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Pre-Purchase Inspections: What They Entail and Why They Matter

Today, we were driving around town and noticed we were following three newly-sold cars with the temporary tags. We were a little surprised, but after thinking about it, it makes sense why car purchases are ticking up lately.  For one, people who can’t afford car payments anymore due to layoffs are selling their used cars. For another, car dealerships are stuck with inventory they may not be able to move fast enough, so they are slashing prices on their new cars as well as their used car inventory. Lastly, some people have older cars that are less reliable, so they are taking advantage of all the cars entering the for-sale market. All these car sales bring up a valid point:  Pre-Purchase Inspections. What do they entail and why do they matter? Okay, if you are planning to buy a brand new car with a warranty, you don’t need to worry about a pre-purchase inspection. Or at least, you shouldn’t have to. You can skip the rest of this article if you wish. For ... read more

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Safety Tips for Celebrating July 4th

Safety Tips for Celebrating July 4th

The 4th of July is a day of celebration here in the United States. It signifies our country's freedom and is a day to get together with friends and family. Although the current pandemic has likely changed how you are celebrating this year, there are still options to enjoy the day safely and according to local laws. Even with the likely cancellation of major firework events, there will still be an increase in vehicles on the road and an increase in people in public areas. This is why it is important to ensure that you stay safe during this July 4th weekend.  We recommend the following safety tips for this 4th of July weekend:  If you'll be outdoors, don't forget to protect yourself from the sun. Too much sun exposure can cause sunburns and can make you lose hydration quicker. Be sure to use ample sun protection on your skin and wear appropriate clothing, hats, and sunglasses.  Did you know that our Independence Day is one of the most dangerous days in the U ... read more

What is Proper Tire Maintenance?

During a down-economy, extending the life of your tires will save you money. The data supports that regularly scheduled auto repair and proper tire maintenance reduces the risk of major repairs.  Reliable transportation is essential right now for a lot of people. Without a doubt, we have all faced some changes in our work lives and home lives as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Shelter-In-Place ordinances changed the driving habits for everyone.  Even though you may be driving less, your family fleet of vehicles still require maintenance. After all, motion is lotion, and a vehicle needs to be driven at least once a week if it is to remain dependable. When you start your car, for example, the fluids circulate, the gears shift, the wheels turn, and the battery charges. Just like your body, when your car remains stagnant, it can become sluggish the longer it sits. But what exactly is “proper tire maintenance”? Proper tire maintenance consists of the correct ... read more

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How Often Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected?

How Often Should I Have My Vehicle Inspected?

As a vehicle owner, it is important to understand the best way to keep your vehicle safe and reliable on the road. One aspect of owning a vehicle that isn’t as well taught as it should be is the idea of preventative maintenance. Preventative maintenance is essentially the idea that you should have certain small services performed on your vehicle periodically that will help prevent larger, more expensive problems from occurring. Preventative maintenance not only protects your vehicle overall, it will end up saving you lots of money over the years by avoiding those major repairs that can become costly.  One important part of preventative maintenance is vehicle inspections. A vehicle inspection is a quick, comprehensive look at your vehicle to determine if there is any obvious issue with a major component. It also looks at fluids to make sure that they are topped off and clean, as well as checking other parts such as filters and chambers. Many people are a little scared about ... read more

How Preventive Maintenance Can Save You Money And Extend The Life Of Your Car

How Preventive Maintenance Can Save You Money And Extend The Life Of Your Car

Are you planning to keep your vehicle longer than initially expected, and want to save money over the life of your car? If so, then now is the time to invest in regular preventive maintenance on your vehicle. It is often said that if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it. If you like your vehicle and intend to drive it for years to come, this is a flawed idea for many reasons. Simply put, fixing a broken car is much more expensive than maintaining a running one. Reliable transportation is essential during this COVID-19 outbreak, and the last thing anyone needs is to get stranded on the side of the road. If you now realize that you may not buy that new car you planned on because of the economic downturn, then preventive maintenance is even more critical. Preventive maintenance is a pre-planned step that will reduce the costs of repairs and extend the life of your car. Vehicles are built today with tight tolerances, which means that the fluids you run in them need to stay clean. Oth ... read more

