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COST SAVING TIPS

Are You Ready For The Road?

An average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, some as a result of unperformed vehicle maintenance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, neglected maintenance leads to more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.

Most mechanical failures can be traced to neglected maintenance. For example, the U. S. Department of Transportation reports the leading cause of mechanical breakdown on our nation's highways is overheating, a condition that is easily avoidable. Other deficiencies that are simple to detect include low antifreeze/coolant, worn or loose drive belts and defective cooling system hoses.

Checking tire pressure and inflating a tire costs nothing, yet an average of 21 percent of cars inspected in check lanes during National Car Care Month have under inflated tires. This can lead to a blowout and a serious accident.

Fuel Saving Tips

Condition Effect MPG Penalty up to
Under inflated tires Increase rolling resistance 1-2mpg
Dirty air filter Causes excessively rich fuel/air mixture 2.0mpg
Worn spark plugs Cause inefficient combustion, wasted fuel 2.0mpg
Worn O2 sensor Unable to detect and adjust air/fuel mixture 3mpg
Dirty or substandard engine oil Increases internal engine friction 0.4mpg
Loose gas cap Allows fuel to evaporate 2.0mpg
Potential loss in fuel economy if all of the above were neglected
11.4mpg

The Car Care Council offers these fuel-saving tips:

  1. Vehicle gas caps -- About 17 percent of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or are missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  2. Under inflated tires -- When tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with the parking brake on and can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  3. Worn spark plugs -- A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in a lot of heat and electrical and chemical erosion. A dirty spark plug causes misfiring, which wastes fuel. Spark plugs need to be replaced as recommended by the manufacturer.
  4. Dirty air filters -- An air filter that is clogged with dirt, dust and bugs chokes off the air and creates a "rich" mixture -- too much gas being burned for the amount of air, which wastes gas and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10 percent, saving about 20 cents a gallon.

Fuel-saving driving tips include:

  • Don't be an aggressive driver -- Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33 percent on the highway and 5 percent on city streets, which results in 10 to 66 cents per gallon.
  • Avoid excessive idling -- Sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Observe the speed limit -- Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mpg driven over 60 will result in an additional 10 cents per gallon. To maintain a constant speed on the highway, cruise control is recommended.

WIPERS - In the 2001 National Car Care Month vehicle check lanes, 21 percent of participants had wipers that smeared, streaked or chattered across their windshields. Although climates vary, wipers generally need replacing every six months. An easy reminder is to change wiper blades in the spring and fall when you change your clock. Be sure the windshield washers are working properly, too, and keep the reservoir filled with solvent.

LIGHTING - Another important pre-trip check should be exterior and interior lighting. Vehicle check lanes revealed an overall failure rate of over 25 percent in the lighting category. The Car Care Council reminds motorists to check their lights monthly. Other suggestions from the Council include turning on headlights both day and night. This helps define your car's position on the road, and its distance from other drivers. When your vehicle's lighting is defective, other motorists may not get the message that you intend to stop or turn. The end result could be disastrous.

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre-trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids. There are several fluids, in addition to antifreeze, that require attention, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check hoses and belts. A belt that fails can affect the electrical system, air conditioning and power steering, as well as the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires. Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

"While a last minute checkup is better than no checkup, motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility. A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps," said the Car Care Council's Executive Director, Rich White.

Not only can a pre-trip inspection help reduce chances of costly and possibly dangerous road trouble, it also provides an opportunity to have repairs made at home, with one's own technician who knows the vehicle. Especially important, it provides peace of mind. While no inspection can guarantee a car's performance, it's comforting to know proper precautions were taken.



What People Say About Us

  • Highly Recommended
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    , 12/18/2019

    Great place and service. I will be sure to recommend to my friends. Price was better than most places in the area.

  • Highly Recommended
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    , 01/03/2020

    The service was professional. They did great job in a timely fashion. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. If you are looking for a great mechanic, go here.

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 01/24/2020

    Elite top tier class technician and owner. Highly skilled in his profession and this is coming from a 91B All wheel mechanic Army veteran. Moved smooth as butter and I was in and out after a F150 bearing and rear brake pads replacement. NO sales pitch but honest trademanship! Best work I've seen these days! wish I had him in Georgia.

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 03/02/2020

    First time here doing oil change and Mr Angelo pointed out to me my brake was done and needed rotor and offered to do repair them with a affordable price he very genuine for anyone looking fr a very cheap price and very skillful of mechanic and job well done that's your guy.

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    , 01/13/2020

    Great experience! Super quick time at the shop and amazing prices! Great job at changing my breaks and even helped change my headlight that was out! Will recommend to everyone!

  • Knowledgeable Mechanics
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    , 02/03/2020

    Angelo is the best mechanic in town! Fast, affordable and honest! Best of all he really knows his stuff! Gotta go there for all your auto needs!

  • Amazing Service
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    , 02/15/2020

    Thank you for helping fix something that I didn't know was broken. I just went in for an oil change. Ended up needing to fix an oil leak. I thought it was because my car is older, but now it's running much better. I'm very happy with the service and quality. Thank you ??

  • Amazing Service
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    , 04/14/2020

    Getting help from a gentleman that's been working with cars his whole life is definitely reassuring, Angelo is a star mechanic. I'm definitely going to be bring my business here and any friends or family that have issues here too.

  • Fast and Courteous
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    , 03/27/2020

    Great fast service with affordable prices.

  • Fast and Courteous
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    , 05/06/2020

    Honest, fair and prompt. We have been recommending family and friends to his shop. We own an air conditioning business so our work truck is very important to us and Angelo always provides excellent service, I've been looking for an honest mechanic for years and they're very hard to find, finally we have one!!

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    , 05/13/2019

    Excellent service! I was very happy here. Nowadays it's hard to find a good repair shop. I'll definitely be coming back.

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    , 05/21/2019

    Great place for quick service with basic maintenance like an oil change. Prices are very fair and the owners are very knowledgeable and friendly! I recommend all of my family and friends to visit Angelo for their vehicles.

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    , 06/08/2019

    Fast and honest auto repair. Great service and prices.

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    , 08/01/2019

    I have taken 2 different cars to this place. The dealer had told me about things that were wrong with my Toyota Scion and Angelo confirmed the damage and charge me about half of what the dealer wanted. My son has an older car and my old mechanic wanted about $2000 for different repairs but when I took it to BrakesXpress I was told that only a couple of things needed to be done and the price was great! Honest mechanics are a rare find so I am really happy to have found one.

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    , 07/31/2019

    have a 1999 Toyota Camry le. And every time I've been told by different mechanics that something's wrong with my car, I take it to this place for a 2nd opinion, and it's always been less cost to me than other businesses. Angelo the owner tells me even sometimes that nothing serious is wrong, and fixes it within the day. I'm very happy to have an honest mechanic like him close to my home.

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    , 07/13/2019

    Great and honest mechanic. Works fast and doesn't try to up-sell you on unnecessary repairs.

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    , 11/19/2019

    This is such a great family owned business. He was able to diagnose the problem quickly. I have been here several times and the customer service is always excellent and the repairs are quick and reasonably priced. They didn't sell me something I didn't need. If I need anything done on a car, I will always be quick to return here. Love this place and highly recommend!

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    , 09/03/2019

    Skilled technician, competitive pricing, same day service!! I recommend Angelo to everyone. He works on new and older cars, foreign and domestic (-:

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