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Monthly Archives: February 2017

What’s Stopping You?

What’s Stopping You?

Imagine driving along and suddenly pushing down on the brake pedal and “yikes!” … you don’t stop! That is something we hope you never experience. Another very scary experience is this; you do stop but not until you slammed the pedal to the floor! This indicates a brake line leak! Certainly, you need to have this taken care of immediately! Today most cars are equipped with a brake “warning light” that will illuminate when you have a leak in your system. This alert should not be ignored or you may find yourself unable to stop at all. Here are some signs that your brakes need attention! When you apply the brakes, you experience: The pedal pulses or vibrates A scraping noise Squealing occurs A jerky feel The pedal to the floor Your brake system includes the following: Pads and shoes Rotors and Drums Calipers (disc brakes) Fluid Hardware Hoses and steel lines These components work in perfect harmony to make your vehicle stop when you ne ... read more

Interesting, Fun Car Facts

Interesting, Fun Car Facts

It takes about 25 hours to build a car, a whopping 10 hours of that 25 is spent painting the car. Car dashboards were originally designed to prevent mud from splattering the driver of a horse-drawn carriage. The first auto insurance policy was purchased in 1897 in Westfield Mass. The first car radio was invented by Paul Gavin. After being used in the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds,” the 1967 Shelby Mustang GT-500 was one of the most famous cars ever. The first speeding ticket was issued in 1902. Mr. Allen Swift of Springfield, Mass. drove his 1928 Rolls Royce Roadster for 82 years. The first traffic death was in 1896. The first coin operated parking meter was installed in Oklahoma City in 1935. The world’s record for people crammed in a Smart car is 19. The “new car smell” is composed of 50 volatile organic compounds. Fortunately, they are not toxic. A modern, fuel-injected vehicle, with all of its ABS and Traction control options disabled, can driv ... read more

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Show your vehicle a little love this year! Everyday driving can be rough on a car, truck or SUV, so regular inspections are needed to keep it properly maintained. Ways to Show Your Car You Care 1.Have the oil changed regularly 2.Have the tires rotated 3.Have the fluids maintained and/or exchanged 4.Have the filters changed 5.Have the wiper blades replaced as needed 6.Have the belts and hoses maintained 7.Have the brakes checked and maintained 8.Have the exhaust system maintained 9.Have the battery tested 10.Have it checked out at Fairway Auto Repair quarterly! Ways to Show Your Wallet You Care Keeping your vehicle regularly maintained saves you money! Ways to Show the World You Care A regularly maintained vehicle is kinder to our environment Did You Know? About eight billion candy hearts will be produced this year. Each year, new sayings are added. Some of the original sayings include “be mine ... read more

Interesting Car Facts

Interesting Car Facts

Women buy more new cars than men. Paved roads were originally meant for bicyclists and not cars. 80% of millionaires’ drive used cars. Holding a key fob up to your head when it’s failing will boost the signal because the skull helps to amplify it. Whale oil was used in some car transmissions until 1973. Instantly cool down the car that has been sitting under the sun by rolling down the window on one side and opening and closing the door on the other side for 5 to 6 times. Ferrari produces a maximum of 14 cars per day. Most manufacturers put out thousands of cars on a daily basis. As a case in point, Ford reaches an astronomical production rate of 8,000-10,000 each day. An airbag takes only 40 milliseconds to deflate. 1 out of every 4 cars produced in the world come from China. 90% of drivers sing behind the wheel. (The others are too embarrassed to admit it!) The automobile is the most recycled product in the world. Drivers kill more deer than hunters. 1 out o ... read more