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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Beware All Who Fail To Heed These Warnings!

Beware All Who Fail To Heed These Warnings!

Picture yourself driving down the road on a dark and stormy night! Suddenly you hear a strange knocking noise! You are filled with dread. Could it be…gasp…your car? An odd noise coming from our vehicles can fill us with dread. What is it? Can I make it to my destination? How much will cost to fix? Noises are your vehicle’s way of communicating with you. Ignore your vehicle’s message too long and it could cause you a breakdown and a big repair bill. Creepy, isn’t it? At Fairway Auto Repair, we don’t want that to happen to you so here are some of the more common sounds of impending car trouble and what they mean. Q: What does a squealing or scraping sound indicate when I apply the brakes? A: Most likely your brake pads are worn and allowing their wear indicators or sensor to touch the disc brake rotor. When this occurs the sensor emits that high pitch noise to warn you that your brakes need attention. Have them checked out sooner rather than later before expensive damage ... read more

Want To Make Your Car Last Longer?

Want To Make Your Car Last Longer?

Many consumers today are taking great pride in keeping their cars running well for a very long time. It makes dollars and sense to do this and it isn’t all that difficult. • The first thing you need to do is commit to a regular schedule of routine maintenance. Many of our customers pre-set their next appointment when they pick up their car for service, much like they do at the dentist or doctor’s office. • Commit to going to a single automotive service and repair shop. Those who follow coupons trying to save money many times end up paying more without realizing it. They shop a bargain and go to several different shops for service and or repair and those shops don’t know what work was performed on the vehicle prior. The consumer ends up paying double or triple for a single service and doesn’t even know it. • Regular oil changes are a must and there are oils today made especially for older vehicles. Talk to your service advisor about op ... read more