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The Best in Compact Vehicles

The Best in Compact Vehicles

Compact Vehicles are perfect for getting around a busy city, squeezing into small parking spots and have surprisingly a good amount of storage. Right now on the road, the three compact kings of the road are the Mini Cooper, Toyota Prius, and the classic Volkswagen Beetle. If you’re not convinced yet then read below! Mini Coopers are at the top of compact cars. They are known for their amazing handling, potent engine, and have a large amount of room in the cabin space. The 2019 Mini Coopers is fairly inexpensive compared to other 2019 cars and start around $22,000. If you have a need for speed you can get the engine from a 3-cylinder to a 4-cylinder turbo. You can also get it in a convertible top and you have the option of 2 or 4 doors. Not only is a Mini Cooper a great compact car, but it also has a sporty vibe to it and is easily customizable.  Toyota is known for its line of Hybrid vehicles that are taking over the automotive industry. Their claim to fame was when they r ... read more

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Tires and Wheel Alignment

Tires and Wheel Alignment

    Todays cars last longer ride better and are more efficient than ever before. Along with that has been significant changes in Tire and Suspension Technology. These changes affect Tire wear handling and the way the car drives. We now sell Tires that last 80,000 miles or more. Here are some Items that can adversely affect tire wear.      #1.Wheel Alignment and worn steering linkage- If your steering wheel is not level when you drive on most roads, your alignment is off. This is the #1 cause of tire wear. If the toe in ( how parallel your front tires are with each other) is off just 1/8 an inch its equivalent to pushing your car sideways 7 feet every mile you drive! When Technicians can feel play in steering linkage its usually at least 1/8 an inch.     #2. Wheel balance- proper wheel balance can help keep the tires on the road and not vibrating. When I first balanced Tires in my teens if you had the imbalance below ½ an ounce ... read more

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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