Car Care Education – What Am I?

3 08 2017
  1. We thrive on pressure.
  2. When I get hot and steamy and have a sweet sickly odor you need to pull over right away.
  3. I’m the only fluid you don’t have to be concerned with when I puddle under your car.
  4. I keep you breathing easy in your car.
  5. Over time, heat causes us to get brittle and frayed.
  6. Heat takes its toll on me!
  7. If we are not checked often, we may spring a leak!
  8. I’m often called the “life blood” of your vehicle.
  9. I’m whitish in color and you can often find me sitting on top of your battery, causing it to be less efficient.
  10. I’m the book that lives in your glove box. I have many answers but am seldom read.

This is just a little quiz for Phoenix drivers.  To find out more about your vehicle’s needs, visit our website at http://www.fairwayautorepair.com!

 





School Time in Phoenix

27 07 2017

Dale BertramIt doesn’t seem to matter whether you have school-aged children or not, back-to-school time seems to affect most of us.  The lighter traffic we enjoyed during our morning commute comes to an abrupt end.  We have to be more aware than ever of young people waiting for the bus in the early morning darkness.  We have to remember to slow down in school zones and be more aware of children as they dash here and there.  We have to allow time for extra cars and buses on the highway.

If you do have children going back to school, are a teacher or work for the school system in some capacity, your life gets more hectic than ever.  There is the long list of school supplies to purchase, sports and other after school events, homework to squeeze in among all the other activities and meet the teacher nights.

Then you have me, your car care provider reminding the childless, the empty-nesters and those with children to get your car serviced for back-to-school.  Why do I do this?  Because I know when life gets more hectic it is easy to forget our vehicles’ needs.  Unfortunately, when we let servicing our cars slide the car breaks down. Sadly, when this happens our carefully staged work-life balance comes crashing down.  We realize at that moment just how important our vehicles are to us and how living without them is near impossible.

Back-to-school really does affect us all one way or the other so this is just my friendly reminder that in the back ground, that wonderfully engineered vehicle you take for granted as always being ready to go when you are, needs care too.  I also do this because I know that maintaining your vehicle on a quarterly basis saves you money, too! Call today for an appointment!

To find out more about caring for your car, visit us at http://www.fairwayautorepair.com!

Happy Back To School Everyone!

 

 





The Back To School Dash!

22 08 2013

Dale BertramIt doesn’t seem to matter whether you have school-aged children or not, back to school time seems to affect most drivers. The lighter traffic we enjoyed during our morning commute comes to an abrupt end. We have to be more aware than ever of young people waiting for the bus in the early morning darkness. We have to slow down in school zones and be extra careful in case a child dashes out in front of you. We have to allow time for extra cars and buses on the highway.

If you do have children going back to school, teach or work for the school system in some capacity, your life gets more hectic than ever. There is the long list of school supplies to purchase, sports and other after school events, homework to squeeze in among all the other activities and meet the teacher nights.

So how does this relate to automotive service and repair? I’m just reminding drivers everywhere to remember your vehicle has needs too. Why do I do this now? Because I know when life gets more hectic it is easy to forget our vehicles’ needs.

Unfortunately, when we forget to have our cars serviced they break down. When life is hectic before your car breaks down, it is even more so when it does…our carefully staged work-life balance comes crashing down. We realize at that moment just how important our vehicles are to us and how living without them is near impossible.

Back to school really does affect us all one way or the other so this is just my friendly reminder that in the back ground, that wonderfully engineered vehicle you take for granted as always being ready to go when you are has needs as well. And remember… maintaining your vehicle on a quarterly basis saves you money too!

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Back To School

6 09 2012

Dale Bertram“Back to school” time is here!  We notice more traffic on the highways and teachers, parents, high school students and college students are out in force.  This is a time when a car guy like me asks the question…are all these cars road ready?  I know when parents are helping to get their children ready for school; clothing, school supplies and books are their first concerns.  In fact, parents and teachers are so busy with these items they sometimes forget about servicing their car or their student drivers’ cars.

Grand Canyon University is a great school very near my shop.  The parking lot is full of cars…old, new and every thing in between.  Students are learning skills that will carry them through life.  I am going to add my two cents to their education and dedicate this blog post, an encore presentation, to the students and faculty of Grand Canyon University.

CAR CARE EDUCATION 101
School is back in session and it reminded me that sometimes we all need a little refresher course in maintaining our vehicles. The most important lesson to be learned in today’s economy is that preventive maintenance is certainly less expensive than repair.  Here are a few items that we routinely check for safety, dependability and savings:

  • Fluids – just like you, your car must have fluids to be healthy
  • Filters – clogged filters keep your car from breathing properly
  • Battery & Charging System – keeps your car ready to go when you are
  • Belts and Hoses – One snap or break and you are stranded
  • Lights – So you can see and be seen
  • Wipers – Again…so you can see and be seen
  • Tires – Proper inflation and tread keep your car rolling along
  • Suspension – Steers your car going in the right direction
  • Brakes – Stopping when you need and want to is a very good thing
  • Exhaust System – Keeps your car pleasant and safe for you and others to be around

This is just a small example of all the systems that keep your car running properly.  Most mechanical failures can be traced to neglected maintenance.  For example, one of the leading causes of mechanical breakdown is overheating, a condition that is easily avoidable.

Throughout our many years of experience we have learned that taking certain preventive measures, such as timely oil changes and multi-point inspections, enable you to avoid many costly repairs and replacement of parts.  The best way to avoid expensive breakdowns is by discovering a worn component before it fails.

Hopefully this helps you understand your car’s needs a little better.  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.  We are here to keep your car healthy!

 

 

 





The Back To School Dash

1 09 2011

Dale BertramIt doesn’t seem to matter whether you have school-aged children or not, back to school time seems to affect most drivers.  The lighter traffic we enjoyed during our morning commute comes to an abrupt end.  We have to be more aware than ever of young people waiting for the bus in the early morning darkness.  We have to slow down in school zones and be extra careful in case a child dashes out in front of you. We have to allow time for extra cars and buses on the highway.

If you do have children going back to school, teach or work for the school system in some capacity, your life gets more hectic than ever.  There is the long list of school supplies to purchase, sports and other after school events, homework to squeeze in among all the other activities and meet the teacher nights.

So how does this relate to automotive service and repair?  I’m just reminding drivers everywhere to remember your vehicle has needs too. Why do I do this now?  Because I know when life gets more hectic it is easy to forget our vehicles’ needs.  Unfortunately, when we forget to have our cars serviced they break down. When life is hectic before your car breaks down, it is even more so when it does…our carefully staged work-life balance comes crashing down.  We realize at that moment just how important our vehicles are to us and how living without them is near impossible.

Back to school really does affect us all one way or the other so this is just my friendly reminder that in the back ground, that wonderfully engineered vehicle you take for granted as always being ready to go when you are has needs as well.  And remember… maintaining your vehicle on a quarterly basis saves you money too!

Happy Motoring!