Cincinnati Auto Repair

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5591 Wooster Pike , Cincinnati, OH 45227
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Know Your Fluids

Just like you, your car needs the right levels of fluids to run properly. Unlike you, your machine can’t compensate for those fluids. It will try to give you warnings, but as it runs dry, costly damage begins. Avid Autowerx wants to remind you to keep these fluids in mind as things get busy in life, because they can be important and lead to expensive headaches down the road. And most can be monitored just with a quick look under the hood of the car once a month, giving you peace of mind and a sense of being sympatico with your primary means of transportation! Coolant/Antifreeze - This is the most important fluid to monitor. Service centers recommend keeping an eye on it every two weeks, especially in bouts of extreme weather. An engine head cracked because there was no antifreeze or coolant left is a dead engine. This is fairly easy to check in most models, because the radiator’s reserve tank is usually in an easy-to-see place. It should be flushed every ... read more

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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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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 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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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 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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What are Japanese Carmakers Coming Up With Next?

What are Japanese Carmakers Coming Up With Next?

Japan is home to some of the world’s biggest automakers. Toyota, Honda, and Subaru help to round out that list and have helped establish Japan as one of the top three automaking countries of them all. Japan continues to lead the way in innovation and works hard to always stay a step or two ahead of the competition.  Take a peek at what Japanese Carmakers are developing that we should see in the relatively near future:  A supercar made of wood: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/concept-cars-of-the-future-this-japanese-supercar-is-made-of-wood-138688.html  Self-driving technology: https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/27/business/tech/electronics-japan-self-driving-ev-technology-cars/#.XiY-Q8hKjIU Racecars: https://www.autoevolution.com/news/toyotas-future-includes-racecars-evs-and-an-actual-e-broom-138616.html?utm_source=ae_self&utm_medium=ae_moreon&utm_campaign=ae_moreon_news_static More electric vehicles from Nissan: https://www.autoevolution.com ... read more

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Top Five Things To Do When Facing Big Winter Storms

Top Five Things To Do When Facing Big Winter Storms

While most of us enjoy a beautiful snow dusting, most of us do not enjoy big winter storms. Not by any measure. They can be deadly. There are plenty of ways, though, we can prepare for them in an effort to keep ourselves and others safe.  Things to do: Don’t drive. Stay indoors and wear warm clothes Prepare for power outages (back up generator, extra batteries, charged cell phones)  Use generators outside only and and nowhere near windows Have a way to listen for emergency information and alerts Watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite if you absolutely had to go outdoors Check on neighbors, especially the elderly Make sure your emergency kit in your car is up to date with flares, jumper cables, warm clothes, blankets, gloves, shovel, food, water, meds, first-aid kit Things NOT to do: Try To Heat More Than One Room Heat more than one room Forget about your pets (don’t leave them outdoors!) Try to heat your house with the stove Let your phone die ... read more

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What to Do this Holiday Season In and Around Cincinnati

What to Do this Holiday Season In and Around Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH, nestled within 500 miles of 60% of the population, and it has earned its place on the map by being a revamped town that boasting incredible walkability, breweries and restaurants, and a ton of things to do this holiday season. The range of things to do during the holidays in and around Cincinnati will appeal to anywhere from the solo traveler from across the country to the local family looking for fun activities for all ages. 1. The 37th Annual PNC Festival of Lights at the Cincinnati Zoo The Cincinnati Zoo is transformed into an incredibly gorgeous festival complete with 3 million LED lights, making it for that reason alone a wonderful activity for anyone. Along with this spectacular display, other activities include a Wild Lights show on Swan Lake, a Toyland Express Train ride, and delicious holiday snacks around the zoo. Santa is available at 4pm with the festivities beginning at 5pm.  2. Ice Skating There are many options for i ... read more

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Safe Winter Driving Tactics Everyone Should Know

Safe Winter Driving Tactics Everyone Should Know

As we move from Fall to Winter, it is important to refresh on the best way to safely maneuver the hazards that come with the change in seasons. As it gets colder, the weather hazards that need to be looked out for include ice, snow, sleet, and slush. Making sure you’re prepared in the following ways will help protect you and your family as you make your way to your daily and holiday activities. 1. Be Prepared In addition to your standard emergency kit, it is important to add cold weather safety items to it. Make sure you have cold-weather clothes and gear in your car, such as extra food and water, ice scraper, blankets, medications, handwarmers, cat litter or sand, and more. In addition to being prepared with gear, keeping your tires well inflated and at least a half a tank of gas at all times.  2. Winter Weather Driving Making sure you’re ready to drive in the snow or icy weather is to try and practice during the daytime. Ensuring tha ... read more

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