Sparks Auto Repair

Mon - Thu: 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Articles:

Free Winter Vehicle Inspection!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching. I’m sure you are busy planning dinner, making travel plans or coordinating visits with friends and relatives. Before you jump into the Thanksgiving madness, don’t forget to take care of your vehicle. Have you had your vehicle inspected for winter driving conditions? If not, I have good news for you. We are offering a FREE Winter Vehicle Inspection. This Thanksgiving, we would also like to extend to you our thanks. We value you as a customer and are thankful for your business. Please take advantage of the special below. Allow us to help you prepare for Thanksgiving and ensure your vehicle’s safety and reliability. Click here to see the FREE Winter Vehicle Inspection special

Categories:

Specials

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter?

Here are some tips from Scotty’s Transmission and RPM Automotive to prepare for winter driving. Have your vehicles battery tested. Cold weather is hardest on batteries. Inspect your wipers and washers. Be sure you have washer fluid rated to -20 degrees or better. Have your coolant tested for freeze level and PH levels. Inspect your tires for tread depth and be sure tires are rated for mud & snow. Always carry tire chains. Have chains fitted before you need them to insure a proper fit. Be sure to have an ice scraper, blanket, gloves, flashlight, water and snacks in your vehicle. Never leave home without a jacket for all passengers. Thoroughly clean all windows of snow and ice. Last but not least, check road conditions before you travel. Avoid travel when chains are required if at all possible

Do I have to take my vehicle to the dealer for maintenance to keep the warranty in effect?

It is one of the most common misconceptions in the automotive industry: To maintain your new car’s warranty you have to have is serviced at the dealership. THIS SIMPLY IS NOT TRUE! A law was passed in the1970’s that allows you, the vehicle owner the freedom to choose where and by whom you have your vehicle serviced. The law is called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act. Among the many things it does is empower the Federal Trade Commission to prohibit car manufactures from voiding a vehicle’s warranty because service was done by a non-dealer. In the end, the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act gives owners of cars and trucks the freedom to choose where their vehicle will be serviced without having to worry about voiding their new car warranty. (article courtesy of VehicleMD) Scotty’s Transmission & RPM Automotive has access to all of the vehicle manufactures recommended maintenance schedules. Call us or visit us on the web at www.scottystransmiss ... read more

Your AC and the coming warm days….

Well, we have had a couple of nice warm days as Spring arrives. I’m sure you have used your vehicles air conditioner in the last couple of weeks. Did you notice a funky smell coming from the vents or maybe not blowing as hard or cold as it should? That funky smell is mold and mildew in your ventilation system that is sure to bother your allergies. Are you aware most newer vehicles have a cabin air filter that should be replaced at factory recommended intervals to prevent mold and mildew. We also have a ventilation system deodorizer that will kill the funk and leave your air conditioning smelling as fresh as a Spring day. Stop by Scotty’s Transmissions & RPM Automotive and we will get rid of that funk for you