Winter is here and with it comes Pennsylvania’s notoriously unpredictable weather patterns. Winter blizzards, sleet and icy driving conditions are all part of what we put up with to live in this otherwise idyllic part of the country. As the mercury dips, there are concrete steps you should take to keep you and your import car safe in the PA winter.
The Fall season is one of the most pleasant times of the year in Pennsylvania. Summer’s blazing heat is long gone and winter’s chill and accompanying snow and ice hasn’t yet arrived. It is the ideal time to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors. It’s also the ideal time to make sure your car is equipped to handle the extreme winter-driving conditions that are right around the corner. Be prepared before freezing temps hit and take advantage of the beautiful weather to prepare your vehicle for winter's more extreme conditions.
Being well prepared for a mishap or emergency is an important part of driving safety. It can save your life if you go off the road during a storm, have a late night traffic accident or a mechanical problem in an inconvenient place. Make sure your emergency car care checklist includes a section with a list of important supplies to have in your car. However, it doesn't stop there. Most people know they should have safety gear in their car, but not everybody translates that knowledge into action. We'll tell you what you should have on hand in case of emergency.
Since 1981, Swedish Motors has been taking care of vehicles in and around Marietta, PA. Many of our customers may not realize we’re also passionate about taking care of people when we have the opportunity to do so. We’re a proud sponsor of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for seriously ill children and their families and we have a lofty goal we hope you’ll help us achieve by participating in our 4th Annual Swedish Motors Golf Tournament on July 30th. 2016. We’re hoping to raise enough money to send 20 children to camp. Why are we so passionate about this particular camp and its campers? Read on and we’re sure you’ll agree we’ve chosen an extremely worthwhile cause to support.
Your Mini Cooper is fast, fun and exciting. The pure joy of cruising the streets in one of these powerful, BMW-engineered cars means you need great, specialized Mini Cooper service to keep your luxury vehicle reliable over the long haul. While your vehicle is distinctive, comfortable and eco-friendly, many technicians are not qualified to work on them due to a lack of familiarity.
Your check engine light is an important warning signal, but there is no need to panic if it comes on. There are a number of reasons a check engine light comes on. It can be something simple like a failure to correctly secure the fuel tank lid at your last visit to the gas station. However, because an import car check engine light is a warning of a potential mechanical problem, it should never be ignored.
As the saying goes, “The eyes don’t lie.” While this may be true, sometimes they miss things. What does this have to do with your treasured import vehicle? More than you may realize. Import auto repair shops should not only have technicians but also computer equipment for diagnosing required repairs and services. Which is more accurate when it comes to determining what repairs and services your car does and doesn’t need?
If you equate vehicle battery failure with frigid winter temperatures, you’re not alone. Many people believe if their car’s battery is going to fail, it will probably happen on an extremely cold winter day. Batteries certainly do fail in cold weather, but you may be surprised to learn more car batteries fail in summer than they do in winter.