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Spring is In The Air – Time for Auto Repair (Hey, That Rhymes)

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 autoAuto Repair in Boise ID 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.

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A Brief Rundown of Automotive Fluids

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, Automotive Fluid Check in Boise IDprovide 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 ...

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