• Economics of Maintenance for Auto Owners

    Monday 16 April 2018

    Buying a new car in is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second thoughts in this economy. For many, the question is, how does the certainty of a new car payment stack up against uncertain repairs for a car that may be out of warranty... read more

  • Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules

    Monday 26 March 2018

    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service schedule. Which schedule should drivers follow? Here are some questions to ask yourself:Are most of your trips less than four miles/six kilometers around ?Are most of your trips less than 10 miles/16 kilometers in below-zero temps?Are most of your trips off-highway in ?Do you drive often in dusty area... read more

  • Serpentine Belt Service at Snellville Auto Center

    Monday 29 January 2018

    Most folks occasionally have days when they've got a bunch of errands to run. Yesterday was my day off and I needed to fill the gas tank, pick up some groceries at my market, swing by the ATM and get the kids from school. I could have made four trips . . . but that would have been totally inefficient. Instead I got unusually organized and planned my stops. I hit the ATM first and got gas next. Then I went to the supermarket and picked up the kids on the way home. I was proud of my wise use of... read more

  • Make Your Vehicle Last

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do without. Most drivers couldn't afford new vehicles very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could.It's a good thing that vehicles are more reliable these days. They just don't break d... read more

  • Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

    Sunday 16 July 2017

    If you've ever been driving around and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision.To have your headlights inspected, visit us at Snellville Auto Center. We're at in , . Or give us a call at .Experts at Snellville Auto Center recommend replacing you... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at Snellville Auto Center?

    Wednesday 22 February 2017

    Today's Snellville Auto Center article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at Snellville Auto Center.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things like... read more

  • Keeping Your Car Young in

    Wednesday 22 February 2017

    As consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in , and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - especially parents who grew up in the Depression. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough; we had to do without.  We couldn't... read more