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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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Cool off now, pay later!!

Cool off now, pay later!!

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

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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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Too Much Stuff!

Too Much Stuff!

The holidays area chancefor you to show your loved ones how much you care about them. We want to give them something to make them feel special. This something is usually something to hold, something to look at, something to use, or just something to add to all the other stuff thatwe already have in our homes. Do we really need more STUFF?What could you givethat wouldn't add to all thestuff your loved ones already have?A gift of car repairs or maintenance tells the person you care aboutTHEM and their SAFETY. Car maintenance is probably the least exciting part of owning a car. Paying for repairs is never fun especially during the holidays. Handling these repairs for your loved ones is helping them get something checked off their to-do list. What better way to show you care? Call us and find out how you can give your loved ones a uniqueand thoughtful gift

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Road Trip Ready!

Road Trip Ready!

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

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Safety

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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Halloween Driving Safety

Halloween Driving Safety

Halloween is right around the corner! The weather is cooler (kind of), the leaves are changing, we're breaking out the scary movies, the costumes, and best of all the candy! Halloween is wonderful but it also has its issues. One of those issues being a whole bunch of people walking the streets at night in dark costumes. Halloween is fun but it's not so fun when you're not safe. Here are some tips on how to stay safe on the streets this Halloween. Watch For Children! ​This sounds obvious, I know, but it's important. Kids are likely not going to be thinking too much about the carson the road when there is candy to collect and fun times to be had. Don't assume that any pedestrians are going to stop for you. It's safer to stop and allow them to cross. Slow Down ​There are going to be a lot more people on the streets on Halloween weekend. Drive at least 5 miles below the speed limit, especi ... read more

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