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Yearly Archives: 2021

Understanding Diagnostic Services

If a vehicle has a problem. Maybe a check engine light, a noise, overheating, leaks, or just not running well a diagnosis needs to be performed to determine the problem. Step one is to decide what kind of test needs to be performed to address the specific problem. We call this the preliminary evaluation. It is usually free and takes about 10 minutes. We will check things related to the complaint to both verify and, decide what tests need to be performed in order to proceed. We bill for these tests based on our hourly rate times the amount of time and materials needed to perform the test. We will give you an estimate for the test before we perform it and get your authorization. This authorization will be documented on your invoice. This does not guarantee that we will locate the problem after the test. We may be led to perform more tests on a deeper part of the system. We will explain in detail to you what needs to be done and how much it will cost. We will obtain your permission bef ... read more

How to Protect Your Car from Rodents

How to Protect Your Car from Rodents

Clever solutions to critters nibbling at your wires Rats! You can buy the most reliable car on Earth and still find convoluted electrical gremlins, fluid leaks, and even outright failure when rodents take up residence and begin chewing on wiring, hoses, plastic, and other critical car parts. This is especially a risk for cars stored over the winter, and those that have been parked for extended periods during the pandemic. Rodent-inflicted damage is an age-old problem that some observers say is increasing as automakers use more plant-based biodegradable materials to reduce waste. Several class-action lawsuits have been filed against major automakers in recent years alleging that soy-based products were to blame, but these court cases were later dismissed. Pest control company Terminix considers the temptations of tasty mate ... read more

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