You know that spring has arrived when flowers start to bloom and so do your allergies! This also means that it’s a good time to have your air filter replaced. Watch the video below to see how a dirty air system can be bad for your car and your health if not cleaned out regularly.
Whether you were just cut off on the highway or reacting to an abrupt animal crossing, there comes a time where you may need to slam on your brakes in order to avoid an accident. Anti-lock braking systems (ABS) were designed to be your best friend in these situations. ABS prevents skidding to enable you to keep control of your vehicle until you can stop safely. ABS also prevents tire damage since it doesn’t lock the wheels during a stop thus shortening the stopping distance of your car.
Types of ABS Systems
Your dad or grandpa probably told you about the unseen wonders held in a can of WD-40, but did they tell you how you can use it to clean your car? In this month’s blog, we’re shifting from auto repair tips to further your WD-40 education so you can keep your car looking its best!
Removes Tree Sap
Vehicles run best when they have fresh, healthy fluids in their systems to keep running smoothly. Ignoring fluids could mean thousands in auto repair, but you can prevent this by constantly monitoring them to ensure your vehicle runs as smoothly as possible. Every system in your vehicle requires a different fluid. Here’s a breakdown of five vital fluids your car needs to stay healthy:
If it feels like you’re on a roller coaster when you’re driving on the road, your vehicle may need new suspension components to keep you comfortable and safe.
If you’ve visited our Holland location and heard a mechanic talk about preventive maintenance, you’re not alone! We tell all of our customers that it’s a good idea to have your vehicle periodically looked at. Check out this clip explaining exactly what preventive maintenance and why it’s so important to keep on top on top of it
While it’s recommended you visit an Auto Repair shop in Holland every few months for a preventive maintenance check, there’s lots you can do to manage your vehicle to make sure it’s in good shape.
We’ve broken down a checklist that allows you to inspect something minor every morning on your car to make sure your ride is ready to go. So while you’re enjoying your coffee or perhaps right before you take off for work, check these items:
Monday Morning: Tire Pressure
Shopping for a new used vehicle can be quite a process—stressful, exciting, and even scary. Many times, smooth-talking salesman will try to push you into uncomfortable situations, forcing you to make a split-second decision before you’re ready. As an Auto Repair shop in Holland, we’ve provided this clip to help you in your decision making process when at a used car dealership:
Next to a home, the biggest investment you’ll make is your vehicle. But unlike your home, your car most likely won’t last you the rest of your life. That said, it’s important to retain your vehicle’s resell value so when it’s time to trade it in or sell it, you’ll get the most money for it to go toward a new car. Here are a few tips to help you retain your vehicle’s value:
Keep it Clean!
Now that summer is upon us, many are probably gearing up for a road trip in the near future. While you’re packing your clothes and necessities, don’t forget about your vehicle! Your local Holland Auto Repair shop suggests having an Emergency Car Kit on hand to get you through unexpected turns on your road trip—anyone who’s seen any “Vacation” movies knows what I’m talking about! Here’s a list of what to include in your Emergency Car Kit: