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What Can Drain a Car Battery?

Getting into your vehicle in the morning on your way to work only to find that your car won't start can be stressful. You hear the click of the ignition but nothing happens...is it your car battery? If so, why has it seemed to have completely drained overnight?  While the issue could be the battery itself, there are many connecting parts to the battery that can fail and cause your car not to start. The following reasons can be behind why your battery is suddenly drained:  You made a mistake, such as you left your headlights on over night or an interior light was left on. This can definitely drain a car battery if left on overnight.  The charging system can also be a culprit of a dead battery. A faulty alternator or other charging system component can prevent the proper charge from getting to the battery.  Electrical problems can also cause battery issues, such as a failing fuse or faulty wires.  Driving your vehicle for only short periods of time ... read more

What are the Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts?

Shocks and struts are key elements in the suspension system of your vehicle. The job of these components is to ensure that your ride is controlled and smoothed. They both help to absorb the shock of driving over uneven surfaces or debris, which enables you to properly steer and remain in control of your vehicle's direction.  Due to the job of these parts, they will wear down over time just with normal use of your vehicle. If you follow your vehicle's recommended services closely, you'll know when they need to be inspected and replaced. However, there are certain symptoms that can occur that can indicate it is time to have your shocks and struts replaced.  The signs of worn shocks and struts include:  Your car is veering or sliding and you find yourself having to correct your vehicle's direction often Uneven or excessive tire wear Car bounces up and down after driving over speed bumps or uneven roads Car nose dives or dips when braking Car vibrates ... read more

Message from our customer Rick

If my comments can help people identify Prestige Auto Works as an option to avoid wasting time and money at a dealer (or anywhere else for auto repair and service) and direct business your way...than please share with everyone. Finding a qualified and trustworthy mechanic (or shop) to work with has...and always has had "great value and worth" for as long as I can remember. Car maintenance and repairs are expensive enough without being lied to about "necessary maintenance/repair work required" or being overcharged or receiving sub-standard workmanship regarding those repairs etc etc. Jerry Seinfeld once commented on an episode something like: "sure the sex is great, but do you know what a good mechanic is worth!?" Which is actually an old saying. Putty...Elaine's boyfriend is Jerry's mechanic and Jerry is much more concerned with keeping his relationship intact with his mechanic than he is with keeping his relationship intact with his curr ... read more

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New FREE App

New FREE App

Here is a worthwhile FREE app. It's convenient to keep multiple vehicle's information at hand. We report your service and repairs to CarFax visit www.myCARFAX.com or search "my carfax" in your app store. How myCARFAX helps: View service history reported to CARFAX Get reminders for upcoming maintenance Find out how much service and repairs cost Receive important safety and recall information Save us as your trusted service shop See recommended service schedules FEATURES: Manage service history for up to 5 cars – just enter your license plate Log in with your Facebook account Tap to call your service location Attach a photo of your car

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Women`s Seminar Report

Women`s Seminar Report

Last night we had a delightful group of about 14 women attend our FREE care care seminar. After a brief introduction we served satisfying and healthy refreshments to enjoy while listening carefully to Tami, our GM/ACDelco represenative. Tami lead us through a power point presentation to examine the various systems of a vehicle. We were able to answer specific questions during the presentation and after it was complete as well. According to our survey's everyone was very satisfied, felt that is was helpful information and easy to follow. We anticipate having another seminar in the future so that those who were not able to make it this time will have a second chance

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Women`s Car Care Seminar: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Women`s Car Care Seminar: KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Take charge of your vehicle service. Knowledge is power, and when you're getting your vehicle serviced, a little goes a long way. That's why we're happy to announce our Women's Car Care Seminar, where you'll learn things like: regular maintenance, how to talk to your technician like a pro and recognizing problems before it's too late, all in a relaxed, confidence-boosting environment. Location: At our repair shop Date: July 31, 2013 6:00pm-8:00pm Registration required, limited space available. Call in or email to register (click on the Contact Us button to register via email) UPDATE 7/23/13: Only one week until this event. A couple spots remain open, and from there we will start a waiting list. Last chance to sign up now

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