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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Keeping Your Car Healthy in 2018!

Keeping Your Car Healthy in 2018!

Here is a simple New Year’s Resolution list for your Car! 1.You hear us folks in the automotive service and repair business always saying; “According to the manufacturer’s recommendations…” well…those recommendations are all listed in your owner’s manual. Making sure you bring your car in for these recommended services keeps your car running well and increases its life. 2.Regular maintenance also saves you money! For example, replacing a worn set of brake pads is much less expensive than replacing brake rotors. 3.Do you know your car communicates with you? It communicates by a lit dashboard telling you service is needed, poor engine performance, rough handling, fading brakes, strange or unusual noises, drips and more. 4.The best way to take care of your car in 2018 is to bring it to Fairway Auto Repair quarterly where we will check it out for you with tender loving care so you can enjoy many more miles together. Our New Year’s R ... read more

How Often Should You Have Your Car Serviced?

How Often Should You Have Your Car Serviced?

I know in this day and age it is sometimes difficult to remember those certain appointments…like going to the dentist or the doctor every six months…or having your vehicle serviced at least twice a year! You can ignore it until suddenly you aren’t feeling your best, or you experience a toothache, or your car breakdowns! Here is what your car’s owner manual tells you should happen and how often. We recommend you visit us every six months to keep your vehicle in tip-top shape! Your owner’s manual states that every time you stop for fuel you need to: Check engine oil level and add as required. Check windshield washer solvent and add if required. Once a month you are supposed to: Check tire pressure and look for unusual wear or damage Inspect battery and clean and tighten terminals as required. Check fluid levels of coolant reservoir, power steering, brake master cylinder, and transmission and add as needed Check ... read more

Abraham Lincoln and Tire Tread

Abraham Lincoln and Tire Tread

Customers look at me strangely when I tell them they can use the Abraham Lincoln method to test their tire tread. Actually we are talking about using a penny. Place the penny within the tire’s grooves and channels. Insert the penny so that Abraham Lincoln’s head faces downward. If the tire tread hides his face, your tires don’t need to be replaced. If you can see all of Abe’s face, it is time to replace your tires! Keeping tires properly inflated increases their service life. Under-inflated tires lose tread around the outside edges. Over-inflated tires loose tread near the center. Your car care provider should rotate the tires every six months to help prevent tread wear. Also, properly inflated tires will save you more than a penny; improper inflation can cause a loss of 1-3% of your fuel economy. Many cars have tire monitoring systems to ensure correct pressure, please don’t ignore them. When it is time to buy new tires, make sure they match th ... read more

What You Need To Know For Holiday Travel

What You Need To Know For Holiday Travel

Chances are sometime during the holiday you will be traveling afar or just down the street. Here are a few tips to make this holiday season safe and more enjoyable! A well-maintained vehicle lessens the chances of a breakdown. When your car breaks down you aren’t the only one annoyed…think of the drivers who are behind you during this busy time of the year! If you are traveling with children, make sure they are properly “buckled up” for safety. If you are shopping remember to keep packages out of sight in your vehicle when it is parked at the shopping center so thieves aren’t tempted. Keep your “roadside assistance” number with you “just in case.” Don’t drink and drive and be sure that any medications you take won’t impair your driving ability. Do not drive when fatigued as you could fall asleep at the wheel. On long trips, schedule frequent stops to stretch your legs and plan for meals and bathroom breaks! Ke ... read more