Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30 No cost ways to increase your gas mileage! 1) Proper tire inflation will reduce rolling resistancesand will help maintain optimagas mileage. (see my tip on how to properly inflate your tires) 2) Don't use your Brakes! I kid, but if you use your brake less you can save on gas. Everytimeyou push on the brake pedal you are wasting potential energy. Try this instead, on the freeway do your best to avoid pushing the brake and coast until the speed picks back up. If you have the opportunity to coast instead of using the brake you use your potential energy instead of wasting in the form of heat from your brakes. 3) If it's a option travel at less busy times of the day. If you can maintain a steady speed you will conserve your fuel. 4) Don't drive over 65 MPH, I know freeway speeds are often 70 MPH plus. Studies have show that driving over 65 MPH greatly reduces fuel mileage, the fa ... read more
Tech Tip Tuesday This simple tip can save you from having a accident and costing your thousands in costly body damage repairs $$$$$. Tire pressure is important for a number of reasons but today I am going to focus on just one. Take a look at the photo of how tire inflation effects how much of your actual tire is touching the ground. The more tire tread that is touching the ground the more traction you will have. We need all the traction we can get when it starts raining like it did last night. What is the proper tire pressure for my car? On most newer cars the tire pressure is posted on a sticker in the drivers door jam. Just open the drivers door and look for a sticker that says tire pressure. The sticker could be on the door itself or the body side of the door jam. Your owners Manuel will also have the correct tire pressure for your vehicle. On older vehicle a general rule is 32 - 34 psi of air pressure ... read more
Where has the year gone? The kids are almost out of school and summer is just around the corner. Summer always seems like it should be time to rest, but is it? If you have kids you arerunning around more in the summer than you do than you do the rest of the year. Keeping the kids entertained is hard work. This summer I have big plans for my oldest child, he is currently 15 and I found him his first car, the only problem is that it needs a engine. I want my son to know the value of a vehicle so we are going to replace the engine together in my spare time. I feel it will be a great learningexperience for him to do his own car repairs. At least that is the plan, he has no plans to follow his great grandfather, his grandfather and Dad in the family business of auto repair. My son is not necessary a hands on time of person...wish me luck. Summer is coming weather you are ready or not, How is the air conditioning in you vehicle? Is it time for some maintenanceto make it though the summer ... read more
Family road trips are meant to be fun and car trouble is a quick way to ruin that. The Black family knows that all too well. Their RV was towed into Leo & Son Garage when their vacation fun was just getting started. Thanks to the Black family for trusting us and allowing us to take that stress out of their hands. We were able to help them out and get them back on the road. We work hard to make sure our customers aren't dealing with the stress of car trouble, that's our job. Read Jennifer B.'s review of Leo & Son Garage on Yelp Thanks to the Black family for the great review. We're glad we could be a positive part of your family trip. Hope you enjoyed California!
It's that time of year again! The holidays are rolling around and we're all getting ready to load up the car and head out on afamily holidayroad trip. Are your tires safe to be driving long distances? What about that weird noise you've been hearing every time you get on the freeway?These are issues that are a lot easier to ignore when you're doing your everyday local driving. Not so easy to ignore when you're driving 100+ miles away from home. Stay safe and avoid a whole bunch of stress by getting your car checked out before you set out on your holiday adventures. Here at Leo & Son we provide a free maintenance inspection. This includes a visual inspection of the vehicle inside and out. Our technicians will take your vehicle on a test drive to make sure there aren't any irregular noises or any lights on your dash that require immediate attention. You'll be provided with a copy of your inspection and our service advisors will assist you w ... read more