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Monthly Archives: May 2019

Update on Miles Driven

Update on Miles Driven

Here is an interesting study of how many miles Americans are driving each year. The most interesting is the ages of those driving. This has changed a great deal over the last few years. What is the average number of miles driven per year? According to the U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration it is 13,476. Nearly 70 percent of states recorded an increase in vehicle miles traveled. It may be due to lower gas prices. Here are some interesting statistics: The average male driver puts in 16,550 miles a year – 63 percent more than the average for women which is 10,142. The number of teens with drivers’ licenses has dipped significantly since the 1980s – from 46 percent to 24 percent – for drivers aged 16. Motorists over age 65 are driving more miles and keeping their licenses longer. Drivers over 85 comprise the fastest growing age group -- and the trend is projected to continue. Here are how many miles people drive per year by age g ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Letting Off Steam?

Is Your Vehicle Letting Off Steam?

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

Anti-Aging For Your Vehicle

Anti-Aging For Your Vehicle

We seem to be an “anti-aging” society. Everywhere you look there is some commercial for an anti-aging herb or cream. They all promise to keep us looking and feeling years younger. Many consumers are proving it is more than possible not only with themselves but their cars too! They are keeping their cars going 200,000 miles and longer! How? By following the rule book…their owner’s manual! Yes…this truly is the most unread book by consumers but fortunately, those of us at Fairway Auto Repair do follow the rules. The rules are a basic outline of how many miles you can drive a vehicle before fluids or parts need to be replaced. It also takes into account your driving habits. Those who drive in Phoenix’s stop and go traffic put a bigger strain on their vehicle so that is considered “severe” driving. Your car will need to be serviced more frequently than those who zip along the highways with no need for frequent stops. It pays to ... read more