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Monthly Archives: August 2015

SPEND A LITTLE TO SAVE A LOT

SPEND A LITTLE TO SAVE A LOT

I read everyday about consumers delaying automotive maintenance to save money. They are putting off simple services such as an oil change. An oil change is a pretty inexpensive service. You can shop around and find just an oil change for around $30 (note, make sure you have the correct oil installed. Most newer cars have a synthetic type oil at $50-$85.00). Put off an oil change for too long and you can find yourself needing an engine which can cost $5,000 plus. A transmission service costs around $120-$180 (again, most newer cars take a synthetic type oil at a higher cost). A transmission repair can cost $2,000 - $4,000. Keeping your car’s tires rotated and properly inflated usually comes free with an oil change and if not, you can surely get this service for around $30. New tires can cost $300 on the low side to over $1,000 depending on the type of tires you need. Keeping fluid levels at the proper level is vitally important for your vehicle. Your car is just like us&helli ... read more

Vehicle Inspections: To Inspect or Not Inspect, That is the Question?

Vehicle Inspections: To Inspect or Not Inspect, That is the Question?

As a business owner, I require an inspection of every car that comes through our shop. Our minimum inspection includes a look at lighting, windshield wipers, and tire pressure, tread wear and fluid levels. These should be checked bi-monthly anyway. Most shops, including mine, will even perform this basic check for free, if you are a regular customer. Most of our customers want even more, so we do the bumper-to-bumper inspection. This gives our clients peace of mind because they know the current condition of all the components of their car. Armed with that knowledge, a plan is made to put the car in tip top condition, making it safe and reliable, without the worry of breaking down with the kids or on that long planned vacation. Knowing what service and/or repairs need to be done before it breaks, gives our customers the opportunity to put a budget in place over time and manage their car service, instead of it managing them. I was always told to think smarter, instead of working harder ... read more