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The Importance of Filters in Your Vehicle

The Importance of Filters in Your Vehicle

Keeping your vehicle's filters clean are a must. When one of the filters gets clogged, it may affect the vehicles performance. You may notice a loss of power, dirt smoke, oil light, and even engine failure. Most vehicles have four main filters: the cabin filter, oil filter, fuel filter, and air filter.  Cabin Air Filter A cabin air filter cleans out the air that comes into the cab of your vehicle through the heating and air conditioning system. The filter is designed to filter out dust, pollen, and other airborne particles. Having clean air in the vehicle is important if you have allergy or respiratory problems. There are few reasons on why you should change your filter on time. It allows you to breathe clean air, avoids safety and visibility issues, and increases the life in your vehicle's A/C and heating system.  Air Filter An air filter helps prevent any insects, dust particles, sand, and debris from re ... read more

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Brake Service

Brake Service

Are you feeling gradual loss of your brakes? Our BG product Brake Fluid, ultra-dry flushing formula removes contaminants from the brake system. This will help prevent corrosion in the master cylinder, cleans varnish from the brake system, removes air from the brake lines, and we replace worn brake fluid with BG Heavy Duty DOT 3 or DOT 4 brake Fluid. BG recommends this service every 30,000 miles. The BG brake service completely removes all old brake fluid and replaces it with fresh fluid. By receiving this brake service you will have more responsive brakes, smoother stopping, and quieter brakes and increases the safety of your vehicle. Call us today to have us inspect your braking system or click here to schedule an appointment! 

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Cooling System Fluid Exchange

A cooling system fluid exchange is routine vehicle maintenance that should not be forgotten. The coolant in your vehicle circulates through the system to lubricate the water pump and protect your vehicle's engine from freezing and overheating. Over time that antifreeze will break down allowing corrosion and scale build-up to happen. What is a coolant flush?  A coolant flush is a complete removal of fluid from the system and then adding new fluid back into the system. During a cooling system fluid exchange at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing, a machine is used to completely flush and clean out the system of fluid, build-up and debris. Some shops may only do a cooling system service which only drains the system and replaces the coolant. When that service is preformed it only removes about 50% of the fluid and doesn't clean out the waste and debris. Once the system is cleaned with our state of the art equipment from BG, BG additive ... read more

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How to Check Your Engine Oil Level

Checking your oil on a regular basis is a key part to keeping your vehicle's engine running well and getting the most miles out of it. Think of your engine oil as the life's blood of your car's engine. The vehicle's engine oil lubricates the engine's internal moving parts and keeps them from wearing quickly. Checking the vehicle's oil is an easy and quick job that we recommend you do often. All you will need to check your engine oil level is paper towel/rag.  Some of the newer vehicles have an electronic oil monitor and do not have a dipstick to check the oil level. On most vehicles that have the digital screen that presents the oil life, it is on your display screen on your dash.  If you are checking the oil yourself, make sure the car is parked on level ground and we recommend the engine to be cold. With the vehicle's engine off, open the vehicle's hood and locate the engine oil dipstick. Pull the dipstick out from the engine and ... read more

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Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

Tips to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter

As we transition into the winter season we start to change our way of life to adjust to the cold. Your vehicle needs a few things to keep it in optimal working order. Maintenance and auto repairs are often done all throughout the year however our vehicle's need a little bit more attention in the winter months. Driving can be dangerous in the winter due to hazards. It's essential to plan ahead for situations that can occur while winter conditions develop.  Steps to take preparing your vehicle for winter:• Test Your Vehicle's Battery- Winter weather puts more stress on your battery, especially if the vehicle is kept outdoors in the cold elements. The battery serves a few major purposes for one's vehicle. The battery stores electricity to start the vehicle, keeps the vehicle running, and powers all of the electrical components.  • Tires- Your vehicle's tires ar ... read more

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