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Yearly Archives: 2022

5 Unbeatable Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer

5 Unbeatable Car Maintenance Tips for the Summer

As the temperature creeps up for the summer, you may consider getting your car some maintenance. Not only can the heat spell trouble for your vehicle, you definitely don’t want to be stuck on the side of the road on a scorching hot day.   At Mancinelli’s Auto Repair Center, we can help your car stay in great shape for the summer. Follow these 5 simple steps below: Oil Change - It is always a good idea to stay on top of your oil changes. When your oil is clean and the oil filter is changed, the fluid can flow freely to lubricate your engine. Monitor Fluid Levels - Besides your engine oil, you should keep an eye on your other essential fluids too, including power steering fluid, windshield wiper fluid, transmission fluid, and coolant. Test Your Battery - The heat can especially be harsh on your car battery. The high temperatures can cause acid leaks and corrosion, which will reduce your battery lifespan. To avoid a breakdown, you should definitely test your battery ... read more

3 Maintenance Services That You Should NEVER Put Off

3 Maintenance Services That You Should NEVER Put Off

When it comes to automotive service, many people put it off. They either don;t want to spend the money, don’t have the time to get it done, or they just don’t feel like it is necessary. Even though you may believe it is harmless ctoan skip a service here and there, you may have to face some consequences later on. Here are the 3 maintenance items you shouldn’t put off, no matter what.   Oil Change - Oil is one of those things that you hear in and out of the auto repair shop all the time. You might not see it working firsthand, but it is necessary for your engine to run. It keeps all your engine components properly lubricated so that your engine can stay reliable over time.  If you want to avoid engine repairs down the road, please do not forget to change it. Your owner’s manual will have everything you need to know about oil changes, including the recommended intervals, oil type, and more.    Tire Pressure -  It’s just as easy t ... read more

Celebrate Earth Day by Going Green with Your Vehicle

Celebrate Earth Day by Going Green with Your Vehicle

People are under the impression that the only way to be environmentally conscious is by switching to an electric vehicle. However, there are many ways you can go green without doing so. There are renewable fuels available. Furthermore, healthy practices can play a role in reducing emissions.   For instance, you can be more mindful of your tires and their pressure. Besides changing your tires on time, you can be proactive by checking its psi regularly. Running on underinflated tires can waste a lot of fuel and therefore reduce gas mileage. Getting into a habit of tire pressure checks will ensure you catch a deflated tire early on.  Another way to limit your emissions is to declutter your vehicle and offload heavy and unnecessary items from your car. The extra weight will eat up your gas and increase emissions.   You can go green by driving more efficiently. First, make a habit of shifting gears smoothly. Secondly, learn how to operate at a slower pace on the road. Dr ... read more

Benefits of Owning a Hybrid Vehicle

Benefits of Owning a Hybrid Vehicle

Hybrid vehicles are so loved by their owners for their extensive list of benefits. They are different from your average vehicle because it has two different engine types: an electric one and a gas-powered one.   Below are some of the advantages of owning a hybrid car: Lower Fuel Costs/Great MPG  Hybrids aren't completely electric, so they still require gasoline. One of the most impactful benefits of owning a hybrid is the money you save on gas over time. Many hybrid owners can get up to 50 MPG! So if your lifestyle consists of driving long commutes, you may want to consider investing in a hybrid. Lower Emissions Hybrid automobiles are an excellent option because they are eco-friendly or produce less emissions. If you care about the environment and want to keep the air clean, hybrid vehicles may be a suitable option for you. Less Idling Similar to the last two pros, hybrids don't idle using the gas motor. When a hybrid is stopped in traffic, th ... read more

Signs It's Time to Replace Brake Pads

Signs It's Time to Replace Brake Pads

One of the most important safety features of your car is your primary brakes. Every driver has a full responsibility to check their brakes and stay on top of their brake maintenance. Besides brake fluid, brake pads endure the most wear and tear, requiring regular replacements. Your brake pads create friction that helps stop your car. A good industry rule of thumb to follow is to change them every 50,000 miles. Driving with worn brake pads is a huge risk, as they are needed to slow down and stop your vehicle. Beyond the safety concerns, faulty brakes can also spread damage to nearby areas, including the suspension system and tires. Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads Squeaking or Squealing Noises: It is undoubtedly time for brake service if you hear persistent high-pitched noises when braking. When the brake pads are used to a particular point, or you are low on brake fluid, you may catch this as a reminder to have your brakes serviced. Indicator Light Turns On: In some n ... read more

Why Windshield Wipers Should Be a Priority for Denver Drivers

Why Windshield Wipers Should Be a Priority for Denver Drivers

If you're going to drive around Denver, you have to be able to see where you're going! We've all experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see through the rain, snow, or dirty windshield. That is why having a good, functioning pair of windshield wipers is so important, especially this time of year.   It always seems like your wiper blades go dull only when you need them most. Similar to any other vehicle system, your windshield wiper blades need regular attention to stay in good shape.   Experts typically suggest replacing your windscreen wiper blade every six months; preferably in the spring and fall. If you're no fan of Denver's harsh winters, you may also consider getting winter weather-specific blades with freeze resisting properties.   When it comes to the winter, you have to be careful about leaving your windshield wipers down. If your car sits for a long time and the temperatures drop significantly overnight, you may run t ... read more

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