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and Auto Repair LLC




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Happy Spring!
Winter weather is coming to
an end and the warm days of
Spring and Summer are upon us.
Check out some warm weather car tips below.



April is car care month and with the arrival of spring, there are several important items you should take care of with your vehicle before taking a drive to enjoy the spring weather and these tips will also save you money.


1. Get an oil change. Changing your oil every 3,000 miles will increase the life of your vehicle and it will also perform better. After a long, hard winter, your vehicle will appreciate it. Remember that if your vehicle is over 100,000 miles to look into high mileage oil. Also, do your homework on various places to do oil changes. Some places might tell you that you need a lot of unnecessary work. On most vehicles, an oil change can be done by you. But, check with a trained professional and your vehicle manual before blindly attempting an oil change.


2. Check all your fluid levels. You might not have wanted to stand in the cold weather to check your fluid levels as often as you should. You might be low on oil, antifreeze or windshield wiper fluid.


3. Use a high quality gas treatment. I recommend Lucas fuel treatment. It will clean injectors or carburetors and keep your fuel system running the way it should. Again, this will save you money in the long run. You should do these treatments every couple of months.


4. Replace your fuel filter. If you replace your fuel filter, you will get better gas mileage and with the price of gas, this is a very good thing to do. In turn this will save you money when you take spring road trips and leave you a little extra spending cash.


5. Check the belts. Replace them if they are cracked or dry-rotted. If they break, they could cause significant damage to your motor. A new motor is not a cheap fix.


6. Get your tires rotated and balanced. Make sure the tires are inflated to the appropriate PSI (pounds per square inch). The wear and tear of the winter roads can play havoc with your tires and wear them down. The side of the tires tells the appropriate PSI. When in doubt, go to the local car store and ask. You can even pick up a tire gage. Properly inflated and balanced tires will also improve gas mileage and save you money in the long run.


7. Do a thorough outside wash of your truck and make it sparkly clean. Make sure you pay extra care to wash the under carriage. Some states use salt and this can rust out vehicles a lot faster. Grime in general is not good for your vehicle and will shorten the life span of your vehicle. It could also end up costing you unnecessary money to fix when it begins to rust.


8. Don't just clean the outside. Spring clean the inside as well. As much as you attempted to kick the snow and mud off your feet before entry, doesn't mean you got it all off. Chances are you have muddied up the floor and other areas of your vehicle as well. When cleaning the inside, don't forget to clean the windows as well. Often, times the windshield gets very dirty.


9. Check your wipers. Again, winter can be rough on your windshield wipers and with the April showers; you will want good wipers on your vehicle.


10. Buy your vehicle a gift after the harsh weather. I suggest a new air freshener. The packages of air fresheners are often cheaper and you have a couple when the other one wears out. Also, if you leave the bad half way on, it will make the life of the air freshener go longer. That way your car will look good and smell good also. Perhaps even some new car mats if they’re worn from winter use.



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Your car is communicating to you that there is a problem.  Come by and let us check it out for you.

We are MainStreet Transmissions and Auto Repair.  We believe in providing quality service at an affordable price.  We are a family owned and operated business and have been in Palmetto for almost 16 years.  We are members of the community and also live in the community we service.  We stand behind our service...our reputation is important to us and we strive to keep our customers happy.