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Potholes Can Put A Hole In Your Wallet

Potholes

It's a safe bet that anywhere you look on the roads, you are sure to find a pothole after this winter. 2020 was sure to end with a surprise, and the brutal winter entering 2021 was the icing on the cake for many! With record-breaking snow in some areas resulting in an unprecedented number of potholes appearing on roads and highways across the country, causing considerable damage and unexpected, costly car owners' repairs.

Four Signs your Car Needs Suspension Work

Our vehicle's suspension system, otherwise known as shocks and struts, is something we often take for granted. Some people believe the suspension is mainly about having a smooth ride. Therefore these repairs aren't as necessary as other maintenance issues like oil changes or brakes. However, having bad suspension can affect your ability to control the vehicle, especially when stopping or turning, so it's in your best interest not to ignore this part of auto repair.
How do you know when it's time for suspension repair? Your vehicle will give you four hints.

Year-Round Valentine

Is your car your valentine? It may not be, but you should treat it like it is – take it out on nice drives, check the fluids, buy it new parts, let it meet us, ATCO Transmission – We’ll take good care of you both. Don’t break your own heart, get regular maintenance, change your oil, check your brakes, all the good stuff we can explain to you when you stop by and see us.

Are the Repairs Piling Up?

Reapirs piling up

All good things must come to an end—that includes your awesome vehicle that you’ve been driving for the last few years. Sometimes, however, because we are so attached to our cars we’re blind to the fact that our wallets are hemorrhaging money month after month due to repairs. The solution? Trading in your vehicle for a new one. Yes, it may be difficult, but sometimes it’s just something you have to do.
Are the Repairs are Piling Up?

The best gift you can give a car!

Oil

Having your oil and oil filter changed, at least as often as recommended by the manufacturer, is likely to generate the single biggest return on your investment in routine auto service and maintenance. Replacing the dirty oil and filter will help protect the internal parts of the engine from premature wear. It's important to use the recommended grade of oil for your vehicle for the best protection and fuel mileage.

Springtime Automototive Tips

Spring Automotive Tips

Spring is the perfect time to perform yearly maintenance. The first hand wash of the season is quite liberating! Washing the salt off and dirt off your car is like washing away winter and haven’t we all had enough of winter already?  Store your winter gear in the garage and smile because summer is near!
Taking care of general automotive maintenance now will ensure your summer travels are as carefree as you are envisioning them right now!

What is that smell?

Car Smog

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that motorists should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown, says the Car Care Council.

What does the SES light mean?

SES Light

Most of us have experienced the sinking feeling in the pit of our stomach when the check engine like comes on. Do not worry this is not a self-destruct light; it simply means your engine needs some attention. It comes on without warning and always seems to be at an inopportune time. For most drivers it means a trip to your local mechanic. This light can mean a costly problem like a bad catalytic converter or oxygen sensor or it could be as simple as a loose gas cap.