Monthly Archives: May 2017

Let Convenience Auto Service Help You Extend the Life of Your Car

If you haven't shopped in the Ann Arbor area for a new vehicle recently, you're likely to experience some sticker shock. It seems everything is costing more these days. And when you consider the price of auto financing in Ann Arbor, and insurance, the idea of hanging on to your old vehicle for a few more years gets even more attractive.On the plus side, vehicles these days are engineered to last for 150,000 miles (250,000 km) or more. So why don't they? Usually it's because Ann Arbor drivers don't stay on top of preventive maintenance. Good vehicle care at professional automotive service centers like Convenience Auto Service in Ann Arbor is the key to getting the most mileage out of your vehicle.Too often, Ann Arbor vehicle owners are inclined to wait until their vehicles develop an obvious problem and take them in for repairs instead of maintenance. Repairs can be expensive, but allowing routine vehicle maintenance ... read more

Keeping Your Engine Cool in Ann Arbor, Michigan

The cooling system keeps Michigan vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Ann Arbor. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Ann Arbor drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make sure there's enough airflow over the radiator, a fan pulls air over the cooling fins even when the vehicle is idling.In some vehicles, the fan is powered by the serpentine belt. On others, an electric motor runs the fan. Electric fans turn on and off as needed. You may have heard the fan kick on shortly after you turn your vehicle off. The sensor has determined that the engine needs a little help cooling down to a safe temperature.A hose connects the radiator to the water pump. The ... read more

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Cooling System

Maintenance on My Mind

Ask any Ann Arbor man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in for care. The answer will probably be that he forgot or that he just didn't think about it. Most Ann Arbor residents seem to have a hard time remembering about scheduled maintenance for their vehicles.Funny, because most of us in Ann Arbor have no trouble remembering to wash our clothes, mow our lawns or brush our teeth. It isn't that we can't remember to take our vehicles for service; it's a matter of making it a priority.When it comes to our vehicles, Ann Arbor drivers like myself, need to be a little more maintenance-minded. The fact is, we can choose to do it, or we might find ourselves being compelled to do it.For example, when we consiste ... read more

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Maintenance

Improve Fuel Economy with Proper Maintenance at Convenience Auto Service in Ann Arbor

With Ann Arbor gas prices being what they are, many of us in Michigan are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Ann Arbor area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Michigan. But there are things all Ann Arbor drivers can do to save fuel: We can improve our driving habits and stay on top of preventive maintenance at Convenience Auto Service. These things make small savings possible, but they can really add up.Let's start with driving habits. One major gas-eater is jackrabbit starts. A smooth, gradual acceleration uses a lot less fuel. It's also easier on your engine and drivetrain, so you'll prolong their lives as well.If you drive with one foot on the brake, stop. That creates drag, increasing fuel usage and reducing the useful life of your brakes.Slowing down can really add up on gas savings over time for Ann Arbor drivers ... read more

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Fuel Economy
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