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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

Mobile mechanic?!?!?!?!

Mobile mechanic?!?!?!?!

Mobile mechanics and mobile brake specialists? How about a mobile proctologist or oncologist? Let’s just fire off a couple mobile psychotherapist while we’re at it, cause if you are expecting the attention to detail, quality of work from a mobile anything then you probably need that therapist to talk some sense into you. I wouldn’t trust the safety of everyone on the road, especially put my family in a vehicle that a mobile no accountability auto repair is going to have. Roadside assistance, I understand that. Getting you off the side of the road to a reputable shop, ok. Trusting the random, uninsured, I can run this out of my Honda civic because I don’t want to work a real job, person to come to your house or place of business is mind blowing to me. My building houses some of the most advanced tools in the business to do work properly. Can they swap some brake pads, or a belt, probably, but I can assure they cannot do the job to the level it is done in our shop ... read more

Shocking information!

Shocking information!

Why should you replace your shocks? There are lots of reasons to replace them when needed. Shocks become soft and lose their ability to keep your vehicle balanced. When they lose their function, they keep your vehicle from braking effectively. They also cause your vehicle to lose acceleration, worn out shocks make your vehicle unsafe to drive and they make it uncomfortable. Shock manufacturers recommend having your shocks and struts inspected every 50,000 miles or 80,000 km. Visual inspection of shocks may not indicate the need for replacement. Sometimes they will visually show signs of needing replacement, like oil leaking out of the shock or obvious bushing wear but most of the time there is no obvious sign. Monroe Shocks and Struts, a manufacturer of shocks and struts, states that “Typical shocks and struts ‘stroke’ an average of 1,750 times per mile- that’s 21 million cycles per 12,000 miles/19,300 kilometers.” That compounded but rough road condition ... read more

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