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Good Communication is Vital to Proper Repair

  • Do your homework before taking your vehicle in for repairs or service: Read the owner's manual, follow the recommended service schedules and keep a log of all repairs and service.
  • Use all of your senses to inspect your car frequently. Check for unusual sounds, odors, drips, leaks, smoke, warning lights, gauge readings or problems in handling or vibrations.
  • Note when the problem occurs: Is it constant or periodic? When did it start?
  • Describe the symptoms and carry a written list of the symptoms that you can give to your technician.
  • Resist the temptation to suggest a specific course of repair. Let the technician diagnose and recommend a remedy.
  • Stay involved: Ask as many questions as you need. Do not be embarrassed to request simple definitions of technical terms.

Federal Law Regarding Warrenty

Federal Law Prohibits new car dealers from implying or denying warranty service because routine scheduled maintenance was performed at an independent repair facility.

Magnusen-Moss Act (1975) Title 15-Chapter 50 Section 2301-2312 US Federal Code

This means that it does not matter if your service is done at a independent shop like Don's Service Center, or at your new car dealership!

Beware of Discount Brake Jobs!

Some automotive repair facilities advertise bargain brake jobs in an effort to lure customers into their place of business. Sometimes, quality, professional grade products are sacrificed to perform these brake jobs, directly affecting vehicle safety. In the case of brake repairs, you get what you pay for. Quality and safety come at a cost.

There is a difference in quality among brake parts. Brake parts that are installed on your automobile when you have your brakes repaired are not the same parts that were on your automobile when it came from the dealer. The original parts that are on the auto when it is purchased are called original equipment.

When your brakes are repaired, the majority of the time, replacement brake parts are used. Insist on professional grade products, which meet or exceed original equipment performance, when having your brakes serviced.

If you have your brake system inspected annually and have your repairs performed by a professional technician using top quality brake parts, your brakes will have a longer life, and future repair costs can be kept to a minimum.

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checklist

  • Check all fluids
  • Check hoses and belts
  • Check the tires (inflation level and tread level)
  • Check the wiper blades
  • Check exterior and interior lights

Tips for Better Fuel Mileage

  • Gas mileage can be improved by 1 to 2% by just using the manufacturer’s recommended grade of motor oil and changing it at recommended intervals.
  • Replacing a clogged air filter can improve a vehicle’s fuel mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Replacing worn spark plugs can result in a 3 to 4% increase in fuel economy.
  • Replacing a worn or defective oxygen sensor can result in a 15% gain in fuel economy.
  • Other engine sensors, like mass air flow or throttle position sensors, can impact fuel mileage between 10 to 25%.
  • Proper wheel alignment is critical for fuel-efficient driving.