Why AER Auto Repair
- ASE Certified Master Technician
- Casara Certified
- AutoRepairdeal.com top installer
- Nationwide parts and labor 2 year/24,000 miles
- Jasper Engines 3 years/100,000 miles
Maintain Your Vehicle
- A tuned engine can increase gas mileage by 4%.
- Properly inflated and aligned tires can increase gas mileage 3%
- Replace air filters regularly. Clogged filters can reduce gas mileage 10%.
- See www.fueleconomy.gov for more savings tips.
The following tips will help keep your car running efficiently while reducing harmful emissions.
- Change your oil and oil filter
- keep tire pressure and alignment correct
- make sure your car is properly tuned up
- check emissions control devices
- when warning lights appear, service engine promptly
- use the correct type of oil and fuel for your car
- change your fuel filter
- check wiring, hoses, and belts
- check crankcase breather elements
- change your air filter
Get your Smog Check early:
Don't wait until the last minute. The sooner you get your Smog Check, the more time you'll have in case you need to make repairs.
OBD II check is a simple plug-in test that takes only seconds. OBD II will detect emissions problems that might not cause a vehicle to fail a tailpipe test. Consequently, emissions test failures have gone up with OBD II testing. OBD II has been required on all new vehicles sold in the United States since the model year 1996, including all imports. OBD II is a very powerful diagnostic system that can give technicians a greater insight into what is actually happening within the engine control system.
For better performance and healthier air: keep your vehicle running up to Smog Check standards year-round. Perform regular maintenance, including oil changes, tune-ups, and tire pressure checks.
Tires: Underinflated tires wear down more quickly and they also lower your car's gas mileage.
Tire Pressure and Fluids:
Every three months (more often, however, if specified by your vehicle owner's manual) and prior to leaving for and upon returning from a trip, check (or have AER check during your regular oil change) the tire pressure and the other fluids that include:
- Transmission fluid
- Brake fluid
- Power steering fluid
- Radiator coolant (check the clear plastic bottle)
- Windshield washer fluid
Why is it important to keep the fluids at their full-level marks? The fluids lubricate moving parts to reduce friction, heat, and wear. Therefore, they are the single most important factor for extending the life of a vehicle.
Check the Anti-freeze:
Prior to winter, have AER Boise check the antifreeze in the clear plastic coolant bottle with a hydrometer (a device that takes a sample of antifreeze and specifies how cold the temperature can become before the antifreeze freezes). The antifreeze should be able to withstand (i.e., not freeze) temperatures of at least 30 degrees "below the coldest" winter temperature. If the antifreeze is too weak, have additional antifreeze added to the coolant bottle.
Purchase the type of antifreeze as specified in the vehicle owner's manual (i.e., usually a type that is suitable for "aluminum and all types of metals" that are used today's engines). To avoid frozen antifreeze because it can crack an engine's block, which could result in possibly thousands of dollars for the repair.