Archive for July 2022
Can Car Scent Keep You Safe on TN Roads?Posted July 31, 2022 7:40 AM
Here's a travel tip that'll I'll bet you didn't know, and it might keep you safer...
It's C. Drivers are more alert and have less fatigue with pine scent in the vehicle, according to AroMetrics.
Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)Posted July 24, 2022 8:47 AM
Let's face it. New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money. It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking for and pay a price you think is a great deal. But when you go over to look at a used car, do you really know what to look for to uncover potential problems with it?
The answer is probably no. Used cars can look great on the outside, maybe even have lustrous paint and a super clean interior. But is it possible that vehicle's been in an accident? Does it have electrical problems you can't detect easily? Is any fluid leaking that you don't know about?
Think about it. You are about to spend thousands of dollars for a complex machine and you're considering judging its condition without much expertise. That's why it makes sense to have a qualified technician inspect any used vehicle you're considering buying.
Many vehicle repair facilities will do it for around $100-$200. They'll check to see what's working right and what's not working. They'll check for leaks and how strong the battery is; they'll look for signs it's been in an accident or has been painted. They'll look in places you'd find inaccessible, and they'll take it for a test drive to see what noises, vibrations and smells might give clues to any major problems. An inspection usually takes about an hour.
You should have an inspection done by a technician you know and trust. They'll have your best interests in mind. And the inspection should be done before you start negotiating a price with the seller. It's money well spent to either give you peace of mind that you're getting a good vehicle or steer you away from a lemon.
One sign a used vehicle isn't a good deal? If the buyer refuses to let you have it inspected. That says just about everything that needs to be said.
Madison Automotive Fuel Saving Tip for Memphis: Check Engine LightPosted July 17, 2022 8:27 AM
Here's a question for Memphis, TN : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light?
Many conditions that trigger the Check Engine light can hurt your vehicle. A lot.
When Do My Shocks Need to Be Replaced?Posted July 10, 2022 10:05 AM
A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing Memphis drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers in Memphis to remember their suspension system in their schedule of preventive maintenance. Springs do most of the work of the suspension system. The most common types of springs are coil and leaf, but air springs and torsion bars are becoming more common. The body of the vehicle is “suspended” by the springs.
Is Your Memphis Driving Severe?Posted July 3, 2022 7:48 AM
If that's severe driving, what constitutes regular driving? Well, it would look something like this: I live somewhere with moderate temperatures all year round – I'm thinking San Diego here. And I live close to a freeway on-ramp. Everywhere I need to go is right off the freeway, at least four miles (six and a half km) from my home. I can drive at a steady 60 miles per hour (100 kph) when I'm on the freeway.
ArchiveAugust 2020 (16)
September 2020 (4)
October 2020 (4)
November 2020 (5)
December 2020 (4)
January 2021 (6)
February 2021 (4)
March 2021 (4)
April 2021 (4)
May 2021 (5)
June 2021 (4)
July 2021 (4)
August 2021 (5)
September 2021 (4)
October 2021 (5)
November 2021 (4)
December 2021 (4)
January 2022 (6)
February 2022 (4)
March 2022 (4)
April 2022 (4)
May 2022 (5)
June 2022 (4)
July 2022 (5)
August 2022 (4)
September 2022 (4)
October 2022 (5)
November 2022 (4)
December 2022 (4)
January 2023 (5)
February 2023 (4)
March 2023 (4)
CategoriesAir Conditioning (6)Alignment (4)Alternator (3)Auto Safety (1)Automotive News (3)Battery (4)Brakes (4)Check Engine Light (2)Cooling System (5)Dashboard (1)Diagnostics (2)Drive Train (3)Exhaust (1)Fluids (5)Fuel Economy (2)Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down (2)Fuel System (13)Headlamps (2)Maintenance (18)Monitoring System (1)Oil Change (2)Older Vehicles (1)Parts (2)PCV Valve (2)Serpentine Belt (1)Service Intervals (4)Service Standards (3)Shocks & Struts (3)Spark Plugs (1)Steering (2)Suspension (1)Timing Belt (2)Tire Rotation and Balancing (1)Tires (2)Tires and Wheels (13)TPMS (1)Warranty (1)Water Pump (1)What Customers Should Know (23)Windshield Wipers (3)Winter Prep (1)
Patrick Bertsch, 03/23/2023
Top quality shop with professional and accommodating service. Was passing through town when our car broke down and needed the issue diagnosed and resolved to get back on the road. David and team got us in and diagnosed and back on the road with a new fuel pump and recoded fuel flow control quickly and at a reasonable cost. The team then went above and beyond to support in diagnosing and escalating a towing company damage issue which they certainly didn't have to do. Highly recommended.