• Higher Mileage Service Intervals for Voorheesville

    Tuesday 20 February 2018

    Voorheesville drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the motoring public in the Voorheesville area, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car.Because new cars are more expensive, Voorheesville residents are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. 68% of vehi... read more

  • Busted: The Maintenance-Free Myth in Voorheesville

    Tuesday 13 February 2018

    There's a segment of the Voorheesville area population that's not committed to proper vehicle maintenance. Now, the ignition system in your vehicle is electronic and controlled by the engine management computer. Spark plugs rarely get fouled and will last for as much as 100,000 miles (160,000 kilometers). So tune-ups used to force you in to Advanced Auto Repair Service for service, and while you were there you just took care of whatever else was on the list.Also, in recent... read more

  • Tracking True in Voorheesville: Wheel Alignment

    Tuesday 06 February 2018

    At Advanced Auto Repair Service, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a Advanced Auto Repair Service alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all... read more

  • Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Advanced Auto Repair Service in Voorheesville

    Tuesday 30 January 2018

    When we Voorheesville residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at Advanced Auto Repair Service usually require only a visual inspec... read more

  • Transmission Care in Voorheesville, NY

    Monday 22 January 2018

    Do you have any plans around Voorheesville, NY, for the weekend? Maybe you and some friends are taking the boat up to the lake. Maybe you'll be having a lot of fun water skiing and doing a little fishing.You got the boat all ready. It's all gassed up. You packed lots of snacks and the cooler's stocked – ready to go.How about your tow vehicle? It has plenty of gas and you've even vacuumed it out, but is your auto maintenance up to date?Stop and think. You'll have some heavy traffic on your... read more

  • Change Your Wiper Blades Twice Yearly at Advanced Auto Repair Service

    Sunday 14 January 2018

    Because 90% of our driving decisions are based on visual information, unobscured vision is paramount. Which brings us to the topic of today's Advanced Auto Repair Service article: wiper blades. While this isn't the most exciting automotive subject, it's important. You wouldn't drive at night in Voorheesville with your headlights off, but a dirty or streaked vehicle windshield can catch the glare of the sun or on-coming headlights and make it just as di... read more

  • Will Proper Auto Maintenance at Advanced Auto Repair Service Really Save Gas?

    Sunday 07 January 2018

    Have you ever thought about all the little things we do to keep our lives running smoothly - like vacuuming? It makes a room feel fresher and more comfortable. We may not consider that we're also prolonging the life of the carpet by keeping it clean. But Voorheesville drivers don't always extend those good habits into the garage. Our vehicles need regular maintenance just like our rugs need vacuuming. We may not notice a difference in the feel or appearance of the vehicle, but just as cleaning a... read more

  • Hitting the Brakes in Voorheesville

    Tuesday 02 January 2018

    Safety should always be an element of your vehicle care. So even if you don't care about how your vehicle looks, you should practice preventive maintenance to protect yourself — and other Voorheesville drivers — on the road. And good safety starts with good brakes.Brakes need a regular inspection. There are  parts that wear out or wear down, and it's best to replace them before you have serious problems. Of course, if you are having trouble w... read more

  • Fuel System Cleaning at Advanced Auto Repair Service in Voorheesville for Better Performance

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel in a specific pattern into the engine. (The pattern varies by engine type and design.) In order to achieve these spray patterns, the fuel must be pressurized.The pressure in a fuel inject... read more

  • Ethics of Automotive Repair in Voorheesville

    Monday 04 December 2017

    We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the Voorheesville automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every profession in Voorheesville has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. On the automotive side, industry associations and professional licensing organ... read more

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