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Why Auto Repair and Maintenance Facilities Are Considered “Essential Businesses” During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 7, 2020 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

To slow the spread of COVID-19, or coronavirus, countries, states and cities around the world are telling people to stay home and not participate in any social gatherings outside of their core household group. Depending on where you live in the United States, this order is known as shelter in place, stay at home or self-isolation. If you’ve tested positive for COVID-19 or have been exposed to someone with the virus and are able bodied, you must self-quarantine at home. While social distancing is now the new normal, you can still leave your house for essentials, like groceries, medical care,... View Article

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Why Do Transmissions Go Bad?

March 28, 2020 4:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

One of the reasons why it’s important for you to stay on top of regular maintenance with your car is to prevent some potentially severe transmission issues from occurring. Any vehicle having transmission problems, particularly slipping transmission, should stay off the road in Madison, TN, because there are some significant safety concerns associated with this condition. A vehicle with a bad transmission could spontaneously shift into different gears, which could cause you to lose control of your vehicle. If the transmission begins to slip, you need to prioritize repairs as soon as you can get them. Transmission problems can rapidly... View Article

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What You Should Know About Changing Your Transmission Fluid

March 14, 2020 4:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Transmission fluid is an important part of your transmission system. It keeps all the parts of your transmission properly lubricated, which reduces the wear and tear that would otherwise happen much more rapidly due to heat and friction. Changing your transmission fluid does not damage your transmission’s condition, and if you haven’t been changing it frequently enough, the transmission may begin to slip. Why should you change your transmission fluid? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about changing the transmission fluid in your vehicle in Madison, TN. When to change your fluid Every vehicle is going to... View Article

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Consider Using Your Tax Refund to Invest in Your Car

February 26, 2020 12:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re in the middle of tax season, and over the next couple months, a lot of people will be getting a good chunk of change back from Uncle Sam. What you do with your tax refund is absolutely your prerogative—some people will put it toward a trip, while other people will simply stash it away into savings. But if you’ve been putting off some repairs or maintenance for your vehicle because of the expense and don’t have any other grand plans for your tax refund, you might consider using that refund to invest in your vehicle. Here are a few... View Article

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Why the Frequency of Your Oil Changes Matters

February 12, 2020 12:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The general rule for oil changes used to be that you should get your oil changed every three months or every 3,000 miles, whichever came first. However, upgrades in oil technology have changed this standard significantly. Today, a combination of upgrades to engines as well as the proliferation of more efficient synthetic oil will allow some vehicles to go 7,000 miles or more without getting an oil change. Of course, you should always check your owner’s manual for specific guidelines for your vehicle. While there have been some changes to the frequency with which you need to change your oil,... View Article