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Four Vehicle Maintenance Myths

Four Vehicle Maintenance Myths

There are a lot of popular myths in all walks of life.  Myths can be fun to believe but they can be problematic, too. You can imagine how troubling car myths are. If you believe in a car myth, you could end up draining your bank account and wind up stranded along a roadside. Here are four car maintenance myths, though we guarantee that there are many more out there. See if you’ve fallen for any of them. CAR MYTH #1: Your car’s regular maintenance must be performed at your dealership – if you want to keep your factory warranty valid. The truth: Your car’s regular maintenance does not have to be performed at the dealership. As long as you are on schedule and do the required maintenance services your warranty will remain intact. The key is to maintain accurate records of all of the work performed by the shop(s) that are performing the service. Look for a shop that maintains records on your vehicle if for some reason you cannot find all your paperw ... read more

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Protecting Your Vehicle From The Colder Weather

Protecting Your Vehicle From The Colder Weather

As frigid temperatures start to settle in, we are reminded of the importance of taking care of our cars in these sometimes freezing conditions. As the new year approaches, you may make a resolution to lead a healthier lifestyle, it may be time to pledge your loyalty to your vehicle with routine maintenance and these need-to-know winter car care tips from Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary. Engine Coolant Coolant is a mixture of antifreeze and water and is extremely important as it keeps your vehicle’s engine from freezing in cold temperatures and also protect the internal components of your cooling system by reducing corrosion. It is recommended that coolant be flushed and refilled every two years, but this may vary depending on the make and model of your vehicle. Be sure to check coolant levels and examine your engine for potential leaks early in the season. Remember, a 50/50 blend of antifreeze a ... read more

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The Importance Of Customer Reviews For A Small Service Business

The Importance Of Customer Reviews For A Small Service Business

As the owner/operator of Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission in Cary, North Carolina, I understand the importance of Customer service and building a reputation on trust and honesty. The triangle area is a highly tech savvy area where people are very comfortable with using the internet and social media to gather information to assist in their buying decisions. With smart phone technology, information is always at your fingertips, literally. You can see what business you are around and connect to their website in a couple of clicks or even just by speaking your request into your device. With all this information available to you practically instantly, business reviews have become a very important part of a business’s identity. Reviews help to build a business’s credibility, since visitors are more likely to trust the opinions of others, especially when they have experience with the business. Building trust is hugely critica ... read more

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Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Battery

Signs That It Is Time to Replace Your Battery

  Let’s just call it what it is, someday, your car battery is going to die. Many batteries will not make it through this winter because batteries are stressed in temperature extremes and with the weather turning cold battery issues will start to occur. If your battery does fail and you’re lucky, it won’t happen to you when you’re in some random parking lot miles from home or worse.  The truth is the factory battery that your vehicle came with is made to last long enough to sell the car. Which can mean only 6 months to 1 year. Fortunately, the car battery isn’t likely to die when you’re driving; the alternator keeps the vehicle functioning and operating. Of course, if something goes wrong with the alternator, you could wind up on the side of the road. But let’s stay on subject. Don’t be caught by surprise with a battery failure. These are things to look for that will alert you when it’s time to change your battery. If be ... read more

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Four Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Four Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Your car is one of the most valuable items that you own. Not only is it expensive, but it is also the tool that allows you to get to work, the store and to visit friends and family. Your car is an important part of your life and, as such, it should be your priority to take care of it well. Responsible car owners make sure to do the basics such as changing their oil, but many important car care tips are often forgotten. Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary  is here to ensure that your car is properly maintained. We have four commonly forgotten car care tips that will extend the longevity of your car and allow you to take a lot more adventures in its lifetime. 1. Check your tire pressure Most people know that rotating your tires helps them to wear more evenly, although most car owners don’t know how to do it themselves. If tires are not rotated, they will wear unevenly, which will result in you ne ... read more

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How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

How to Prepare Your Car for Winter

Hopefully, in our area, we don't get any weather like that in the photo above, but the weather is turning colder which means winter is just around the corner, which can be an enemy for our vehicles.  Cold temperatures, snow, sleet and ice can cause problems on how a car operates and drives on the road. Not having your car prepared for the winter can be potentially harmful to you, as well as others on the road.  So, if your car isn’t winterized yet, it’s time to get your car prepared. Think about your battery. Freezing temperatures can reduce a battery’s operating power by up to 50 percent and during the winter, when you have the heat on, the defroster going and maybe the windshield wipers, you’ll want your car to be operating as well as possible. You’ll also want to keep track of your battery’s age, so that you don’t wind up stuck somewhere in the cold.  Batteries have a life span of no more than three ... read more

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October Is Fall Car Care Month

October Is Fall Car Care Month

As the calendar turns to October and the start of fall is upon us, now is a good reminder that October is Fall Car Care Month. October is a good time to assess the condition of your car and determine if it needs maintenance.  It’s been through a long summer with continued exposure to the hot weather, and maybe a long trip or two mixed in.  Now is the time to take your car in for any work that may need to be done before the winter weather arrives.  It feels a long way off right now, but  the Farmer’s Almanac is predicting that two-thirds of the country will encounter a colder-than-normal winter season. With that in mind, October’s a good time to get your car inspected at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary before the winter weather and holiday ... read more

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Be Prepared: 9 Must-Haves in Your Car In Case There’s an Emergency

Be Prepared: 9 Must-Haves in Your Car In Case There’s an Emergency

Nobody likes to think about it, but things can go wrong when you’re driving. Sometimes very wrong. One reason we often tell people to bring their vehicles in for regular maintenance is that things are less likely to go wrong if you take care of your car. You’re far less likely to have a flat tire or to see your car engine suddenly go up in smoke if you’re bringing in your car to Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary for regular oil changes. After all, it’s has Complete Auto Care in the name for a reason. Fluids are topped off, and if there’s a filter that needs changed, or the tires are looking anemic, we’ll let you know. But sometimes things can go wrong even if your car is being routinely inspected and is running well. So, please, look around your car sometime and make sure you’re carrying the following: Your cell phone. Probably obvious, and you probably don&rsq ... read more

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How To Check For Wear and Tear On Your Vehicles Inner Workings

How To Check For Wear and Tear On Your Vehicles Inner Workings

It’s easy to tell when your car is getting old on the outside. The paint starts to get dull, your headlights aren’t as bright, and you might have a few scratches here and there. But what about under the hood? It can be hard to tell what’s going on in your car’s guts, not to mention when certain parts need timely maintenance. We at Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary have some good tips on how to tell when your car’s mechanics need a check-up from inner wear and tear! 1. Jerking motions while driving or revving while idling. Both are indications you will need to have your car checked as soon as possible. What they most commonly indicate is engine trouble, whether that be from normal wear and tear or from lack of frequent maintenance. It could also be from issues with your air filter, but either way, you should get it checked! 2. Reduced gas mileage or engine misfiring ... read more

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How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tires

How To Get The Most Out Of Your Tires

Something as simple as a penny can save you hundreds of dollars when it comes to keeping your car running smoothly. Keeping your tires in their best shape is a job that you can do together with Milex Complete Auto Care / Mr. Transmission of Cary. Following these easy steps will ensure you get the most life out of your tires and your car. It will also help you get the most out of every gallon of gas. That’s right, your tires affect your gas mileage! If you are driving around on under-inflated tires, you are using more gas than you need. Not to mention, under inflated tires will wear out earlier than properly inflated tires. You can get as much as an extra year of life out of your tires if you just know the best way to maintain them. Tire Pressure Once a month, check the pressure of all five of your tires. That’s right, Five! You should include the spare when doing the job. You don’t want to find out the spa ... read more

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