Customize Service Reminders

Customize Service Reminders

The new AutoVitals service reminder design allows to tailor the message to the motorist and lists the services on the appointment page for the motorist to explore and select.

Battery Service Recommendation

Battery Service Recommendation

Your car battery is the heart of your vehicle’s electrical system. Composed of a series of lead plates submerged in an electrolyte solution, your 12-volt car battery permits a chemical reaction to take place that produces electricity for use throughout the vehicle. The battery supplies electricity to all of the vehicle’s electrical systems and components, including the power necessary to start and run your vehicle on a daily basis.Batteries are very reliable but they do have a limited lifespan. We recommend having your battery and charging system checked regularly and changed every 4 or 5 years as required. Be sure to ask your service advisor to check your battery’s condition because when a battery fails today, there is generally no warning — It just dies.Failure to change your battery may also force your alternator to work harder leading to premature failure and costly replacement. From a safety standpoint, a dead battery won’t likely pose a problem for other motorists but could leave you stranded on the side of the road. There is a low environmental impact unless there is a crack in the case as battery acid is hazardous and could be a threat to children, pets and other animals. Your car battery is the heart of your vehicle’s electrical system. The battery supplies electricity to all of the vehicle’s electrical systems and components, including the power necessary to start and run your vehicle on a daily basis. Batteries are very reliable but they do have a limited lifespan. We recommend having your battery and charging system checked regularly and changed every 4 or 5 years as...
Tire Replacement Service Recommendation

Tire Replacement Service Recommendation

Tire ReplacementHave you ever wanted to know more about your auto repairs, but were afraid to ask your mechanic? This brief video provides you with information designed help you make the right decisions about your auto repairs. Let’s face it, tires don’t last forever, and the two main reasons for replacement are wear and damage. There are several ways to inspect your tires. You can visually check their general condition and look for abnormal and uneven wear patterns. You could also perform the penny test or check to see if the wear bars visible to ensure there is sufficient tread remaining to safely operate the vehicle under all driving conditions. Tires may last twenty-thousand to eighty-thousand miles, depending upon quality and composition. But we recommend replacing your tires when the wear bars are visible or there is less than one sixteenth of an inch of tread remaining the penny trick works because the distance between the rim and Lincoln’s head is one-sixteenth of an inch, the minimum required tread depth. When your tire tread is lower than one-sixteenth of an inch, your vehicle can develop handling problems. Installing new tires will not only increase your car’s fuel efficiency, but it will also improve your car’s handling, braking ability, and ride quality. From a safety standpoint, it should be pretty obvious; a driver’s ability to control their vehicle depends on the traction between their tires on the road. Affect this and it could ultimately lead to an accident. From an environmental point of view, better gas mileage is always good for the environment. Tires are the only contact your car...
Oil Change Service Recommendation

Oil Change Service Recommendation

Motor oil is an essential lubricant. It’s main function is to lubricate the moving parts in your engine, but it also cleans, inhibits corrosion, and cools the engine by carrying heat away from those moving parts. Spaces of .001” can separate parts. Oil keeps them apart! Motor oil is an essential lubricant. It’s main function is to lubricate the moving parts in your engine, but it also cleans inhibits corrosion and cools the engine. For years the accepted interval for oil replacement and filter service has been every three months or every 3000 miles. Improvements in oil chemistry and engine design technology have allowed for a longer oil change intervals typically anywhere from 4,000 to 10,000 miles or more for most...
Windshield Wiper Service Recommendation

Windshield Wiper Service Recommendation

Windshield wiper blades are designed to remove rain, snow, and dirt from the windshield of your car and to do it quickly at the push of a button.

They are required to endure temperature extremes from sub-zero winter weather to scorching desert sunshine, normally operating for hours at a time. Wiper blades should be changed every 6-12 months, although this depends both on weather conditions and on what the blades are made out of. Over time wiper blades lose their ability to clearly remove rain, snow, and other debris from your windshield.

Water Pump Service Recommendation

Water Pump Service Recommendation

Your vehicle’s water pump is one of the most important parts of your car’s engine.

To keep you car running, it is crucial maintain engine temperature. It is the job of the water pump to continually circulate coolant through your vehicles engine, and back through the radiator doesn’t overheat. We recommend that your engine’s water pump be replaced when the timing belt is serviced, or immediately when a leak or malfunction is detected.

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