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Benton Auto Repair 72019 | Baxley's Auto Repair (501)794-1541 | Light Duty Truck Repair in Benton, AR

CYBER SALE

BAXLEY’S  CYBER  SALE!!!!

NOW IS THE TIME FOR YOU TO GET YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRS!!!! Make your appointment to bring your vehicle in anytime between Friday, November 25th and December 23rd and we will give you $$$$   Off your ticket!!!!!

           $50.00  OFF  Repair or Maintenance of $250.00 or more

           $75.00  OFF  Repair or Maintenance of $500.00 or more

           $100.00  OFF  Repair or Maintenance of $750.00 or more

Excludes oil changes, tires and batteries

Make your appointment online, facebook, email us or give us a call!  Mention Code:  CYBER101016

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Only New Car Dealers Can Service a Vehicle Under Warranty???

It’s a Myth That Only New Car Dealers Can Service A Vehicle Under Warranty

 

Mechanic at car garageTrue or false: Until your vehicle is out-of-warranty, it must be serviced by the new car dealer or the factory warranty will be void.

Although you may have answered “true,” the correct answer is “false.”

It’s the law that independent repair shops can provide the services to maintain your new car warranty. Consumers are protected by the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), which prohibits a manufacturer from voiding the vehicle warranty because service was done by a non-dealer.

According to the FTC, “It’s illegal for a dealer to deny your warranty coverage simply because you had routine maintenance or repairs performed by someone else. Routine maintenance often includes oil changes, tire rotations, belt replacement, fluid checks and flushes, new brake pads and inspections.” It is also important to note that the “Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act makes it illegal for companies to void your warranty or deny coverage under the warranty simply because you used an aftermarket or recycled part.”

When using a non-dealer, independent aftermarket shop to maintain your vehicle under warranty, the council strongly recommends keeping records and receipts for all maintenance that is done to the vehicle and adhering to scheduled maintenance requirements. If a warranty claim arises, these records will provide proof that maintenance has been performed in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommendations and requirements.

“It’s a common misconception that only car dealers can perform the routine maintenance and repairs on a newer vehicle that is under warranty,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “The truth is that consumers can have routine repairs performed by their local independent repair shop or do the work themselves without affecting the warranty.

For more information from the FTC about auto warranties and routine maintenance, visit http://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0138-auto-warranties-routine-maintenance.

The non-profit Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

#oilchanges            #tirerotations              #beltreplacement           #fluidchecksandflushes

#newbrakepads         #inspections

 

 

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SUMMER HEAT EFFECTS YOUR BATTERY

Feeling the Summer Heat? Your Car Battery is Too

If the heat of summer is wearing you down, it is likely taking its toll on your car battery too. Contrary to popular belief, summer highs rather than winter lows pose the greater threat to battery life, according to the non-profit Car Care Council.

Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. Excessive heat and overcharging are the two main reasons for shortened battery life. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, thus damaging the internal structure of the battery. A malfunctioning component in the charging system, usually the voltage regulator, allows too high a charging rate, leading to slow death for a battery.

“When most motorists think of dead batteries that cause starting failure, they think of severe winter weather, but summer heat is the real culprit,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Many battery problems start long before the temperatures drop. Heat, more than cold, shortens battery life.”

Colder temperatures increase the thickness of the engine oil, making the engine harder to turn over, causing the battery to have to work more. These factors lead to harder starting.

To get the most life out of a battery, the Car Care Council suggests the following simple steps:

  • imageBe sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate; overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging.
  • If your battery is the type that needs to be topped off, check it regularly, especially in hot weather. Add distilled water when necessary.
  • Always replace a battery with one that’s rated at least as high as the one originally specified.
  • Keep the top of the battery clean. Dirt becomes a conductor, which drains battery power. Further, as corrosion accumulates on battery terminals it becomes an insulator, inhibiting current flow.

Battery Test By A TechnicianDriving habits such as frequent engine on/off cycles will cause more wear on the starter than a simple back and forth to work. Other factors include driving and weather conditions, mileage, vehicle age and excessive electrical draws like in-vehicle entertainment systems. Check the battery if you notice headlights and interior lights dim, accessories that fail to operate, or the “check engine” and/or battery light illuminated.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a free copy of the council’s popular Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

 

 

#battery         #vehiclecare    #checkengine         #electricalsystem

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COLLEGE BOUND!!!!

Roadside Emergency Kit a Perfect Gift for the College Bound

Roadside Emergency Kit- Perfect Gift for the College BoundSchool is almost back in session and students across the country will soon be packing up their cars and heading off to college. If you are searching for that perfect gift for the college-bound kid in your life, the Car Care Council suggests putting together a roadside emergency kit.

“A roadside kit is easy to assemble, not too expensive and extremely useful, plus it could be a life saver in the event of an emergency,” said Rich White, executive director of the Car Care Council. “While it’s always a good idea to be prepared for the unexpected while on the road, the best option is to avoid breakdowns and car trouble wherever possible. Performing basic maintenance and observing a regular service schedule can help avoid unforeseen road emergencies.”

Roadside emergency items can fit into a small duffle bag or rubber storage tote and include the following:

  • Jumper cables
  • Emergency flares
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Blankets and extra clothes
  • Non-perishable snacks and bottled water
  • First aid kit, including essential medications
  • Portable USB charger to keep the cell phone running even if the car is not
  • Ice scraper, snow brush and small shovel for winter driving
  • The Car Care Guide, available free of charge at carcare.org

Visit the Car Care Council’s website to access a number of tips and resources for vehicle maintenance, including a free custom service schedule.

The Car Care Council is the source of information for the “Be Car Care Aware” consumer education campaign promoting the benefits of regular vehicle care, maintenance and repair to consumers. For a copy of the council’s Car Care Guide or for more information, visit www.carcare.org.

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Don’t let your college student drive back to college without having a safety inspection done!!!!   We will check all the fluids, check brakes and tires, wipers, lights, and check under the hood.  Call us at 501-794-1541 and make your appointment for an oil change and a safety inspection.  Time spent doing this now could keep them from being stranded, and have to spend time  and money on fixing their vehicle while they could be studying!!!!   They will so appreciate this!!!     You can also make an appointment online at baxleysautorepair.com.  We aren’t open on Saturdays, so don’t call us then!!!    Our hours are Monday thru Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30.

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1991 Jeep Wrangler / Crank /No Start

91 wrangler

 

We have a 1991 Jeep Wrangler that cranks but won’t start.  Our diagnosis:  1)  Replace auto shut down relay 2)  remove & replace fuel pump 3)  BG cooling system fluid exchange and 4)  BG 3 Part fuel system service.

 

#autoshutdownrelay          #fuelpump              #BGcoolingsystemfluidexchange        #coolingsystemfluidexchange     #BG3partfuelsystemservice      #fuelsystemservice

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