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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Next Month (October) is Fall Care Care Month!

Next Month (October) is Fall Care Care Month!

As we are entering the new season of Fall, here is an excellent friendly reminder that next month (October) is Fall Car Care Month.   Now is the ideal time to assess the condition of your vehicle and bring it into our shop for maintenance. Let’s be honest: your car has been through a long summer with constant exposure to the hot weather and all the road trips here and there. October is the perfect month to take your car in for all its maintenance and fixes before the brisk cold of winter rolls around.    October is more than an ideal time to have your car inspected and prepared at Prestige Auto Works before the winter weather and holidays arrive. Here are ten essential car components/items that you should review during Fall Car Care Month. Fluids. Your vehicle lives off six essential fluids: engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield washer fluid, and antifreeze/coolant. Make sure these are all topped off enough to get you th ... read more

Will My Car Sustain Damage If I Continue To Drive With The Check Engine Light?

Will My Car Sustain Damage If I Continue To Drive With The Check Engine Light?

Every vehicle has an internal computer that uses the information to alert you of a problem in pretty much any part of your car. Consequently, none of the warnings are voluntary. The check engine light is one of these warnings that spell trouble and cannot simply be ignored. The issues are stored in a trouble code that can be decoded by an electronic scan tool.   Can I Drive with the Light On? When the 'Check Light' illuminates on your dashboard, you should pay attention to the behavior of the light. If the check engine light flashes for more than several seconds, the problem is pretty major. It would be best if you pulled over to check the car immediately. However, if the light does not flash, you can continue driving if the vehicle is not having operational issues. Regardless of flashing or still light, you will need to take your car to a trusted mechanic sooner or later.   What are Common Reasons for a Check Engine Light To Come On? The check engine light may ... read more

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