April: National Car Care Month

April 21st, 2014
April is National Car Care Month and there is no better time to break free from the chains of winter to start your journey to a dependable, road ready vehicle. Routine maintenance can seem overwhelming and with a never ending cycle of checks and replacements, sometimes it is hard to remember where one project ends and the next one begins. Knowledge is power and whether you are a mechanic or soccer mom every vehicle owner should have at least passing knowledge about their vehicle.
 
Allowing your vehicle to fall into disrepair during the winter months is nearly inevitable. Spending time working on a vehicle during an icy day is less likely than waking a hibernating bear and nearly as pleasant. Thus, when April is sprung upon us there is no better reason to go outside and enjoy the be ...[more]
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Spring is the Season for Change

March 27th, 2014
As the weather changes and the world is energized to get out and do something, you can start with a simple change:  changing the fluids in your vehicle. It’s fast.  It’s easy.  It’s not expensive, and it is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your car or truck. 
 
A quick run down of the fluids in your vehicle are Oil, Coolant, Transmission Fluid, Brake Fluid, Power Steering, and Washer Fluid. To maintain your vehicle’s proper functions, you want to make sure you are changing the oil, and flushing out or replacing the coolant and transmission fluid. Washer fluid should be checked and topped off whenever it is low (most vehicles have a light that will indicate when the reservoir needs to be filled).  Brake Fluid and Power Steering Fluid should rarely, if ...[more]
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Local Tune Up Service - What is a Tune Up? - Yorktown Service Plaza

January 22nd, 2013

If there were a secret to keeping vehicles running forever it would be ‘preventative maintenance’. Your vehicle’s parts will wear out over time, and nothing will last forever, but the key to keeping your car or truck running for as long as possible is regular, scheduled preventative maintenance. This includes oil changes, tire rotations, fluid flushes, and tune ups. Checking and replacing small parts over time can help reduce the chances of a big failure in your engine, saving you time and money in the long run.

A tune up is a typically a yearly maintenance check and service for older vehicles starting at 60,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on your car and use. The best way to determine what your vehicle needs to have serviced and when is to check your owner’s manual, but your friendly mechanic can also answer all of your service schedule questions. So what is a tune up? A tune up is essentially an inspection of engine functions and a replacement ...[more]

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