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How a Pre-Purchase Inspection Can Help You Avoid Surprises When Buying a Used Car

May 22, 2020 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Inspecting used cars in Madison, TN before making a purchase is the single most important thing you can do to ensure a successful purchase of a used vehicle. Many used cars don’t have the same kind of warranty brand-new vehicles do, making it important to find out if there are any issues before you hand your money over. When people don’t insist on an inspection first, there are usually three distinct reasons: they’re afraid the seller won’t agree, they don’t know that inspections are available or they don’t want to spend the money. However, if the seller doesn’t agree, that’s... View Article

Comparing R134 and R1234yf Refrigerants

May 8, 2020 11:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

When it comes to your car’s refrigerant, you should know that most R134 refrigerant (also known as Freon) is no longer being manufactured or sold in the United States. While R134 will be produced indefinitely, the industry is turning to different refrigerants, and will eventually pivot completely as older cars go out of service. That means that if your car is older but still running, you’ll eventually need to find a different kind of refrigerant that works with your car’s coolant system. R1234yf is the answer to that problem. This new refrigerant can be used in systems that formerly required... View Article

What Vehicle Owners Can Do to Protect Themselves and Repair Technicians from COVID-19

April 21, 2020 11:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With much of the United States under stay-at-home orders from officials, many of us are not driving our cars as often or at all. However, there are things you and your family will need eventually while riding out the pandemic. Someone in your house will have to leave at some point to restock food rations and other daily essentials. Someone in your family might need to seek medical care, or a pet could require emergency veterinary treatment. That said, even though your car is sitting parked most days, it should remain reliable and in good working order. Perhaps you’ve noticed... View Article

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

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