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5 Tips for Maintaining Your Classic Car

Owning a classic car is a lot like owning a piece of art. It’s a priceless and timeless investment that requires extra care to preserve its beauty and functionality. It’s also important to maintain your classic care for safety reasons.

To help, we’ve rounded up 5 simple tips for maintaining your classic car.

 

  1.    Cover it up

Classic cars that are left outside are particularly susceptible to rust over the years due to prolonged exposure to rain, wind and sun. When rust happens, it will eat away at your classic car, requiring you to find replacement parts and make costly repairs. Wind can also blow objects into your car during storms, resulting in scratches and dents. And let’s not forget about direct sunlight, which can negatively impact how [...]

Sign car "Check engine" (computer generation image)

 

Imagine this. You’re on your way to work. You’re running late. You’re stressed and all of the sudden, your check engine light comes on without warning.

Do you panic? Not necessarily. Chances are, your car is OK as long as it’s not stalling or smoking. Unlike the “low fuel” light, a check engine light doesn’t exactly provide information about what the problem is. For this reason, we’ve decided to share five common malfunctions that can cause the light to come on and what you can do about it.

 

  1.    You need a new oxygen sensor

Your oxygen sensor, the part that monitors the unburned oxygen from the exhaust, can fail for a number of reasons such as, neglecting car repairs, an engine leak, from [...]

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Is it OK to choose a cheaper shop? The most expensive? Should I send my vehicle to a shop that’s ASE certified? These are some of the questions you might ask yourself when choosing an auto repair shop.  

As a result, finding a competent, experienced auto repair shop can be challenging, especially if your car’s technology is advanced. Fortunately, there’s a simple way to find a top-rated auto shop – just look for an ASE certification.

The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is a non-profit organization that certifies professional mechanics and automotive shops in the United States and Canada. Established in 1972, ASE is a way for auto shops to distinguish themselves from incompetent mechanics and for the general public [...]

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Over time, your headlights become dirty, cloudy, tarnished, oxidized and discolored from normal wear and tear. What you probably don’t realize is how dangerous this can be. Having cloudy headlights can significantly reduce your visibility on the road. It can also make it difficult for other drivers to see you at night.

That’s why it’s essential to take care of your headlights. Here are some important facts you should know:  

Why should I have clear headlights?

It’s important for your safety! Drivers need to see two clear lights spaced evenly apart coming toward them at night. Otherwise, drivers might think you are a motorcycle, bike, or someone walking with a flashlight. Thus, hampering your safety.

Currently, 22 states require vehicle inspections that include headlight tests. The tests measure the low beam range [...]

7 Cool Ways to Customize Your Car

There are a myriad of ways to customize a car. From adding simple accessories to making major body modifications, there are lots of ways to personalize your car and make it match your unique needs.

Here are 7 cool ways to customize your car:

1. Body Modifications

Altering the body of your car is probably one of the more dramatic options you can do to change its look. Here are some of the ways:

– Put a lift kit on your truck

– Add a roll cage to protect yourself on the racetrack

Chop off the roof to shave off a few inches

– Upgrade to suicide-style doors

Remove door handles

– Add a custom [...]

7 Reasons Why Regular Car Maintenance is Important

Getting routine check ups on your vehicle is important. It keeps your car running longer, looking new and prevents big problems from happening like a broken transmission or engine failure.

Here are 7 reasons why you should get regular maintenance on your car, SUV or truck.

1. It’s safe

It doesn’t matter how great you drive, you’re still at risk for getting into an accident if your vehicle isn’t running properly. Accidents can happen when you have faulty brakes, dirty headlights, worn windshield wipers and tires, buildup in your exhaust or a leaky gas tank.

2. It’s good for the environment

Your vehicle emits dangerous fumes like carbon dioxide and automotive fluids into the air and water. Maintaining your car will [...]

What to do When Your A/C Stops Working in Car

Call Griffin Auto Repair in West Palm Beach – That’s what you do!

But if you aren’t in the area of Palm Beach County Florida, here’s a few things you can do….

There’s nothing worse than you car’s air conditioning going out on a hot day in South Florida. Your daily drive goes from being somewhat enjoyable to downright miserable. Throw in rain into the mix, a traffic jam, crying kids in the backseat and you’re done.

The most common sign of a failing A/C system is when it stops blowing cold air into the vehicle. Other issues like leaks, a broken compressor or the A/C’s fan not working are common issues, too.

Let’s explore in more detail some of these problems and what you can do to [...]

5 Things to Consider When Getting Your Windows Tinted

 Getting Your Windows Tinted

Tinted windows can help make driving more comfortable by reducing the temperature inside your car when it’s hot outside. Tinted windows can also provide added privacy or style to your car. Many drivers choose do-it-yourself window tint installation kits, but you don’t see the same results. That’s why we recommend getting it down with a professional…

Here are 5 things to consider when getting your windows tinted.

  1. First, understand your state laws…

Some states set strict rules and regulations on what windows you are allowed to tint. Abusing these laws could result in a hefty ticket. Before tinting your windows, speak with a professional who is knowledgeable about your state laws. They need to consider [...]

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Among the many ways you can modify your car, adding a lift kit is one of the most popular options for truck owners interested in off-roading, mudding, high-speed desert racing, 4-wheeling or long distance country treks. The addition of a lift kit can also dramatically change the look of your truck, causing heads to turn at the sight of massive tires and exhaust system.

Lift kits are popular. There’s no doubt about that. They make a statement and enhance a vehicle’s performance. However, there are 5 things that every truck owner should consider before adding a lift kit.

1. Purpose

Are you looking for comfort? Durability for off-road terrain? Are you concerned with price? All of these things should be taken into consideration when choosing the right lift kit.

We stick to popular brands [...]

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