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To fix your car or move on?

When an ad catches your attention, you 're staring at a $1,200 maintenance bill for your ailing car: a brand new set of wheels for a mere $450 a month. Dumping your old car can sound like a no-brainer at first — and you can't help picturing how fine you 'd feel in the new car. Yet car analysts say that by restoring old friends, you will almost certainly come out ahead — at ...
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How to tell when you need new tires

KNOW THE THREE MAJOR FACTORS: TREAD WEAR, EXPOSURE TO HEAT Plus TIRE AGE-AND YOU KNOW Where TO Use NEW TIRES. Should you worry about tread wear? The entire thing is about your health. Your car can drive smoother on the road, with strong treads. The car can not be able to withstand environmental hazards including rain and snow as tire treads are put on. Worn treads can al...
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Signs you need an Oil Change

Oil changes are a quick service appointment but they will help to prolong the life of your engine and boost the overall efficiency when done periodically. Then why are drivers waiting or deciding not to change their oil? Unfortunately , most people rely on warning signs for mileage instead of oil change to let them know when it's time to schedule a service appointment. Consequ...
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How to Test a Spark Plug Ignition Coil

If you believe that your car has a faulty spark plug, use a multimeter to check it out in 7 straight stages. An ignition coil is a vital component of todayss modern engine management system. Virtually all vehicles manufactured today use ignition coils to provide the spark for the engines spark plugs. An ignition coil is an inductive coil that is a part of the vehicles secon...
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Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Ignition Switch

If your car can not start, starts but dies quickly, or has electrical components that stopped working, the ignition switch can need to be replaced. One of the most significant electronic components typically found on many road-going cars and trucks, is the ignition switch. It is usually situated on the steering wheel, just behind the cylinder of the ignition switch. The two...
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DETECTING TROUBLE DIGITALLY

DETECTING TROUBLE DIGITALLY It’s nice to know that sometimes technology truly is there to make things easier rather than the other way around. Such is the case with the On-Board Diagnostic (often shortened to OBD) system installed on most of the vehicles on the road today. The OBD system helps service technicians monitor your vehicle’s operating systems for signs of trouble...
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DRIVE A “GREEN” MACHINE

DRIVE A “GREEN” MACHINE More and more of us are trying to reduce their impact on the environment by recycling plastics and paper, choosing efficient appliances and adjusting the thermostat to save energy. But what about your vehicle? Some people choose high-efficiency vehicles and trucks, but even if yours isn’t a hybrid, you can take steps to improve fuel efficiency and re...
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SUMMER DRIVING TIPS

SUMMER DRIVING TIPS The average age of vehicles on American roads today recently reached an all-time high of 11.4 years, according to Polk market research. It’s been climbing steadily (the average was only 9.6 years in 2002), and Polk projects it will continue to rise. Today’s vehicles are built better than ever, and with proper maintenance and care, they can endure a l...
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OIL CHANGE SCHEDULE

Finally, one thing on your schedule you can control. Nelsons Auto Repair provides the information you need to take control of your vehicle's preventive maintenance requirements, like when you should change your motor oil.  YOUR VEHICLE’S INFORMATION RIGHT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS With the right preventive maintenance, today's vehicles can stay on the road and out of the r...
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We are still open!

We realize you’re probably getting bombarded with these types of messages from different sources. But we believe there is no such thing as being too safe and, therefore, wanted to let our valued customers know that we are taking the necessary precautions to help keep them and our staff as safe as possible during this time of heightened awareness. We will be open to serve our customers auto repair needs.