Auto Repair Blog

Did Your New Year’s Resolution include Your Car?

For most Americans the making of New Year’s Resolutions has become a common place occurrence. Many people feel their individual lives can be enriched and made whole by resolving to lead better lives for themselves and their families. Loosing weigh, eating right, getting plenty of rest, exercising more and becoming a more responsible individual, all seem like good resolutions contributing to living a more fulfilled life. But few resolutions people make today are about taking care of material things: like getting the plumbing repaired, putting a new roof on the house, or not putting off any auto repairs that have been needed for a long time. All of these types of concerns seem trivial as compared to improving one’s health but these projects are important and can interfere with one’s life and newly desired resolutions. Chief among them, is taking care of what are most people’s second largest investment, their cars. With the coming of the new year and January weather comes colder weather even in the south, adding additional strain on engines and all things mechanical. If your cars battery was struggling before the holidays to start your car, now is a good time to get it checked out. Engine starting to run a little rough and warm-ups in the morning taking a little longer, could be a big problem ahead. How are your tires doing with the drop-in temperatures and are they maintaining proper air pressure, probably not? So many things can go wrong with a vehicle in need of repair that now is a good time for a qualified mechanic, with an ASE certification to go over your car, truck, pick-up truck or SUV before problems start and leave you stranded some cold winter morning. Even cars that seem to be operating perfectly fine can start to have problems brought on by colder temperatures. For instance, the viscosity of oil is reduced when temperatures start to drop and some older cars may need a different type of oil during cold winter months. Radiators and coolant systems can also be affected, not as significantly as when temperatures climb during the summer months, but if the coolant used isn’t using the right mixture of anti-freeze, vehicles left out in below freezing temperatures could freeze up. Many older cars might need to have their heating systems check to ensure passengers remain comfortable when travelling during cold weather. Something many people don’t consider is will the car remain in Florida all winter long or during an emergency need to be used in colder climates. Having a car properly maintained in good working condition is paramount to it operating at peak performance providing you a safe and comfortable experience.

Why Should You Consider Muffler City Auto Repair?

If you are interested in protecting one of your largest investments or if you have made a New Year’s resolution to start taking better care of your car, truck, pick-up truck, van or SUV there is no better place to start than at Muffler City Auto Repair. Ron Evans has been the owner/operator of Muffler City for almost 25 years, providing automotive service excellence. Muffler City Auto Repair is much more than a custom exhaust shop, with certified ASE mechanics holding over 350 manufacturer’s certifications. We can repair and replace any part or accessory that needs attention. Skilled mechanics that can service any vehicle, from preventative maintenance to complete engine rebuilding, Muffler City Auto Repair is your one stop shop for all foreign and domestic vehicles. We are conveniently located on Sunbeam Road adjacent to the United States Post Office. If you are looking for reliable honest advice from skilled and experienced mechanics, Muffler City Auto Repair is the repair facility for your whole family. Call Ron or Scott at 904-739-0091 to answer any question you might have about your vehicles condition or visit us on the web at autorepairjax.com for a complete list of our experience and services offered.