“It Only Happens Once Every Thousand Years” – this year’s October 10th- 10/10/2010 We thought this was soooo cool, we decided to have some fun with the Number10 and run a special that would be truly special! With the cold temperatures headed our way, and windows being rolled up… and you being ‘stuck’ sitting in your summer debris, It’s a GREAT idea to get your vehicle cleaned on the inside. Rain and sleet, snow and ice, salt and sand, will be attacking the outside of your vehicle…. It’s a GREAT idea to get a good wax coating to protect the outside! Be one of the 1st ten callers (223-2253) and book a Complete Detail with any Service or Repair: Starting at only $110.10 A Complete Detail usually starts at $199.74 If you act quickly you can save ... read more
DON’T BE THIS PERSON? Her auto technician told her 3xs that she should get the timing belt changed on her 2002 PT Cruiser. But she kept putting it off – because she did not want to spend the money. While driving to work – the timing belt broke… and because this vehicle has an interference engine, the engine is probably toast. The vehicle got towed to Auto Craftsmen. The only way to find out if the engine survived is to put a new timing belt on the engine (approx. a five hour job). It is will either be OK – or not Ok – It’s about a $500 gamble! So Sad!
Exercise while you wait for Automotive Services at Auto Craftsmen You asked for it… and we listened! We now have an exercise room (air conditioned too) so you can get a work out while waiting for an oil change or other minor service on your car. If the service or repairs are going to take too long to wait – we have a shuttle service into the greater Montpelier area & five loaner cars available for you to use
Check Engine Light: Why does it come on, what to do, and what happens if you ignore it? You’re driving to work, taking the kids to a ballgame, or running a routine errand… and then you see it – the Check Engine Light turns on. Ugh. For many people, the sight of a Check Engine Light triggers visions of a costly repair bill and a sense of worry, since most folks don’t really know what it means. The Check Engine Light turns on when your vehicle’s computer (which monitors your vehicle’s performance) finds a problem in the electronic control system that it can’t correct. There are hundreds of sensors in your car, any of which can send a signal to your car’s computer telling it that something isn’t quite right. In your owner’s manual, there will be a section with recommendations on what to do if the Check Engine Light comes on for your car that will give you a better idea of what to expect. A common question I hear ... read more
Today’s cars are very complex. If the battery of your car dies – you want to be very careful how you get it started up. Here are 4 different ways you can charge the battery to get your car rolling down the road again. 1. Slowly charge the battery by using a battery charger. 2. Use a booster pack to jump the battery. 3. Call an expert mobile service to jump the battery. 4. If you must use jumper cables then I highly suggest you invest in MICHELIN’S Smart Jumper Cables™. If you hook up ordinary jumper cables incorrectly it can result in sparking or shorting which could seriously hurt you. This could also produce a power surge that could kill your car’s expensive electrical system. I like to call modern cars – Computers on Wheels. And we all know that computers hate power surges. This is why I highly recommend MICHELIN’S new Smart J ... read more
Here is a list of Toyotas that are being recalled for the sticking accelerator pedal: Rav 4 – 2009-2010 Corolla – 2009-2010 Matrix – 2009-2010 Avalon – 2005-2010 Camry 2007-2010 Highlander 2010 Sequoia – 2008-2010 and the Tundra – 2007-2010 If you have questions you can call the Toyota Customer Experience Center at 1-800-331-4331 or go online to www.toyota.com/recall