Monthly Archives: February 2017

Here’s The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Repair

Here’s The Worst Advice We’ve Ever Heard About Auto Repair

There’s a lot of problems that you can avoid by being smart with your car and automotive repair. But there’s some bad advice out there – some well-meaning and some well, not. Here’s a list of the myths or advice that you can leave behind. #1 Get your oil changed every 3,000 miles. This used to be the gold standard when it came to automotive maintenance. However, cars and trucks these days are controlled more by computer and have better technology than ever before. What does that mean? Follow your manufacturer’s specifications for maintenance. Don’t rush out there to get your oil changed immediately. Many manufacturers are now recommending every 5,000 miles or even more. I was shocked to learn that my first BMW needed the oil changed every 10,000 miles and that was several years ago. On the flip side, don’t scrimp on maintenance. If you don’t get your fluids changed and checked on schedule, you may increase your need for repairs down the road. #2 Wash yo ... read more

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5 Tools Everyone Needs When Dealing with Roadside Assistance

5 Tools Everyone Needs When Dealing with Roadside Assistance

#1 Gas Can People run out of gas a lot more than you think so an essential tool to make sure you have is a gas can or if you’re a professional, a gas can WITH gas. Everyone has at least one story of how they ran out of gas and most can tell you the circumstances of how it caused problems that day. You can save the day with this simple and inexpensive item. #2 Jack It’s hard to change a tire without the proper tools. Many vehicles don’t have a jack in them. In fact, some cars don’t even come brand new from the factory with a jack. If you are providing roadside assistance, you need a stable jack that can hold a large amount of weight. #3 Air Compressor If you are helping to change a tire or if the tire is out of air, it’s a lot more convenient to fill it or test it with air right on the scene. This saves you trips back and forth and makes it so you may not have to remove the tire at all ... read more

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