FAQs

What Are The Factory Scheduled, 30, 60, 90K Services?

When a vehicle manufacturer produces a new make or model, that vehicle comes with a set of factory schedule recommendations. These recommendations are put in place to ensure that you are getting the most out of your car and taking the necessary steps to ensure that your vehicle continues running into the high mileage range; however, they are also oftentimes requirements to keep your vehicle’s warranty valid. The maintenance recommendations vary from vehicle to vehicle, but there are a certain set of expectations that come with each mileage service. These are some of the repairs of services you might expect out of each service mile marker. 30K Mile Service When your car reaches 30k miles, it’s still in relatively new condition but will require a new fuel filter and for you to change out some of the fluids in the vehicle. You should also expect a tire rotation and a general vehicle inspection. 60k Mile Service The 60k mile service is a little bit more demanding than the 30k. You should expect to perform many of the same maintenance actions as the previous service, but also plan on replacing some of the belts and hoses that are starting to wear or look like they might need replacement.  90k Mile Service Once you finally get to the 90k mile mark, the car will start to require replacement of the spark plugs, perhaps the brake pads, and some of the service requirements of the 30k mile mark. When the cars start to get close to 100k miles is when problems start to appear so you might also have some additional repairs based on your individual’s vehicle needs. We have the factory schedules for all makes and models to ensure that your vehicle is meeting these specifications. We can also provide reminders and emails to keep you on track and perform all repairs at a fraction of the cost of what a dealership might...

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What Needs To Be Done To Maintain Wheels, Tires & Alignment?

The wheels, tires, and alignment on your vehicle are built to last, but do require some general maintenance here and there to make sure that they can perform the job expected of them. If you neglect these areas of the car and allow problems to continue, you’ll eventually start to see lower gas mileage, a decrease stopping range, and a less comfortable ride. It’s recommended that you change your tires out about every 50,000-60,000 miles, but you’ll be able to tell when you are due for new tires based upon checking the treads. In between that period of time, you should also be cleaning and inspecting the condition of the wheel. Hitting up against curbsides can damage wheels, but can also cause your vehicle to pick up dust that will poorly impact the life of your brake pads. The best way to determine if you are having trouble with your alignment is to let the wheel run smoothly through your fingers on a clear and straight stretch of road. If the car begins to veer toward any one direction, it’s likely that you need your car re-aligned. The alignment of a vehicle has a lot more to do with the suspension of the vehicle than it does with the tire, so it’s important to bring your car somewhere with experience on a wide variety of car matters. Our shop is stock with all the latest Hunter tire and wheel alignment installation and repair tools including the Hunter TC3700 State-of-the-Art RunFlat capable mounting equipment and the Hunter GSP9700 RoadForce balancer. We service all makes and models and have been a Recommended TireRack.com installer for over 10 years, receiving two shipments daily to ensure that we have the right size and stock of your tire available to provide you with a safe and smooth ride...

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What Are The MERCEDES BENZ Service A, B, C, D, E, F, G, H and all Flexible Service Schedules?

Like all the BMWs currently on the road, the Mercedes Benz comes standard with an onboard computer system that collected data about your driving habits for maintenance purposes. This data pertains to things like when you might need to check your oil next, the condition of the filters, and the general wear and tear on the rest of the vehicle.  On average, most of the newer Mercedes only require maintenance about once every 13,000 miles. When your car does require the regular maintenance, it will show an indicator on your dashboard saying ‘Service Due,’ or something like ‘Service B.’ This information might be pretty vague to you, but it is an indicator that it’s probably time to bring your car in to have it checked out. If you notice this warning light on your dashboard, it might be related to one of the following services: –   Short Inspection –   Long Inspection –   Replace Engine Oil & Filter –   Replace Brake Fluid –   Replace Cabin Air Filter –   Replace Engine Air Filter(s) –   Clean/Lubricate Tilting/Sliding Roof –   Clean/Lubricate Panorama Sliding Roof –   Replace Fuel Filter –   Replace Spark Plugs –   Replace Coolant –   Replace Automatic Transmission Fluid & Filter However, as you can see the list can be rather long and you might end up requiring more than one service action from the list above. Our shop has the ability to find what your car needs by just plugging your vehicle into our computer systems. Our Mercedes Scanner computers are able to ‘talk’ with your Mercedes and to examine a full maintenance report on when you’ve last had your car tuned up and what might need to be done. From there, we offer all oils, tires, and parts on site so that we can get your Mercedes maintained and back on the road fast and efficiently. That way you can always know that your car is receiving what it needs, when it needs it....

