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.

Your Guide to Brake Pads

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Everyone can agree that brakes are a critical car need, right? You have to maintain your brakes, replace them, and make sure they are working because the consequences are terrifying!

Brakes are not something you can let go in your car. That's why proactive maintenance is critical for your brakes to continue functioning reliably for as long as you have your vehicle.

Where to Go for Hybrid Repair in Boise

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Hybrid vehicle maintenance or repair is often seen as being expensive and hard to find a location that knows how to provide the right kind of maintenance.

This is a popular myth about hybrid vehicles. The truth is, repairs for hybrid cars can be completed at your local repair shop, Naylor's Auto Repair, with one of the most highly trained and experienced hybrid vehicle repair technicians in Idaho.

Proactive Auto Maintenance Starts with Oil Changes

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If you are the kind of person that stays on top of things, investing in preventative maintenance for your car is a crucial aspect of preventing bigger issues down the road. Being proactive will save you money in the long run, since you can prevent costly car problems.

Maintenance Tips for Hybrid Vehicles

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If you're considering buying a hybrid vehicle (or already have one parked in your driveway) but aren't sure how you'll maintain it, don't worry--it's not as difficult as you might think. Here are a few maintenance tips for keeping your hybrid vehicle in tip-top shape!

Independent Repair Shops vs. Car Dealerships

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When your car needs a little TLC, you have two basic options for help: a brand-name dealership, or an independent repair shop. Many car owners aren't quite sure which to trust or where they'll get the best service. That's why we're breaking down the difference and helping you make the best decision for you, your wallet, and of course, your car!