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"How often should I get my oil changed" is one of the top questions that mechanics are asked. The truth is, the number of mi/km can vary from car to car. There are many factors that go into determining this number, and our team will gladly help you in finding what is best for you at your next visit at our shop. Read on to learn more about oil change frequency.
How Often Should You Change Oil? Everybody knows they have to change a car's oil, but people lose track of the maintenance schedule. Here's how often you need to change oil.
"I always get excellent service at STR Auto Everyone there is professional and courteous. It’s always a pleasure bringing my cars there."
- J. E.
Greasy struts and shocks, uneven tire wear, front-end dipping, random vibrations, and overall unstable car rides are tell-tale signs of a bad suspension system. If you're experiencing any of these symptoms, our technicians would be glad to take a look at your shocks and struts.
"I have been a customer for a couple years now and I will continue to be. Each experience has been the same. Very respectful, informative, friendly and most importantly, honest. They always get the work done on time and usually find a way to save me some money too. Give em a call, you won't be disappointed! "
- S. M.
As a car owner, you should regularly have your vehicle's headlamps inspected and adjusted to ensure they are properly aimed and lit. Watch the video below to learn some tips on how to check your car lights at home. 💡 If you need further assistance, we invite you to bring your car to our auto service shop.
How to Check Your Car’s Headlights A qualified technician should do the proper alignment of your headlights. However, if you want to manually check your headlights’ aim, follow the simple step...
We're sure some of you have some awesome road trips planned for 2022, and we want to help you make sure your vehicle is safe and reliable before hitting the road. What are some places you'd love to travel to this year? 🧳🗺
Getting a flat tire sucks, and can also be a major inconvenience. To alleviate the stress, some people "fix" their flat by plugging their tires. Read on to learn about this temporary solution to repairing a flat tire.
How To Plug a Tire and Quickly Fix Your Flat Time to do it yourself.
"STR certified Owners, Mechanics & Team always look after their customers and in everything in service, price and repairs. I suppose to have a issue repair with End Links Bushing on my vehicle that others mention I needed owner and team did a full inspection like always to make sure repair is actually needed which it could cost me more at dealerships. STR crews noticed the repair wasn’t needed that part was great no issue. Anything you need repair go to STR AUTO! Great staff"
- J. B.
Did you know that your vehicle has a long rubbery belt that helps power your alternator, power steering pump, A/C compressor and, in some vehicles, the water pump? This belt typically lasts drivers 60,000 to 100,000 miles. If your vehicle is past the 60,000 mile marker, you may want to consider a serpentine belt inspection during your next shop visit.
Having a clean car is one thing, but having a germ-free car is more important now more than ever. Read on to learn the proper way to disinfect your vehicle without causing any damage to the interior. 🚫🦠
How to Clean & Disinfect Your Car - State Farm® Germs don’t disappear when you get inside of your car. Learn the things you can do to clean your car and keep you and your family healthy.
With Valentine's Day tomorrow, show your car some love by getting it the maintenance it needs at our auto service shop. We hope you enjoy the holiday with your loved ones!
Industry experts suggest replacing your car battery every 3-5 years. If it's been a while since you replaced your battery, feel free to come by our auto maintenance shop for a test. We'll let you know exactly when you should replace your vehicle battery.
If you've noticed that your loved one has been putting off a vehicle maintenance or repair, why not surprise them for Valentine's Day by taking their car to have it serviced? They'll surely appreciate your thoughtfulness.
With the Super Bowl coming up next Sunday in the US, we thought it would be great to look back at all the fun and hilarious vehicle commercials from last year. 🏈
ALL 2021 SUPER BOWL CAR TV COMMERCIALS The Super Bowl is the best TV spot to watch the latest and greatest automotive TV ads and commercials. We’ve put together all 11 TV ads that were aired for ...
Being surprised with a dead battery is a situation that no driver wants to be in. In order to get your car going, you will need to jump start your car with a set of jumper cables. Read on for a step-by-step guide on how to power up your battery again.
How to Jump Start a Car - State Farm® Jumping a car battery can be a handy skill should you or a friend need a restart. Check out this guide on the basics of how to jump start a car.
When's the last time you topped off your vehicle's essential fluids: engine oil, coolant, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and windshield washer fluid? If you need fluid maintenance, we invite you to our auto service shop today!
