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Monthly Archives: June 2018

6 Ways Phoenix Drivers Can Keep Their Car’s Value High!

6 Ways Phoenix Drivers Can Keep Their Car’s Value High!

Many of our customers at Fairway Auto Repair plan to keep their car going until it can’t go another mile. If you are in that category, this article is not necessarily for you. If you do plan to sell your car in the near future, or trade it in someday, read on! I was reading an article by AAA and they estimate that a vehicle's depreciation costs American car owners $3,571 per year, up less than 1 percent from previous years. They went on to give us pointers on how to give our vehicle more value when it is time to part ways! 1. Keep up with regular maintenance. A good technician can always tell if a driver skipped oil changes or other maintenance. When we do a used car inspection at Fairway Auto Repair for our customers prior to purchase, our technician runs tests that can tell if the fluids have been changed or not. Some leasing companies in Phoenix charge lessees for unperformed maintenance. Make sure you keep receipts to prove you have kept current with ... read more

Safety First While Driving

Safety First While Driving

Having a well-maintained vehicle is very important to safety while driving. Many accidents could be avoided by having a car serviced regularly. Another detriment to our safety on the highways is distracted driving. I doubt you can drive without noticing another driver that is either driving recklessly or seems to not be paying attention while driving. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert your attention away from the main task of driving. It is both dangerous and disturbingly common. Drivers spend more than half of their time focused on things other than driving. You may be surprised to learn that cell phones and texting are just part of the problem when it comes to distracted driving. We know many think that if they are “hands free” it is okay…but I’ve talked to people that have been so focused on their phone conversation they don’t “remember” their drive at all! Now that is scary! The fact is, anything that occupies you ... read more

Thursday, June 14th is Flag Day!

Thursday, 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

Letting Off Steam This Summer

Letting Off Steam This Summer

A vehicle’s radiator sits front and center and when it loses its cool…look out! Steam comes pouring from under the hood. This is not a situation you want to find yourself in as it usually involves sitting on the side of the road until your car can be towed. At Fairway Auto Repair, when we inspect your vehicle we look for these warning signs so you don’t experience the pain of overheating! Leaking coolant – when the coolant level is low it generally means it is leaking out through the upper radiator hose. Discolored coolant – indicates a clog. Cool spots – also indicates a clog. You have probably heard about coolant fluid exchanges. A fluid exchange is beneficial because it removes the small particles of dirt and rust that clog up the essential elements. These elements prevent your radiator from doing its job…cooling your engine properly. Consumers are keeping their vehicles longer in this economy and we have seen an increase in rad ... read more