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Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling

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Putting Off Car Care? Stop Stalling

Overdue for an oil change or a brake inspection? Whatever the service, by postponing necessary maintenance, you may be causing extensive damage to your vehicle and increasing the chance of a breakdown. With National Car Care Month in April upon us, the non-profit Car Care Council suggests you stop stalling and get your vehicle serviced today.

"Many people don't realize the consequences of putting off needed vehicle maintenance. Not only can neglecting vehicle service cause safety issues if ignored, but it can lead to costly repairs down the road," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "With nearly 80 percent of vehicles needing service, a new part and/or repair, chances are your vehicle could use some extra attention."

The Car Care Council recommends following a vehicle service schedule, keeping a free copy of the council's Car Care Guide in the glovebox and performing the most common routine maintenance procedures to keep your vehicle performing at its best.

  • Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check the brake system annually and have the brake linings, rotors and drums inspected at each oil change.
  • Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
  • Check the hoses and belts to make sure they are not cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or showing signs of excessive wear.
  • Check the heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) system as proper heating and cooling performance is critical for interior comfort and safety reasons, such as defrosting.
  • Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.

"Be sure to fully inspect your vehicle annually, including performing a tune-up and wheel alignment," said White. "If you suspect there is a problem, don't stall and address it quickly before minor repairs become more complicated, expensive repairs."

Source: Car Care Council

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    If you need honest mechanics, this is your place! I feel comfortable and at home with Jacob, Sabrina and the rest of the crew. Everyone is friendly and most of all you can trust that they won't rip you off with work your vehicle doesn't need. Come on out and give them a chance. You will never look back.

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    Jacob and his team took great care of me. Had a tire sensor issue, they replaced and rotated a tire for me. Upon the rotation Jacob found that I had no wheel weights on my tire. He was kind enough to take care of the issue for me. Great service, great team and great prices!! Thank you Jacob for getting me back on the road safely. Thank you Sabrina for keeping me company while I wanted and making sure my vehicle was getting taken care of too!

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    I usually do all my own automotive stuff, mostly because I've seen the aftermath of using cheap, bad mechanics. My oil plug was stopped at a random quick oil change shop and they didn't tell me, they just put blue Loctite on it and I only found this when I decided to do my own oil change. Trust is key, and Caliber is the only place I trust. The owner, Jacob, tells the truth and is fair in his pricing. What else do you want from your mechanic? I will always refer Caliber to anyone who needs work on their vehicle. Epic experience, a great digital assessment gets sent to you so you can see what they checked and what needs to be addressed. I brought it in for brakes and they told me it didn't need brakes, I've been to shops who would have sold me brakes, they aren't like that at Caliber. Thank you Jacob.

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    Caliber Auto Repair is the only place I take all of my vehicles. This even includes my classic Chevy truck. Their work is superb, all staff is professional, and the service is top quality. I refer everyone I know to Caliber Auto Repair. If you have car trouble, take it to Caliber Auto Repair.

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    One of the more pleasant experiences I've had with a auto mechanic. Wanted my 2002 Silverado brought back to life that was sitting for 1-2 years. I took it to a dealership and a few other places and was quoted enormous amounts and little explanations. However Caliber sent me a full diagnostic color-coded with urgent fixes and did it for about half the cost. They were fast, honest, and the owner even checks up with you after the work is done to make sure you are satisfied. Sabrina and Jacob were easy to work with. I've found a new spot to take my trucks and cars from now on. Thank you!

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    I had Jacob and the gang at Caliber Automotive install a front end lift kit on my 2018 Ford F 250 super duty. The work was perfect and completed in a very timely manner. My truck was well cared for, not even a dirty fingerprint left behind. Being a mechanic my self I am very picky. For great work as well as fantastic customer care I absolutely recommend these guys. I am taking my truck back in for more work.

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