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Check Out Your Tires

Check Out Your Tires

If you’ve been putting off purchasing that new set of tires, now would be the best time to get a new set of wheels! Prior to the winter months, it is imperative that you have your tires checked for any signs of wear. Worn out tires or uneven tread wear can inhibit you vehicle’s ability to adjust to snowy or icy roads. A tire inspection from your auto mechanic will confirm that your car is ready to take on winter driving conditions. Your car may not need a brand new set of tires, however there are some adjustments that will ensure your safety on the road ahead. Have your auto repair shop check tread depth, tire pressure and tire alignment. Call Haglin Automotive to schedule your check-up today

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Fall Car Care Tips

Fall Car Care Tips

As the leaves begin to turn, you may feel the urge to head for the mountains for a last minute glance at the beautiful scenery. Before you pile everyone into the family car, take a minute to make sure your vehicle is ready for the road ahead. Over the next few weeks, we’ll be highlighting some important car care tips for fall; things to consider in terms of maintenance to ensure your safety during the winter driving conditions that lie ahead. Prepare your Vehicle for winter driving with a Full Check-Up We recommend that you bring your vehicle to a trusted auto mechanic for a full check-up prior to winter weather conditions on the roads setting in. This check-up should include: cables and terminals battery air filters belts and hoses fluids* and windshield wipers. *fluids include antifreeze, brake, oil, power steering, windshield washer and transmission

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October is “Be Car Care Aware” Month!

October is “Be Car Care Aware” Month!

Haglin Automotive is an approved AAA auto repair facility. To celebrate “Car Care Aware” month, AAA members bring your vehicle in to our shop during the month of October for a FREE inspection! Call for details and to schedule your appointment! Results of community car care events held throughout the country show that many consumers are neglecting their cars. The non-profit Car Care Council reminds car owners not to let their vehicles’ service and repair needs fall by the wayside by signing up for its free customized service schedule. “Chances are if you own a car, it needs some work. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, following a preventative maintenance schedule will improve the safety and dependability of your vehicle, helping to avoid more costly repairs down the road,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council ... read more

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It’s Too Doggone Hot!

It’s Too Doggone Hot!

Is it too hot to leave your dog in the car today? Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car – even for “just a minute” – while they run an errand. Parked cars are deathtraps for dogs. On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 to 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than ten minutes! Cracking a window does not make that much of a difference and on hot days, cars parked in the shade can still be unsafe. What to do? It’s best to leave your pet at home while running errands during hot weather. If you absolutely must leave your pet in a car, please do the following; Open windows and vents as wide as possible without providing an escape route or, put your pet in a well- ventilated cage inside the car and open the windows fully. Provide plenty of fresh water. Check the car every 10 minut ... read more

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Just because it is blue, doesn’t mean it won’t freeze

When you get your car ready for winter dont forget the windshield washer fluid. Last year one of our customers filled his reservoir with water over the summer and in December his windshield washer would not work. We found that the water froze and he had a huge ice cube stuck in his reservoir. It took many hours to defrost the ice cube, we put hot water in the top to melt it down and suctioned out the melted water. It was a very slow process. Once it was emptied and the correct fluid was put into the system his wipers worked great. Obviously this was a costly mistake for this customer. At Haglin Automotive every time your car comes in for service we top off all of your fluids including windshield washer fluid

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Buyer beware

We just got an Isuzu in this week for a “steering on it’s own” complaint. She just purchased the vehicle a couple of months ago and did not have it inspected by a third party. After our inspection we found that the rear trailing arms had completely broken away from the frame and that the rear quarter of the frame was completely rusted out. This car is unsafe to be on the road. She is now fighting with the dealership to get some kind of help. Remember, when you buy a used vehicle it is “As Is”. So make sure to have a pre-purchase inspection done, they usually run around $100 and will help you make a better deal and keep you from having major issues

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