Traveling This Summer ? Time For a Pre-Trip Inspection ?
With the July 4th holiday weekend fast approaching there is no better time to make sure your vehicle is ready for the trip. Tow truck drivers along the highway and in resort areas see all too many travelers on the side of the road due car owners neglecting their vehicles. Half of all breakdowns happen due to preventive maintenance neglect. Having your vehicle inspected does not guarantee that you won’t have a breakdown however it really lessens your chance of a breakdown.
Often times this scenario can be avoided with a pre-trip inspection which is also a good time to get an oil change. Proper car care is important at all times but even more so during holiday travel season.
The bottom line is basic car care is good for everyone. Below are the items our Technicians look at during a vehicle safety inspection which should be part of your preventative maintenance plan. Your ToyoTechs Technician takes great care to perform all these tasks during a vehicle safety inspection.
- Check all fluids including engine oil, power steering, brake, transmission and antifreeze/coolant fluids.
- Check the brake system including pads, rotors and drums.
- Check the hoses and belts for wear, cracking, frayed or loose.
- Inspection of the exhaust system for leaks, damage or unusual noise.
- Inspection of the steering and suspension system including shock absorbers, struts, ball joints tie rods and other related components.
- Check the tires including tire pressure and tread. Tires are also checked for uneven wear, bald spots and bulges.
- Inspection of wipers and lights so that you can see and be seen.
- Battery check. We make sure the connections are clean and battery is in good condition
Call for an appointment, 770-457-9991
Don't forget about our other shop Atlanta Hybrid Repair. They are 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
Vacation Travel Season Coming Up, Need a Checkup ?
Vacation season is coming up and as with your vacation it’s important to make plans for servicing your vehicle. During the summer season we tend to be busier and it's important to make sure to give yourself enough time to make that appointment for service and repairs that are needed before you head out for the holidays.
Some of the basics to keep in mind are when was the last time your vehicle had a checkup ? Remember, when in doubt have your vehicle checked out.
One of the things we offer is the availability of our other shop that services the Toyota and Lexus brands. The shop’s General Manager is 20 year ToyoTechs veteran Kenny Hancock. Kenny was the lead Master Technician for 15 years at the main shop before moving over to Atlanta Hybrid Repair as General Manager.
Often times it’s easier to get an appointment sooner at Atlanta Hybrid Repair and all gas powered vehicles are welcome. Please keep this in mind.
Atlanta Hybrid Repair is equipped to handle all your Toyota and Lexus service needs. Located at 5630 Peachtree Blvd. 1 mile away from the main shop just across the street from Wendy's and the Kia dealer. Call for appointment at 770-492-7437
Keep Your Cool When Things Heat Up: A/C Service Needed ?
With the weather warming up it’s time to think about having your A/C serviced. (It’s going to be 88 degrees on Saturday) Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning A/C system is the last place you want to be.
If you feel your A/C system is not working as well as you would like, the time to have it looked at is now before it gets too hot. If you're feeling “cool as a cucumber” it’s probably not necessary to give your A/C a second thought.
Often times you just might need to have your system recharged and checked for leaks. However if it’s blowing hot air you're probably going to need a compressor. (ouch) If when switching on the A/C and you hear clicking or a whining noise that’s usually a sure sign there’s a problem with the A/C. Either way having a working air conditioner in Atlanta is a must. If the A/C is not up to keeping you cool it’s now time to have one of our Master Technicians examine the system for problems.
Don't forget about our other shop Atlanta Hybrid Repair. They are equipped to handle all your Toyota and Lexus service and repair needs. Located at 5630 Peachtree Blvd. 1 mile away from the main shop. Call for appointment at 770-492-7437
Or give Pat a call at 770-457-9991