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Some Auto Repairs Tips To Keep In Mind

  • By Kyle Brady
  • 11 Nov, 2017

It's official, we have a blog and we will use it!

We just started a blog and hope to provide some good tips for auto owners to help keep their car in tip top shape. First we would like to give you some advice on how to handle necessary repairs for your vehicle.

When you own a car, it can be difficult to deal with the repairs that are associated with it. However, if you learn a little about repairs and maintenance, you could find some relief in your wallet in the future. Apply the tips in this article to your life. They can help you if the car breaks down in the future.

Before dropping your car off for repairs, remove any valuables. If something is missing, it will be your fault if you do not take it out. Clear out your trunk, too.

Ask questions. You need to know exactly how much your repair will cost and exactly what the mechanic will be doing. Great companies will tell you all of this information upfront.

Your car should be washed regularly so that rust doesn't become a problem. All cars eventually get rusted, but the process can be delayed considerably by washing off any chemicals or salt immediately. A good wax can help you keep your paint job protected well.

Don't forget about wiper blades. If your windshield wipers aren't performing up to par, it may be time for new ones. Wiper blades should be replaced when they wear out, or at least once per year. This can be more often if your location receives a lot of rain.

Put reminders on your calendar that tell you when to have your oil changed. It is essential to have your oil changed so that your engine runs properly and and works at its peak performance. In the long run, omitting this important step could cost you thousands of dollars, and it could lead your vehicle to an early death.

When speaking with a mechanic, always ask questions. Ask about things other than just the cost of repairs. How long should it take to finish? What type of work is being performed on the car? How much will it cost you? What other questions do you have? Learning more about the issue is useful in case the problem arises again in the future and to show the mechanic you are informed.

Go over your owner's manual and dog ear the most useful pages. The auto repair shop people will ask you specific information about your car. By knowing the manual, you may actually find you can fix some issues yourself.

Ask about prices and labor rates before you give your keys to a mechanic. There are many unscrupulous mechanics who are not upfront about their costs and policies. Make sure that you know exactly how you are going to be billed. Shops also often give you estimated repair costs and times. Some minor repairs might be considered as an all day job by some manufacturers.

Check your drive axle boots often for leaks. These protect the axle joint. Look at this part by simply turning the wheels and seeing what is behind them. If the boots appear to be cracked, be sure and replace them as soon as possible before any leaks form.

Automobile problems are extremely frustrating and annoying. Car repairs can be expensive. You will save both time and money with a little knowledge regarding car maintenance and repairs.  At Green Valley automotive, our goal is to make your auto repair experience pain and hassle free. 
By Martin Bringas 05 Jan, 2018
Green Valley Automotive is proud to announce that our expansion is now complete, adding two more bays to our car repair facility.  This new addition will greatly increase our ability to provide top quality auto repair services to our wonderful customers in Green Valley and Sahuarita. 
By Martin Bringas 07 Dec, 2017
All cars eventually require repairs to operate well.  When this happens, you need to act immediately. You are bound to also be aware of the doubt that surrounds this situation. What should you know about vehicles? This article will help!

Prior to agreeing to have a mechanic work on your car, be sure you understand what they will be doing. What will it cost? This number might not be exact, but it will provide you with a ballpark figure. Once you are aware of what needs to be done, ask that your mechanic contacts you if there are additional problems.

Look at the reviews of local auto shops online. These reviews will inform you of the company's quality, customer service satisfaction rates, etc. Use this information to choose a good shop.

Clean your car regularly, even in the winter. While it probably doesn't seem like there's a point, winter time can be damaging to your vehicle, even in warm Green Valley Arizona. Rust and abrasion can occur from the particles flying around in the air. Prevent ice from forming on your car: dry it thoroughly after washing.

If your engine or service light comes on, it is time to get your car checked out right away. Although problems may not be visible, it is smart for an expert to give it a look. If the engine is fine, you might need to get the dashboard computer checked.

Always keep and eye on the radiator to make sure that it is full. Allow your car to run for a bit and then turn it off and pop open the hood. Never open the radiator while the car is on. Use your dipstick to check fluid levels and mix water with coolant ahead of pouring it in.

When bringing your car to a mechanic, tell them you want OEM parts. OEM parts means that part was produced by the manufacturer specifically for your make and model of vehicle. While generics are much cheaper, they are not held to the same quality standards. Getting a good deal on generic parts means you might have to purchase the same parts again and pay a mechanic to change them within the next few years.

It's wise to get car issues checked out, even when you think they're minor. A small problem can become a big one if it is left unchecked.

Don't forget about your windshield wipers. If your windshield wipers cause streaks or make noises, they may need replacing. Wiper blades should be replaced a minimum of once per year. If your area receives a lot of rain, then you may need to replace your blades more regularly.

Each time you fill up with petrol, take the time to look at your tire pressures. Verify that there are no nails or debris sticking out. If you spot an issue, don't put off getting it repaired. You don't want to drive around with damaged tires.

You can find the solution you need by remembering the tips that have been described. Continuing educating yourself on auto repairs to keep up with current pricing and gain a better understanding of your vehicle's needs. Being knowledgeable about your car can save you money and stress in the long run.
By Kyle Brady 11 Nov, 2017
We just started a blog and hope to provide some good tips for auto owners to help keep their car in tip top shape. First we would like to give you some advice on how to handle necessary repairs for your vehicle.

When you own a car, it can be difficult to deal with the repairs that are associated with it. However, if you learn a little about repairs and maintenance, you could find some relief in your wallet in the future. Apply the tips in this article to your life. They can help you if the car breaks down in the future.

Before dropping your car off for repairs, remove any valuables. If something is missing, it will be your fault if you do not take it out. Clear out your trunk, too.

Ask questions. You need to know exactly how much your repair will cost and exactly what the mechanic will be doing. Great companies will tell you all of this information upfront.

Your car should be washed regularly so that rust doesn't become a problem. All cars eventually get rusted, but the process can be delayed considerably by washing off any chemicals or salt immediately. A good wax can help you keep your paint job protected well.

Don't forget about wiper blades. If your windshield wipers aren't performing up to par, it may be time for new ones. Wiper blades should be replaced when they wear out, or at least once per year. This can be more often if your location receives a lot of rain.

Put reminders on your calendar that tell you when to have your oil changed. It is essential to have your oil changed so that your engine runs properly and and works at its peak performance. In the long run, omitting this important step could cost you thousands of dollars, and it could lead your vehicle to an early death.

When speaking with a mechanic, always ask questions. Ask about things other than just the cost of repairs. How long should it take to finish? What type of work is being performed on the car? How much will it cost you? What other questions do you have? Learning more about the issue is useful in case the problem arises again in the future and to show the mechanic you are informed.

Go over your owner's manual and dog ear the most useful pages. The auto repair shop people will ask you specific information about your car. By knowing the manual, you may actually find you can fix some issues yourself.

Ask about prices and labor rates before you give your keys to a mechanic. There are many unscrupulous mechanics who are not upfront about their costs and policies. Make sure that you know exactly how you are going to be billed. Shops also often give you estimated repair costs and times. Some minor repairs might be considered as an all day job by some manufacturers.

Check your drive axle boots often for leaks. These protect the axle joint. Look at this part by simply turning the wheels and seeing what is behind them. If the boots appear to be cracked, be sure and replace them as soon as possible before any leaks form.

Automobile problems are extremely frustrating and annoying. Car repairs can be expensive. You will save both time and money with a little knowledge regarding car maintenance and repairs.  At Green Valley automotive, our goal is to make your auto repair experience pain and hassle free. 
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