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Monthly Archives: July 2019

Recognizing Signs Of Vehicle Engine Damage

Recognizing Signs Of Vehicle Engine Damage

When a dash warning light come on, we hold our breath as the thought of an expensive bills flashes through our minds. As a car owner, preventive engine maintenance is one of the most important things to keep your vehicle healthy and your wallet happy. Although it’s not always black and white when it comes to our finely tuned machines, technicians at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission share some of the more obvious signs that your vehicle may be experiencing engine damage. Check Engine Light You may be patiently waiting in the carpool line when an immediate anxious moment hits; your check engine light illuminates. We all know that dreadful feeling and we can only hope the light is informing us of a something simple like a loose gas cap. As unnerving as it may be, an illuminated check engine light is a useful tool to inform you of potential engine trouble. Although issues may range in severity, it is always ... read more

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The TOP Five Habits That Are Destroying Your Vehicle

The TOP Five Habits That Are Destroying Your Vehicle

Damage to your car begins the moment you drive it off the lot. We all know this, but there are ways to speed up this damage without even realizing it, setting yourself up for some hefty repair bills in the future. Unfortunately, many of the following are common habits, and Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission technicians see drivers unwittingly shortening the lives of their cars every day. Here are some of the worst habits we’ve seen, and how you can turn them around to prevent damage to your car. 1) Maintenance Habit: Going too long between oil changes Yeah, we get it, you’d rather do anything than get an oil change. But your engine oil serves a vital purpose in protecting your vehicle and waiting too long to get it changed is asking for trouble. Your oil cools the engine, cleans engine parts and lubricates the engine as it passes through your drivetrain. As a result, the oil becomes dirty, and i ... read more

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Warning Signs Your Car Is Not Running Properly

Warning Signs Your Car Is Not Running Properly

Catching a problem early is the best way to help prevent long-term damage. This is true for many things. For example, if you roll your ankle, you should ice it, elevate it and take some time to rest as soon as possible. Failure to do so could lead to a more serious, long-lasting injury.  When it comes to your car, the same holds true. By addressing problems early, you’ll likely increase the life of your car and save yourself some money in the process.  You just need to keep an eye out for warning signs that your car may not be running properly or you can ask the professionals at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission. Battery Trouble One of the most common car problems is an aging or defective battery. With all the electronics on modern vehicles a good working battery is essential. Typically, a car battery should be replaced every three years. After that, most car batteries will become unreliable. If you fin ... read more

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Importance of Car Maintenance with Growing Costs of New Vehicles

Importance of Car Maintenance with Growing Costs of New Vehicles

It’s always fun to drive a new car off the lot. It’s not always fun to pay for it. In fact, paying for a car is unfortunately getting less enjoyable, for a variety of reasons. Cars are getting more expensive. According to the Kelley Blue Book, the average price of a new passenger vehicle jumped 3 % in the last year, to $33,845. And, again, that’s just the average. Many people spend far more on a new car. It’s taking us longer to pay off our cars. Last year, an analysis from Edmunds.com revealed that drivers are now spending more than ever in history to pay off their loans. The average length of time to pay off a car is 69.3 months, up 6.8 percent from five years ago. Car insurance ... read more

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