GEORGE'S COMPLETE AUTO REPAIR Cape Coral Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2022

Keep Your Vehicle Hydrated for the Summer

Keep Your Vehicle Hydrated for the Summer

It can get pretty hot in Cape Coral, FL, especially during the summer, and the heat can take a toll on your car. With temperatures on the rise, you need to make sure your vehicle stays hydrated with all its fluids. If your car is not properly maintained, regardless of the age, make, or model, the heat can take a hit on your car.     Similar to the human body, your car needs to stock up on essential fluids. The same goes for your car. Your vehicle’s essential fluids include motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and coolant. These are lubricants that allow your car to run seamlessly without burning up.   Since your car warms up to high temperatures, these fluids can wear down quicker with the additional Florida heat. When you bring your car to our shop for proper maintenance, we’ll check all the fluid levels. We’ll top you off on fluids so that you can beat the summer heat.   Out of all the essential fluids, coo ... read more

Green Car Tips to Celebrate Earth Day in April

Green Car Tips to Celebrate Earth Day in April

Every year on Earth Day, it is important to remember to do what we can to help preserve the environment. With so much to keep track of in our day-to-day lives, it can be easy to forget what is important. Here are some quick tips to keep in mind to help reduce your carbon footprint. Alternative Transportation We are all accustomed to hopping in the car every time we need to run an errand. Instead, try thinking about what tasks you can do using different modes of transport. For short trips, walking is a great way to get some exercise while producing zero emissions. Talk about a win-win scenario! A bicycle is another fun option for trips that are a little longer. You can even add a basket to your bike for small grocery trips, and a cute bell for a little flair. Public transportation can also step in when you have a longer trip ahead of you. Bundle Your Driving Naturally, there are going to be times when taking your own vehicle can't be avoided. Keep track of the different errands ... read more

What Does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light Mean?

What Does the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) Light Mean?

The short answer to the question is: it means one or more of your tires have low pressure. This dashboard warning light is symbolized as a tire and exclamation mark inside it. It will light up once sensors pick up that your tire pressure has fallen below 20% of the manufacturer's recommended psi, or pounds per square inch.   Twenty percent is a significant amount of under inflation, and it is considered a safety hazard. You may experience a loss in handling. And your tires are likely going to wear unevenly. It also increases your chances of a tire blowout, ultimately requiring you to replace your tires.   Cape Floral drivers should never ignore a TPMS light. And more importantly, you should not use it as a method of monitoring your tire pressure. You should manually check your tire pressure at least once a month for the most accurate results.    How Much Air Should Go In My Tires? Before you measure or adjust your tire pressure, you ... read more

​​What Are the Road Trip Safety Essentials?

​​What Are the Road Trip Safety Essentials?

We guarantee that you probably have some road trips planned for 2022, and we'd love to help you to prepare for them. When it comes to road adventures, you always want to plan for the worst. Being far away from home can be scary, especially if you encounter a breakdown. To ease the anxiety and stress you may have, you should plan to pack an emergency kit with you. Let's go over some of the top essential items to bring with you to make your road trip a successful one: Jumper cables A spare tire, jack, and gloves   A first aid kit   Plenty of water and non-perishable food   A phone charger (preferably portable) Blankets Important paperwork (license, registration, and any other necessary vehicle information) Backup directions to your destination  Flares or reflective cones  Flashlight and batteries Multi-tool Compact Shovel Backup vehicle fluids (windshield wiper fluid, gasoline, oil, etc.) Vehicle manual These are our top item ... read more

6 Ways To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

6 Ways To Improve Your Fuel Efficiency

If you're like every American, your wallet is probably taking a hit every time you go to the gas pump. With gas prices high, you should start changing your driving habits and prioritizing your car maintenance practices to save you some money. Here are 6 helpful tips on how to save money on gas: Method #1: Inflate Your Tires Correctly Paying attention to your tires and inflating them to the recommended pressure can do a lot to save you some fuel. Running on under-inflated tires can end up costing you more gas and cause your tires to wear down early. Method #2: Minimize the Weight of Your Vehicle Load Not only does cleaning your car give you newfound confidence and lift a weight off your shoulders, but it can lighten your carload. Excess weight in your vehicle can put more stress on its components, like the engines and brakes, and burn more fuel than necessary. Method #3: Avoid Idling Did you know that leaving your car idling for an hour will consume approximately almost a gall ... read more

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