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What is a digital courtesy inspection?

What is a digital courtesy inspection?

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

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Why should car fluid be changed?

Why should car fluid be changed?

                        It's time for an oil change. Can you please check my other fluids? Yes, that is a great habit to get into. The fluid exchanges can keep it running better than ever. There are no warning lights or reminders when these fluid exchanges are due. Each manufacturer has its own fluid exchange intervals. A very common and inexpensive fluid change is your oil change, the life line of the engine. Transmission fluid should be changed every 50,000 miles to help prolong the life of the transmission. Coolant is what protects your engine. If the vehicle does not have the correct amount of coolant in it, it can cause the vehicle to overheat. This can cause expensive repairs to be needed to your engine. We recommend the coolant to be exchanged out every 4 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Brakes; we need our vehicles to stop! Brake fluid is needed for your vehicle's brakes to stop. We recommend the ... read more

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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 additi ... read more

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Fluid exchanges are important!

Fluid exchanges are important!

An important part in routine vehicle maintenance is your fluids! When your vehicle visits Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing we do an once over on your vehicle and take samples of your vehicle's fluids. It is important to change these at the mileage intervals recommended by the manufacturer to keep your vehicle on the road as long as possible. It may seem like a decent amount of money to invest in your vehicle in the given moment. Failing to change out your fluids can cause more expensive repairs if the fluids are not taken care of. Call us today to check over your maintenance schedule for your vehicle and check over the fluids

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Why is my car overheating?

Why is my car overheating?

As you're driving down the road, do you notice your temperate gage on the vehicle's dash doing up? Do you have to add coolant to the reservoir? This could be a result in a few things. If you are needing to add coolant your hoses may be leaking or even the radiator may be leaking. Call Bob's Main Street Auto to check over your cooling system to repair the fixes it may need. We do recommend to still do a fluid exchange for maintenance on your vehicle if you are not experiencing any issues. The coolant fluid exchange cleans debris from the cooling system, removes rust, scale and sludge from cooling system fins, cleans rust from coolant, and replenishes depleted coolant additives. Doing a coolant fluid exchange will benefit your vehicle by increasing the coolant life and the vehicle's performance. Call Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing today to speak to a professional service advisor

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