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Doing Our Part to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Remaining Open for Business

Doing Our Part to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Remaining Open for Business

Here at AC Auto Service Center, we want to inform our valued customers that we are OPEN for business among COVID-19 shutdowns. We know that these are tough and uncertain times, but many of us still need reliable transportation to continue supporting our families and retrieving the supplies we need to stay safe and fed.  We care about the health and safety of both our customers and our staff members, which is why we are taking all the necessary precautions when it comes to working on your vehicle. This includes implementing disinfection procedures after our services and wearing gloves while working. We continue to sanitize the inside and outside of vehicles where we come in contact with them, as well as all of our common areas inside the building.  For those who can't leave their home or would prefer contactless service, we offer a complimentary pick up and drop off service. We will come and pick up your vehicle from your home, service it at our shop, and drop ... read more

Do I Need a Car Battery Replacement?

Your vehicle's battery is the energy storage device that produce electricity to start your vehicle and keep it running. The battery is what provides the electricity to actually operate the starter motor, ignition system, and fuel system. Once the engine is up and running, the alternator of the charging system will supply your electrical components with the electricity they need and it will also charge the battery by recycling energy as your vehicle travels.  If you've gotten into your car and your car won't start, you may be wondering if you need a car battery replacement? The answer is, maybe! While the issue could be with the battery itself, the issue could also stem from your vehicle starting system, bad spark plugs, and more. The typical car battery will last you between 3 to 5 years depending on the brand and quality. The best way to understand whether or not your battery needs to be replaced is by bringing your vehicle into the experts here at AC Auto Service Ce ... read more

Here's What Happens When You Organize Your Car

We spend an increasing amount of time in our cars as commutes take longer and our work gets farther away from our homes. Coupled with the number of errands we run, our time in the car steadily increases. Think about your vehicle as a part of your home, although it is a mobile unit, our family spends time there, and we would like everything to be at our fingertips when needed. Distractions are dangerous when out on the road with other drivers. Keeping the number of distractions at bay increases our safety. It is nice to know where everything is and know that it is secure. It feels good knowing where everything is, and it also can help keep you safe. Avoiding distractions will help keep you alert to your surroundings and your eyes on the road. Have you or your friends been in a car accident where something in the car flew, causing a severe impact? This hazard can easily be avoided by having secure storage locations for items in your vehicle. It is a simple thing you can do to keep you a ... read more

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Five Ways You Can Show Your Car Some Love

Five Ways You Can Show Your Car Some Love

  Do you love your car? We sure love our cars and we love giving them extra love and care during the month of February. Not only is February the most romantic month of the year, but it is a great time to help your vehicle get through the winter season.   Here are five ways you can show your car, your truck, your SUV, or your work vehicle some love, just in time for Valentine’s Day.   Take your vehicle in for a Check-up (aka preventive maintenance). When you are a healthy human who starts to feel under the weather, you go to the doctor, right? Sometimes, you’ll go to the doctor when you are joining a sports team and they require you to get an annual physical. Your vehicle has a lot in common with your body. It has moving parts. It has fluids coursing through its veins, so to speak. It can get worn out and start breaking down. It can also age and not run like it did when it was younger. Therefore, we recommend showing your love for your vehicle by taking i ... read more

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How Long Do Cars Last?

If you drive a vehicle that is nearing its tenth year of life, you may be wondering how long cars are meant to last. Is there an expiration date, or will your car run until it breaks down and can't be repaired? On average, a vehicle will last over 11 years on the road. With proper maintenance and care, your vehicle can last even longer. Of course, the lifespan will depend upon the make, model, and year of your car and your own driving habits. With newer vehicles, they may be able to last much longer than previous cars which we will understand better in the future.  It may be no surprise, but trucks and SUVs tend to have the longest lifespan out of all types of vehicles. However, regardless of what vehicle you own and drive, understanding the measures that you can take as a vehicle owner to increase your vehicle's lifespan are important.  Did you know that the longest running vehicle has been on the road for 48 total years and has driven over 3 million miles? It ... read more

Why We Are Now Closed On Saturdays

Why We Are Now Closed On Saturdays

  Welcome to the year 2020! As we enter a new decade, we thought it would be smart to do a few things differently here at AC Auto Service Center. The first change we are making this year is our new business hours. We are closed on Saturdays, and open Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM.   Many of our longtime customers have asked why we are now closed on Saturdays. The truth is, it isn't very easy finding people who are willing to work on the weekends. There's no judgment about it, either. A lot of us want to spend quality time with our families and friends or get out of town for the weekend. So, we decided to make a change that would allow our staff to unplug, rest up, and enjoy more time with their families.   But wait! There is another change we just implemented that will help ease the burden of us not being open on Saturdays. Drum roll, please….   We have a new online appointment system! This new software is slick ... read more

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Stay Safe this Holiday Season

The holidays are always a special time of year when most of us will be spending time with friends and family. However, the holidays are also peak times when it comes to crime and theft which can take away the holiday magic and leave you stressed during the season.  In order to combat holiday theft and crime, it is important to always be aware of your surroundings and to take measures which can help protect you and your family both on the road and at home.  Here are some of our top holiday safety tips to combat seasonal crime and theft:  Always lock your home doors and windows while at home or when you leave. If you are leaving your home for an extended period of time, ask a neighbor or friend to watch over your home for you and be sure not to leave any valuables in the view of outsiders. Also, try not to spread the word that your house will be empty.  Ensure that your vehicle is ready for any type of drive or travel this season by having it inspected by the exper ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from AC Auto Service Center!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at AC Auto Service Center! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at AC Auto Service Center before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, and ... read more

What are Common Intervals for Vehicle Maintenance?

Remembering how often your vehicle is due for a maintenance item can be tricky. Most vehicle owners are very well accustomed to regular oil changes, however some other important maintenance items may not be as clear. Here is a guide that will help you keep better track of when certain important services are due:  Brake Pads, Rotors, and Fluid - Have the brake pads and rotors inspection every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Fluid needs to be replaced every 2 years.  Engine Oil and Filter - Needs to be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles.  Steering and Suspension - Inspect every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Battery - Have it tested every 3 to 5 years. Cooling System - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles. Headlights, Taillights, Blinkers - Inspect every 6,000 to 10,000 miles. Transmission Fluid - Change every 25,000 miles. Air Filter - Change every 40,000 miles.  Power Steering Fluid - Flush every 40,000 miles. Spark Plug - Replace every 40,000 miles.  Timing Belt - Chan ... read more

The Difference Between Transmission Repair, Replacement, and Rebuild

Transmission problems are something that most of us as vehicle owners have heard of but hope to avoid in our car's lifetime. If you haven't stayed on track with your vehicle's regular maintenance or you have a much older vehicle, you may find yourself facing transmission issues that may required repair or replacement.  If your vehicle has been diagnosed and you have discovered that your vehicle's transmission is severely damaged and needs a complete overhaul, you may be considering your options and how much each of your options will cost you. You have probably heard a couple of terms, including transmission repair, replacement, and rebuild. What do each of them mean and what are the comparisons in terms of cost? Transmission Repair - Transmission repair is usually recommended if just one or a few components of the transmission need to be replaced. This will consist of just repairing those parts that need to be repaired on your original transmission to fix any iss ... read more

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