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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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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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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