Avoiding Costly Repairs By Choosing The Right Mechanic

Hanging on to your hard earned money can be a real challenge when you are constantly paying for car repairs.  Unfortunately, not all car repair shops operate the same — and that can cost you.  You need a vehicle to go to work, run errands, and drive your family to all the places they need…

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How A Bad Paint Job Affects Auto Repair Costs

At first, it can seem like a strange idea to say auto repair costs can be related to a bad paint job, but the truth behind this connection will shock you.  More often than not, car owners will get a new paint job on a whim.  They decide to get the color changed, but do…

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Detailing Under The Hood of Your Car

You keep the outside of your car waxed and polished, but what about cleaning under the hood?  Similar to the process of having your car detailed, you can have the moving parts of your car cleaned as well.  What is the point of having a mechanic clean something you will never see?  In general, this…

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Troubleshooting a Car with the Cheapest Repairs First

When your car or truck breaks down, your first feeling is one of dread.  Not only will you be without a vehicle for an indeterminable period of time, but you will also not know how much repairing it will cost.  However, not all mechanics troubleshoot in the same way, and you will find that mechanics…

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Why Cars Stop Working When It Is Cold Outside

As temperatures drop outside, our vehicles can start to get cranky.  If you have experienced a car that will not start because temperatures are below freezing, you may have wondered why that happens.  To get a better idea of how to prevent these types of issues and how they occur, keep reading. Why idling is…

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Get a New Car Smell with Cabin Air Filters

Get a New Car Smell with Cabin Air Filters Having your car detailed periodically keeps the leather seats looking new, but what about addressing the smell of your car without masking it with chemical perfumes?  Some car owners will search for that “new car smell” for years without fully understanding the components that produce it. …

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Avoiding Blowouts with Your Tires

Avoiding Blowouts with Your Tires There is nothing worse than driving your car when you were in a hurry and suffering from a tire blowout. It is impossible to avoid every occurrence, but there are key ways to avoid a majority of tire blowouts.  Leavitt’s Auto Care has been around for decades, and we are…

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Preparing for Winter Holiday Traveling

Preparing for Winter Holiday Traveling Traveling during the winter holidays can be an anxiety builder for many people. Without a doubt, you want to make sure that you reach your destination in one piece without having your vehicle breakdown. This can be especially difficult to do when you are traveling through the mountains or in…

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Wanting to Sell Your Used Car?

Five Picture Tips for Selling Your Car When it comes to selling your used car online, there are good ways to do it and bad ways.  At Leavitt’s Auto Care, we hear about these sales (or lack thereof) all of the time.  As it turns out, many car buyers are very focused on the pictures…

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Used Car Inspection Tips

Used Car Inspection Things to Beware of As mechanics, we are accustomed to hearing our customers say, “But I just bought this car!”  Buying a car that is used is often a positive experience, but if you do not know what problems look like when you see them, you could be in for a lot…

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