February 17, 2020

Money Saving features of a Quality Tune-up

  The Low Income Auto Repair Program mechanics often get asked what is a standard tune-up and what’s included? The answer will vary from mechanic shop to shop, but generally this is a type of preventative and proactive maintenance that every vehicle needs. A good quality tune-up targets problem areas and resolves small issues so they don’t increase in size. Quality tune ups include a thorough engine check, to make sure there are no leaks, and that it sounds and feels right when the vehicle is running. For a closer look at some of the other ways a tune up can improve your vehicle, check out our list of tune up benefits.   Fix a Rough Ride: The truth is, as your vehicle ages, it just doesn’t run as smoothly as it used to. Maybe you’ve noticed it shaking a little bit, veering off to one side of the road, […]
December 28, 2019

6 tips for Winter Car Care

    As winter looms, so do inevitable car repairs. But there are small things you can do ahead of time to winterize your car and to help ensure you spend the least amount of time in the repair shop. Follow our winter car repair guide that includes the six most common winter car repairs that you can anticipate in the months ahead. We’re ready to give you all the advice and helpful winter car care tips you need to make sure you get to the places you need to go this season – even if it is a frozen blizzard out there.   Winter Ready Tip 1: Anticipate a dead battery. It’s very common for batteries to die during the winter months. That doesn’t mean you can’t bring them to life again, and it also doesn’t necessarily mean you have to buy an entirely new battery. Before you go […]