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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Your Warranty Is Safe!

Your Warranty Is Safe!

Some dealership salespeople imply that when you buy a new vehicle from them, you must have it serviced by them. This is not true! I hear this from my customers all the time! Here is what you need to know: There is a law (Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act) that an independent repair shop can service your car and you will not be jeopardizing your warranty in any way. This law has been around since 1975. Just like you would have to do if you got your vehicle serviced at the dealership, you need to keep records of services and have them done as recommended in your owner’s manual. The good news is we make it easy for you. You always get a copy and we keep your vehicle’s records as well. We can download a copy for you any time you need it. Many consumers have gone to the dealership to take care of a warranty issue, however, and have been told their warranty is void because the vehicle has aftermarket parts on it. If they didn’t inspect the vehicle to find out if the aftermark ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Is Your Car Stayin’ Alive?

Is Your Car Stayin’ Alive?

It is no secret that the staff at Fairway Auto Repair in Phoenix know how to keep a car stayin’ alive! What’s the secret to a car’s longevity? Team Up With A Great Mechanic – Fairway Auto Repair has great technicians (we feel the best in Phoenix, of course) that you can trust. They will make sure you are aware when it is time for preventive service and when your car starts to age, they will work with you to help it age gracefully. Following the recommended service schedules in your owner’s manual is a good place to start and using quality parts and fluids is essential. Pay Attention – No one knows your car better than you do…even if you never lift the hood. You drive it all the time and you know when it isn’t sounding, smelling or operating the same as usual. Don’t ignore these changes, no matter how subtle. It could be the beginning of a major problem so get it taken care of before that ha ... read more

ANTI-AGING FOR YOUR CAR

ANTI-AGING FOR YOUR CAR

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

WHY IT TAKES AN EXPERT

WHY IT TAKES AN EXPERT

DEFINITION OF AN EXPERT Expert: Noun – a person who has special skill or knowledge in some field; specialist; authority. Adjective – possessing special skill or knowledge; trained by practice; skillful or skilled; Having, involving, or demonstrating great skill, dexterity, or knowledge as the result of experience or training; having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude; “adept in handicrafts;” “an adept juggler”; “an expert job”; “a good mechanic”; “a practiced marksman”; “a proficient engineer.” MICRO COMPUTERS We live in the age of specialists or experts. Many can still recall the days when people took care of maintaining their own vehicles. There was even a term for these handy types. They were called “shade-tree mechanics.” Where have they all gone? Cars didn’t used to be so complicated but each year when the new models are rolled ... read more