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Fall Car Care Checklist
September 5th, 2016
Labor Day’s over, the days are getting shorter and soon there’s going to be a snap in the air.
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 ...
Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)
March 25th, 2016
The temperatures are getting longer, the trees are starting to bloom and the days are getting longer. After a long, tough winter, now’s the time to get some auto repair and maintenance out of the way. Here’s a list of suggestions for your vehicle, going into the spring and summer months:
• Finish: Snow, ice and road chemicals are tough on the finish of any car, and so are the summer sun’s UV rays. It’s a good idea to wax your vehicle a few times a year, and spring is a perfect time for it. Wash thoroughly using a non-detergent car wash solution, then apply a couple of coats of good-quality paste or liquid wax and buff with a soft, lint-free cloth.
A Brief Rundown of Automotive Fluids
March 7th, 2016
Under the hood of your vehicle, the engine, transmission and several other assemblies rely on fluids to be able to do their jobs properly. Fluids cool, lubricate, provide hydraulic pressure and perform several other functions, depending on the type of fluid and what it does. Here’s a brief rundown of engine fluids, what they do and how often they should be serviced:
· Motor oil: This is the big one, of course. Motor oil provides a film of lubrication between moving parts, reducing friction and wear and helping to disperse heat. Oil becomes contaminated with carbon, metal shavings, acids a ...
Fall Auto Maintenance - It's Time
November 16th, 2015
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 flies:
- · 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 ...