Preparing for Summer Holiday Travel

May 22nd, 2014
Before you hit the road this summer let us assist you in making yourself aware of a few important inspections and checks you can make to prepare yourself for those long, hot road trips. With a quick pre-trip vehicle check-up it is easy to determine how road-ready a vehicle is before experiencing problems on vacation or during travels. Conducting a vehicle inspection before leaving will help to avoid troublesome repairs and prevent potential safety hazards that result from a break down far from home. While some complications are not foreseeable, using the upmost caution and preparation will help to protect your vehicle and its occupants. 
 
Always schedule a tune-up before major trips as even a minor appointment with a mechanic could reveal a potential issue you did not detect or notice from driving. Tu ...[more]
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Helpful Tips For The High Mileage Car

October 9th, 2013

High Mileage CarIf your car has reached the 75,000 mile mark or higher, it usually means at least two things:

  1. You’ve probably been taking care of it, so congratulations!
  2. Your vehicle now requires a little more tender loving care.

High mileage vehicles are pretty common, but without proper maintenance, you may be setting your car up for failure. The car’s parts are getting older and have received a lot of wear and tear. To get the most out of your vehicle, take some of these simple steps to ensure that your car can stand the test of time and keep you on the road for more miles and years to come.

  • Oil Changes:
    This cannot be stressed enough. Regular oil changes are the lifeblood of your vehicle. Changing the oil keeps ...[more]
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Quick Tips on Increasing the Life of your Vehicle - Auto Repair - Yorktown Service Plaza

October 12th, 2012

As a vehicle owner, you know that maintenance and repairs are rewarding investments. Some automobile repairs can easily be unexpected however effortless enough to correct, a blowout, a dead battery, or a blown fuse. Nevertheless, some repair works need even more time and more money to fix, a transmission problem, wear and tear to the automobile over time, or a failed air-conditioner. Regular upkeep is vital to prevent the majority of repairs, but you never ever understand exactly what is 'simply down the road' for your automobile. Understanding ways to make small repair works, and knowing when to take your car in for examinations, maintenance, and repair works is crucial to expanding the life of your car and getting the most out of your financial investment.

Outside of routine and seasonal upkeep, oil changes, tire checks, air-conditioning or winter-proo ...[more]

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Our 2012 Summer Driver Safety Tips - Make Sure Your Tires and Vehicle are in Good Shape Before Those Roadtips! - Yorktown Service Plaza

July 11th, 2012

safety tipsSummer is here with its hot temps and longer daylight. With summer right here it also indicates that more people are striking the roads for summer road vacations and summer cruises around the town. What people may not be aware of is that summertime driving is just as hazardous as winter season driving. Investigations reveal that traffic accident fatalities increase in the summertime due to the fact that individuals usually tend to spend even more time on highways.

Charles Powell, maker of Passing the Developed DMV Test propose that everyone brush up on their defensive driving skills in order to guard their loved ones and themselves every summer season.

We really should constantly be mindful and respectful to others on the highway no issue what climate are. So when driving this summer time make certain you follow the ...[more]

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