TIPS from the Automotive Professionals


Pro-tips from MIke's auto service

Our mechanics are some of the best diagnosticians around. Any mechanic can throw parts at a vehicle to see if that fixes the issue, but a true master will run tests and figure out the real issue. We specialize in accurately diagnosing vehicles the first time around so that you can get back on the road with confidence.

Perform routine maintenance

A well-maintained vehicle will keep you safely on the road with less down time for lengthy, expensive repairs.

Familiarize yourself with your owner’s manual.

Know where to find information about your vehicle’s safety systems and also what any lights on the dash mean.

Check your tires for wear and proper inflation.

Driving with underinflated tires can not only cause your car to increase fuel consumption, it can lead to vehicle damage and even tire failure.

Replace dirty air filters.

Clogged air filters can cause the air/fuel mixture to be too rich resulting in increased fuel consumption.

Keep your engine tuned.

A fouled spark plug or restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency by as much as 30%!

Check your oil level.

It is important to monitor your oil level in case you have an oil leak or your vehicle is consuming oil. Be sure to check your oil level before going on any trips!

Replace worn windshield wipers.

Don’t wait until that next torrential downpour or blizzard to find out that your wipers or torn or so aged that they don’t make good contact with the windshield.

Don’t ignore any new sounds or smells.

If your vehicle isn’t feeling right, chances are that something is going on. Don’t ignore any squeaks, squeals, grinding, clunks, or burning smells.

Carry an emergency kit in your vehicle at all times.

Possible items to include are: First aid kit, flashlight, road flares, blankets, gloves, etc.

Invest in a jump starter pack to keep in your vehicle.

These boost pack are small, portable, and can jump start your vehicle for you!