When you should check & change transmission fluids.

How often should you get your transmission fluid changed?  The transmission industry's standard is 25,000 to 30,000 miles or every two years.  If you tow a trailer, 15,000 to 20,000 miles is recommended depending on the amount of towing. Motorhomes can vary with the amount that they are driven. The best thing that you can do is check the fluid regularly; notice the color, odor and level of the fluid. If you notice a change in the color, odor or level, have it checked by one of our trained technicians.

What type of fluid should you use? The suggested fluids differ from one manufacturer to another and you can check the owner's manual to ensure the correct transmission fluid is utilized per your specific auto or truck make and model.  However, here our technicians have a computer program that will insure the right fluid goes into your transmission. We offer a full line of transmission fluids to cover all the various demands of any car or truck.

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Keep it cool! Check your A/C

Summer driving is here now and it's time to check your A/C before you need it.  Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at peak performance when they need it most.

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We honor our military.

There is no greater service than to protect our men, women, and children with selfless acts of courage and stepping up to provide a wall of safety for those you do not personally know.  Our military does that every day with no thought to what they may have to sacrifice only that they feel led to do so and while we do not know all of their names on Memorial Day we do take the opportunity to thank them as a whole and individually.  What they do is amazing, courageous, and personally here we honor them. 

Thank you for protecting our values, our families, our business, our homes, our country.

Watch for bad road conditions and potholes!

After a season of bad weather when the sun comes out and it gets warmer, motorists will see more potholes on the roadways and avoiding them can be a real challenge.  IF you hit a pothole there are a couple of things you can watch for to see if your vehicle has been damaged. 

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We CAN service your vehicle under warranty!

True or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void.  Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.”  We CAN SERVICE your vehicle if it is under warranty right here at our shop where you can get fast service and highly trained technicians!  We'd love to take care of it for you.

It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty. Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer.

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Is your driving severe?

Things change, including the way we use our cars, how we drive them and the condition of our roads. Although normal driving is defined as steady driving in non-extreme weather or environments, for most motorists today, being a severe driver is more the rule than the exception.  Severe driving refers to:

  • Stop-and-go traffic
  • Short commutes
  • Heavier loads: cargo, passenger or towing a trailer
  • Rough or mountainous roads
  • Dusty or salty environments
  • Driving in extremely hot or cold weather

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