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Simple Vehicle Maintenance to Improve Fuel Economy

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With fluctuating fuel prices soaring higher each day, we will do almost anything to save money on transportation especially when it comes to conserving fuel. 

However, traditional tips such as turning off the air conditioning and driving slowly are not the only ways to conserve gas mileage. In fact there are many simple, painless steps any vehicle owner can take to ensure their car is operating as efficiently as possible with minimal effort. Taking these steps to conserve gas mileage will not only save money, but also build healthy habits for your vehicle to ensure safety and maintain quality of the vehicle.


Be conscientious of your tire pressure. Most vehicle owners underestimate the importance of properly inflated tires. When inflated properly, you can save nearly 4% on gas mileage. Und ...

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April: National Car Care Month

fluid-imageApril is National Car Care Month and there is no better time to break free from the chains of winter to start your journey to a dependable, road ready vehicle. Routine maintenance can seem overwhelming and with a never ending cycle of checks and replacements, sometimes it is hard to remember where one project ends and the next one begins. Knowledge is power and whether you are a mechanic or soccer mom every vehicle owner should have at least passing knowledge about their vehicle.
Allowing your vehicle to fall into disrepair during the winter months is nearly inevitable. Spending time working on a vehicle during an icy day is less likely than waking a hibernating bear and nearly as pleasant. Thus, when April is sprung upon us there is no better reason to go outside and enjoy the beautiful weather than auto repair and routin ...

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Auto Repair on a Tight Budget

auto-repair-springdale-arIn this economy we do everything we can to cut corners: stop eating out, watch movies at home and even skipping routine maintenance and auto repair on your vehicle. The truth is avoiding simple upkeep such as regular oil changes, tire rotation or belt replacement could cost thousands in costly repairs. The average cost for one year of oil changes is $120 per year, while the cost of an engine replacement is $4000.

Poorly maintained cars are also more likely to be involved in an accident, as underperforming vehicles cannot provide all the proper safety features and are often struggling to operate at all. Pinching pennies now will result in numerous costly auto repairs in the future. Yearly check-ups are mandatory for brakes, tires and engines of all vehicles on the road.

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Do You Have Good Brakes?

brake-imageThere are some things on your vehicle that you should have confidence in and never worry about. Is everyone buckled up? Do I have a full tank of gas? Your vehicle should make you feel safe and secure, and keep you and your loved ones safe throughout your travel. It goes then, without much, saying that you also need to be confident in your brakes. This function is the one thing keeping you out of harm’s way in the event of an accident or road hazard. Think about it, you do not want to find out in the middle of a busy highway when everyone has slammed on their brakes that yours have not been properly maintained or are failing. Knowing that your brakes are in great condition will keep you safe, and prevent a leading cause for many accidents on the road.

There are several checks that you can do on your brakes, b ...

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