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Tips and Tricks for Accident

You should keep the following in your glove compartment just in case of an accident

  1. Name of insurance company
  2. Your policy number
  3. Your agent's phone number
  4.  Name and number of a local  Company

This will help you and your insurance agent tremendously in resolving potential issues.

Notify your insurance agent as soon as possible. Give them all the information you

gathered at the scene and make arrangements for repair.

Tips and Tricks for Overheating

To cool down an engine on the verge of overheating, turn OFF the air conditioner and turn ON the heater full blast. This will help dissipate the heat from the engine. Stop the car if this doesn't cool down the engine. This is not a permanent fix. Visit  Flo.s Garage   and have the problem permanently fixed.

Avoid overheating by releasing load on your engine. If you are climbing a long hill, turn off the air conditioner or shift into a lower gear. This will allow you to get over the hill without additionally straining your engine.

Component Service

Automatic Transmission Fluid

Check fluid level with engine running and transmission in park. If low, add the type of automatic transmission fluid specified in the owner's manual and/or on dipstick. For maximum performance, change every two years or 24,000 miles, or as directed in owner's manual.

Belts Check

V-belts and serpentine belts for looseness and condition. Replace when cracked, frayed, glazed or showing signs of excessive wear. Replace timing belt per interval specified in owner's manual. Typically this is 60,000 to 90,000 miles. Not replacing the belt as required could cause a breakdown or serious engine damage.

Cabin Air Filter

Replace annually, or more often in areas with heavy airborne contaminants or whenever heating or cooling efficiency is reduced.

Check Engine Light On

If light comes on while driving or remains on, your vehicle may have an emissions or sensor problem and should be analyzed. If light flashes, the condition is more severe and must be checked immediately to prevent catalytic converter damage.

Coolant (Antifreeze)

Check level at reservoir. Never open a hot radiator cap. If low, add 50/50 mix of approved antifreeze and distilled water. Change coolant annually on most vehicles.

Windshield Washer Fluid

Check fluid level monthly. Some vehicles have two reservoirs. Do not use water. Use washer fluid only.

Fuel Filter

Inspect filter at each oil change. Replace if restricted or water contaminated or once a year on cars with carburetors. On cars with fuel injection, replace filter every two years or 24,000 miles.


Replace bulb immediately if light is out. Check fuses first.

Power Steering Fluid

Check the fluid with the car warmed up. Add correct type of fluid if low. If frequent topping off is required, inspect for leaks and replace if contaminated.

Steering and Suspension

Inspect system annually, including shock absorbers, struts and chassis parts, such as ball joints, tie rod ends and other related components. Replace if leaks, damage and loose mounting hardware are found. Symptoms of worn suspension include uneven tire wear and excessive bouncing after bumps.

Battery and Cables

Battery should be securely mounted. Battery connection should be clean, tight and corrosion free. If the battery is three years old or more, it should be tested and replaced if necessary.


Check the entire brake system every year, including brake linings, rotors and drums.

Chassis Lubrication

Many newer cars are lubed-for-life; some still require this service. Check owner's manual. Replacement steering and suspension components may require periodic lubrication.

Cleaning & Polishing

To prevent stripping the vehicle's wax finish, use only automotive car wash products, not dishwashing liquids. Polish at least twice a year to maintain and protect the finish.

Engine Air Filter

Inspect filter at each oil change. Replace annually or when leaking, torn, water or oil soaked, dirty or showing other signs of wear.


Inspect for leaks, damage and broken supports or hangers if there is an unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be dangerous and must be corrected without delay.


Inspect hoses at each oil change and replace when leaking, brittle, cracked, rusted, swollen or restricted.

Oxygen Sensor

Replace at interval as recommended in owner's manual or when other conditions dictate, such as failing an emissions test. Some cars have an oxygen sensor replacement light that appears when oxygen sensor replacement is needed.1996 and newer cars have more than one oxygen sensor.

Spark Plugs

Typical replacement intervals range between 30,000 and 100,000 miles, depending on the vehicle and type of spark plug. Always consult your owner's manual for your specific vehicle.

Tire Inflation and Condition

Check the pressure of all tires, including the spare, at every oil change. Check the tread for uneven or irregular wear and cuts or bruises along the sidewalls. Inflate tires and maintain at recommended pressure. Replace tires if worn or damaged

Items to address before bringing in your vehicle

Make sure you have over ½ tank of fuel for us to be able to complete diagnosis.

Remove all valuable items from your vehicle (money, jewelry etc.)

Bring both sets of keys (on vehicles with immobilizes for no start)

Please describe the problem accurately and give us all the information you have!

- Did the problem occur when it was hot or cold? Morning or Evening?

- Is the problem primarily on startup or when vehicle is fully warmed up?

- What noise is it making if any.

- What smell if any

- What color fluid if any

- Has the vehicle been diagnosed at another facility?

If we are diagnosing a leak please clean the car out.

The passenger cabin is to be cleaned

The trunk is to be empty

We are not to be held responsible if we need to move your items to gain access to any areas!

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