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Beat The Heat With A/C Service

Beat The Heat With A/C Service

Do I need to service my A/C system before summer? Summer's almost here, and we can feel the air getting muggier by the second. Even though temperatures don't get too crazy in Tennessee, the humidity can make for some pretty sweaty conditions. With that in mind, have you had your A/C system serviced this year? Do you think you need to? Here are a few things to consider as we roll into summer.   The simple answer to "should I service my A/C system before summer starts?" is yes! Definitely, you want to stay ahead of the game. Especially during the in-between months when temperatures are pleasant. It's best to bring it in for service now before it gets too humid! How do I know if my A/C system needs service? Luckily, the answer to this question is pretty straightforward. If your A/C (air conditioning) system needs service, you will notice one of these things, or maybe more than one. It may seem like everything under the sun indicates a problem, but a wide ra ... read more

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The Importance Of Pre-Purchase Inspections

The Importance Of Pre-Purchase Inspections

Photo by Hilbert Hill on Unsplash You Need A Pre-Purchase Inspection The Pandemic did a number on vehicles prices over the past two years. Supply chain problems, logistical issues, and labor shortages have all combined to create an increase in both the new and used vehicle markets. That being said, when you need a vehicle, you need a vehicle, and there are still deals to be had.   The question is, what type of vehicle do you buy, and do you buy it used or new? If you do buy it used, how do you make sure that you get the most out of your purchase? Great questions, and we believe we have some answers for you in this month's blog! Is It Worth It To Purchase A Used Vehicle? That question depends on a few factors. First of all, yo ... read more

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February Filter Fun

February Filter Fun

Photo byDearCompany onPixabay This month, we dedicate our blog to February "Filter Fun!" In light of Valentine's Day and all the love going around, we thought it would be nice to go over the things our vehicle needs; to keep it healthy and our relationship together going strong. When considering your Valentine's Day date options, don't forget your vehicle, too!   Your vehicle has four main filters, and all of them perform critical functions. A healthy vehicle filter is the first line of defense between your vehicle's important fluids and the harmful debris in the atm ... read more

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New Year, New You

New Year, New You

Image by Arek Socha from Pixabay   Turkey time is over, Santa's flown home, and Johnson City wakes up to the light of a new day. Happy New Year's everyone, I hope you are all doing great! With that being said, I'm sure we all have some things we would like to improve this year, or maybe some goals we want to reach for the future. Let's include our vehicles in all the fun and make a shortlist of New Year's resolutions that cover their needs too.   Our vehicles work hard, sometimes too hard. Depending on our lifestyle and jobs, our vehicles might be shut away for weeks-on-end; or stuck in the field day after day. Both situations call for some special attention, and maybe ... read more

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Why is Winterizing Your Vehicle Always a Win?

Why is Winterizing Your Vehicle Always a Win?

Photo by Blake Carpenter on Unsplash   The frosty grasp of winter has its grip on us here in Tennessee. While we love to see the holiday season and all of its wonderful sidekicks, like eggnog, cider, pies, and oh so much more, we can't avoid the downside of the holidays. The snowy roads, rainy conditions, black ice, and slippery muddy pitfalls are out there, and it's just a matter of time before we encounter them. It's more important than ever to prepare your vehicle for the winter conditions it will face, and December isn't too late to get started!   You can't lose by preparing your vehicle for the inevitable! Winter conditions are very hard on the underside of our vehicles, tires, fluids, and more. Prepar ... read more

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10 Tips for Handling Thanksgiving Traffic

10 Tips for Handling Thanksgiving Traffic

Photo by Ann Danilina on Unsplash   Thanksgiving, for many of us, is our favorite time of the year. A time when we all get together to share our favorite recipes, to bask in the food-coma to come! However, it can be a deceptively dangerous time to drive with so many of us hitting the road at once. There are some things to consider before hitting the road on a belly full-o-turkey!   Crazy drivers, cars full of kids, and sleepy people full of food are some of the hurdles you might encounter on your Thanksgiving route! Let's all take the time to be a little extra careful, so we have even more to be thankful for this year. Check out this list of 10 tips for handling Thanksgiving traffic!   1. Stay Awake - This might see ... read more

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Halloween Costumes For Your Vehicle

Halloween Costumes For Your Vehicle

Image by Amber Avalona from Pixabay    Halloween is the time to come together and let our wild sides come out! Kids spend all year trying to come up with the coolest and most unique costumes they can; it's a tradition beloved by all. Why not bring your vehicle in on the fun? There are all sorts of exciting things you can do to dress your vehicle up for Halloween!   People love to adorn the vehicles with pumpkins, gross oozing slime cutouts, and funny windshield wiper wavers! Dreaming up some hilarious and scary ideas can make you the talk of the block. More importantly, it brings the family together and lets you share in an awesome memory. Halloween is a time to get creative ... read more

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Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Steering System & Safety: Signs You Won’t Want To Miss

Photo by Austin Ramsey on Unsplash   Not many people outside of the auto repair industry know how the steering system operates. We found this great video that shows the steering system, and we hope it helps provide you with a few “ah-ha!” moments as you learn more about how your car makes turns.   All too often, people take the steering system for granted. It’s not hard to imagine why, either. You get into the car, start, put your foot on the pedals, and turn the steering wheel. It’s that simple!   But there are several signs you won’t want to miss regarding your steering system and vehicle safety. Here are a few things to pay attention to if you notice them taking place whil ... read more

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The Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

The Difference Between Cabin Air Filters and Engine Air Filters

Photo by Joshua Aragon on Unsplash    When we say air filter, you probably think about your car's system working to make the air on your vehicle cleaner for you to breathe!    But there is a big difference between the cabin air filter and engine air filter that you should know, and we will explain below:    Cabin Air Filter: This is also known as an air conditioning (A/C) filter. It allows the air that comes into your cabin to filter out any pollution from the outside air that would otherwise contaminate the car's cabin. This will enable you to have your car interior air clean and say bye to allergies.    Engine Air Filter: As the name says it, the engine air filter is located on your car's engine to keep it free of any debris that might ... read more

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How to Celebrate Independence Day in Johnson City, TN

How to Celebrate Independence Day in Johnson City, TN

Welcome to our blog for July! Independence day is almost here, and we would love to share with you some of the fantastic ways you can celebrate with your family and friends.  But before that, make sure to have your car ready to take your family to have fun and explore the beautiful city of Johnson, CA and enjoy all the fun activities you can do! Below are some ideas that you might want to consider for this patriotic day.  Watch the fireworks: Get ready and take all your family and friends to enjoy watching the sky at night illuminated with thousands of fireworks! One of the best places to enjoy this fantastic night show in Johnson City is Freedom Hall Civic Center grounds.  Have a picnic: Instead of having a barbecue in your house backyard, invite your family to a park and have a picnic! Take a frisbee to enjoy the afternoon playing, and finally enjoy the fireworks at night! In Johnson City, there are many parks where you can have a l ... read more

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