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What Does It Mean If My Air Bag Light System Comes On?

The dashboard on your vehicle is full of many useful features that can provide you diagnostic information about the health of your vehicle. When you first start the vehicle, the computer chip in your vehicle should flash all the lights and make sure that things are working, as they should; however, if any of the lights don’t turn off, it might signify that something is wrong with the car. One of these useful little lights on the main panel is an airbag light that usually looks like a small person with a ball shaped airbag in its lap. If you’re driving around and see your airbag light up on the dashboard, you can probably narrow it down to a few reasons. Either your airbag has recently been deployed and you haven’t gotten around to resetting it; or, it could also mean that there is a problem with the deployment system preventing the bag from functioning in the event of a crash. What Should You Do? Airbags play a significant role in keeping you safe in the event of an emergency. Even if you are the best driver on the road, you can’t control every factor on the road to ensure your safety so you should never ignore this warning light. Take your vehicle in for inspection as soon as possible to get the problem fixed and ensure the safety of you and your family. Just like your check engine light, it can be very difficult to diagnose the problem on your own using just a visual inspection. We have experienced professionals on staff and state-of-the art computers to diagnose your car and help to determine the best way to fix the problem. We can perform the repair quickly to minimize inconvenience and get you back on the road in no...

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What Does My Computerized Engine Analysis (Check Engine Light) Mean?

The Check engine light is just one of many useful features installed on almost every car dashboard that signifies a problem with your vehicle. It usually comes without the driver expecting it and can cause panic, thinking that something is serious wrong with your car. Although there are many warning lights located on your vehicle, the check engine light is perhaps the vaguest because it can be related to a few different problems. 4 Common Reasons For the Check Engine Light – Loose Gas Cap One reason that your check engine light might be coming on is because of a loose gas cap on your vehicle. If you’ve recently filled up with gas, check to see if you completely closed off the gas cap; if so, you may want to consider buying a new cap and seeing if that alleviates the problem. – Spark Plugs The spark plugs are what allow your engine to ignite the gasoline in your car and power the pistons. Spark plugs should be periodically changed out once every 30,000-40,000 miles. – Oxygen Sensor An oxygen sensor is installed in every vehicle and monitors how much gasoline has gone unburned to regulate gas mileage and how much gasoline is being injected in the engine. Sometimes these sensors need replacement or repair. – Catalytic Convertor The catalytic convertor converts all the carbon monoxide produced by your vehicle into less harmful chemicals and helps regulate gas mileage. Diagnosing The Problem The easiest way to find out what’s wrong with your car and fix the root cause of the problem is to bring your car in so that we can hook it up to our computerized system. We can service all makes and models, and in addition to the standard OBD II OnBoard Diagnostic Software that we run, we offer specialized factory software for BMW, Mercedes, Porsche and all Volkswagen Audi Group (including: Audi, Bentley, VW & Lamborghini). This means that when your Check Engine or Service Engine Soon Light comes on, we have the technology and know how to properly diagnose & repair your vehicle for optimum performance & gas mileage....

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Are You In Need Of Towing Services?

If you’re stuck on the side of the road or you’re just trying to get your broken down vehicle to the closest repair shop, you need to be careful of which tow company you choose to hire. Hiring a tow truck company is an important choice and should involve a certain degree of trust and value so that you know you are putting your vehicle in the right hands. Different tow truck companies price their services based on a few different business models. The most common is to charge a flat rate for the first several miles; for example, $100 for the first 7 miles. After that initial 7 miles, you’ll then be charged a few dollars for every mile after that. If you are trying to free a vehicle that is stuck in the mud or sand, you could find yourself paying even more for a tow truck to wench your vehicle free. In addition to thinking about costs, you want to make sure that towing your vehicle isn’t going to cause any more damage that might have already occurred. By allowing someone to tow your vehicle you want that individual to have experience so to minimize the risk of damage and get your vehicle to the final destination safely. If you end up hiring a company that doesn’t have a lot of experience just based on cost, you could run into serious problems as a result. For the most reliable and professional service, to bring your vehicle in to our shop, we highly recommend the exclusive services of T&T Towing. T&T Towing is a local company that is quick to do the job and a perfect combination of professional and value. They’ll treat your vehicle like it is their own and ensure the safe transportation of your car from start to finish. To contact T&T Towing directly, please...

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