Monthly Archives: June 2017

3 Questions Vehicle Owners Should Ask About Auto Repair Services!

3 Questions Vehicle Owners Should Ask About Auto Repair Services!

How do you know what questions to ask when you need auto repair services? Here are a few tips that will help to know what to ask and why you should ask:1. Estimate: Get an estimate of how much the auto repair will cost. The shop should give you a list of what parts the vehicle needs, how much time it will take to fix, and how much labor costs per hour. This will give you an idea of how much to budget for the repairs. If it is more than the amount you can pay at one time, ask what the minimum would be to make the vehicle safe or operational. There may be a way to take the vehicle back for additional repairs later. 2. Warranties: Ask the mechanic what parts they will use and if they have a warranty. The warranty is to replace the part if it fails before it expires. Some parts have a guarantee that covers only a portion of the cost of the part. Be sure to ... read more

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How much is an Oil Change?

How much is an Oil Change?

Purpose of engine oil What does the oil actually do? Oil lubricates your engine, picks up debris, and keeps the engine cool. If oil changes aren't performed regularly the oil becomes too thick and cannot properly do its job. This can cause major problems, but the most common problem is overheating. When your engine becomes too hot it will run less efficiently and may cause corrosion to some of the engine's components. How much does an oil change cost? How much does an oil change cost, exactly? Well, it all depends on your car, the oil, where the work is being done, and how much oil is needed. On average, the cost of an oil change can be anywhere from $30 to $100, depending on the factors listed above. Be sure to use the oil change coupons offered by your auto shop. The Money you Could Lose Ther ... read more

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How does a Wheel Alignment Service Save Money?

How does a Wheel Alignment Service Save Money?

Preventive Maintenance Applies to Wheel Alignment Preventive maintenance is the key to keeping your car on the road. Ignoring what you believe are small issues can lead to huge payouts if ignored. One of the most common preventive maintenance measures that are ignored by vehicle owners is tire balancing and wheel alignment. Many people want to know two things: What exactly is a car alignment, and how much does a wheel alignment cost? A wheel alignment is designed to ensure that your wheels are essentially pointing in the direction they are intended to. This makes the tires last longer by preventing excessive wear and tear. Having a car alignment service is suggested at least once per year as part of an annual maintenance program. So, you ask, "Why are wheel alignments necessary?" A bad alignment can cause permanent damage and failure of other front end components, as well as the tires ... read more

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