21.02.2018
Thomas Smith
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Whether you are new in town or are just looking for someone to service your vehicle, finding a new automotive repair facility can sometimes be a difficult task.  Next to your house, your vehicle is most likely the largest investment you have and you want to ensure that it will be there for you for as long as possible.  First, you want to look for a repair shop when you are not in an immediate need.  A more sound decision is made when you're not facing an urgent need for transportation because your vehicle just broke down.  You want to research a repair shop similar to a doctor's office.  Ask for recommendations from your friends, co-workers, social media network.  Research the companies online, do they have a website, Facebook page, online customer reviews? Visit the location.  Look for a tidy, well-organized facility.  Does it have an adequate waiting room that meets your needs.  Is the staff courteous and helpful? The manager, owner, service writer, or technician should be willing to answer your questions thoroughly.  Do they have modern equipment in the service bays. Look for signs of technician competence.  Are there signs of continuing education, certificates of advanced coursework or ASE certifications. If you are interested, Start with a small or minor job, such as an oil change or tire rotation. Reward good service with repeat business and more complex work. Find out if they provide estimates and offer a guarantee of their work.  Select a repair facility that makes you feel good when you leave. Always remember that a well maintained vehicle is a safer one.  
08.02.2018
Thomas Smith
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The brake system is at the top of the list when it comes to vehicle safety and is one feature that you always want in top working condition.  Brakes are a regular wear item on vehicles and it is recommended that you have your brakes checked regularly. Here at Auto Correct Car Care we check over our customers brakes at each 5K service.   There are some key warning signs that you should be aware of that indicate your brakes need maintenance. 1.      Strange Noises: Hearing screeching, grinding or clicking noises when applying the brakes.  Ignoring squealing brakes is not only unsafe but it can lead to more costly repairs 2.      Pulling: vehicle pulls to one side while braking. 3.      Brake Pedal does not feel normal:   If your brakes are not as responsive as they should be or if the pedal "sinks" toward the floor, this could be an indication of a leak in the braking system.  4.      Grabbing: brakes grab at the slightest touch to the pedal. 5.      Vibration: brake pedal vibrates or pulses.  This could be an indication that the rotors are warped.  warped rotors occur when severe braking happens for long periods of time.  They can happen after towing a heavy load or after traveling through the mountains as well as extreme stop and go traffic. 6.      Indicator Light: If your brake light is illuminated on your vehicle’s dashboard. 7.      Strange Puddle of Fluid under the car:  If you see an amber colored fluid under the car or on your garage there could be brake fluid leaking. Driving habits and road conditions can play a part in how long your brakes can last.  
14.12.2017
Thomas Smith
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Sometimes winter weather can be a challenge. Sudden changes in conditions could cause you to become stranded, or could cause you to slide off the road. Or perhaps you have unexpected car trouble.  Keeping the proper essentials in your car can help you brave the elements while you wait for help. ·        Flash Light with fresh batteries.  This will be very helpful if you need to change a tire, check under the hood for a malfunction or check over the area where you are stranded.  ·        Jumper Cables.  Batteries can react to extreme temperatures.  Having a set of cables with you can aid in getting the car started so you can bring it into the shop for service, or get you home.  ·        Cell Phone Charger.  Make sure that you have a car charger and an extra wall charger.  The car charger will help make sure your phone is charged while you are with the vehicle, but if for some reason you need to find shelter having the wall charger will make sure you are able to communicate with your loved ones to let them know where you are staying. ·        Small Tool Kit.  Keeping basic tools; screw drivers, wrench, pliers and duct tape could help you make any minor repairs that may help you get home or to a repair facility nearby ·        Flares or Reflectors.  Signals are very important to notify oncoming traffic where you are located and that you are in distress. ·        Blankets.  Keep an extra blanket for each person in the car.  ·        Kitty Litter. A small bag of kitty litter can help you gain traction on slick surfaces ·        Hat and Gloves.  It is normally best to stay with your vehicle until help arrives, but sometimes this may not be possible. Additionally, the hat and gloves will help you brave the elements as you assess the situation outside of the car. ·        First Aid Kit.  Keeping basic first aid essentials in your vehicle at all times just makes good sense. ·        Foldable Shovel. Digging out compacted snow from under the car or around the wheels is much easier with a proper shovel. Plus, using your hands, even in gloves, can cool you down fast.     ·        Ice Scrapper and/or snow brush ·        Food and Water.  Keep some snacks, something non perishable, for each member of the family as well as water in case you need to wait for assistance.  While there is no way to predict a breakdown or an accident there are a few steps you could take to try to lessen the chances of being stranded by your car.  Always pay attention to the weather forecast, make sure you are never below a half a tank of gas and always make sure to have your routine maintenance done.  

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