Yearly Archives: 2019

Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The holidays are always a special time of year when most of us will be spending time with friends and family. However, the holidays are also peak times when it comes to crime and theft which can take away the holiday magic and leave you stressed during the season.  In order to combat holiday theft and crime, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and to take measures which can help protect you and your family both on the road and at home.  Here are some of our top holiday safety tips to combat seasonal crime and theft:  Always lock your home doors and windows while at home or when you leave. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch over your home for you and be sure not to leave any valuables in the view of outsiders. Also, try not to spread the word that your house will be empty.  Ensure that your vehicle is ready for any type of drive or travel this season by having it inspected by the exper ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from AC Auto Service Center!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at AC Auto Service Center! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at AC Auto Service Center before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and ... read more

What are Common Intervals for Vehicle Maintenance?

Remembering how often your vehicle is due for a maintenance item can be tricky. Most vehicle owners are very well accustomed to regular oil changes, however some other important maintenance items may not be as clear. Here is a guide that will help you keep better track of when certain important services are due:  Brake Pads, Rotors, and Fluid - Have the brake pads and rotors inspection every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Fluid needs to be replaced every 2 years.  Engine Oil and Filter - Needs to be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.  Steering and Suspension - Inspect every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Battery - Have it tested every 3 to 5 years. Cooling System - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles. Headlights, Taillights, Blinkers - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles. Transmission Fluid - Change every 25,000 miles. Air Filter - Change every 40,000 miles.  Power Steering Fluid - Flush every 40,000 miles. Spark Plug - Replace every 40,000 miles.  Timing Belt - Chan ... read more

The Difference Between Transmission Repair, Replacement, and Rebuild

Transmission problems are something that most of us as vehicle owners have heard of but hope to avoid in our car's lifetime. If you haven't stayed on track with your vehicle's regular maintenance or you have a much older vehicle, you may find yourself facing transmission issues that may required repair or replacement.  If your vehicle has been diagnosed and you have discovered that your vehicle's transmission is severely damaged and needs a complete overhaul, you may be considering your options and how much each of your options will cost you. You have probably heard a couple of terms, including transmission repair, replacement, and rebuild. What do each of them mean and what are the comparisons in terms of cost? Transmission Repair - Transmission repair is usually recommended if just one or a few components of the transmission need to be replaced. This will consist of just repairing those parts that need to be repaired on your original transmission to fix any iss ... read more

Safety Tips for Driving at Night

Not all drivers have perfect vision, and driving in the dark can strain our eyes and make it more difficult to see clearly. If you have trouble driving in the dark - you're not alone! In order to make your journey a safe one, it is important to remember the following safety tips for driving at night:  Dim the lights on your dashboard, if possible. When the lights aren't as bright, they are less of a distraction and will help your eyes better adjust to the darkness.  Look out for deer and other road animals. In the dark, your headlights should reflect off of the eyes of the animals, so you will be able to see two dots before you get too close.  Be sure to have your vision checked regularly. An eye exam is typically recommended every year to make sure that you are wearing the proper eyewear, if needed.  Try to avoid looking at other headlights and bright lights directly, as it will take longer for your eyes to adjust to the road.  Have your headlight ... read more