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Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30

Tech Tip Tuesday - January 30

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

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Tech tip Tuesday - January 23

Tech tip Tuesday - January 23

Tech Tip Tuesday - January23 Is waiting to the last minute to get gas costing you money? Running your vehicle low on fuel can cause damage to the fuel pump. Waiting until the gas gage is already past"E" can cause permanentdamage to the fuel pump. The reason this is happens is because on most modern vehicles the fuel pump is located inside the gas tank and was designed to have the fuel cool the pump during operation and also the fuel acts as a lubricant in the gears of the pump. When the fuel tank is extremely low on fuel it can't cool the pump and wear starts on the internals of the fuel pump. Best practice - do not run your vehicle with less than a 1/8 of a tank of fuel. Side note, if your vehicle is equipped with a external fuel filter it should be replaced ever 30,000 miles. A plugged or partiallyplugs fuel filter caused additional strain on the fuel pump. Was this t ... read more

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Tech tip Tuesday - January 9

Tech tip Tuesday - January 9

Tech Tip Tuesday - January 16 Everything rides on your tires, andyet it is one of the most overlooked items on our vehicles. My goal in wring these tips is tomotorists know what to look for on their car.When it's time youcan make a informeddecisionwhen its time to purchase tiresor speaking toa service advisor who isrecommending them. Knowledge is power so please take a moment and read though the tech tips. Todays tip is on when is it time to replace my tires? Option A - you will need a penny from you piggy bank to check how much tread you haver on your tire.. Take the penny and place in in the groves of your tire Head down as pictured. If you can see his entire head it's time to replace the tire (s), if part of his head is obstructed by the tire you still have some time until you need tires. Make sure you check all the groves in the tires, very often tires will wear uneven. Sometimes the inside treads wear muchfaster than the outside ... read more

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Tech Tip Tuesday

Tech Tip Tuesday

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

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New Year Resolutions

New Year Resolutions

2016 is coming to an end. With a new year approaching fast it's time to think about what we'd like to accomplish in 2017. While we're all making resolutions to eat better, get organized or exercise more, here at Leo & Son we want to help you resolve to be a better car owner. It's easy for all of us to overlook some of the responsibilities of being a car owner, and this usually leaves us with a large repair bill. Here's a list of resolutions that will help you become a better car owner. Schedule check ups for your vehicle Just like we go to the doctor to check on ourselves, taking our car to the mechanic for a maintenance inspection will help us catch any issues before they become a bigger problem. At Leo & Son we provide a free maintenance inspection and we give you a full report on the condition of your vehicle. Schedule an appointment to check to see that your vehicle is healthy. Keep up with fluid exchanges Checking y ... read more

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Headlight Restoration: A Quick and Easy Fix!

A quick, easy, and affordable way to make your car safer and more attractive is to simply restore your headlights. Headlights can become cloudy and discolored and can lower the headlight's capability to project light. Headlights today are made of polycarbonate and can become dim and cloudy from sunlight, humidity, cleaning chemicals and road debris. A headlight restoration is a process of cleaning, sanding and polishing the lights. In most cases your headlights can be restored to look like new. Watch our video and see for yourself

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Less Expensive More Accurate Repair

Less Expensive More Accurate Repair

If you're like me, anything past an oil change is out of my league. At least that's what I thought. I love having a car. I love the freedom it gives me, I love that it allows me to get to where I need (or want) to be. What I don't love is maintaining my car. This is most likely because I didn't really know what I needed to know. I just needed to know the basics. I needed to know how and when to maintain my car. How often should I get an oil change? How soon do I need to replace my tires and how do I know? These are all questions and concerns that I had that stopped me from wanting to deal with it. I wish my car would just go and would always just go regardless of how often I would have it serviced. Unfortunately it's just not that way. Luckily I work at an auto repairshop now and I have people who can help educate me on keeping my car going. So now I can relay that message to you. Here are a few tips on keeping your car in good shape and ensuring that you have a les ... read more

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Summer Vacations

Summer Vacations

Hi Everyone! It’s Stephanie from Leo and Son Garage. I’m here to talk about Summer Vacations!! Who doesn’t like Summer Vacations? Summer is the time for family and friends. We all love a good relaxing vacation. Frankly we all deserve a good vacation. As you plan your road trip and get all things in order. Keep in mind your vehicle needs to get ready for your trip as well, Leo and Son would like to ensure you have a relaxing trip. Therefore, we recommend bringing your vehicles in for a free overall maintenance inspection. This will ensure your vehicle is running properly for your vacation on the road. No one wants a vacation that ends on the side of the road due to vehicle malfunctions. Since we won’t be able to join you on your trip, everyone here at Leo and Son Garage wants to wish you the best times

Don't Get Trapped!

Don't Get Trapped!

Hi Everyone! If the door sticks a little or the window doesn’t roll down, it’s no big deal right? Wrong! You might think they’re just “cosmetic” fixes, however in reality they could save your life and your loved ones as well. Nobody likes to think worst case scenarios, however it is important to make sure you are prepared for the worst, if it should happen. If you were in an accident (which we hope you are never involved in one) and you need to get yourself or your children out of the vehicle quickly and safely it is imperative that your windows and doors operate property to allow you easy access in and out of your vehicle. Personally have a large dog, her name is Maya. She loves to go for car rides with me. If something were to happen and I needed to get her out in a hurry, I want to have a piece of mind and confidence that my vehicles windows and doors operate as they should. I want to know that I will be abl ... read more

Woman's Perspective

Woman's Perspective

​Hi Everyone! I’d like to take a few moments and introduce myself. My name is Stephanie. I am the Customer Servi​ce Manager at Leo andSon Garage. Some of you may have already met me or talked to me on the phone. If you haven’t, pick up that phone and call me! I’d love to meet you! A little about me, I have been in Customer Service for about 10 years. I have a passion for making our customers experience the best it can be. My family has been bringing all of our cars to Leo and Son Garage for over 30 years. I started as a customer and now I’m an employee and I absolutely love my job. At Leo and Son, we know that vehicle repairs are never fun. However, we strive to make it as easy and pain free as possible. Being a woman in a so called “man’s world”, I have started a blog, “Automotive Repairs from A Woman’s Perspective” In this blog I will be discussing frequently asked questions, explaining why repairs are need ... read more

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