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Monthly Archives: February 2016

Be Prepared for Winter – Have Your Brakes Inspected and Replaced before the Snow and Ice

Be Prepared for Winter – Have Your Brakes Inspected and Replaced before the Snow and Ice

As winter rolls in, the days become shorter, temperatures drop and the leaves start to fall. All of these changes indicate winter is just around the corner; which means harsher weather conditions, unstable roads and the unforgiving cold, snow and ice. It is never too late to prepare your vehicle for winter and if you have yet to start, now is the perfect time. The Importance of Brakes in the WinterYour brakes endure wear and tear on a daily basis, which is why checking them and having them replaced before winter is crucial. It not only enhances the performance of your vehicle, but is necessary for safety as well. Just like replacing your vehicle’s all-season tires with winter ones, replacing your brakes before the cold and snow will help improve your vehicle’s stopping distance. Is It Time for Brake Replacement? You should have your brakes inspected ... read more

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Is Your Muffler Making Funny Sounds? It Might be Time for a New Exhaust System

Is Your Muffler Making Funny Sounds? It Might be Time for a New Exhaust System

Your car’s exhaust system is one of the harder working systems. It is what takes harmful fumes from your engine to the outside, while increasing performance and reducing your engine’s noise output. An exhaust leak can force your system to work harder than necessary. If your muffler starts to make noises or you notice the signs of a worn out system, replacing it today could save you money in the long run. Signs It Is Time for Muffler Repair Your car will usually tell you when it needs repair. If your vehicle’s muffler system is having issues, it will give off distinct signs that include: Decreased Fuel Efficiency – A sudden decrease in fuel efficiency can indicate a few problems. An exhaust leak can impact your fuel efficiency – increasing how often you have to fill the fuel tank. That is because the leak is not allowing your exhaust to build enough backpressure and this robs power. You’ll then need to press the accelerator pedal more to increase the po ... read more

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