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850-576-0260 | 1227 West Tharpe Street Tallahassee, FL 32303

COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

reviewiconFriendly Staff

Great service! They are friendly, reasonable, and don't play games like other places. I only trust them to work on my truck. If you give them a try, you won't be disappointed in the service you receive.

, 04/28/2018

reviewiconBetter Than A Dealership

Great place to get your car serviced! I went in for an estimate and they were able to have it fixed the next day! They told me ahead of time that there could be more problems when they got it on the lift so that there were no unexpected expenses which is great! Bottom line- if you need your car repaired, come here.

, 06/04/2019

reviewiconFast and Courteous

Went in knowing what I wanted done and let them know the issues I'm trying to fix. They respected it, suggested possible other fixes if the requested didn't fix it, but didn't get pushy. Got me in and out pretty fast despite being a walk in. My only regret is I hadn't gone to them years ago. Could've saved so much money and headaches if I went with them

, 07/30/2019

reviewiconAmazing Service

Very superb and excellent mechanics

, 08/15/2018

reviewiconHonest Mechanics

Mike always lets us know what all is going on, what can wait and what will need to be taken care of quickly. We all three have used cars and appreciate the clear explanations and speed of service this facility provides.

, 02/12/2020

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