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Yearly Archives: 2019

Why Switch to Amsoil

Why Switch to Amsoil

Choosing the right oils for today's modern vehicles is difficult. Few people do their own oil changes and why would they? The time needed, the mess and proper disposal makes it too expensive to do the job at home. So we trust either our local shop or one of the quick lube places to do the job. But are they installing the best product for you vehicle? Maybe.     There are many different types of automotive oils. Standard oils, semi synthetic oil and synthetic oils. Then you have all the weight numbers: 0W20, 5W30 and so many others. The manufactures have speciations also as to what works best in their vehicles. And sometimes the manufactures find out that what they recommend is wrong, so they put out a memo to make the correction.     So what is the best oil?  We have chosen to carry the Amsoil line of products. You can go on their website to find out more information but here is what we have found.  1)Recently we did an oil change o ... read more

Purchasing a Salvage Title Vehicle

A while back  I had a young couple come to our shop with a 2014 Ford Focus with low mileage,  which her husband had purchased from a salvage yard.  With a new baby on the way he thought it would be a great car for his family, since it had all the new safety features.  The price was right  since  it was a salvage title,  but he was assured that any damage had been repaired properly.    We inspected the vehicle and after looking it over,  I refused to work on it. It was that bad.  The frame had been bent from the accident and had not repaired correctly. Who knows if the Airbag or any safety item would still function. The main computer was hanging by the wire harness. A major support piece was missing so   there was no place to bolt it on.  The inner fender well covers were just hanging and the AC pipe was completely missing so there was no way for the AC to work.   ... read more


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