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Preparing Your Vehicle for The Changing Seasons

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The changing of seasons from Summer to Fall is a great time to get your vehicle all of the routine maintenance that it needs. This can include changing or topping off fluids, getting an oil change, having your tires inspected, and more.  

Fall can present challenges for your vehicle, so you'll want to make sure that it’s prepared with these car maintenance steps.

Is It Time for Your Vehicle to Get a Tune-Up?

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Keeping up with the maintenance on your vehicle is an important responsibility as a car owner. As our cars start to age and rack up the miles on the odometer, it is essential to maintain tune-ups for your vehicle and proactive maintenance. In order to maximize the life of your car, these periodic services are required to give your engine a boost.

What To Know About Diesel Engines

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Diesel engines have distinctive maintenance services that differ from a non-diesel engine. For someone who has not owned a diesel engine vehicle before, there are a few things to keep in mind when scheduling maintenance in the months ahead. 

Hybrid Vehicle Maintenance Costs

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The differences between hybrid and regular cars are many, but they share more than they differ. Hybrids use less gas, but they still use an internal combustion engine. Like any car, a hybrid needs regular maintenance to keep it running at its best and occasionally needs a replacement part. Most of the standard maintenance of a hybrid is getting oil changes on time. And like any car, they occasionally need a new battery to replace a bad one.

How to Prevent Ignition Interlock Issues

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With your ignition interlock set up and ready to use, you want to avoid problems and keep it operating smoothly. It shouldn't be a huge inconvenience; it should be a device that allows you to stay on the road, stay compliant, and not interfere with your regular work life.

Your Summer Road Trip Checklist

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It's time to hit the road for summer, so you can jump in your car and go, right? Not quite.

Even if your car is relatively new, you still want to make sure you are up to date on oil changes, light bulb replacement, tire pressure, and more. The summer-ready road trip check might seem like an optional thing, but if something happens, you'll wish you had done an overview of car safety. Get in the habit of reviewing simple maintenance needs before heading out.

The Secret to Successful DIY Car Maintenance

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Everyone wants to be able to save a little money, and performing your own car maintenance is a commonplace to start. This makes sense since the price tag on a repair can sometimes be shocking. However, there are times when it is fine to Do-It-Yourself with car maintenance and times when it is only advisable to visit a professional auto body shop.

Read below to learn more about how to tell the difference, which projects you can take care of at home, and the one major secret to being successful in your DIY maintenance endeavors.

How to Find the Right Mechanic

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When you need a car repair, you need it on a timely basis, and it is imperative that you go to an honest mechanic. How do you find the right person to work on your car?

Someone that can save you money and is focused on customer service is a good fit, but you might have to do a little leg work to find them. Read on.

How Ignition Interlock Devices Work

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If you've been convicted of a DUI in Idaho and are required to install and use an ignition interlock device, you probably have plenty of questions. You could be wondering how do they work, where you can get it installed, and where do you even begin? Let's take a look at some of these questions and see how Naylor's Auto Repair can help guide you today.

Top 3 Things to Know About Diesel Engine Maintenance

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Diesel engines are incredible machines and have experienced significant technological advancements in recent years. The key to appreciating the benefits of new technology like biodiesel, lower emissions, and more is to take care of your diesel vehicle and keep it running smoothly.

Diesel Engines and Auto Maintenance

Auto maintenance is a big priority for anyone who cares about their car, wants to save money by preventing major repairs in the future, and likes to drive an automobile that runs well.