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Monthly Archives: December 2012

What Do I Need to do to Winterize my Vehicle?

While maintenance of your vehicle is a year round responsibility, the change of seasons is a critical time to be sure you are up to date on your maintenance and take care of a few winter specific items. Freezing temperatures, salt and sand on the roads, snowy/slushy conditions are just a few of the hazards you encounter each day you get behind the wheel. The last thing you need spoiling your holiday plans is an unnecessary roadside breakdown. Battery Starting a vehicle on a zero degree morning takes some major voltage from your battery. If you are experiencing any sluggishness or your battery is more than five years old, replace it with a new one. It’s only a matter of time before your morning schedule is hampered due to a no start. A battery test is available at your local maintenance and repair shop if you want to know how much life is left in your battery. When purchasing a battery, you usually get what you pay for ... read more



How often do you flush a transmission?

Flush intervals should be based off of the vehicle manufacturer's recommendation. A "life time" fluid should be interpreted to mean 120K miles. On the side of caution you may consider 100K miles and under "severe" conditions 80K miles