Spring Vehicle Maintenance Tips For You

Get Ready For Spring With These Few Vehicle Maintenance Tips For Your Car This Year!

If you live anywhere where the cold & snow hits during the winter time, you know that snow and ice can do some damage to your vehicle. Check out our list of maintenance tips for your car this spring, to minimize long term damage & make sure you’re car is ready for the warmer weather.

-Get rid of that salt! Salt can seriously damage your car long term, the underbody of your car is mostly made out of metal, so it’s important to minimize rust & make sure that you get all the salt washed off completely during & after the winter season.

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-Check your tires & air pressure. Mechanics recommend to rotate tires every 5,000 to keep tread wear even. After a long winter of driving, especially on ice & snow, make sure to check your tires, rotate them as needed & double check the pressure including your spare!

-Inspect your brakes! This should go without saying, but your brakes are a very important, no, crucial part to your vehicle & inspecting your brakes should be a part of a regular maintenance routine, not just in the spring.

-Fill your fluids. Check your wiper fluid, engine coolant, oil, & everything else. Make sure that all your fluids are full or where they need to be. Oil should be changed regularly & can be done at home or by a mechanic if you prefer.

-Wax & wash the exterior: After getting all the excess salt off of your car, by washing it thoroughly (underbody & all) a detailed wax job can be one of the most important things you can do to protect your car going into the spring time. (Don’t forget to clean the inside too)

-Check suspension & alignment. If you deal with a Midwest winter you know potholes well, potholes along with snow drifts & other elements of mother nature can really affect your alignment & suspension. Make sure to have them checked out, it should cost only $25-$40 & it is completely worth it!

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What to Expect From a Quality Used Engine

Used Engines Are Great! So What Can You Expect?

Here at Premier Auto and Truck Parts, we pride ourselves in only selling quality used engine for both domestic and foreign cars, trucks, and SUVs.  All of our recycled engines are original equipment parts from salvage vehicles that are only ten years old and newer. They typically have low mileage as well. After having the engines removed from the vehicles, these engines are inspected at least three times. Best of all, these quality used engines come with our standard 6 months parts warranty!

How do you know if you need a quality recycled engine?

Here are some warning signs that your car engine may need to be replaced:

  • Bumpy, jerky riding caused by dead or misfiring cylinders
  • Black smoke means there is too little air or gas in the engine
  • Blue smoke means that your engine is burning too much oil
  • White smoke means that there is a damaged cylinder head or head gasket
  • Loud, knocking noices may indicate a failed bearing
  • Continuous repair jobs may be a sign that you need a new engine
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What are some benefits for buying a quality used engine?

  • Saving Money

One of the most obvious reasons for buying a quality used engine is the cost savings. The price of a brand new engine, (depending on the model and year of your vehicle), can vary considerably. It could cost you far more than what you are willing to pay. A used engine is your solution to get your vehicle running again.

  • Trusted Reliability

Contrary to what most people think, used engines can be much more dependable than a new engine. Used engines have been tested and tried again and again to make sure they are in excellent condition before being purchased. This dependability will save you time and money in the future.

  • Going Green

Buying a used engine prevents the engine from ending up in a landfill and contributing to the waste. It also decreases the amount of energy that would be used to produce new engines as well as lowering the amount of greenhouse gasses and emissions in the environment.

  • Hassle-Free

At first, it may seem it would be easier to just buy a new car. However, you will have to go through the process of contracts, forms, insurance policies, as well as the added costs of purchasing a new car. So, although replacing your engine with a quality used engine may require more work and time upfront, the benefits will far outweigh the hassles and costs of buying a new car.

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While buying a quality used engine is a great idea, there are some benefits with buying a new car engine. It all depends on your situation that you are in. Call us with any questions you might have about buying a new or used car engine.