Most vehicles have a recirculation button with the air conditioning controls in their cars. You may be questioning on when to use it; let's tell you when! The best time to use the circulation button is during the summer on very hot days. The circulation button takes the air from inside the vehicle and recirculates it in the cab of the vehicle instead of pulling the hot air from outside. When it is very hot outside and the recirculation button is not on, it is pulling the hot air from outside and trying to cool it. When the recirculation button is on, it pulls the cooler air from inside. Using the recirculation function will help keep the car cooler and keep the wear and tear down on your air conditioning system. If the vehicle has been sitting in direct sunlight it is b ... read more
Why does my all-wheel-drive vehicle need the same tires? We recommend that all four tires are replaced at the same time. On all-wheel-drive vehicles the computer and differential work simultaneously to supply power to each wheel. If one of the tires is a different size than the others, the computer will take an incorrect reading and cause the differential to work too hard. If the vehicle is driven to long in this condition, it will burn out the drive train. Remember to rotate your tires to extend the life of the tires. Rotating the tires also keeps the tread wearing evenly and does not place strain on the drive train. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment to check over your tires. Also, make a $15 donation to our school supply drive and receive a FREE tire rotation.
What is a wheel lock you may be asking? A wheel lock is a locking lug nut that contains theft-deterring sockets. To remove the locking lug nut, you must have the wheel lock and each set of wheels has its own key. This is a safety feature that prevents the tire, rim, and wheel from being removed from the vehicle. These locks are meant to deter criminals from stealing the wheels off your vehicle. If you are not sure where your wheel lock may be a dealership or manufacturer can replace it if you have the code for your wheel lock. You also can sometimes order a replacement online if you have the make and model of your wheel locks. Our auto repair shop can also remove the wheel locks from the vehicle. We use a special socket that digs into the metal grip on the outside of the wheel lock. This will cause damage to the wheel lock and will not be able to be reused. If there is a wheel lock installed on your vehicle, please be sure to have it easily accessible at the time&n ... read more
What is this digital courtesy inspection your team is always talking about? Each one of our technicians is equipped with an iPad. This allows our technicians to perform a multi-point inspection on every vehicle that comes in. This inspection is no charge to the customer and checks things over from fluids to suspension components. We will check light bulbs on all four corners of the vehicle to confirm no light bulbs are burnt out. We will check all fluid levels such as engine oil, coolant, windshield washer, and brake fluid. The air filter will also be inspected which is what prevents any dust, particles, and sand or debris from reaching the engine. This inspection allows us to keep you informed about what is going with your vehicle. When the inspection is complete you, the customer gets a copy via e-mail or text message with pictures of your vehicle and the inspection report
Here at Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing, we are your one stop shop! We service all makes and models; domestic or foreign. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows us to service these vehicles. Our team of technicians strives to stay up to date on the latest automotive technology, and has professional, hands-on experience. We strive to use the most current diagnostic equipment available including original factory equipment. We do services from simple oil changes to engine overhauls. Call us today to schedule an appointment for our technicians to service your vehicles