Monthly Archives: March 2016

How To Not Destroy Your Car While Fixing It

A lot of us are "do it yourselfers" when it comes to some of our automotive maintenance chores. If this applies to you, it's good to know you have to be careful with some of these chores so as not to do more harm than good. This especially applies to anything involving your electrical system. One wrong move could potentially damage some of your computer-based systems, and that's a recipe for a lot of very expensive parts and labor auto repair bills! Watch Scotty Kilmer, a mechanic for the last 46 years, as he shows how you can work on your car's electrical system WITHOUT shorting things out and causing further damage. A few simple precautions is all that's needed, and this video shows them to you. NOTE: Working on your own vehicle's electrical system is NOT something we recommend. However, if you're determined to do so, please take these precautions seriously

Auto Repair Tempe: Battery Service and Repair

Auto Repair Tempe: Battery Service and Repair

Batteries are a huge part of modern life. How many battery chargers do you have around? We've got a box full of them. Of course, we're here to talk about your car battery. When people come into our tempe auto repair shop and need a new battery, they're really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is, 70% of batteries don't last four years, but there are some things you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know and we can clean it off. A dirty battery runs hotter, and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that, too. We can clean them up, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them. Also, running your battery way down is bad for it. Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the car turned off, can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about ten of these d ... read more

Go Hands-Free in Your Car

Go Hands-Free in Your Car

Some states have already made driving while using a cell phone illegal, and it's highly discouraged in every part of the U.S. But there are many more distractions in the car than just talking on the phone or texting. Fortunately, voice control software has reached the point where many different devices in the car can be controlled by voice commands. However, not everyone can afford these extras, and they're still fairly expensive. Here are some of the most common things people use their hands for instead of driving and their safer alternatives. Cell Phones While some people say that talking on the phone isn't distracting at all, it really is. It takes at least one hand to hold the phone up to your ear, and that can severely impact your control of your vehicle. You may also be so distracted by the call that you don't pay as much attention to the road as you should. The other option is to tuck the phone between your ear and your sh ... read more

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