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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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Spring is near; think alignments!

Spring is near; think alignments!

After the winter months it is important to have your alignment checked. As the spring thaw begins the roads will shift which may cause stress on your vehicle's suspension and tires. It is important to keep up on your alignment to keep your suspension and tires in great shape. If an alignment is not in the correct specs, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly. It can also cause damage to the suspension on your vehicle. It is important to keep up on your alignments to prevent this damage from happening. Call us today to schedule your alignment for summer travels

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Shocks and Struts

The vehicle's shocks and struts are responsible for the control and handling of your vehicle. These basically keep the tires connected to the road. These components also stop your vehicle from bottoming out when the vehicle hits a pothole or uneven road surfaces. There are a few ways to tell if your shocks and struts are worn. Driving down the freeway at higher speeds the vehicle will not feel completely stable. It will constantly be moving up and down. The movement may be minimal but you will notice it. When you are taking sharp turns or taking an off-ramp, your vehicle "tips" to the outside of the turn and feels wobbly. The front end of the vehicle will dive more than expected during hard braking. You may not notice this until you must slam on your brakes. The rear-end of the vehicle may even squat during acceleration. This you only may feel during hard acceleration. Shocks and struts may even be leaking fluid from the exterior. This is a sign that the seals have br ... read more

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