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Rum River Automotive

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As the price of fuel slides up and down, many vehicle owners have learned the importance of fuel economy and have downsized into smaller and more fuel-efficient cars. It seems like they would rather trade in their older car for a new one rather than spend a little on quality auto service for maintenance and repair.

However, as the price of new vehicles goes up, it is even more important for vehicle owners to take their current car into their preferred auto shop for regularly scheduled maintenance items. This will significantly lower their chance of having to pay out more for costly auto repairs.

Several years ago, Kelton Research published a study that is still true today showing that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners think they do everything they should to properly maintain their vehicle. However, the study went on to show that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a qualified mechanic to develop a maintenance plan for their cars.

Don’t be afraid to visit your auto shop for any needed maintenance and repairs. Help your car last longer by providing quality auto service for your vehicle.
22
Dec
2018

As the price of fuel slides up and down, many vehicle owners have learned the importance of fuel economy and have downsized into smaller and more fuel-efficient cars. It seems like they would rather trade in their older car for a new one rather than spend a little on quality auto service for maintenance and repair.

However, as the price of new vehicles goes up, it is even more important for vehicle owners to take their current car into their preferred auto shop for regularly scheduled maintenance items. This will significantly lower their chance of having to pay out more for costly auto repairs.

Several years ago, Kelton Research published a study that is still true today showing that nine-in-ten American vehicle owners think they do everything they should to properly maintain their vehicle. However, the study went on to show that only 41 percent actually follow the manufacturer’s service recommendations. The study further reports that less than one in four (23 percent) of vehicle owners work with a qualified mechanic to develop a maintenance plan for their cars.

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Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle is basically dependent on the condition of their car alignment. Conditions like potholes, railroad tracks, rain, snow, road salt, gravel, dirt and grime, and debris that is seen too late to avoid, can wreak havoc on just about any part of a suspension system. With the proper wheel alignment and tire balancing, your vehicle will provide a smoother and more comfortable ride and steering stability.

It is hard for the average driver to know the difference between alignment and balancing problems. Whether it’s misalignment or a lost tire balance, it will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and/or your steering system. Your vehicle will become a safety hazard on the road! This is a hard lesson in understanding why wheel alignment and balancing are necessary.

The signs of a lost wheel alignment or tire balance are similar and could look like the situations described below:

If you're wondering why wheel alignment and balancing are necessary, schedule an inspection of your car alignment at Rum River Automotive today.
07
Dec
2018

Many drivers are not aware that the performance of their vehicle is basically dependent on the condition of their car alignment. Conditions like potholes, railroad tracks, rain, snow, road salt, gravel, dirt and grime, and debris that is seen too late to avoid, can wreak havoc on just about any part of a suspension system. With the proper wheel alignment and tire balancing, your vehicle will provide a smoother and more comfortable ride and steering stability.

It is hard for the average driver to know the difference between alignment and balancing problems. Whether it’s misalignment or a lost tire balance, it will eventually damage your tires, your suspension system, and/or your steering system. Your vehicle will become a safety hazard on the road! This is a hard lesson in understanding why wheel alignment and balancing are necessary.

The signs of a lost wheel alignment or tire balance are similar and could look like the situations described below:

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Even though the car battery is one of the most important components of today’s modern vehicles, most people give it little or no thought when shopping for a new car. They are more interested in the engine capacity, fuel efficiency, size, and comfort level. Remember that the battery has to manage a long list of tasks and devices, from starting the engine to powering in-car computers.

Just as the batteries for your computer or smart-phone become less efficient with every charge, so your car battery gradually deteriorates every time it’s charged. Because the battery is often “out of sight, out of mind,” flat or damaged batteries are one of the top causes for roadside assistance calls. Or your battery may simply be too old for the job it needs to do.

Here are a few issues drivers should consider when thinking about car batteries:

Wondering how long does a car battery last? Ask the auto experts at Rum River Automotive if it’s time for a car battery replacement.
20
Nov
2018

Even though the car battery is one of the most important components of today’s modern vehicles, most people give it little or no thought when shopping for a new car. They are more interested in the engine capacity, fuel efficiency, size, and comfort level. Remember that the battery has to manage a long list of tasks and devices, from starting the engine to powering in-car computers.

Just as the batteries for your computer or smart-phone become less efficient with every charge, so your car battery gradually deteriorates every time it’s charged. Because the battery is often “out of sight, out of mind,” flat or damaged batteries are one of the top causes for roadside assistance calls. Or your battery may simply be too old for the job it needs to do.

Here are a few issues drivers should consider when thinking about car batteries:

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