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THREE TIPS FOR SPOTTING VEHICLE PROBLEMS EARLY

THREE TIPS FOR SPOTTING VEHICLE PROBLEMS EARLY

We often talk about how important it is to fix potential car problems as they present themselves, rather than letting them fester and become major issues. We see examples of this every day. At Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission we want to educate our customers about the proper care for their vehicle.  Nobody likes having to spend $1,000 on car repairs when, if they had just come in two months earlier after the car first started acting strangely, that same bill might have been $100 or less. Reality is, if your vehicle is indicating a minor problem it doesn’t fix itself or remain minor. It usually gets worse. Obviously, it isn’t feasible for anyone to get their car examined by a mechanic every day, and it isn’t necessary. You may or may not know much about cars, but if you know what to look and listen for, you can prevent a l ... read more

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DON’T WARM UP YOUR CAR BEFORE DRIVING – AND OTHER THINGS TO AVOID IN THE WINTER

DON’T WARM UP YOUR CAR BEFORE DRIVING – AND OTHER THINGS TO AVOID IN THE WINTER

  It is a common practice in winter and maybe you’ve even done it several times. There is snow covering your car and ice has settled over your windshield. And it is very cold. So, you trudge outside, start up your car and go back in your house and wait for the car to defrost. Contrary to popular opinion, that isn’t what you should be doing. In fact, there are several mistakes people make with their cars during the winter. Here are a few. Letting your car idle while it warms up. Several minutes isn’t going to kill your car, obviously, but letting it run while you finish breakfast inside is can be bad for your engine – unless your model is one that was built before 1995. Most cars built before 1995 had a carburetor, which combines air and fuel. With those cars, it was a good idea to let the car warm up for a while, as it helped your odds of the ... read more

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The differences between hybrid and regular cars.

The differences between hybrid and regular cars.

When choosing a vehicle, it can sometimes be difficult to understand why one car is different from any other, even after you test drive and purchase them. There are a lot of small features that go into a car that you may miss. These little details often only become apparent when something goes wrong with your vehicle. That’s when you find out about a part or something that needs to be replaced, costing you a lot of money. Understanding at least some of the differences between the various types of cars is important when thinking about your future and whether you’ll need auto repair. This is especially the case with newer hybrid vehicles, which have unique functions designed to save you fuel and thus money. Knowing what makes hybrids special can save you a lot in the long run. The experts at Mr. Transmission would like to offer you some important points on what makes these relatively new cars stand out, so that repairs are more affordable. A little more sophistication The m ... read more

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Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

Tips on surviving a blizzard while on the road.

We’re in the middle of winter, and so snow storms are a common sight. Sometimes, it’s just flurries slowly drifting onto the roads. Other times, it’s a whiteout that covers the roads in snow and makes it impossible to drive any faster that 5 mph In some cases, you may even get stuck on the roads if you drive out there. You want to do as much as possible to avoid getting caught off guard, and prevent yourself from getting hypothermia or frostbite among other conditions. The professionals at Mr. Transmission would like to offer some advice if you have to drive out on the roads during a blizzard. However, the first piece of advice they would like to share is this: Do not drive out there unless it’s absolutely necessary. What to do before In the event that your travels will cause you to be in the midst of a snowstorm, planning ahead is essential. If you can, plan your work day and driving time so yo ... read more

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