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The Maintenance Free Myth

The Maintenance Free Myth

Busted in Souderton: The Maintenance Free Myth Jun 20th, 2020 Quality surveys report fewer problems with new cars than ever before.  So, does that mean that modern vehicles have become maintenance free? Back when cars spent more time in the repair shop, people were more mindful of routine service.  Now, it’s much easier to put it off.  Take tune-ups for example.  In the days of mechanical ignition systems, an engine needed to be tuned-up every couple of years.   If your engine was out of tune, you knew it.  It ran poorly and got bad fuel economy. Now, the ignition system is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer.  Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as a hundred thousand miles.  So, tune-ups used to force you in for service and while you were there you just took care of whatever else was on the list. So, what’s the benefit to keeping up with factory scheduled maintenance?  Well ... read more

What is Rust Proofing Spray?

What is Rust Proofing Spray?

  What is Rust Proofing Spray? Five things you should know before you choose a rustproofing spray. Do you have pre-existing rust?If so then you should avoid wax, paint and rubberized products. These products only trap moisture below the surface allowing oxidation to continue. Oil-based rustproofing will penetrate through the rust down to the good metal, displace moisture while removing oxygen. Take either of these out of the equation and oxidation cannot occur.  Can 100% coverage be achieved ? Yes if you choose a product that is engineered to creep and migrate. It is most important in body cavities where rust begins as surfaces are unprotected and prone to hold moisture . A good product will give these areas maximum protection. Should rustproofing spray have to drip? When a product is engineered properly dripping is kept away minimum. Always use a product engineered specifically for the app ... read more

Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle

Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle

Keep Maintaining Your Vehicle Even If It Sits Idle April 15, 2020 With a majority of vehicle owners living in areas of the country that have stay-at-home orders, many vehicles may be sitting idle for days or weeks at a time. The non-profit Car Care Council recommends starting your car at least once a week and keeping up with routine auto care to help prevent potential maintenance issues. “Just as it is recommended that people stay active during this time of social distancing, your car should get some activity as well,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “If your vehicle sits idle for too long, the battery could die, the tires can develop flat spots and the engine oil may start to deteriorate. Just a short solo drive once a week and a little car care will keep your car running efficiently and safely.” When starting your car ... read more

Local Auto Repair Business Earns Top Honor for Ethics

Souderton, Pa. – Michalak’s Service Station, Inc., located in Souderton, Pennsylvania, has been recognized by Elite Worldwide, Inc., a leading auto repair industry training, coaching, and consulting company, as an Elite Ethics Certified business. The award recognizes auto-repair businesses that are committed to having a positive impact on their employees, customers, community, and the industry. “To be recognized among an elite group of business owners for our ethics and integrity is an incredible honor,” said Jarrod Michalak, owner of Michalak’s Service Station. “We take pride in treating our customers like family, while also educating them about proper care for their vehicles. We are truly humbled.” As part of the certification, Michalak’s Service Station was given an Ethics Certification Badge to display on its website, Facebook page, and building so customers can quickly identify Michalak’s Service Station as a shop that always ... read more

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