Monthly Archives: August 2017

Triaging Your Repairs: Keep Your Car on the Road

Triaging Your Repairs: Keep Your Car on the Road

The downside with vehicles is that they don’t last forever. Things wear out, and break down. And while there’s no hard and fast rule about what pieces are more important than others, you can prioritize to keep yourself on the road without breaking the bank. The first thing you need to keep in mind is your and your family’s safety. If the item that needs to be repaired will cause a safety issue, it should be at the top of your list. Safety is number one. Next on the list is breakdown prevention. If there’s something wrong with your vehicle that can leave you stranded or in a lurch, that should be next up after safety. The basic function of a vehicle is to get you from point A to point B. If that’s not going to happen, your vehicle isn’t much use to you. And lastly is maintenance. Things that could be fixed, but aren’t causing an issue right now. Belts, hoses, and filters will fall under this category. If there is nothing compromising safety or ... read more

Your Car's Safety: How much do you know?

Your Car's Safety: How much do you know?

It used to be that safety systems in your car meant the brakes worked. Over the years, things have changed and now there is a whole host of safety systems in new vehicles that not only keep us safe, but have the potential to change the way we drive. As technology makes driving safer, our technicians are trained to keep your car in top shape - keeping you in the driver's seat and your passengers safe. How many of these features does your car have? Automatic Emergency Braking: AEB can sense slow, or stopped traffic ahead of you, and will urgently apply the brakes if the driver doesn’t. It uses sensors to track the cars ahead of you and if you get to close, slams on the brakes to help avoid a crash. It can’t always prevent a crash, but can help lessen the severity. Blind-Spot Warning: There are few things more annoying than someone driving in your blind spot. BSW will give you a visual or audible notification if someone is in that spot ... read more