your vehicles Transmission stay clean and cool. This fluid turns a brownish color as it ages due to the heat developed in the transmission. Left unchanged this fluid will lose its lubrication and cleaning properties. This could lead to Sticking shift valves or solenoids and premature bearing and clutch wear. This fluid is usually vehicle specific today and should be changed every 30,00 to 50,000 miles ... read more

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