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Rain, Fog and Windshields

Rain, Fog and Windshields

The rainy season is upon us and keeping your windshield inside from fogging up is important for safe driving. If your vehicle has a difficult time keeping the windshield clear, the air conditioning system is either not turned on or it is not working. A proper working air conditioning system will remove the moisture from the air allowing clear visibility. A fully functioning air conditioner will also keep you comfortable as the weather starts to heat up in the coming days. Our ASE trained technicians will properly diagnose and repair your air conditioning system for many worry-free days. Just give us a call as we can work on the latest systems with the new R1234yf refrigerant

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Springtime Car Maintenance!

Springtime Car Maintenance!

Springtime is here and with it comes more traveling and more miles on your vehicle. Is your vehicle ready? It’s certainly been a long winter and there should be a few vehicle related items that should be on your to do list. Certainly if your vehicle is due for an oil change, that should be scheduled. In addition to that, your battery should be test and replaced if needed. Your tire pressure and tread should be inspected. Your vehicles’ fluids, belts, hoses and filters should be inspected, along with your windshield wipers and lights. At Framerite, our experienced mechanics can take care of all your vehicles’ springtime maintenance needs. Framerite Auto Repair Offers Services You Can Count On! You’ll be hard-pressed to find the same level of expertise that our auto mechanic specialists provide! We have years of experience working on both domestic and import vehicles of all makes and models and can work with you to find cost-effective repair an ... read more

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Spring And Warm Weather Is Here!

Spring And Warm Weather Is Here!

Spring is upon us!  Have you jumped in your vehicle on a 70 to 80 degree day and experienced how warm it is inside? You turn on the air conditioner only to find warm air is coming from the vents, and you know hotter weather is coming. Let our ASE certified technicians diagnose the problem with your air conditioning system. We have the latest equipment, even for the newer cars with R1234YF refrigerant, to find the cause of your problem. Have your vehicle looked at sooner than later because everybody wants  cold air when the temperature hits 90 degrees. Give us a call or stop by so we can take care of you

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What Are You and Your Engine Breathing?

What is your engine breathing? Better yet, what are you breathing? You and your engine need clean air to survive. When the filters in your vehicle become contaminated with dirt and debris they need to be replaced. As in the accompanying pictures you can see that with neglect, the filters become clogged and do not allow sufficient airflow. Restricted airflow to the engine or the passenger cabin can can cause running problems for the engine and comfort problems for the people in the vehicle. During a routine oil change our technicians inspect the engine air filter as it is much more accessible than the cabin filter. If we find a contaminated engine air filter we generally recommend both. Something as simple as an air filter can make a big difference in engine performance and in comfort for the vehicle occupants. Replace your filters so you and your engine can breathe easier

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Should I Get An Alignment ?

I hit a pothole very hard and my truck does not feel right. Should I get my alignment checked? Absolutely have your vehicle checked for any damage that may have occurred. Small changes to the alignment can cause major tire wear in a short period of time. Sometimes suspension and steering components bend or break due to the impact. Sometimes a dangerous situation has occured where as the ball joint stud has spread the tapered mounting hole in the steering knuckle. A situation like this is dangerous as the ball joint stud could snap off as the only thing keeping it from coming out of the knuckle is the lock nut. Having your vehicle inspected by our experienced technicians to determine what has happened to your vehicle at Framerite Auto Repair will keep you driving safely and securely

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Can My Rusted Toyota Frame Be Repaired?

Can my rusted Toyota Tacoma frame be repaired? Depending on the severity of the rust and where the damage is the answer is probably. Tacoma’s generally rust through in the same areas. When we inspect the damage it is usually located from the center of the frame rails to the rear leaf spring front mounting bracket area. The good news we have access to repair kits that allow us to save the vehicle from going to the salvage yard. Once repaired your Tacoma will be good to go for many years. Give us a call so we can take a look at your vehicle to see if it can be repaired

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What do you look for when you search for a mechanic near me?

What do you look for when you search for a mechanic near me? Has the business been around a long time? Does the business employ ASE certified technicians? What is the experience level of the technicians? Is the shop udated with the latest technology and equipment? What is the warranty on repairs and does that warranty cover you around the country? Here at Framerite Auto Repair we are celebrating 65 years in business February 2019! Our technicians are ASE certified with over 90 years experience. As a NapaAutocare Center we offer a 36 month or 36,000 mile nationwide warranty. We subscribe to several services to have the latest information to keep your vehicle running like new. Give us a call so we can take care of you

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Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment?

Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment?

Why did my tires wear out prematurely even though I had an alignment? We see this situation often. When checking the alignment we find that only one adjustment was made and that is toe-in. Frequently caster and camber, the other angles we measure, have not been adjusted. The type of vehicle determines whether the factory gives us a way to adjust these angles, or sometimes we have to install adjustments to correct a tire wear problem. We have many ways to correct an out of specification alignment thanks to adjustable aftermarket parts we can install. If your vehicle suffers from premature tire wear, Framerite AutoRepair is the place to go. We may have aligned your Grandfathers car since we have been here since 1954! Call us today and we will take care of you

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Rusted Unibody in Saturn Vue

Rusted Unibody in Saturn Vue

Do you own a Saturn Vue? If you do, please watch the attached youtube video. Discuss with your mechanic or let us take a look at it for you. https://youtu.be/cByKqAn3rS8

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Heat and Your Battery

Heat and Your Battery

Did you know that the heat can be harder on your battery than the cold weather? Your battery contains liquid that is evaporated in the heat, and the low fluid level in your battery can cause damage. If you have any concerns about your battery or any other automotive maintenance or repair issue, our certified mechanics are here to help. NAPA has rebates that range from $15 to $25 with the purchase of qualifying batteries or alternator. (Rebate valid July 1-August 31, 2018)

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