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Monthly Archives: June 2017

Never Assume

Never Assume

In a recent study of several hundred people, the question was asked, “Does the auto shop where you take your vehicle employ certified technicians?” The vast majority answered that they assumed that they were certified. Sadly, this is not the case! Someone who cuts hair or does manicures is required to be state certified and take continuing education classes, but a mechanic, who works on tires, engines or brakes doesn’t need a single day of training nor are they required to have the proper tools. The only certification system we have in the automotive repair industry is strictly voluntary and is administered by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) which offers a series of written tests that a technician can take to be certified in many different areas of the car. All tests are voluntary, not required. At Fairway Auto Repair, I require all the staff to be ASE certified and I know many other shops do as well. I recommend using an AAA Approved auto shop because they req ... read more

Is It Hot Enough For You?

Is It Hot Enough For You?

How many times do you hear that phrase in the course of the summer? We hear about the importance of taking care of ourselves during hot weather on the news and read about it in various publications. We are told to drink lots of water to keep hydrated, especially when exercising or doing physical labor. Take a moment and think about your car…it gets hot too! We often take for granted just how hard it does work for us in all kinds of weather. When you see a car sitting on the side of the road with steam rising from the hood that is an overheated vehicle! Many things will cause a car to overheat… a hose, radiator, head gasket, thermostat, water pump or even the computer controlled electric fans may not be functioning. With so many critical components that have to work together to keep the engine cool, we recommend an inspection every 3 to 4 months of these items. I keep repeating this statement and here it is again, it is always less expensive to mainta ... read more

June 14th is Flag Day!

June 14th is Flag Day!

On June 14th we celebrate Flag Day and the entire week is National Flag Week. We in the USA are encouraged by our president to fly the American flag during that week. You will observe that it is prominently displayed on all government buildings during this time. On June 14, 1777, the first American flag was approved by the Continental Congress. In 1818, they fixed the number of stripes at 13 and decided that each state will be represented by a star. In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson established June 14th as Flag Day and in August 1949, National Flag Day was established by an Act of Congress. Our flag represents us…it makes us stand out and you could even say it is our country’s logo! Other countries around the globe recognize the flag as representative of The United States of America! Many of us in the USA affectionately call it “Old Glory” or “The Stars and Stripes.” Flag Day is celebrated in different ways in our country…some you ma ... read more

The Basics

The Basics

Summer has arrived and that means most of us put more miles on our vehicles. We want you to arrive at your destination, near or far, and here is a list of the basics to make sure you do! 1) Call Fairway Auto Repair to schedule a checkup for your car! Our experts know what to look for! 2) Oil is the lifeblood of your car and it needs to be clean to keep all your car’s engine parts running well. A new filter is a must with each oil change. If it isn’t clean, it can’t do its job of trapping contaminates. 3) Hoses and belts also work hard to keep your car’s engine cool and if working properly, it can prevent an overheated radiator as well. We check them out to make sure they don’t crack or snap and all the connections are as they should be. 4) Under-inflated or over-inflated tires can cause a blowout and certainly prematurely ages your tires. We will make sure the tire pressures are just right! 5) Windshield wipers are often overlooked … unt ... read more