Bay Auto Care is a full service preventative maintenance and automotive repair center. We provide 1st Rate Service and repair to all foreign and domestic vehicles.
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Last night I said Goodbye to the best Mom I could ever ask for. Mom was a true prayer warrior and uplifted all of us. She always complimented everyone she met. She is up in Heaven with Dad. She is pictured here with her only Great Granddaughter, Reese. She was so proud of all her grandchildren! You will be missed.... Kevin
GAS SAVINGS… While you may not be thinking as much about gas savings now that prices are down, everyone still wants to get the most out of every gallon, but BEWARE of miracle products. Here’s some information from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC): “Ads (for gas saving products) typically tout savings from 12 to 25 percent. However, despite evaluating or testing more than 100 alleged gas-saving devices, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has not found any product that significantly improves gas mileage. In fact, some "gas-saving" products may damage a car's engine or substantially increase exhaust emissions.” In addition, “No government agency endorses gas-saving products for cars. The most an ad could claim is that EPA has reached certain conclusions about possible gas savings by testing the product or by evaluating the manufacturer's own test data. If the seller claims that its product has been evaluated by EPA, ask for a copy of the EPA report, or check epa.gov for information.”
I'm guessing that the information services that we subscribe to don't have service specs for this car.
TRUE OR FALSE? Proper tire inflation is listed on the sidewall of the tire. False! The pressure spec listed on the tire’s sidewall identifies the maximum cold inflation pressure that the tire is rated to hold. However, the tire’s maximum pressure is not necessarily the correct pressure for your vehicle. In fact, it’s likely NOT what the vehicle manufacturer recommends, as the recommended inflation pressure is typically lower. The tire pressure recommendation for your vehicle can be found on a tire information placard label (like the one pictured here), which is typically located on the driver’s side doorjamb.
Typical Monday morning :o)
Come on in and let us rotate your tires.
For your Tuesday entertainment :o)
Does this look like a complex and expensive repair? It is both complex and expensive. So, is it worth it? If a vehicle needs a major repair but is in generally good condition otherwise, than yes, it may very well be worth it, EVEN IF the cost of the repair exceeds the value of vehicle. Yes, you read that right. How does that make sense you might ask? A major repair like this, while potentially costing thousands, can add many more years of dependable service life to a vehicle. Compared to the alternative (buying another vehicle), this may be the best decision ECONOMICALLY speaking. That being said, there is a time when the overall condition of a vehicle warrants replacement, and we can help you understand which direction is best to go.
Dash warning lights are NOT to be ignored. When one comes on, it’s your car’s way of telling you that something needs to be checked. Here’s a list of common dash warning lights and what they mean. If you have any questions or concerns, call us, stop by, or message us through our FB page. We want you ON the road, not stranded alongside of it this winter.
Do your windshield washers need more power? We have an answer for that!
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You’ve put in a long week, so go ahead, indulge :o) Have a great weekend!
GO EASY IF YOU GET STUCK!!! GENTLY rock in an attempt to free your vehicle. However, if rocking doesn’t help and you’re really stuck, STOP! Throwing your car from forward to reverse repeatedly, as well as spinning the tires at high speeds, can generate a lot of heat and spell trouble for transmissions, clutches, and differentials. It may be cheaper in the long run to call a tow truck rather than risk big repair bills. It’s a good idea to carry a traction aid in the trunk such as an old piece of carpet.
An example of what can happen when running with bald tires. It's important to promptly address concerns with tires, brakes, steering, and suspension. These components/systems are critical to your safety and the safety of everyone that shares the road with you.
TRUE OR FALSE... It’s a good idea to let your car idle for several minutes to warm up on cold mornings. FALSE! It takes longer to warm up an engine at idle. Furthermore, combustion at idle when the engine is cold produces gasses that shorten oil life and are harmful to engine seals and gaskets. The best thing to do is drive gently right away. Your engine will warm up faster and last longer.
We’ve seen data that states that over 52% of car breakdowns are due to a dead or faulty battery, and winter is the most common time of year for a battery issue. Your vehicle's battery loses 33% of its power when the temps dip below freezing, and over 50% of its power when it falls below zero. We suggest giving serious consideration to replacing any battery that is over 5-years old. Call us or stop by if you have any questions.
Have a Happy New Year celebration tonight, and be sure to DRIVE SAFELY!
No one likes spending money on car repairs and maintenance, but anyway you slice it, money spent keeping a car on the road for the long-term is money in the bank compared to the payments of a new car. If one of your resolutions for the New Year is to make progress toward being more financially secure, having a long-term vehicle ownership goal is a big step in the right direction.
Cook Christmas dinner WHILE you drive. :o) Merry Christmas!
Knowing how to change a tire can save you time and money. Consider that a road service club is only as good and as fast as the next tow truck that happens to pass by. Having the skills to change a tire can make or break your day.
I asked my wife if she’d like jewelry for Christmas. She said nothing would make her happier. So I got her nothing. OUCH! :o)
Can you name this modernized version of a very popular tool? (We have several models on hand to help us get the job done!)