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Preparing Your Car For A Road Trip

Preparing Your Car For A Road Trip

Summer is here! It's during this time of year that most of us are getting ready to go on our next big Road Trip! The kids are out of school, and it's time to take that Big Family Vacation that you've been longing for all year. Or, if you don't have kids, the weather is nice and you're ready to put your windows down and get out on the Open Road!   Most of us take the time to do a lot (or at least some) planning ahead for Road Trips. Unfortunately, many of us forget to make sure that our car is ready for that big Road Trip! For that reason, we want to give you a few tips on Preparing Your Car For Your Road Trip.   Quick Note: At Graham Auto Repair, when you come in for an Oil Change Service, we always perform a Courtesy Check on your vehicle, every time. Make sure that you plan ahead before your Road Trip and Schedule Your Appointment in advance. That way we can make sure there's time to get any extra work scheduled, that yo ... read more

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How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How Often Should I Change My Oil?

How often should I change my oil?   Many people want to know How Often You Should Change Your Oil. The standard saying that we’ve always heard is, “Change Your Oil Every 3,000 Miles or Every 3 Months.”   But the question is, is that still true? The answer may surprise you: YES!   A quick Google Search asking, “How Often Should I Change My Oil?” will get you a large variety of answers with conflicting information. Many articles will tell you that the best thing to do is to Consult Your Owner’s Manual. Some articles will tell you that the Auto Repair Industry is lying to you, trying to make more money off you, by telling you to change your oil too often.   But let’s stop and consider something for a moment: if you wait 10,000 or 15,000 miles (or even more!) to get an oil change, and your car breaks down faster because of it, who is benefiting from this the most? The Car Sales Industry would surely benefit, b ... read more

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How To Jump A Car

How To Jump A Car

If you've ever had a dead battery then you've probably found yourself asking the question:   "How Do I Jump Start My Car?"   The first thing that you need to know is if your battery is actually dead. If you need help with this, check out our other post, “Why Won’t My Car Start?”   If you’ve already verified that you have a Dead Battery, it’s time to Jump Your Car.   Caution: If either vehicle has an Electronic Ignition System or is an Alternatively Fueled Vehicle, the use of Jumper Cables may damage it. Also, NEVER allow any of the Jumper Cable’s Clamps to touch each other while they are being used. This could result in an Electric Shock!   9 Steps To Jump Your Car   Step 1: Find a Vehicle With A Good Battery ... read more

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