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HELPFUL INFO

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

This is a top tier shop. They accurately diagnose issues and fix them the first time.


-Garrett M.

The service is always good here for a decent price!


-Sarah G.

Very honest and reasonably priced


-Mallory K.

Great mechanics do great work


-Tina L.

Always good dependable service at a fair price. Very experienced staff and always able to handle any repairs no matter how difficult they seem to be. I recommend all my friends and family to Munsons Auto Repair.


-Mark C.

Phenomenal honest service. I have never once felt that I am being sold on a service that my vehicle did not need. I would highly highly recommend bringing your vehicle to Munsons for all of your automotive repair needs.


-Micah K.

Top notch mechanics and great service by family ownership. If you need auto service with integrity and fair prices these folks will be a great choice, day in and day out


-Bob W.

I was referred here by Pat tires. They told me the repair was going to be $300 I was like okay let's get this done. Come to find out it was $257. This guy is also so good that a lot of other local mechanics bring work to him. He's my mechanic and tell either I move or he retires


-Maxx S.

Took my car in for service (badly needed) to Munsons and was extremely happy with the service and care I received. They are very honest and did a great job. My car has never run better! I had a timing belt changed and new radiator installed and various other things they found wrong. My boyfriend is very knowledgeable with various mechanical issues and agreed with everything they found. He had also taken his car in for repairs previously and recommended them to me. This is one mechanic shop you can trust!!!


-Angela H.

Great service and price. Chris at the counter and Mike the owner are great guys. I've brought my truck to them several times for a variety of services and they always have me quick service at a great price.


-Joel A.

I just had the most incredibly wonderful experience with this company. I was looking for a mechanic for my Saab to have the air conditioning fixed and googled companies that worked on these cars and this company was referred by someone else it was too busy to take me and all I can say is I must've been divinely guided to this company. They fit me in, they were incredibly kind, polite, in their integrity and addressed the problem that I had with the air conditioning and did a few other things in less than an hour and didn't charge me a penny. I know where I'm taking my car for service from now on. Thank you so much for starting this holiday weekend me in such a wonderful way!


-Ilene G.
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