Repair Shop Advice

Archive for December, 2009

Know Your Coolant

December 30th, 2009

Read about the differences with antifreeze and what can go wrong when it is used wrong.  First, Repair Shop Websites wants to share this excerpt form the article on what the RIGHT antifreeze is supposed to do when mixed with water to make coolant.

• Protect against freezing

• Increase boiling temperature

• Protect against corrosion

• Protect against cavitation damage

Avoid Expensive Auto Repair Bills

December 29th, 2009

In order to have less expensive auto repair bills and a longer living vehicle, you have to keep proper maintenance.  By going to an automotive repair shop, technicians can find problem and fix them before the problem gets worse and becomes too costly.  Routine maintenance, such as oil changes, is key. Another simple solution is to consult your owner’s manual.

Another tip (found in this article) is to check daily for leaks. If a leak is found have it repaired before further damage is done. Below are some fluid colors to help you identify the leak:

  • Brown – Engine oil
  • Red and Oily – Transmission
  • Bright Green or Orange and watery– Antifreeze / Coolant
  • Clear or slightly brown – clutch / brake fluid
  • Dark brown or slightly greenish and oily – Gear oil
  • Blue – windshield washer fluid

Repair Shop Websites wants you to know that professional help can be affordable, but it is up to you to look out for unusual problems with your car and make sure scheduled care is done.

Quality & Value – Priority for Repair Shop Consumers

December 22nd, 2009

“It used to be much more about price and want.  Now it’s more about value and need. I think it is a much more sophisticated approach to shopping.”

~Guy Blissett, consumer products leader for IBM Institute for Business Value

Automotive repair shop consumers don’t want to spend their money on something that lacks quality for that would be wasting their money.  They aren’t going to do that.  They do want value for their money. While price is a major factor for 83%, 72% site quality as a top priority

I read a lot about “do it yourselfers” being on the rise with some people getting tips online about how to change their oil, brake pads and other such items in order to save a few dollars.  Others are simply hoping their cars will go longer between services.  The majority though are still opting for regular service because they aren’t going to buy a new car in the near future and they want their current one to last.  How do you make sure they realize that “shopping around” for the best price isn’t necessarily going to give them the best value for their money?

Also, remember that value isn’t all about price. Value is about quality customer service, quality car care and a good price…not always the cheapest price!  The best news is…giving your customers the best customer service doesn’t cost you anything except thoughtfulness, a little time and good manners.

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AAA Expects about a Million Stranded Motorists Around the Holidays

December 17th, 2009

AAA predicts that with over 77 people travelling in autos during December, there will be around 1.3 stranded motorist that will need their help.  Repair Shop Websites agrees when AAA says that preventative maintenance is the best holiday gift for your auto.  Even is your vehicle is winter-ready, remember to stay focused while driving!  By reading this AAA article, you can understand the most important maintenance to pay attention to.  Now it’s time to find an auto mechanic you can trust. To find one in your area, click on our locator.

Robert’s Auto in Milford Ct

December 16th, 2009

Servicing your domestic or import vehicle is important to Robert’s Auto in New Milford CT.  If your tires are looking a little bare, Robert’s Auto carries most major brands of tires.  If you need your transmission replaced or rebuilt or require a safety inspection, take your car, truck or SUV to Robert’s Auto.  Certified ASE technicians are available to provide you with the best service to get you where you want to be.  Call Robert’s Auto today!

Don’s Garage Services Arlington Heights IL

December 16th, 2009

With ASE and IATN certified technicians, Don’s Garage has been providing quality car, truck, SUV and fleet repair  in the Arlington Heights area.  They want you to know that a tune up can save you hundreds of dollars over the life of your vehicle.  Also having your oil, air and fuel filter checked and changed if needed, can protect your engine and keep you from spending dollars needlessly.  When it comes time to schedule you regular maintenance,  call Don’s Garage.  You’ll be glad you did.

Lakeside Auto Care in Macomb MI

December 16th, 2009

In Macomb MI,  Lakeside Auto Care provides top service including after hours drop off, fuel economy inspection and local shuttle service to and from your work or home.   Upon request, they can get you towed to their shop and have ASE certified technicians ready to  service your auto, truck or SUV.  Factory warranties are no problem, because this auto repair shop has the skills and equipment to perform repairs and maintain any warranty.  The next time a scheduled maintenance is due, don’t hesitate to call Lakeside Auto Care.

Absolute Automotive & Performance excels in Asheboro NC

December 16th, 2009

In Asheboro NC, Absolute Automotive & Performance provides full service maintenance and auto repair whether it’s an oil change or transmission fluid check.  If your vehicle is an import or a domestic, the certified technicians of Absolute Automotive & Performance can perform any service on your car and keep that waranty in tact.  So if you are need of a scheduled maintenance, bring your car, truck or SUV to Absolute Automotive & Performance.  They even repair off-road and fleet vehicles.

In Provo NV, its Mike’s Auto Tune & Tire

December 16th, 2009

Located North of Desert Industries, Mike’s Auto Tune & Tire offers exemplary auto repair service to the drivers of Provo, Nevada.  At Mike’s Auto Tune & Tire, customers receive a one stop shopping experience such as same day service, complimentary inspections and vehicle registration online to save their customers time.  Putting value first is no minor feat at Mike’s Auto Tune & Tire.  Whether its new tires and an alignment or regular maintenance for your car, truck or SUV,  Mike’s Auto Tune & Tire has you covered.

Coldwater Auto Service in Coldwater MI

December 15th, 2009

Coldwater Auto Service has the staff, skills and training to stand behind their work and it shows.   Servicing both domestic and imports they can perform brake, exhaust, and shock repairs among other services.  Coldwater Auto Service also accepts most extended warranties, accepts after hours drop offs and performs pre-purchase and pre-trip inspections.  When drivers need assistance in Cold water MI, they think Coldwater Auto Service first.