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Monthly Archives: December 2017

Describing Car Problems to a Mechanic

Describing Car Problems to a Mechanic

Do you ever get the feeling that something might be wrong, but you can't put your finger on what it is? Car problems are not always as obvious as our Grandson's wardrobe problems, but you know your car. You drive it every day and know its little squeaks, moans and groans. If you tune your senses to observe your car, you could be your own front line defense against unexpected problems this winter. Be aware of changes in the way it drives, handles, and stops. Does it feel different, sound different, or have you noticed any different smells? Does it take a few seconds longer to start than it used to? Are there any new warning lights on the dash? Does the heat seem as warm as it should be? All these observations could be early signs of a problem that may be easy to correct if found quickly. The beauty in this type of service is that it can be done before it becomes an emergency – before a small problem become ... read more

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Is my car battery weak?

Is my car battery weak?

Batteries are a huge part of modern life. Think of how many battery chargers you have. Having a strong battery in your car is very important during the extreme conditions of Ohio's winter season, and 70 percent of batteries don't last for 4 years. There are some things that you can do to extend the life of your battery. First, keep it clean. If you see it getting dirty or greasy, let us know at Central Garage Co Inc and we can clean it off. A dirty battery runs hotter, and that shortens its life. If your battery terminals are corroded, let us take a look at that, too. We can clean them, and if the corrosion has gotten into the battery cables, we can replace them. Also, running your battery way down is bad for it. Things like running the headlights or watching a DVD player with the car turned off can deeply deplete your battery. The typical battery can only take about 10 of those deep cycle depletions before it gives up the ghost. Because we often take short trips around Rey ... read more

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