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Why Independent Auto Repair Shops are the Way to Go

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The question of where to take your car for repairs may be a difficult one. Should it go to the dealership, or should it go to an independent repair shop? Dealerships come with a number of problems that often lead drivers to go to their local repair shop instead.

Here are some important reasons many car owners choose independent shops. 

Tips for Car Maintenance in Hot Summer Months

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Summer can be as hard on a car as the winter months. During the warm season, there are a number of ways you can make the hot weather easier on your car to minimize the amount of wear it puts on your vehicle.

Auto Maintenance Services for a Healthy Engine

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When it comes to our personal health, we might take vitamins or go to the gym (or at least pay for a gym membership and set an alarm and plan to go). So what do we do for our cars to make sure their engines stay healthy so they can get us where we're going for years to come?

Here are a few automotive preventative maintenance services that will keep your engine healthy.

Hybrid Car Maintenance: Stay on Schedule, Trust Your Technician

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Have you hesitated to make the switch to a hybrid car because you're not sure how to handle maintenance? Hybrid cars are sophisticated devices with technology under the hood and on the dash that you may be encountering for the first time. Here are a few tips to help clear up some common concerns about owning a hybrid vehicle.

6 Signs Your Car's Suspension Needs To Be Checked

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Most of us don't think about our car's suspension until a problem suddenly gets our attention. Then it's impossible to think about anything else when you're driving down the highway. Here are a few signs it's time to call your auto repair technician to have a look at your vehicle's suspension.

Why So Many People Prefer Independent Auto Shops

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Have you been taking your car or truck to a dealership but are wondering what to do now that the new-car or dealership-extended warranty has expired? There are plenty of differing opinions in the ongoing independent repair shops vs. dealership debate. Your friend may have had such a great experience with dealership mechanics that he'll never switch, but another swears by independent repair shops.

4 Proactive Vehicle Maintenance Tips

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Most car and truck owners understand the importance of proactive maintenance, but follow-through is a little trickier. Check out these tips to help you get started on a proactive maintenance schedule for your car. 

Optimizing Fuel Efficiency in Your Hybrid Car

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Hybrid and electric cars have become popular vehicle choices for many people over the past decade. Switching to a hybrid comes with several incredible benefits, including the reduced impact they leave on the environment.

3 Tips for Maintaining Your Hybrid Long Term

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Let’s face it; car maintenance is much easier said than done. But maintaining any vehicle is critical if you plan to own it for the long run; this is especially true when it comes to hybrid cars. If you are going to keep your hybrid running smooth and reliable beyond the warranty, it is critical that you maintain your:

My Car Warranty: Can I Use an Independent Shop?

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There is a common assumption that to preserve the warranty on your purchased or leased car, you must take it into the dealership for any necessary work, whether it's repairs or routine maintenance. Perhaps you were even told this by the dealer that sold you a car.  

Well, that it is not true.

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