Car Care Tips

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Why We Recommend BG Product Services

    Cooling System Service There are several reasons to consider flushing the cooling system on your car. The modern car engine operates at a temperature above the boiling point of water. It depends on the coolant additives and the system pressure to keep the...

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Fact or Fiction: Myths About Your Car

This is a good way to spend several thousand dollars for blown computer components! When you take the cable loose the alternator can go into an uncontrolled charge and put out 19 or 20 volts. Guess what this will do to a system designed to run on 12 to 13 volts. In...

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Questions About Extended Warranties

How Long Will You Keep the Vehicle? If your vehicle is brand new and you plan to sell it before the bumper-to-bumper warranty expires, you probably don’t need an extended service contract, often referred to as an extended warranty. If you might keep the vehicle...

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Why Look for an AAA Approved Shop?

What does your lawyer, real estate agent, doctor, exterminator, plumber, electrician, barber, hairdresser, and manicurist have that your local auto mechanic, or factory dealership service technician does not have? Give up? All the listed professions have minimum...

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Transmission Tips

Check the Fluid Level Regularly The fluid in an automatic transmission operates the clutches, provides cooling and lubrication and even drives the vehicle. So few things are more important than proper fluid operating level for keeping the transmission working. Most...

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The Lease Is Over…Now What?

The lease is over!  Your car lease is about to end and now after 3 or 4 or 5 years of faithful monthly payments you are going to surrender the vehicle and walk home. Well you probably won’t have to walk, but you won’t have enough equity in the car you paid on for all...

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Picking A Body Shop

Thankfully most of our customers never find it necessary to become experts on the procedures involved in getting an accident damaged car repaired. The average family has to deal with a wrecked car only once every 7 years. It is important that when your car is damaged...

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When Do I Fix It, When Do I Replace It?

Should I fix this car or replace it? Allan & I hear this question at least a couple of times a month. There are a lot of factors to consider when making the decision to keep or replace a car. Here are some of the things that we like to consider when giving advice...

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Why Service My Differential, Brakes or Power Steering?

Why Service My Differential, Brakes or Power Steering? Differential Service (rear wheel drive) The differential, or “rear end” of your car is what actually gets the engine power connected to the ground through the rear wheels. The gears inside the differential turn at...

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Frequently Encountered Issues

Most cars have wear indicators on the brake pads. These are designed to make a high pitched squeal just before the pads are worn out. Often these wear indicators will push back when the brakes are applied and the noise will stop. Get your brakes checked as soon as...

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Fuel Cost Comparison

The cost of gasoline has many folks going into “sticker shock.” Here is a quick comparative to help you understand how a new more fuel-efficient car might save you money. You can DOWNLOAD this spreadsheet in Excel format to run your own calculations. There is also a...

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Need Someone From The Factory?

Need Someone From The Factory? Automotive “Top Guys” Who Might Be Helpful Some Day Audi 3800 Hamlin Rd., Auburn Hills, MI 48326 VP: Len Hunt 1-800-FOR-AUDI Aston Martin 533 MacArthur Blvd., Mahwah, NJ 07430 President: William Donnelly 310-224-4964 BMW 300 Chestnut...

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Technical Information Web Sites

Manufacturer Web Sites for Mechanic and Owner Information Company Short Term Monthly Yearly Acura http://www.serviceexpress.honda.com $20.00 (72 Hr) $50.00 $500.00 Aston Martin http://www.astonmartintechinfo.com No info at this time Audi http://www.audiusa.com sales...

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Severe Service

They Said What? Over the last few years there has been a dramatic switch in the attitude of car makers regarding their service requirements. First off, many have changed the language in the owner’s manual from “Recommended” to “Required” maintenance. This single...

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