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5 Vehicle Maintenance Tips That Will Improve Gas Mileage

Who doesn’t love getting better gas mileage in their car? Even though oil prices can fluctuate, getting better gas mileage in your car is an easy way to save money. You might think that good gas mileage is limited to only specific models. But did you know that vehicle maintenance can actually help you get the most out […]

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5 Important Questions to Ask a Mechanic Before Beginning Repairs

5 Important Questions to Ask a Mechanic Before Beginning Repairs

Before getting work done on your car, it’s important to be informed. Read here for 5 questions you should always ask a mechanic before beginning repairs. Are you walking into an auto-shop blind? Don’t be! It’s important you know exactly what’s going on before dropping money on an unnecessary repair. You’re going to be better

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Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Mechanic on Winter Driving Tips

Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Mechanic on Winter Driving Tips

Prepare for Weather with Columbia Auto Pro One of the best ways to avoid costly auto repairs is always being prepared for the weather. The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro, a long-time ASE Certified Master Mechanic, is here to help you ensure you are ready! What’s worse than driving a vehicle unprepared for icy, winter

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Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro on Auto Repair & Automotive Gifts for Anyone

Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro w Checklist for Buying a Used Car

The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro knows that buying a car is a big deal…and buying a used car can be scary.  Private sellers do not have all of the same laws and regulations for buyer protection that a dealership may offer.  When you buy a car from a private seller, or any used car

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Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro More Steering & Suspension Troubleshooting

Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro More Steering & Suspension Troubleshooting

Your automobile suspension system is a complex network.  The components must be in perfect sync to give you the smooth, stable ride that it is designed for. The suspension gets a lot of road abuse, causing its parts to wear out or fail entirely. If your car doesn’t seem to be riding as smoothly as

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Emergency Radiator Hose Repair with Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Emergency Radiator Hose Repair with Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

There is little worse than being broke down on the side of the road with your radiator hose steaming and spitting with no cash for a tow.  Before you give up and scream, let’s look at your emergency roadside auto repair option.  I stress roadside and emergency, meaning this is a temporary fix to a

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Five Tips to Improve Fuel Economy by the Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Five Tips to Improve Fuel Economy by the Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

ASE Certified mechanic Michael Sanford knows all about the issues drivers face.  Today our Columbia, SC Auto Repair Pro is saving you cash by helping you improve your gas mileage. Check your Air Filter If your air filter is filled with debris it restricts the air flow into your engine.  This affects the automobile’s performance

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How to Install Windshield Wipers Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

How to Install Windshield Wipers Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Sometimes auto repairs or regular auto maintenance tasks can easily be done at home.  Changing or installing new wipers for your windshield is among them.  It only takes a few minutes and if you will remember to inspect and, if needed, replace them before the rain comes, you’ll be glad you did.  The entire job

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Thermostat Auto Repair Tips from Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Thermostat Auto Repair Tips from Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Many drivers will find themselves in need of auto repairs that involve their thermostat.  Often, a person feeling comfortable with home mechanic work will replace a bad thermostat themselves.  This is a relatively cheap part to purchase and only requires about 30 minutes to replace. It isn’t a terribly difficult task if you follow this

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Dashboard Lights & Meanings Pt.3 Columbia SC Auto Repair Tips

Dashboard Lights & Meanings Pt.3 Columbia SC Auto Repair Tips

There are so many dashboard lights that it really can get confusing.  What does that light even stand for? Do I need to head to the auto repair shop? Is this something major? What do they all mean? Let the Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro help you understand the meanings behind all those dashboard alerts.

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