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Yearly Archives: 2022

How to Summerize Your Car

How to Summerize Your Car

It's about to be summertime, and that means many drivers will be out and about more often. Whether you are planning a summer road trip, running errands on the weekends, or spending your evenings out, you're going to need a reliable car to take you places.   Therefore, it's time to think about your automobile and the kinds of maintenance it might need this season. Here are some crucial tips to ensure you are driving safely throughout the summer: Beat the heat with cooling system maintenance. Your car's cooling system is critical to keeping your summer driving cool and smooth. Your engine needs a clean flow of coolant to prevent it from overheating. Cool down with air conditioning maintenance. It's not actually summer if you aren't cranking up the car A/C. We advise that you make sure of your air conditioning by getting a freon recharge. Plus, our technicians can inspect the system for any worn or damaged components.  Change to summer tread. All-Wea ... read more

Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

Greatest Car Movies Ever Made

The action sequences of great car movies are exciting. The chases and the getaways filled with death-defying maneuvers and driving tricks are often enough to get people to cheer for their heroes and sit on the edge of their seats. The superior cars with souped-up engines and fearless drivers make car movies have a large following. These are all something this list of the greatest car movies ever made has in abundance. Baby Driver (2017) A talented young getaway car driver is trying to escape from the mobster with whom he has been serving. The film boasts some of the most jarringly wild automobile pursuits, masterfully synchronized to the trendiest music. Death Proof (2007) A ruthless stuntman uses his automobile as his unusual weapon. Death proof has two long, actual car battles in which vehicles such as a Chevy Nova SS are skidded, leaped, and smashed with impunity. Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry (1974) An adaptation of the 1963 novel, The Chase, features hot pursuits with several near ... read more

Are Radiator Flushes Necessary?

Are Radiator Flushes Necessary?

  If you didn’t know already, coolant or antifreeze is a fluid in your radiator that keeps your engine from freezing in the fall/ winter and overheating in the spring/summer. At our shop, we’ve seen way too many cars running on old or corrupt coolant. As a result, they end up having to get further repairs.   Coolant raises the boiling point of water, which allows it to draw heat away from the engine. If your coolant is bad or running low, your engine will get very hot and steamy. All of this can be avoided if drivers regularly checked their coolant levels.   When checking your coolant levels, make sure to look at the markings as they tell you the min and max. The radiator often collects deposits and gunk over time. If your coolant looks contaminated in any way, it is imperative that you get a coolant or radiator flush. Neglecting this can cause your radiator to break down and corrode, leading to irreversible engine damage. Thankfully, a cooling flush onc ... read more

How Are Tires Produced

How Are Tires Produced

The tires on your vehicle and all the other ones on the road have come a long way. Here's some information on the history of tires and how they are being made today.   While the concept of the wheel dates back to ancient times, it wasn't until the mid-1800s when Robert William Thomson invented the first vulcanized rubber tire. The cost of making and buying it was too high, so no one was interested in picking up on the invention. It wasn't until the late 1800s when André Michelin and his brother Edouard thought of putting pneumatic tires on an automobile. Though their ideas were good, the tires were not durable. It wasn't until 1911 that someone found a way to maintain the air inside the tire and made it work for automobiles. Since then, technology has enabled the advancements of tires to go beyond what was imaginable in the early 1900s.   Tires are supposed to be made of strong, flexible rubber to provide proper traction on the road. In essence, it ... read more

What Does a Pre-Purchase Inspection Entail?

What Does a Pre-Purchase Inspection Entail?

Buying a used car can be tricky in this day and age, especially if done over the internet. When you're ready to make as big of an investment as a vehicle, the last thing you want to happen is to have a new car on your hands with various problems. So how do you dodge buying a vehicle that will cause you stress and headaches? The answer is easy: take the car to University Chevron for a pre-purchase inspection before committing to buy it. Why a Pre-Purchase Inspection Is Substantial When buying a used vehicle, people often look for reliability in a car. A pre-purchase inspection, despite the extra costs, can save you a bunch of money in the long run by ensuring confidence in your big purchase.  Used cars often have a handful of miles on them already, so it's nice to know things like if it has fallen out of warranty, if it has been through any accidents, if there are any underlying issues, etc.  With a pre-purchase inspection, you can better manage the expectations of ... read more

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