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Let's Hit The Road For The Great American Road Trip!

Let's Hit The Road For The Great American Road Trip!

Memorial Day is approaching, which signals the beginning of road trip season. This summer many people will be heading out on that great American road trip! We live in a beautiful part of the world, with such wonders and great places to explore! How could you resist? Here are a few things to think about before-hand to help you get the most out of your adventures. Budget- It is amazing how quickly things can add up when we are on the open road. It is a good idea to set a realistic budget for how much you can afford to spend each day on meals, lodging, and fuel. Route- Plan the route to your destination and your stopping points for breaks. There is the TripTik Travel Planner (AAA.com/triptik) which allows you to map your itinerary and make adjustments at anytime. It also helps locate gas stations, campgrounds, electric-vehicle charging pods, as well as hotel ... read more

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Warm Weather is Around the Corner... Can Your Car Keep it's Cool?

Warm Weather is Around the Corner... Can Your Car Keep it's Cool?

We all know that sizzling season is coming. You know, the one where we all search for that shady spot to park the car! As you drive around on those hot summer days, spare a thought for your car and its cooling system working hard to keep you cool. Are you doing what you can to help your car keep up with all that heat? Here we have listed a few important tips to help you out! If you would like to check your coolant level, always make sure the vehicle is cooled off before attempting to remove the radiator cap. ( Did we say always? YES, ALWAYS!) Not following this important safety steps could give you your own personal scalding hot steam geyser under your hood... and a nice ride to the hospital. When the vehicle is hot, a lot of pressure builds in the radiator and associated systems, so you should wait at least an hour for the system to cool down and depressurize. If you find the coolant level ... read more

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Your Car is Trying to Talk to You, Please Listen!

Your Car is Trying to Talk to You, Please Listen!

Please listen to your vehicle! Most cars have certain indicators in place to warn you of possible damage when things are not 'right' with certain systems. That always dreaded check engine light is one that blares at you. Please don't ignore it, especially if there are symptoms that go along with it. If your check engine light comes on, feel free to stop by anytime and we will quickly pull the codes at no charge. We can then let you know if it's safe to continue driving, or if it could cause further damage, or a costly repair if not addressed right away. Some of your dashboard warning lights should always be taken seriously without delay. If your brake light comes on, it could signify a very serious safety issue, come on by and we can check it out for you. Two other lights or gauges are also very important warning systems. If you lose oil pressure or your engine temperature get abnormally high... you could potentially dama ... read more

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Don't forget to Breathe!

Don't forget to Breathe!

Does the thought of spring fill you with dread? Do you feel that coughing, sneezing, and itchy eyes go along with spring-time? We can help you keep those spring elements out of your vehicle. Most modern cars have a cabin air filter that filters out pollen and other contaminants that can come through the ventilation system into your cars interior. Not to be confused with the engine air filter, a component that keeps pollutants out of your engine, the cabin air filter will keep your car's passenger compartment clean from pollen, dust, and pollutants... so you can breathe easy on those gorgeous spring days! If you are curious if your car has a cabin air filter, or if it needs to be replaced, let Street Tech Auto Care help! We can tell you if your car is equipped a cabin air filter, show you where it is, and even show you what it looks like, so you can see for yourself how much it filters out. Of course, if it does need replacement, we will be happy to do that too

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Have a Happy & Safe New Year!!

Have a Happy & Safe New Year!!

We all like to celebrate a New Year, but nobody wants to start the year with a DUI, or worse. We at Street Tech care about you and your safety. If you find yourself a little too merry to drive home this New Years Eve, call AAA for a free ride home for both you AND your car. Find more information about AAA's Tipsy Tow program by clicking on the link below. We promise you won't regret it in the morning! AAA New Years Eve Tipsy Tow Program We at Street Tech Auto Care would like to wish you a happy and safe New Year. We'll see you in

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Nobody wants coal for Christmas, or a lemon!

Nobody wants coal for Christmas, or a lemon!

Giving a (slightly used) car as a gift? Get a pre-purchased safety inspection from Street Tech Auto Care, and keep that Christmas Magic alive into the New Year. We will complete a comprehensive inspection of all your cars components and systems... All for a very reasonable cost. Nobody wants coal for Christmas, or a Lemon! It may be the best money you spend all year

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