Posted on July 9, 2019
A vehicle is an integral part of our lives. It helps us to move freely from one direction to another, easily carries us to work or a place of our choice. Very much like any other piece of machinery, vehicles are prone to normal wear and tear and cause a lot of trouble to a vehicle owner.
People whose car is broken to an extent find a reliable mechanic and automotive repair shop owner to mend the car and make it more useful than ever. If you are a naive driver and takes your car to anywhere else, you may have to pay more. However, if you do some research and use a recommended service, you are likely to pay much less. Also, you will be assured of the quality of service given to you. Hence, remembering a few auto tips will surely help you to enjoy a better service.
Before going for any help, you need to possess some basic mechanical tips related with the mechanism of your vehicle. By understanding a brief knowledge about your vehicle, you can easily analyze why the automotive repairman is asking high for works related with engine works.
You need to know all about oil checking, transmission and brake fluid levels to make sure that they are absolutely filled and fit for use. Also, you need to know how to change the filthy oil on a periodic basis.
You need to have a car jack that helps you to change the car tyre by yourself. You can always carry a jack in the back of the vehicle just in case you need at any odd hours.
Posted on July 8, 2019
When you’re having car trouble, finding a car repair shop is not usually too difficult since such businesses are a fixture of almost every community. Finding the right shop and mechanic for you, though, is another matter. Before you take your vehicle to any old place, there are a number of things you should check on to make sure that you, the customer, are protected, and that your car will get the best care possible. Taking the time to do a little research first lets you rest easy knowing that both you and your vehicle are in the right hands.
There are many people who know a lot about cars, but that does not necessarily mean that you should entrust your vehicle to their care. When you are seeking a new auto shop repair professional, look for someone who is trained and certified to do the work. There are a number of organizations that conduct training and certification, including the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE). Technicians who are ASE certified have gone through rigorous training and are up to speed on all the current technology and developments in the automotive industry. Before you take your car in to be worked on, check out how and where your prospective mechanic did his or her training. You can even research the certification company online to find out exactly what type of training and expertise a particular professional has. Finding out more about your mechanic’s training will grant you peace of mind before you take your car in and will ensure that your mechanic has the know-how to do the work you need to have done.
In addition to that basic certification-related inquiry, you should also make sure that auto shops you’re considering have the right tools to service your particular vehicle. There are some mechanics who use a “one-size-fits-all” approach when it comes to auto repairs, but that way of working does not always cut it. Cars are engineered to certain specifications, and those specifications vary from company to company. In both design and function, there are differences between various makes of cars, and if your mechanic’s tools don’t take that into account, then your vehicle is not going to get the best care. Before you take your car in, make sure that the mechanic has factory-approved tools that are appropriate to use on your specific make and model of car or truck. Having those factory-approved tools signals that that mechanic has experience working on cars that are the same make as yours and signals that your mechanic takes the details of his or her work seriously.
Finding a good mechanic is only half the battle when you’re looking for an auto shop to service your car. You also need to find the mechanic who is right for you. Before you drop your vehicle off, make sure you check up on your mechanic’s training and certification and on the tools and approach that he or she will use.
Posted on June 18, 2019
Power Steering Services offerings: Fluid Flush. What Can it Do? Will People Buy it? What type of add-on automotive services for your business make sense and why? Why should you change the fluid in your car?
Well it removes harmful deposits and impurities while conditioning and re-vitalizing seals and of course it prevents hard steering damage during cold starts and will prevents deterioration and potential future leakage. If the power steering is making excessive noise or not working or intermittent a fluid flush could in fact prevent further damage and fix the problem because it will clean, condition and prepare system for future rebuilding without more excessive wear causing complete failure needing a complete new power steering unit.
How often should you do this? Well some say every 15-20K miles although 45,000 miles is more like it; some owner’s manuals say 35-30K miles. If you have bought a machine which does this you may be tempted to pick the lower end at 20-30K miles to recommend it to a customer. It is a good idea and certainly helps, especially on cars with non-OEM tire brands or sports cars, which live near canyons or 4 X 4’s or drive a lot on bumpy roads. Most of us have certainly had issues on our own cars with regards to power steering. Noise is the most common, hard steering is another problem.
Power Steering pumps, hose, gearbox or rack and pinions in the power steering system are all wearable parts. By cleaning the system; it removes the varnish, sludge and cleans. But it can be a tough sell to customers as there is not a lot of talk about it with manufacturers and some customers may think you are trying to up sell them yet another service. Who makes these units?
How much can you charge? Well the going rate seems to be between $50-70, which means the machine can quickly pay for itself. You can tell when the fluid needs tube cleaned because the power steering fluid is clear and once it gets dark you know it is in need of replacement. We believe this is a good add on service for mobile oil change companies which service fleets as well as companies which offer LOF-Lube, Oil and Filter.