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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Happy Thanksgiving From Fairway Auto Repair!

Happy Thanksgiving From Fairway Auto Repair!

Thanks for Being Our Customer! We always find time to be thankful for our wonderful customers!  We wish each and every one of you a safe, enjoyable Thanksgiving! Make It A Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you are going on an extended road trip, driving to the airport or just plan to get groceries or do some Black Friday shopping, it will probably involve your car! Here are what the road-side assistant companies suggest you have checked out before the holiday to make sure your vehicle is safe and your Thanksgiving less stressful! Tires:  Make sure your tires are properly inflated.  If they have bad tread wear and need to be replaced, it is better to do it before you are in a breakdown situation.  Wiper Blades: Many an accident could be avoided if drivers could see where they are going!  Make sure your wiper blades are up to the challenge! Battery:  A dead battery can be avoided!  A simple test will make sure it is up to ... read more

Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving Travel

AAA reports that more than 54 million Americans plan to travel for Thanksgiving.  48.5 million of those plan to travel by car and travel at least 50 miles or more!  Here are a few tips:1. Make sure you head out with a full tank of gas.  While you are at it, check out your tire pressures too!2. If you plan to load up your vehicle, check out the total weight your car can carry! In newer vehicles, it is printed on a sticker inside the driver’s door jamb. 3. Make sure you buckle up!  It is the law! If traveling with children and/or pets, make sure they are properly restrained and have things to occupy them on longer trips.    4. Don’t be “that guy” who has no patience behind the wheel.  Expect and prepare for traffic!  No need to “lose it” as this will ruin the trip f ... read more

If Only I Knew...

If Only I Knew...

I hear customers’ day in and day out that express a wish that they knew more about cars so they would know exactly what to do if this or that occurred.  They sigh and say, “If only I had just some knowledge….”  I tell them they actually know a lot more than they give themselves credit for!  It is true!  You are more aware of your car’s little quirks.  You know when something isn’t quite right more so than anyone else. I get calls all the time saying that their car is making a ka-thump noise or a pinging noise or it is knocking or sputtering, whining or screeching.  And you thought you didn’t have knowledge?  Of course you do. You just need to know what these noises mean…so even though I’ve said it before…here is a refresher course! Screeching usually signifies a brake problem.  The screech is actually the sound of metal scraping. Thudding or a low ... read more

How Are Your Shocks/Struts?

How Are Your Shocks/Struts?

Shocks and struts take a beating so we don’t have to! They help us ease the pain of driving over less than perfect roads and stabilize us over bumps, when we stop quickly and when we go around corners. We pretty much take them for granted. Our owner’s manuals tell us they need to be replaced every 30,000 to 90,000 miles, depending on our driving habits. That is a wide range! We would like to recommend that you take some time when you are out driving around to notice a few things about your vehicle. If your car is bouncing a bit after you hit a bump in the road, is nose diving after you brake or is swaying around corners you need to have your shocks replaced. Struts basically perform the same function as shocks except they also are an integral part of your suspension system. When you are out and about in your car and notice the same symptoms as above and also notice noise while you go over those bumps or turn corners you might also have an alignment situation. S ... read more

How Are Your Shocks/Struts?

How Are Your Shocks/Struts?

Shocks and struts take a beating so we don’t have to!  They help us ease the pain of driving over less than perfect roads and stabilize us over bumps, when we stop quickly and when we go around corners.  We pretty much take them for granted.  Our owner’s manuals tell us they need to be replaced every 30,000 to 90,000 miles, depending on our driving habits.  That is a wide range!  We would like to recommend that you take some time when you are out driving around to notice a few things about your vehicle.  If your car is bouncing a bit after you hit a bump in the road, is nose diving after you brake or is swaying around corners you need to have your shocks replaced.  Struts basically perform the same function as shocks except they also are an integral part of your suspension system.  When you are out and about in your car and notice the same symptoms as above and also notice noise while you go over those bumps or turn corners you migh ... read more