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Why Does My Car Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

Why Does My Car Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

That distinct, often unbearable, smell of rotten eggs...we've all experienced and it isn't pleasant. However, it isn't typically something you smell in your car. Unless you've left a dozen eggs in your car for a week and forgot about it, a smell of rotten eggs in your vehicle is a sign that something isn't right. So, what causes this rotten egg smell? It is actually the scent of sulfur, which is present in a small amount in your vehicle's fuel. During the emissions process, sulfur is converted into an odorless sulfur dioxide. If you're smelling the sulfur, this indicates that something went amiss during this process.  Something happened during the combustion process that didn't convert the sulfur properly. Let's look at some of the most common mishaps that can cause this:  A failing catalytic converter - The catalytic converter is a vital component of the exhaust system. It ensures that harmful gases created during the combustion process ... read more

How to Stay Positive During COVID-19 Outbreak

How to Stay Positive During COVID-19 Outbreak

We understand how difficult the current times are with the COVID-19 outbreak and the shelter in place orders. Every day, you probably wake up and check the news only to see that the virus is still spreading and hasn't improved much since the previous day. The media is reporting on those who have unfortunately lost their lives to the virus and how hospitals are overcrowded with ill patients. It is all so disheartening, and can take a toll on us just from being overwhelmed with negative news all day.  During this time of staying home to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is important to remember to try to stay positive and healthy. We know that is easier said than done, but there are some things in which you can think about or do in order to stay positive during these tough times.  Here are some of our ideas on how to stay positive during the COVID-19 outbreak: Rekindle an old hobby and start a new project, such as painting or craft making Try to follow y ... read more

COVID-19 - How Avid Autowerx Can Help

COVID-19 - How Avid Autowerx Can Help

  June Update:  As the Covid-19 situation changes, we are adapting wherever possible. Here are some of the steps we are taking in an effort to maintain the maximum safety for our customers and ourselves: Sanitizing all surfaces at the shop that staff and customers come into contact with All customer vehicles are sanitized after service Sneeze guard installation at our counter Complimentary face masks for anyone Our lobby is open and we are asking customers to maintain 6 feet distance We have options for no-touch service, just ask for more details!     March Update:   In this unique time, it is essential you know what we at Avid are doing to maintain increased health and safety standards within our shop and your vehicle as well. Honestly, now is an excellent time to take advantage of our availability and have your car repaired for the just-in-case of an emergency road trip situation.  Did you know that we offer pick up and delivery of your vehicl ... read more

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Why has my Car's Fuel Efficiency Decreased?

Getting low fuel efficiency can be more than just an annoyance - it can be an indication of a major issue with your vehicle. After driving your vehicle for a number of years, chances are you are well accustomed to how much mileage you get per gallon, or at least how often you have to fill up your tank. If you find yourself having to get gas more often even though you drive the same route every day, there may be something wrong with your car.  Many different vehicle issues can cause a decrease in fuel efficiency, some small and some larger. Your fuel system works like this: you put fuel into your gas tank, which helps to power your vehicle. The fuel is taken from the tank and mixed with air and vaporized in the engine intake system. Next, it is compressed in the engine cylinder and ignited which is what makes energy to move the pistons. When the fuel system is working optimally, you will receive the best fuel efficiency from your vehicle.  Here are some of the comm ... read more

Why Being a Green Shop Matters!

Why Being a Green Shop Matters!

We don’t often think of the environmental consequences of the shops to whom we give our business. Finding an automotive shop that cares just as much about the environment as you do means that they will do the worrying for you. We all want clean air to breathe and freshwater to drink from, finding a green repair shop near you will help the environment for years to come. Many auto repair shops use solvent-based fluids and cleaners, which are harmful to both employees as well as the environment. There are other options out there, and a green-mechanic is in the know. Using water-based liquids and cleaners are risk-free and is not corrosive or damaging to your car. A green shop can employ the resources to recycle products like antifreeze and refrigerant gasses without harming the environment. The entire facility is environmentally sensitive. They also purchase spray products over aerosols whenever possible. Reconditioned car parts are an excellent choice when thinking of environmen ... read more

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