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How Do I Know if My Car's A/C is Failing?

Driving your vehicle without a working air conditioning system can be extremely uncomfortable during certain weather conditions. If you notice that your air conditioning system isn’t working properly or at all, don’t hesitate to get your system fixed as soon as possible so that it’s working when you need it. At the first sign of an issue, bring your vehicle into our experts for honest work and friendly customer service. We will work quickly to get your air conditioning system repaired and get you back on the road.  If your vehicle’s air conditioning system is faulty, you may notice some of the following symptoms:  Air doesn’t blow out cold Air temperature doesn’t match setting No air or hot air blowing out of vents Strange noises from A/C vents Unpleasant smell Any of the symptoms listed above can indicate a problem with your vehicle’s A/C system. We recommend having your vehicle inspected if you notice any of the signs abo ... read more

Safety Tips for July 4th Celebrations

July 4th is a special day when it comes to celebrating our freedom here in the United States and gathering with loved ones for a good time. Many families will be coming together to BBQ, eat lavishly, and watch fireworks nearby. With the increase in vehicles on the road and the high amount of people out having a good time, it is important to remember a couple of ways in which we can stay safe during this holiday.  Here are some tips on how to remain safe while celebrating July 4th this year:  One important thing to remember is driving safety. With the increase of alcohol consumption on July 4th, be sure to have a safe ride to and from your destination. NEVER drink and drive, or allow an intoxicated person to drive you. Have a designated driver planned or get a ride from a rideshare app or taxi. If you can't find a way to drive without drinking, find a place nearby where you can safely walk to your destination. July 4th is one of the most dangerous days in the United Sta ... read more

How to Keep Track of Vehicle Maintenance

Car maintenance can be difficult to keep track of, especially when you aren’t sure of what services are due at what intervals. Although it can be confusing, car maintenance is pretty straightforward once you understand what is needed for your vehicle and when. The experts at our shop can help you stay on top of these services and ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly for years to come.  Below are some of the most important car maintenance items that should never be missed for your vehicle: 1. Oil Change - every 3 months or 3,000 miles to every 6 months or 6,000 miles 2. Tune-up - every 30,000 miles or so 3. Fluid Flushes - every 10,000 miles to every 30,000 miles, depending on the fluid 4. Bumper to Bumper Inspection - at every oil change, or at least twice a year 5. Tire Inspections, Rotation, and Alignment - twice a year or every 6,000 miles These are some of the most important services that will ensure that your vehicle remains reliable. Although these intervals are j ... read more

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