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It's Easy Being "Green"
Motorists can do their part to help the environment by practicing a few 'earth-friendly' car care habits. It all comes down to timely vehicle maintenance and non-aggressive driving.

Here are specific suggestions from West Shore Auto care, Inc.

Slow down. Speeding and hard accelerations waste gasoline. Use cruise-control on highways to maintain a steady pace. When waiting for friends or family, shut off the engine. Consolidate daily errands.

Lighten up. Remove unnecessary items from the vehicle to reduce weight.

Don't pollute. Dispose of used motor oil, antifreeze/coolant, and old batteries properly. Some repair facilities accept these items. Or call your local government. Keep the engine running at its peak-a misfiring spark plug can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30%. Replace filters and fluids as recommended by the owner's manual.

Get pumped. Keep the tires properly inflated and aligned. Under-inflated tires waste fuel by forcing the vehicle's engine to work harder. Moreover, properly maintained tires last longer, saving you money and lessening the burden at landfills.

Know your limitations. If you are not a do-it-yourselfer, find a good technician. Ask friends for recommendations. Check the reputation of the repair shop with your local consumer group. Check out the technicians' credentials. ASE-certified professionals have passed one or more national exams in specialties such as engine performance and air conditioning.

Don't try this at home. Your car's air conditioner should be serviced only by a technician certified to handle and recycle refrigerants. The air conditioners in older vehicles contain ozone-depleting chemicals, which can be released into the atmosphere through improper service.

Instant karma. In addition to helping the environment, routine maintenance will help your vehicle last longer, get better gas mileage, and command a higher resale price. Pretty cool.
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The most common question we hear from consumers is, “What do I need to do to take care of my car and avoid big repair bills?”

Fortunately, the answer is simple: Establish and follow a regular vehicle maintenance plan. A maintenance plan is essential for protecting your automotive investment and maximizing the reliability and safety of your vehicle.

Start with reading your vehicle owner’s manual, where you’ll find the automaker’s recommendations and maintenance schedules based on your driving patterns and habits.

Next, you’ll need to find a good repair shop. The most important thing to look for is whether they have ASE-certified technicians on staff.

You’ll also need to know how to communicate properly and effectively to avoid misunderstandings that can increase repair and diagnostic costs.
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Today a customer that I hadn't seen for some time stopped in for a minor repair. When I asked why she hadn't been in in recently she said, " I take my car to the dealership because they told me they were the only place that could reset my maintenance light." I went to her Honda and took out her owners manual and proceeded to show her the page that explained how she could reset the light herself. She asked me why it would be in the owners manual? I explained that Honda puts it in there for people who change their own oil. She then said, " why would they tell me that I had to have them reset this if anyone could do it?" I then explained that some dealerships use tactics like this to scare owners into not going elsewhere for service, even after their car is out of warranty. I also asked her if they told her that she couldn't have her car serviced anywhere while it was under warranty? Her answer, "they told me that it would void my warranty if I didn't have my car serviced at the dealership." I then explained her right to take her car anywhere for service, even while it was under warranty and that it did not void her warranty. She thanked me for educating her about this and said she would be in for service in a few weeks.
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I hear a clunking sound from my front wheel when I make a turn. What could be the problem?

West Shore Auto Care Inc. Answer:
One possible cause of the problem is a worn axle. Front-wheel drive vehicles have axles that transfer power from the transmission to your front wheels. There is one for each front wheel. These axles are called constant velocity axles or CV axles for short. Rear-wheel drive vehicles have axles that are in back and run between the differential and the rear wheels. Of course, all-wheel drive vehicles will have an axle at each wheel.

When a front CV axle goes bad, it will make a clunking noise as you make a slow turn. When a rear axle goes bad, the clunking or moaning sound will be in the back. Now there really isn't any preventive maintenance you can have performed to make your axles last longer, but you can have them inspected from time to time to see if a problem such as a leaking seal or torn protective boot has arisen. Sometimes finding the problem early will make the repair easier and less costly.

Of course, axles do wear out and need to be replaced. This is dangerous and should be repaired as soon as possible. A severely worn axle can seize up, causing damage to your transmission or other components. This could even lead to an accident for lemoyne drivers who ignore a worn axle.

If you suspect an axle problem, have it looked at right away. Ask your friendly and knowledgeable West Shore Auto Care Inc. service advisor if it's time for an axle replacement.

Give us a call.

West Shore Auto Care Inc.
736 state street
lemoyne, pa 17043
7177307060 - See more at: http://westshoreautocareinc.mynapatools.com/2017/04/16/axle#sthash.Mckk20CQ.dpuf

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Question:
I hear a clunking sound from my front wheel when I make a turn. What could be the problem?

West Shore Auto Care Inc. Answer:
One possible cause of the problem is a worn axle. Front-wheel drive vehicles have axles that transfer power from the transmission to your front wheels. There is one for each front wheel. These axles are called constant velocity axles or CV axles for short. Rear-wheel drive vehicles have axles that are in back and run between the differential and the rear wheels. Of course, all-wheel drive vehicles will have an axle at each wheel.

When a front CV axle goes bad, it will make a clunking noise as you make a slow turn. When a rear axle goes bad, the clunking or moaning sound will be in the back. Now there really isn't any preventive maintenance you can have performed to make your axles last longer, but you can have them inspected from time to time to see if a problem such as a leaking seal or torn protective boot has arisen. Sometimes finding the problem early will make the repair easier and less costly.

Of course, axles do wear out and need to be replaced. This is dangerous and should be repaired as soon as possible. A severely worn axle can seize up, causing damage to your transmission or other components. This could even lead to an accident for lemoyne drivers who ignore a worn axle.

If you suspect an axle problem, have it looked at right away. Ask your friendly and knowledgeable West Shore Auto Care Inc. service advisor if it's time for an axle replacement.

Give us a call.

West Shore Auto Care Inc.
736 state street
lemoyne, pa 17043
7177307060 - See more at: http://westshoreautocareinc.mynapatools.com/2017/04/16/axle#sthash.Mckk20CQ.dpuf

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The job is done right when nothing is left over and everything is right where it belongs. Our goal is always do it right the first time.
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If you notice that your car has a roaring noise that gets louder the faster you go or even changes pitch when turning, your cars' wheel bearings may be going bad. We can diagnose and repair this problem. 
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It's not too early to have your car serviced prior to heading out on vacation. 
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