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Potholes Can Put A Hole In Your Wallet

It's a safe bet that anywhere you look on the roads, you are sure to find a pothole after this winter. 2020 was sure to end with a surprise, and the brutal winter entering 2021 was the icing on the cake for many! With record-breaking snow in some areas resulting in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly car owners' repairs.

Four Signs your Car Needs Suspension Work

Our vehicle's suspension system, otherwise known as shocks and struts, is something we often take for granted. Some people believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride. Therefore these repairs aren't as necessary as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having bad suspension can affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto repair.

How do you know when it's time for suspension repair? Your vehicle will give you four hints.

Car Care Tips

  1. Get to know your owner’s manual. There’s important information in there, like tire pressures, maintenance schedules, and other manufacturer recommendations.
  2. Watch your tire pressures.  The amount of air (or today, nitrogen) in your tires can affect how your car drives, the fuel mileage, braking distance…and of course, tread wear.  So, keep pressures where they should be, and your ride will be safe, and smooth.

Car Priorities

Out of everything in your car, what would you say is the most important? Maybe it’s having a fresh oil change from Bob’s Auto Body & Auto Repair, maybe it’s having a full tank before you hit the road – but one thing that’s generally overlooked until it’s too late, your brakes. Without them, where would we be? Probably still rolling. Every car needs brakes, it’s inevitable that they’ll need replacement eventually, and it’s better to do it ahead of time before brake failure.

Where should your new tires be installed?

Tires can be very expensive especially when you were not planning on buying new tires for awhile. Most times it is easier to purchase two tires instead of all four at the same time. If you should chose this route your replacement tires must be the same size and construction as your current tires. The guys at Bob’s Auto Body & Auto Repair are here to help. It is also very important they are installed on the rear axle for safety reasons.

Six smells you need to know

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that drivers should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected repair.

Strange smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs and keeping up with preventative maintenance you will save money and have more peace of mind.

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