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Monthly Archives: June 2022

How to Preserve Car Batteries

How to Preserve Car Batteries

Car batteries, like our cell phone batteries, can drain quickly. Keeping the car battery charged is to our advantage. But how can the life expectancy of the battery be preserved? Our friends, at NAPA, have given us some tips to help us with our batteries. Here’s their 6 suggestions: Make sure all lights are off when the car is turned off. Protect your car during extreme temperatures in the winter and summer. You can do this by using a garage, car port or simply protecting the car from the wind. Take an occasional long distance road trip. Have the alternator checked. This requires a voltmeter. You can do this yourself or bring your vehicle to Bob’s and we will check it for you. Inspect the battery for corrosion or loose connection. Clean and tighten as needed. Turn off all accessories. Newer vehicles have several; like Navigation systems, fog lights, security alarms and other accessories are available. When not in use, the systems that are not safety-related should be ... read more

Upcoming Vacation out West

Upcoming Vacation out West

So you have some exciting plans for the upcoming vacation out west to visit relatives. You’re plans include taking some of your family members out on your boat for some water skiing. You’ve got the boat and your tow vehicle all ready. You’ve gassed them up and even vacuumed both of them out. Now you are just counting down the days until you leave. Wait! Have you considered your vehicle’s maintenance schedule? Is up to date? You’ll be towing around several thousand extra pounds, possibly through heavy traffic, hilly terrain and dirt roads. That adds a lot of severe strain on your engine, brakes and transmission. Let’s just consider the transmission. The internal transmission temperature is going to be much higher than normal. What’s a fun little vacation for you is really severe duty for your transmission. Because the transmission fluid cleans, cools and lubricates the transmission; it’s important to have enough transmission fluid and that you have the transmission serviced according ... read more

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