Monthly Archives: October 2017

Convenience Auto Service Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenario plays out every day at Michigan auto repair facilities. When the cause of the concern isn’t obvious, the car will need to undergo a diagnostic examination. The typical car has about 30,000 parts, including several networked computers and miles of wiring. Finding exactly what is wrong can be very complicated and take some time. The most experienced technicians at Convenience Auto Service in Ann Arbor are the ones who tackle the difficult diagnostic jobs. Once they have determined th ... read more

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Exhaust

What Ann Arbor Customers like About Us at Convenience Auto Service

A big part of the service we provide at Convenience Auto Service for our Ann Arbor customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions. And we're always open to questions from our valued Ann Arbor area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Convenience Auto Service automotive education, we sometimes get busy fixing vehicles and need a reminder. Please, just ask. We've found our Ann Arbor customers like the service reminders. They've grown to trust that our recommendations are based on the vehicle manufactures’ published maintenance schedules and that Convenience Auto Service is not just pulling them out of the air. We know that people in Ann Arbor live a busy life with a lot more to think about than wondering if it's time to replace the PCV valve on their vehicle. Part of our Convenience Auto Service service process is checking the vehicle manufacture's schedule to make sure we don't overlook service ... read more

It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Convenience Auto Service

There are a lot of things in life that Ann Arbor residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month. We should go to our Ann Arbor dentist twice a year and see our doctor for a check-up once a year. When we don't stay on schedule with these routines, it can lead to embarrassing, painful or expensive consequences. Scheduled maintenance is also part of good vehicle care. Ann Arbor drivers should take their vehicles in regularly for a good check-up. But many folks struggle to remember or actually even ignore this auto advice. When it comes to our vehicles, we're more likely to listen to, “If it ain't broke, don't fix it,” than, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Yet it is the second adage that is the more applicable one.Regular brushing treatments prevent cavities. Filling a cavity prevents a more pa ... read more

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Inspection

Can Your Car Last Another Year?

Have you checked out the price of new vehicles at Ann Arbor car dealers? Ouch! Add financing and insurance and a new ride may not seem so attractive. A lot of Ann Arbor, Michigan, folks are hoping to make their cars last a lot longer.Fortunately, with the current state of automotive engineering and manufacturing, there's no reason a modern vehicle can't be made to last for a 150,000 miles (250,000 kilometers) or more for smart Ann Arbor drivers.The old adage: 'a stitch in time saves nine' is really true for Ann Arbor residents when it comes to car maintenance. A great example is coolant service.Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. Smart Ann Arbor drivers have their cooling system service taken care of right on schedule at Convenience Auto Service.Ditto for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. Of course, oil changes should be done right on schedule to avoid ... read more

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Maintenance

Distracted Driving

When asked, most people think they are good at multi-tasking. Scientific studies, however, reveal that only around 2% of the population can truly demonstrate the capacity to effectively multi-task. For the rest of us who are not so biologically wired, no amount of practice can increase our effectiveness at multi-tasking. Turns out, multi-tasking is almost a superpower. Think of fighter pilots: capable of maintaining their orientation in three dimensional space and performing specific and highly complicated functions while accessing life threatening situations and coming up with an appropriate response. Admit it – you can’t do that. Yet when it comes to driving, we seem to think we are very capable of safely operating a motor vehicle with myriad distractions. 77% of young adults feel somewhat confident that they can safely text and drive while 55% claim it’s easy to text and drive. Can they possibly be right? Let’s look at some statistics. Nearly 23% of all accid ... read more

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Auto Safety
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