How close do you run your gas before heading to the pump? Most experts recommend not letting your fuel levels drop below 1/4 tank. Not only can running too close to empty all the time leave you stranded, but it can damage important components like the fuel pump. If you need fuel system services or repairs, we invite you to our auto repair shop. ⛽️
If you're stumped on what to do with your significant other for Valentine's Day, read on for 16 romantic and unique date ideas.💕 Choose between watching the sunset, going to a drive-in movie, or taking a getaway trip; the options are endless! If you need your car serviced before the special occasion, please bring your vehicle by our auto service shop soon.
16 Fun and Romantic Car Date Ideas That Are Perfect For Valentine's Day Despite not being able to go out to a fancy restaurant or head to the movies this year for Valentine's Day, every true romantic knows that you don't need an
Your tires can expand and contract according to the weather, so it's best that you get in the healthy habit of regularly checking your tire pressure. Ensuring your tires are properly inflated can lengthen your tires' lifespan and safen your car rides.
Check out this hilarious SNL skit showing what could go wrong in a car heist 😂
Full synthetic oil: the perfect boost for any engine that seeks to operate at peak performance. Feel free to ask your technician about your oil options at your next service appointment at our auto service shop.
New Year, New Car? If you're looking to test drive some cars, be sure to follow these helpful tips. Another way to ensure that you're making a solid purchase decision is by taking the car to our auto repair shop for a pre-purchase inspection.
How To Make The Most Out Of Your Test Drive Shopping for a new or used car? Read these insider tips for how to make the most out of your test-drive experience.
If you've got a teen in your house who's a soon-to-be driver, you're probably in the market to buy a car soon. Check out this helpful list of the safest vehicles for teenagers to drive.
10 of the Safest Cars for Teenagers to Drive The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety gave these cars top ratings in all safety categories.
"Went there a couple weeks back for the first time and it was very professional and quick. Definitely taking my car there again when I’m back in town! "
- S. G.
There is more to car tires than you probably think; tires come in different shapes, sizes, patterns, and ruggedness. Depending on your lifestyle, driving habits, and where you live, you may want to consider swapping out your tires throughout the year. Read on to learn more about different types of tires and their purposes.
Types Of Tires And When You Might Need Them What are the most common types of tires available on the market? What kind of tires do you need for your vehicle? Learn about when you might (or might not) need certain types of tires from a Goodyear® tire expert.
Engine overheating, transmission-related problems, damaged sensors, and loose/worn parts can all cause your check engine light to appear on your dash. If and when you see this warning signal, you should remain calm, restart your vehicle, and check your gas cap. If the check engine light still remains lit, you should bring your car into our auto repair shop for professional diagnostics at your earliest convenience.
We wish everyone a safe and fun New Years! 🎇 Read on for safety do's and don'ts if you plan on going out on New Year's Eve.
New Year's Eve Safety Tips - State Farm® These safety tips can help you stay safe on New Year's Eve.
What are your 2022 New Year's resolutions? A great one to consider is to be more on top of your vehicle's maintenance schedule. At our auto service shop, our team will guide you in the right path of proper car care and take care of any maintenance items you need.
Do you have the habit of waiting for your fuel light to come on before even thinking about heading to the pump? If so, you may want to consider breaking out of that habit. Running your fuel too low can damage your fuel pump and your engine and can even lead to a breakdown. For top quality fuel and engine services, bring your vehicle to our auto repair shop!
Some common signs of an aging timing belt include: decreased engine power, trouble starting your car, ticking noises, random car vibrations, and a lit check engine light. Waiting too long to have this belt replaced can result in unfavorable consequences like extensive engine damage or complete engine failure. If you suspect you need your timing belt replaced, bring your car to our auto repair shop for an inspection.
Driving in fog can be very dangerous, especially if you don't have a clean windshield, a working pair of windshield wipers, or brightly lit headlights and foglights. In addition to maintaining these car parts, follow these tips to ensure your safety while driving through fog.
6 Safety Tips For Driving In Fog If you encounter fog while driving, don’t panic. There are a number of precautions you can take to ensure you reach your destination without incident.
In honor of the new Spiderman movie releasing this weekend, check out this Spidey themed Mclaren 650S. 🕸
What's the best Christmas gift you've given? Best one you've received? 🎁
"You guys (and gal) are excellent. You do what you say you are going to do. You do it well and on time. Your charges are reasonable. Can’t find fault with any of your services. I tell all my friends what a good place STR is. Pleasantly surprising considering the sleazy industry you are in. Keep up the good work. Yes you can use my review. In your advertising program. "
- B. L.
Car care gifts such as an oil change voucher, car wash certificate, or a roadside emergency kit are wonderful (and practical) gifts to give this holiday season. If you want to go above and beyond for your family and friends this year, give them a much-needed auto service that they otherwise would put off.
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