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Five "Car Wise" Ways to Stay Safe & Healthy

Now that social distancing is a thing and keeping close to the home in Truckee is the new normal, we at Quality Automotive Servicing have a few suggestions on keeping you and your car healthy.

Healthy Car, Healthy You - Five Things you can do to keep you and your car healthy.

  1. Your car can keep and carry unwanted germs. Sanitize all the surfaces, knobs and windows to keep your family healthy. (Ask about our A.R.-17 sanitation product that cleans and sanitizes the AC and recirculating air system, as well as the surfaces inside the vehicle).
  2. Review the owner’s manual and take the time to really learn about your car; the maintenance schedule and even a feature you had no idea existed. For example, inside the gas door on the Mercedes is information about tire pressure at different temperatures.
  3. Go for a drive. Like our bodies, it’s not healthy for a car to sit for long periods of time. Issues can arise as a car sits without being driven. Take the opportunity to go for a drive and be assured your car is ready-to-roll if you need it.
  4. Clear the vehicle of snow after a storm so it’s ready when you need it. Have you ever cleared a vehicle after it has sat with snow on it for a day or two? The under layer can turn to ice and heavy compacted snow making it difficult and time consuming to clear.
  5. Have at least 1/2 tank of fuel. These are uncertain times and living in the mountains, having enough gas to vacate the area is absolutely necessary. Additionally, constantly running the tank into the low-zone, can burn out the fuel pump, a costly and unnecessary repair.

Quality Automotive Servicing is open for service and repairs as automotive repair falls under the guidelines of “essential services”. Know that your car is ready-to-go if and when you need it. Inside the shop our team is bumping elbows, disinfecting the office and offering residential pick-up and drop-off of your vehicle upon request. For your convenience there is also a secure outside key drop and pick up so you never have to come inside.

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