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Yearly Archives: 2019

Why are Oil Changes so Important?

From the moment you first get your vehicle, you become aware of how often you need to stop by the shop and get your oil changed. We know that sometimes it can be a hassle, especially if your vehicle needs an oil change every 3 months. The good news is - an oil change is typically an affordable vehicle service. But have you ever wondered, why are oil changes so important?  The engine is one of the most important components in your vehicle, and your regular oil change is what ensures that your engine stays lubricated and protected. Motor oil has a number of different jobs when it comes to ensuing your vehicle's engine runs smoothly. It lubricates engine parts to protect them from overheating and also from becoming damaged from rubbing up against other metal components. It also helps keep your engine clean by picking up dirt and grime buildup that can affect overall performance.  When you skip your regular oil change, you run the risk of causing damage to your engine which ... read more

Car Maintenance CheckList

When it comes to owning a vehicle, the single most important thing that you can do is take care of your vehicle. Think about how much money you have spent on your car - most likely tens of thousands of dollars. Now, imagine blowing off a service because you don’t really think you need it, although it won’t cost you much and it actually will protect vital car components and extend the lifespan of your vehicle. Seems silly, right? Well, the truth is, a recent survey by the Car Care Council found that 89% of vehicles in use were in need of at least one service or repair. We understand that as a car owner, it can be difficult to bring your vehicle into a shop and trust that what the mechanics recommend is necessary to the overall integrity of your vehicle, and not just a way to get more money out of you. That is why it is so important to find an auto repair shop that you can actually trust and that will be 100% transparent with you. When you find a good auto repair shop, you&r ... read more

Happy New Year from Small World Auto Center!

It’s that time again, where we think about the goals that we want to make for the new year. While you may be thinking the usual, such as being on time more often, visiting family, or going to the gym more often, you may not have considered making a resolution or two for your vehicle. Here are some resolution ideas that you can make for your car to keep you safe on the road into 2019!   Clean Out your Car   Cleaning out the inside of your vehicle will help you to feel more organized and give your car that new car feeling! A clutter car can make it difficult to feel comfortable while driving, especially for passengers.   Schedule your Vehicle Maintenance Deadlines in your Planner   The most important part of owning a vehicle is staying current with your vehicle’s recommended maintenance and services. If you have a planner or calendar, jotting down dates of your upcoming services will help you keep track of when it’s time to bring your vehicle i ... read more

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