Your Car’s First Line of Defense: Clean Filters

 

Your car’s filters are the first line of defense giving your vehicle better performance, longevity and cleaner interior air quality to breathe.

 

The oil filter traps contaminants, allowing the oil to flow through the engine unrestricted. The air filter traps dirt and debris which can cause damage to engine cylinders, walls, pistons and piston rings. The cabin air filter helps trap pollen, dirt and debris that finds it’s way into the vehicle’s ventilation system.

 

Folks who suffer with asthma or allergies know that changing your air filter at home can help control the allergens in their home. The same can be said of the cabin air filter. So be sure to have your vehicle’s cabin air filter checked at every oil change.

 

Filters are normal wear items that require regular checks and replacements. The factors that affect replacement intervals include mileage, driving habits and road conditions.

 

If your service advisor suggests that you need new filters that means you need new filters now not later.

 

Don't forget about our other shop Atlanta Hybrid Repair. AHR is equipped to handle all your Toyota and Lexus service needs. AHR is smaller so often it's easier to get an appointment. Gas powered and hybrids are welcome. Located at 5630 Peachtree Blvd. 1 mile away from the main shop across the street from Wendy’s and the Kia dealership. Call for appointment at 770-492-7437

 

Regular preventive maintenance is the best single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your car running safer, longer and save money on major repairs in the future.

 

A Dead Battery Left Me Stranded

Monday, 31 July 2017 14:31

A Dead Battery Left Me Stranded

 

Warm weather is the time for car battery problems. The summer’s extreme heat can destroy a car's battery. I found that out yesterday. I gathered my things and was going to head to Cumming to see my doctor (that I had been putting off forever) and upon entering my car and turning the key and nothing happened.

 

Yes there I am sitting in my car feeling frustrated that I was not going anywhere. I write about different thoughts and ideas on vehicle maintenance and there I was a victim of my not doing what I suggest.

 

My battery was exactly 3 years old and I know that when a battery is 3 years old it’s usually a good time to have it replaced. Oh me oh my, I felt like a real dummy especially since I had noticed some corrosion around the terminals just last week.

 

Please note that summertime is the battery killer not wintertime so if your battery is in the 3 year old range I highly suggest that you replace it sometime in the near future. (You’ve been warned so don’t be a dummy like me)

 

Don't forget about our other shop Atlanta Hybrid Repair. AHR is equipped to handle all your Toyota and Lexus service needs. (Gas powered and hybrids welcome). Located at 5630 Peachtree Blvd. 1 mile away from the main shop across the street from Wendy’s and the Kia dealership. Call for appointment at 770-492-7437

 

Regular preventive maintenance is the best single thing you can do as a car owner to keep your car running safer, longer and save money on major repairs in the future.

Going to the Dealer for Repairs? Get a Second Opinion

 

A few weeks ago a customer came into our other shop Atlanta Hybrid Repair feeling a bit frantic about what the dealer had estimated for repairing her vehicle. We agreed to inspect the vehicle and give an estimate of our own.

 

The original estimate for the dealer repair was approximately $700 dollars for a new wiring harness. The customer saved her money for a few weeks and went back in for the repair and they then came back with an estimate of  $4,157.85 for the wiring harness and now added a wheel bearing and speed sensor.

 

We brought the vehicle into our shop and our technician diagnosed the problem as being ONLY the wheel bearing and speed sensor and NOT needing the wiring harness.

 

WOW, thankfully this customer got a second opinion and we able to repair the vehicle for $475.70 saving the customer $3,702.12.

 

Next time any of your friends are going to the dealer please suggest to them they may want to get a second opinion on any major repair.

 

Don’t forget Atlanta Hybrid Repair also works on Toyota and Lexus vehicles. 770-492-7437

 

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