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Refer a friend and save 10 percent!

Refer a friend and save 10 percent!

Save when you refer a friend We are grateful to all our customers for keeping us in business and we want them to save. We are now accepting new customers and will offer: 10% parts & labor discount when you refer a friend to our shop Offer expires: 01/31/2015 * Some restrictions apply When you visit our shop next, we will give you 10% parts & labor discount for each successful referral. Thank you for being a valued customer. Please give us a call if you have any questions or if we can be of any assistance whatsoever

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NAPA benefits Plantation customers

NAPA benefits Plantation customers

Imagine if you could have Plantation Tune Tech at any town you visited. If you had a problem with a repair we made, you could get it fixed at our shop. Well, we have the next best thing for you! Plantation TuneTech has recently become a NAPA Auto Care Center. What does that mean for you, the customer? Any work done at Plantation has a written warranty that is honored at more than 14,000 locations nationwide - more than any other auto repair brand. You can always count on a NAPA Auto Care Center being nearby. Qualifying repair work covers parts and labor for 24 months or 24,000 miles. NAPA for repairs NAPA offers some benefits for auto repair shops as well, including access to a network of high-quality suppliers with volume buying power . While that’s not immediately evident to consumers, it will help us hold our costs down. NAPA (National Auto Parts Association) offers more benefits and we’ll be adding some soon, such as financing options

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Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

Antique cars add to the fun of auto care

We do a fair number of repairs to antique and vintage cars, mostly engine repairs and transmissions. We enjoy working on old cars because it's a different skillset. Because there's not a lot of electronics, you have to become an old-school mechanic. You can't plug the car into a computer and have it tell you exactly what's wrong, so you have to listen and feel. They're easier to work on - there's usually a lot of room in the engine compartment to get around - but it can be a challenge to find parts for them. ... read more

remove old logo from bottom of main page in masthead, remove ac delco, certified auto, ASA and move these three to the bottom instead of the old logo at the bottom. so leave budget truck, bg and ase remove napa truck service service center remove the napa auto care center horizontal logo and replace it with a squarish logo remove the words "professional, complete automotive care and maintenance" and in its place put the squarish Napa logo. leve the adress and phone number So, when everything is done: on the left hand side would be: the bg badge and ASE and budget truck, same size, all stacked move the main logo to the left, fill the space on the right, abov theaddress, with the sqarish napa logo, &nbsp

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Get ready for road trip season

Get ready for road trip season

We all love a road trip! People have been going on road trips for a long, long time. Deep down you know your car should be checked before hitting the road, but with so many other things to do, some folks put it off. Bad idea, says the Car Care Council, an automotive consumer education group, especially when motorists don't realize that in as little as 10 minutes, they can determine if their car is ready for long-distance travel. The last thing anyone wants is for your car to stop working in the middle of nowhere. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, lose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power stee ... read more

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Get ready for warmer weather with an air conditioner check

Spring is here and as the weather warms up, people will be turning on their air conditioner. An air conditioner works very hard and needs occasional maintenance. If your car air conditioner needs help, here are some warning signs. The air is cold, but then becomes warm. The air may stay warm, or then cool down and warm up again in a cycle, without you adjusting anything. There are strange odors. Some mustiness is normal after months of not being used but if the odors last more than a few minutes, you have a problem Any unusual sounds like grinding, fluttering or buzzing. A correctly-working auto AC should make an even whooshing sound that gets louder only when you boost the fan. Is your vehicle's air conditioner not performing as well as it should be? If so, you should take advantage of our limited time air conditioning special: $15 off an air conditioning system check. This offer expires May 31, 2014. Take advantage of this limited time air c ... read more

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Get that car checked before a road trip!

Get that car checked before a road trip!

Getting a checkup before a road trip is essential to a safe and enjoyable trip. Deep down you know your car should be checked before hitting the road, but with so many other things to do, some folks put it off. Bad idea, says the Car Care Council, an automotive consumer education group, especially when motorists don't realize that in as little as 10 minutes, they can determine if their car is ready for long-distance travel. Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering and brake and transmission, as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant. Check the hoses and belts that can become cracked, brittle, frayed, lose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system. Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment ... read more

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Refer a friend and save 10 percent

Save! 10% parts & labor discount WHEN YOU REFER A FRIEND Thank you for being a valued customer. We are now accepting new customers and will offer you: 10% parts & labor discount when you refer a friend to our shop Offer expires: 01/31/2015 * Some restrictions apply Use our online referral system to refer your friends and family to our business by ... read more

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Computers an essential part of modern car work

Computers an essential part of modern car work

We frequently use computers to diagnose and repair cars. Just today, one of our auto repair technicians used a laptop to reinstall the operating system for a car's onboard computer. Another shop installed a new alternator and shortly afterward the customer came to us with a computer problem, which was causing the battery light to stay on. After testing, we discovered we had to replace the computer hardware and reprogram it. Like other jobs, ours is becoming very technology-oriented and troubleshooting, diagnosing and repair of automobile computers is crucial. Our repair staff has received specialized training on car computer systems from ASE Certifications and several are Master Technicians. ... read more

Periodic engine cleaning a good idea

Periodic engine cleaning a good idea

Wash my engine? Seriously? A customer recently asked us how often he should wash his engine. His feeling was that it didn’t ever need to be washed, since no one ever saw it. That’s not true, though. You might not ever see your engine, but your auto repair technician does. We sometimes spend a fair amount of time cleaning dirt and oil from engines, delaying our work and reducing our effectiveness. We do this because on a clean motor, it is much easier to spot leaks, cracks and wear. With an extremely dirty motor, it is hard to spot damage, whether we’re looking for a specific problem or just doing an inspection. Dirt hides many of these problems. In extreme cases, heavy dirt buildup could aggravate overheating problems. We’d recommend a good engine wash twice a year, although once a year would do for most people. Many car washes do this as a service and prices vary. We are familiar with J’s Ultima ... read more

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