One of the most important and often overlooked car care necessities are your fluids. There are three main fluids that you should really try to keep an eye on yourself, if you feel comfortable checking, or that you should have your mechanic check regularly. These fluids help your vehicle function well, and can prevent major damage if maintained correctly. Here’s an overview of three major fluids to check regularly in your vehicle:
Most of the time when you get an oil change, the mechanic will check your air filter and recommend it be changed. But how do you know if you actually need that, or if they are just trying to upsell you? When is the right time to change your air filter?
You know how important your car headlights are, we don’t need to tell you that. It is very rare for car headlights to go out, but sometimes they do. The headlight bulb could go out all of a sudden and there is little you can do about that – except to change or replace it.
Some vehicle maintenance is simpler than others, and you may wonder to yourself when you should repair yourself, and when work is best left up to the professionals. Many of us are unable to do any basic vehicle work on our own, and that’s ok! That’s what the professionals are there for! But some of us also like to tinker, and feel we are perfectly capable of handling an oil change on our own, so why not try out some other repairs as well? Below, we explore the pros and cons of doing some vehicle maintenance on your own:
Auto labor rates vary widely across the United States. In fact, they vary widely within Arizona as well. Garage shops in Arizona generally charge between $47 and $215 per hour, depending on where they are located, the type of the vehicle and the extent of the problem.
It’s summertime in Arizona, and you know what that means. Not only does it make a lot of our regular daily activities pretty annoying, the sun and the heat also take a big toll on your car. It’s becomes much easier for your car to get overheated at temperatures of 90°F and above. Is there anything you can do if your car overheats in the summer, or to make sure that your car continues to run smoothly in the heat?
How often do you get your oil changed?
There are a lot of people who dabble in auto repair and change their own oil at home. Even if you don’t change your own oil, every vehicle still needs an oil change done regularly to run at peak performance. But have you ever thought about why you should go about recycling used auto oil?
We can all agree that a brand new car is beautiful. The unblemished, freshly-painted metal shine under the sunlight is the pride and joy of every new car owner. Even used cars, when properly maintained, can seem to be a work of art to the new owner – but something as small as a dent or a scratch on the car can really deflate you. In addition, scratches and dents can do a lot more damage than just be an eyesore. A small ding can lead to a bigger problem if it is not seen by a professional. Here is everything you need to know about dents, dings, and scratches.
Have you ever taken your car to a mechanic/dealership and not been too sure what exactly they are saying? In the automotive world this happens quite a lot. Non-car people aren’t that bothered with car terms most of the time, but a lot of them wish they knew more because they do occasionally come in handy. Here are some of the most common auto shop terms it doesn’t hurt to know.
When people take their vehicle in for repair, most will ask for an estimate and then leave it at that, but it may be worth your while to dig a little deeper and inquire about the parts that will be used for your vehicle’s repair.