Tuesday, July 30, 2013

NAPA KNOW HOW - Sweep the Leg

Both NAPA drivers are in the hunt for their championships, so the friendly competition between them is getting a bit heated. Here is a sneak preview on the new TV spot, with a very special guest star. Wax On. Wax Off.

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Transmission Fluid Change Service

Having a transmission flush service done at least one time annually will certainly ensure that your auto or truck is thoroughly taken care of. In the event that it's been greater than a year or so since your previous maintenance, you may want to get it conducted by an expert as quickly as possible. Swapping out your current transmission fluid is critical for helping your car to operate well and reduce the strain that is placed on the system. Should you keep old fluid in for a long time, you actually will begin to encounter issues that will indicate it is time to get your fluid replaced. Once you start to perceive a lot of these indicators, it can be a signal that you must bring it to an expert and get maintenance done. Here are several issues you may notice:
  • Issues switching gears
  • Motor vehicle won't start
  • Noises inside the transmission
  • Transmission fluid leaking
For those who have discovered such conditions, you want to take care of your repair at the earliest opportunity. Leaving this without treatment will result in the automobile not working when you try to start up it later on. Should you believe that that's why the car isn't starting, you need to call up a repair shop that can give you free of charge towing inside of 50 miles of the shop. 
Usually, you'll expect to spend about $70 to get the fluid changed. However, this would be contingent on your geographical area. Price ranges deviate subject to location along with exactly where your shop is situated. 
Nevertheless, you really should think about the key benefits of having your system totally flushed prior to deciding to bring your car to any shop. A flushing can be quite a good choice for several reasons:
  • Gets rid of all of the buildup inside your system
  • Gives top-quality operation
  • Helps you to save you funds on the long term care of your vehicle
A full flush is the maintenance plan that you'll want to choose with regards to ensuring your vehicle is operating just like new. While you have the option of selecting a service which may just change your fluid, it may be a better strategy to eliminate your current aged fluid that is going to remain in the system. In contrast to the complete flush maintenance, as much as 50 % of the fluid will stay within the transmission. Think about all of this when it is time for a transmission fluid change.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

A List Of Some Of Our Services

Auto Repair

Air Conditioning and Heating
Cooling System
Muffler & Exhaust
Smog Test and Repair
Clutch Repair
Axles & CV Joints
Ignition & Starter
Electrical Diagnosis
Electronic System Diagnosis
Fuel System
Safety Checks
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
Air Filters
Hose Replacement
Timing Belt
Light Bulb Replacement
Cabin Air Filters
Spark Plugs

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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Keeping Kids & Pets Safe from Summer Heat

Never leave your child or pet unsupervised in a vehicle, even for a minute. Temperatures inside a car, even on a mild and sunny day, can rise 20 degrees in just 10 minutes. A 72 degree day can turn deadly for children, who are particularly susceptible to heatstroke because their bodies can heat up five times faster than adults.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Summer Car Care Tips

Summer is the time when we all love to pack up and go on long drives for picnics. We may go with our friends, family or even all by ourselves but we just cannot fight the urge to travel by car when the mercury rises. It helps to follow some special summer car care tips if you want to travel over long distances in the car. Some tips are listed below:
o Tires - You get to hear a lot about the importance of maintaining the tires properly. Bad quality tires can pull down the performance of the car. With the asphalt burning in the heat, the tires bear the brunt of the high temperatures. Hence, you have to make sure your tires are in good condition. Apart of the quality of the tires, you have to make sure you do not over inflate or under inflate it.
o Cooling System - Your car can quickly turn into an oven if the cooling system is not working fine. You have to make sure that the engine as well as the occupants of the car is protected from the heat. This involves checking loose connections, proper circulation of coolant and lubricating oil in the engine and the air conditioner. This will ensure your air conditioner does not break down in the middle of the trip.
o Fluid Levels - Make sure all level of all fluids in the car have been checked and have been found to be proper. This includes checking engine oil, radiator and transmission fluid and brake fluid.

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

My Story - Lt. Pete Scobell, Former US Navy SEAL

Traumatic Brain Injury patient Lt. Pete Scobell, a former US Navy SEAL, tells his story of recovery and his experience with the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund.

Throughout the month of July, NAPA will run its 2nd annual "Get Back and Give Back" Campaign to support the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF). For more information on the campaign and opportunities to participate, visit www.NAPAonline.com/IFHF.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Fluids to Check in Your Vehicle

I'm going to be talking about the different fluids that you should check on a weekly basis. They are the oil, power steering, radiator, break and windshield washer fluids.
Oil - This is the most important fluid to keep track of. There is a dip stick that you can pull out and it has a series of gauge lines on the bottom of it. What I do first is make sure the car is on level ground. If it's not you won't get a true reading of where the oil is actually at. When you first pull out the dip stick you want to wipe it off with a rag to get it clean then put it back it, wait a few seconds then pull it back out and look at the lines. If the oil level is up close to the top line then you are in good shape. If it's close to the bottom line then you will have to add a little more oil. I usually add about a half a quart of oil if the level is close to the bottom. Double check the level after adding oil to make sure you have added enough. I always pull the oil fill cap off to check for condensation or moisture. You will know if you do because the oil that is on the inside of the cap will look milky. If it looks milky, wipe it off and keep a close eye on it. If it keeps looking milky you may have a more serious problem which will need to be looked at by a mechanic.
Power Steering - There should be a level line on the side of the tank or a dip stick that is attached to the cap. Just check either way and add more fluid if needed.
Radiator - Before trying to check this level make sure that the vehicle's engine is cooled off to prevent excess pressure on the radiator cap. If you happen to open the cap while the coolant is hot there is a good chance that the hot fluid will come spraying out and burn you so make sure it has cooled off before you start. Now there are a couple of different cooling systems that are used in vehicles these days. I call them an open system or a closed system. On the open system you will have a radiator cap and an overflow tank. Remove the cap and look down inside to see if you can visually see the fluid. If you can see it then the system if full, if you can't see it then you will have to add some more coolant to the radiator. If you have to add some coolant you will more than likely have to add some to the overflow tank as well. See when the car is running at operating temperature the pressure inside the cooling system will force the hot excess coolant into the overflow tank and then suck it back out into the radiator as the vehicle cools off. On the overflow tank there should be 2 level marks. One that says cold level and one that says hot level so if the motor is hot it should be up to the hot level and when it is cold it should be at the cold level. You can add fluid to the overflow tank at anytime to get it to the proper level.
Break - When you remove the cap on the break fluid reservoir there is a plunger on the bottom of the cap. If the plunger is out then you will have to add some fluid. There are no level lines so I just fill it up close to the top but not all the way giving the plunger room to go back in with out overflowing the tank. After filling make sure you push the plunger back into position before installing the cap.
Windshield Washer - This is probably the easiest fluid to check and fill. Some of the tanks are in plain sight and some are hidden so all you have to do is open the cap and fill to the top, replace the cap and your done.
Keeping all fluids where they should be is a very good preventative maintenance practice to get into and will prolong the life of your vehicle.

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