Saturday, March 30, 2013

Introducing the NAPA KNOW HOW CAN



Check out NAPA's new ad campaign, featuring the NAPA KNOW HOW Can, which debuted on February 3, 2013. Like it? Love it? Tell us what you think. #napaknowhow.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Spring - Time For an Auto Tune Up


Hang the snow shovel in the back corner, put the ice scraper on the shelf. Check out the daffodils and get ready for Spring. Old man winter has buried his head for this season. It is time for convertibles, picnics, and the beach.
Before you go too far down that Spring road, remember to get your car ready for Spring as well. You do not want to find yourself along the road with the hood up waiting for a tow.
Go to your nearest auto shop and get a spring preventative maintenance review.
Gas prices are going to continue to go up so anything we can do to keep the auto in top working order will save money in the long run. Check and replace the air filter. A dirty air filter will cause a decrease in mileage and is an easy item to forget.
Replace the oil and filter. Check the fuel injectors and fuel filter. Check all the hoses and belts. If any wear replace now rather than waiting until they break down.
Top all fluids. Check cooling system fluid and replace if necessary or add if low. Check the battery. Are the terminals making good contact?
How are the tires? Notice any unusual wear. Are the tires properly inflated? Did you use a special winter tire. If so time to change back.
What about the outside of the car. Check for any dings that should be repaired. Give your vehicle a thorough cleaning inside and out. Clean the mats of all the road salt and vacuum the seats of all the accumulated debris.
Give your car some special care with a car wax or a car sealant to recover the showroom luster lost from the winter months.
With a little attention now, your car will be ready for the good times.


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Thursday, March 21, 2013

7 Common Reasons for an Oil Change!


The lifespan of any vehicle revolves around several factors one of them is the maintenance of the vehicle. Most people neglect their vehicles and when they really need it the most, the vehicle might suddenly die. This can happen not only to old cars but to new cars as well and hence it's very important to make sure your vehicle is in for a scheduled maintenance check-up often. Consider these seven reasons why you should get your oil changed.
1. Longevity - If you are looking to increase the lifespan of your vehicle you will probably want to get this done. Getting your oil changed is not expensive and by servicing you would get a filter replacement with fresh oil that would keep your engine lubricated and perform optimally. You can either do it by yourself or you can visit a mechanic who would do it for you at a small price.
2. Sludge - Do you know that your engine parts are ruined because of dirty clogs and then an engine build up acidity which causes unnecessary damage to the internal parts of your vehicle? Damaging the engine would require a replacement or repair which is much more costly than a simple process of oil change.
3. Stress - If you are going on a long road trip or going through the mountainous terrain you will need all the possible power in the engine to get you through. Changing your oil regularly will not give you any problems and your car will run just fine. If you have not been doing a regular oil change you would find that the car will have a real hard time going up the hills and engine could get over heated.
4. Most vehicles especially during mild climate regions should have its oil changed every 3000 miles. And if you're living in an area that is particularly dirty or dusty you will want to take care of this more frequently. Do not delay, as this should not take long, especially if the mechanic is not very busy. This is a simple, inexpensive, and crucial service, so forgetting to keep up with it can lead to some serious setbacks.
5. Depending on whether you are an aggressive driver and drive in a lot of stop and go traffic, you will want to check your fluid level and regularly top it off as needed. This style of driving will necessitate changing out the engine oil more often than average drivers would need to
6. Oil constantly burns as we drive and simply adding fresh lubricant bought from a store is not good enough for your car's motor. Over time, the oil inside will turn black and accumulate dirt and other debris. After a while this will likely clog your engine and can lead to permanent damage. Once this fluid is contaminated, it can lead to some serious problems. To properly address the problem, a full oil change is necessary.
7. If you have any pinging in your engine or other unusual noises could indicate that the oil level is low or that it is dirty. Oil dampens noise and reduces friction, so when it is degraded your car will typically begin making different sounds.
The above are some of the main reasons why one should get their oil changed regularly, you can do so by having a scheduled maintenance plan with your mechanic. This will increase the lifespan of your vehicle and you will be at a lot of peace when you know you're vehicle is functioning well.


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Monday, March 18, 2013

NAPA Twins



Change is good. Especially when it comes to your oil. This month as the seasons change to warmer weather, we're offering a hot deal on everything you need for an oil change. Get 5 quarts of Valvoline Conventional or Maxlife Motor Oil and a NAPA Silver Filter for just $20.99*. Plus, mention this ad and get an additional $3 off. 

*Offer good on many popular NAPA Silver Oil Filters regularly priced at $3.99. Prices will be higher for some filters. Sale prices do not include applicable state/local taxes or recycling fees on oil. Offer expires 3/31/13.

