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10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

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what our customers say

I was having an issue with my Saab. I took it to different shops and nobody could figure out my issue. After speaking with Luke, he inspected it and figured out I had a transmission issue. Had it replaced, now my car is good as new!!! Thank you Luke for the great service!!!
J
, 07/08/2022

The customer service was great and prices seem reasonable. Great and quick service. The waiting area is very clean and comfortable.
, 07/08/2022

Luke and ricky really made me feel at ease comfortable sending the wife in for service knowing she could of been taken advantage of for being a women completely opposite at this shop. she got there they called me made feel at ease listened to my request took all my info and communicated with me and my wife through out the process . Definitely returning for more service being new to the area i found my shop super grateful.
G
, 07/08/2022

I needed some work done on my car. I called in and talked to Brandon. He was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I ended up booking my car service. My car was well taken care of. Fair pricing and honest work. My new place to go for car services.
J
, 07/07/2022

Went there for an oil change and Luke was incredibly helpful. Their waiting room is modern and their staff went above and beyond to make you feel welcome. 10/10
S
, 06/22/2022

This is my Volvo mechanic since 1995. Between my son, and myself we have had 7 Volvo's. Always great service with fair prices. A great sign of a good business is a very busy one. This place is packed all the time, yet he manages to give great service every time.
R
, 06/08/2022

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