Yearly Archives: 2021

Spring Cleaning in your Garage

Spring Cleaning in your Garage

Welcome to April’s blog! With spring now in full bloom, we are talking about spring cleaning and why your garage likely needs some attention as you start the season. There are many great reasons for you to devote a weekend towards spring cleaning your garage, and those reasons might even surprise you. Here’s our top four: You could use more organization and space - With space in our homes a constant issue, this is the usual reason we get up and spring clean our garages. But think about how much better and more efficient your garage will be when you’ve been through it and made decisions on what to do with assets you haven’t touched in over a year. It’s an excellent clarifying moment: do I really need that slowly-drying original paint since I changed the wall color? If you haven’t set up a tool desk, this is the perfect excuse to start planning one or reassess your current one for clarity. You’ll likely discover lost o ... read more

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Auto Repair

The CHECK ENGINE Light: How To Keep a Warning From Being a Panic

The CHECK ENGINE Light: How To Keep a Warning From Being a Panic

One of the scariest things we can face when dealing with a problem with our car is the ambiguity of a Check Engine light. It doesn’t announce the problem directly but warns us like a fiery omen that our automobile may be in jeopardy until we get it serviced. Most issues with a car aren’t as worrying. We know what to do when a tire blows, as scary as that can be. We know where to look when the car doesn’t start. But it’s hard to tell what to worry about (or how much you should be worried) when the Check Engine light is on. Driving with the light on can conjure imaginary demons or allow us to ignore real gremlins if we don’t take it seriously. Here are some things to bear in mind when you see the Check Engine light getting your attention: A blinking Check Engine light is a serious issue. According to Motorist.org, a blinking Check Engine light is usually an indication of something much more dangerous. It can indicate an accidental misfire where unburned g ... read more

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Auto Repair

Turning Fears Into Love: Customer Service that Redefines the Auto Repair

Turning Fears Into Love: Customer Service that Redefines the Auto Repair

We see it often when we give customers bad news about their car. Sometimes it starts with a flinch and then gradually becomes a look of disappointment on their faces. It’s a crushing moment to know you’re about to lose some money to the upkeep and repair of your car. No one relishes spending money meant to enrich your family’s life on car repairs. Even genuine love of your car still makes it difficult to surrender to the inevitable: you need help with your vehicle, and you’ll have to sacrifice some of the money you’ve saved and budgeted. We work very hard to put you at ease in our shop because we want you to know that we are your allies, and not predators waiting to collect on you. When we do inspections, we give you an idea of all the needs your car has and the timeline they are most likely to need service in to allow you to adjust your budget safely and spend as you can afford to manage. Advanced planning and working within your budget is the cornerstone ... read more

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Auto Repair
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