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Winter Safety Inspection (with coupon)

Well, here we are. Start of winter and still no signs of snow. I know some of you are as anxious as I am to get out and play in the snow and some are not looking forward to driving in the snow but the snow will be here soon enough. 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. A ... read more

RPM Automotive Receives 2011 Best of Sparks Award

U.S. Commerce Association’s Award Plaque Honors the Achievement NEW YORK, NY, September 27, 2011 –RPM Automotive has been selected for the 2011 Best of Sparks Award in the Automotive Transmission Repair Shops category by the U.S. Commerce Association (USCA). The USCA “Best of Local Business” Award Program recognizes outstanding local businesses throughout the country. Each year, the USCA identifies companies that they believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and community. Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2011 USCA Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the USCA and data provided b ... read more

When is my vehicle due for service?

I am often asked, when should I change my oil. My oil maintenance reminder says I have 30% life remaining but the sticker says I’m due for an oil change. Well, the answer is this: the oil maintenance reminder in your vehicle is a predetermined amount of time set by the manufacture. The clock runs only when your vehicle is operating. This time is calculated by engineers for normal operating conditions. If you drive your vehicles like most of us inNorthern Nevadayou are operating in other than normal conditions. These conditions include, weather extremes, warm up time, the distance per drive cycle, the amount of dust in the air and many other conditions. The manufacturer recommends if you don’t drive in optimal conditions you should replace your oil sooner than the maintenance reminder suggests. 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 ... read more

Spring Cleaning

Finally, the days are getting longer, the snow is melting and the grass is beginning to grow. All signs winter has subsided and we are anxious to begin traveling. Unfortunately just as we begin planning our trips the gas prices begin to rise. I’m sure you know proper maintenance of your vehicle can save you up to 10% or more in fuel cost. Services performed by Scotty’s Transmissions & RPM Automotive such as changing your oil, replacing your air filter, checking your tire pressures, performing a tune up and fuel injection cleaning when required by the manufacturer can ensure your vehicle is running it’s best and get you every last mile from your tank of fuel. You will also rest assured your vehicle is in safe condition because at Scotty’s Transmissions & RPM Automotive during any repair or service, no matter how small, we will perform a thorough safety inspection at no additional charge. See our website or call to schedule an appointment for your Spring Cleaning ... read more