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Why You Shouldn't Skip Factory Scheduled Maintence

Today’s cars are a lot less maintenance-intensive than they were a generation ago, but that doesn’t mean they’re maintenance free. Besides, if your vehicle’s under warranty, that maintenance is a must for warranty coverage to be honored! Things like these may need to be done less frequently, but they’re just as important as they ever were:Preventative Maintence in ID

Oil changes: Today’s synthetic oil has about a 10-12,000 mile oil change interval, which is a lot better than the 5,000-mile mark that was recommended for conventional oil. Synthetic oil outperforms conventional oil in about every respect, but that doesn’t mean you should go beyond factory recommended service interval.

Transmission service: The servi ...

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Fall Car Care Checklist

Labor Day’s over, the days are getting shorter and soon there’s going to be a snap in the air.Winter Driving in Boise ID

You know that the tough winter months are coming up, so here’s a quick checklist of things to go over before winter gets here:

--Oil change: If you’re using conventional oil, it should be changed every 5,000 miles. For synthetic oil, a 10,000 mile interval is acceptable. Oil changes are vital to keeping your car’s engine clean and protecting it from sludge and wear. While you’ve got it up in the air at 5,000 miles, that’s the perfect time for a…

--Tire rotation: Tire rotations are  essential to ensure even tire wear and get the most service life out of your tires, and a 5,000 mile interval is perfect. Not only that, they’re mandatory for t ...

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Trip to the Beach? Sand in your Carpeting?

So you packed up the family for a fun day at the beach...and regardless of how careful you are or what kind of floor mats you have in your vehicle,  you end upInterior Care in Boise ID with sand ground into the carpeting. Sand is more than just an annoyance -- it quickly migrates down through the carpet backing and it's so abrasive that it eats away at carpet fibers, shortening the carpeting's life. And of course, it's so fine that it's very difficult to get it all out of the carpeting again.

What do you do with it? How can you get it out? Here are a few methods you might try: 

-- It's best to start off with the most powerful vacuum you can find. Your little handheld DustBuster probably isn't up to the job, so try to find a wet/dry shop vac or something similar. And speaking of "wet/dry,&qu ...

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Fall Auto Maintenance - It's Time

The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter and winter is going to be here before you know it. Considering what winters in Boise, ID can be like, it’s important to schedule auto repair and maintenance to make sure your vehice's ready for the cold weather and wintry conditions to come! Here’s a brief checklist of things to be aware of before the snow auto repair in Boise IDflies:

  • ·         Oil change: Cold temperatures mean that your oil thickens up and becomes more viscous, impeding its ability to circulate on cold startups. A fresh oil change helps reduce wear and makes it easier for oil to get to the upper end of the engine at startup. NOTE: synthetic motor oils retain their flow properties better at all ...
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October is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month: 10 Steps to Keep Your Car Up and Running

Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance Fall Auto Maintenance Boise IDthat helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance procedures during Fall Car Care Month in October to keep your vehicle operating at its best.

1. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as wel ...

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