Friday, March 15, 2013

NAPA's March $20.99 Oil Deal



Change is good. Especially when it comes to your oil. This month as the seasons change to warmer weather, we're offering a hot deal on everything you need for an oil change. Get 5 quarts of Valvoline Conventional or Maxlife Motor Oil and a NAPA Silver Filter for just $20.99*. Plus, mention this ad and get an additional $3 off. 

*Offer good on many popular NAPA Silver Oil Filters regularly priced at $3.99. Prices will be higher for some filters. Sale prices do not include applicable state/local taxes or recycling fees on oil. Offer expires 3/31/13.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

NOW CELEBRATING OUR 8TH YEAR IN BUSINESS!!




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THROUGHOUT THE
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

PEACE OF MIND WARRANTY




All NAPA AutoCare Center locations are locally owned and operated. NAPA AutoCare is not a franchise, but a high standard in the automotive industry developed by NAPA more than 20 years ago. Because it meets or exceeds NAPA's high standards - and has an outstanding reputation in your community - your local NAPA AutoCare Center can offer exclusive benefits like the NAPA AutoCare Peace of Mind Warranty to its customers.
What are the benefits to you?
 
  • Included FREE with your qualifying repair or service work.
  • Covers parts and labor on qualifying* repairs and services for 12 months/12,000 miles.
  • That doubles to 24 months/24,000 miles if you use your NAPA AutoCare EasyPay Credit Card (applications available at participating locations).
  • Honored nationwide by thousands of NAPA AutoCare Centers, so you're protected even when you travel

Mechanical Warranty Phone Number: 1-800-452-6272
Collision Warranty Phone Number: 1-800-452-6272 
Truck (Heavy Duty) Warranty Phone Number: 1-888-925-5428


* Click here for details on the Peace of Mind Warranty and covered services and repairs

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

We proudly offer all of the following auto repair services and more!



Our ASE Certified Technicians are equipped with top of the line equipment to ensure your car, truck, SUV, or van is diagnosed and repaired properly and in a timely manner. We use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose most problems and provide a complete estimate of the work before any repairs are performed. We proudly offer all of the following auto repair services and more!


Auto Repair
Air Conditioning and Heating
Cooling System
Alignments
Brakes
Muffler & Exhaust
Emissions
Smog Test and Repair
Clutch Repair
Axles & CV Joints
Ignition & Starter
Batteries
Alternator
Electrical Diagnosis
Electronic System Diagnosis
Fuel System
Safety Checks
Inspections
Tune-up
Pre-purchase evaluations
Oil Changes
Lube Service
Shocks And Struts
Suspension Repair
Diesel Engines
Engine Repair
Engine Controls
Radiator Repair
Imports and Domestic
Flex Fuel Vehicles
Hybrids
Belts
Air Filters
Hose Replacement
Timing Belt
Light Bulb Replacement
Cabin Air Filters
Spark Plugs
Windshield
Transmissions


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

What Does a Diesel Mechanic Do?


Diesel powerplants are regular in our Nation's trucks, locomotives, and ships, and are quite prevalent in smaller vehicles, including pickups, SUVs, passenger vehicles and other vehicles.
Diesel technicians service and take care of the diesel engines that power all sorts of equipment. Other diesel mechanics work with diesel passenger cars, heavy vehicles, road graders, and combines.
Diesel specialists must be versatile enough to adjust to customer needs and to new technologies. It is common for technicians to undertake all kinds of repairs. Repairing diesel engines is becoming quite complex as more electronic subsystems are installed to control the engine. For example, computer chips now control and manage fuel injection and engine timing, increasing the engine performance. Also, new emissions standards might force operators to retrofit engines with emissions control systems, such as emission filters and catalytic converters, to comply with emissions regulations. In many repair facilities, diesel service technicians use laptop hardware to identify issues and improve engine functions.
Technicians working for corporations that repair their own vehicles spend most of their time performing preventative repairs. During a typical maintenance check, technicians perform duties that include inspecting turbochargers, intercoolers, and wheel bearings. During inspection, diesel specialists service systems that are not working properly or R&R parts that cannot be fixed.
Mechanics do an assortment of diesel engine repairs. Others specialize in rebuilding engines or in repairing cylinder heads. Other mechanics repair large diesel powerplants used to power generators and other industrial equipment.
Diesel specialists often work inside, however they sometimes visit trucks on the highway or at the jobsite. Technicians may be part of a team or assist a senior mechanic when doing heavy work, such as replacing axles. Most service technicians work a normal 40-hour week, but others work longer hours, especially if they are running their own shop. Many places have modified their hours to speed repairs and be more convenient for customers. A number of truck and bus firms provide maintenance and repair service every day of the week.
A diesel specialist should be able to do a variety of tasks on the job. These include inspecting the engines and detecting malfunctions, leading a team of technicians and delegating necessary work to them, following all stipulated industry safety regulations and standards of work, ensuring the proper handling of all testing and repair tools, and maintaining records of service and repairs. A diesel mechanic should have a sound understanding of using all repair tools, equipment and testing machinery.


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