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Should you buy a new car?

Should you buy a new car?

We get asked all the time, "Should I buy a new car?". I try to be as honest and unbiased as I can. I explain to people that you can't factor wear and tear into the cost of your current vehicle. You will be paying for oil changes, tires, wipers, and brakes with or without a car payment. Yes you can go buy from certain manufacturers and your oil changes and maintenance is covered for a certain period of time, but not tires or wear items. Plus with those vehicles your are paying a premium for the vehicle. We also get asked "What would you buy?". My answer is pretty much always the same. Buy a Japanese car unless you need a truck then it goes into a slew of questions, but it will always be don't buy anything less then a 2500/250 or bigger. But with all this being said, is your current vehicle feel unsafe to you? Does it cost you $500-$1000 a month to maintain? Is it not meeting your current needs, growing family, change of job etc.? Are you just bored with it? I ... read more

Rising costs

It is unfortunate that the rate of inflation feels insurmountable. It is going to level out eventually. We can’t stop the inflation train and we all must bear it. We try to keep our rates fair, but like most businesses we are in the business to make money. We also understand, as I am sure most of you do, price is a direct reflection of value. The cost is worthy if the value can be seen. Value doesn’t mean inexpensive. It means getting what you pay for, knowing that who you pay will stand behind what they offer, and that they will explain it clearly and concisely as needed for you to feel comfortable handing over your money. We appreciate all our customers and want them to feel comfortable with us. We are all in it together and understanding that there is a constant rise in costs for everyone we try to buffer best we can. We must charge with a reflection of our costs such as the expense of keeping quality employees that will follow our high standards is more expensive becau ... read more

Motor mounts

Motor mounts, transmission mounts, torque rods, and bushings are something that people often don’t notice them failing because they gradually get worse over time. What does this mean to you? A lot. I have had people say, “my boyfriend says its more of just a comfort thing”. Well, he is partially correct. But he is more wrong then correct. While it is a buffer to isolate vibrations and harshness from torque in the driveline, it also keeps your driveline in alignment with other components for optimum efficiency. When you have worn mounting components, it allows the driveline to move itself, rather than transfer the energy to the drive tires and then to the ground. All that shifting around is just wasted energy. That wasted energy on starting froward motion is a huge fuel loss. Along with it being inefficient it is unsafe. When they design vehicles, they assume the driveline will have certain characteristics for a collision that aren’t there when your driveline is ... read more

the days of old are no more

the days of old are no more

I am currently startled by the lack of drive I am finding today. Call it a rant or generic complaint but what we are seeing today is starting to get ridiculous to a level that, even me, a hopeless optimist and sunshiny person, I am starting to become jaded. We have tried all the places one might think to go for a technician, Facebook, indeed (Bahahaha), Craigslist, and by far the worst employment agencies. The gross misinformation that the employment agents pump into the heads of these kids, which could potentially have a successful future is sad. We have had people with less then a year experience come in telling us that the agencies have told them $20-30 an hr. with no experience, no tools, and no hope of getting a job at that price. We have even gone as far as offer trainees, $18 an hour plus full benefits to be laughed at. Guys with a year or so experience offered $30 an hour, to be told they deserve $45. I don’t know how to combat this growing problem with the entitled prici ... read more

Importance of moisture content and your brake fluid

Brake fluid is probably one of the most ignored fluids on your vehicle. The reason to pay attention to your brake fluid is because it takes a beating from its surroundings. It goes through extreme temperature swings from ambient temperatures to 650 degrees Fahrenheit. It is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the atmosphere. What does that mean for you? Well moisture, causes corrosion, moisture also expands when heated to and can cause excessive wear to your brake system by keeping undue pressure on the system. Also, with it being hygroscopic, in the winter when it gets below freezing it can make your brakes less responsive until the fluid heats up. Water content of brake fluid can be measured easily. The cost of a brake fluid flush is very inexpensive, and worth every penny for what it will save you in repair costs. So please feel free to stop by and let us check your brake fluid for moisture content at 1225 Hayes Industrial Dr Marietta Ga

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