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Buying a Used Car? Make Sure You Follow This Check List.

By Weber Automotive
August 01, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

Thinking about buying a used car? If you have found a car that you want to buy, go through our used car checklist to make sure you are getting a good deal. There are a few things you should do before you buy! WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE BUYING A USED CAR: Pre-Qualify Yourself Make sure you know what type of vehicle you are looking for. There are many different makes and models out there, and everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to their cars. Once you have found the kind of car you want, read up about it. Make sure you know the price range you can expect to pay, common issues with that car, the maintenance that goes into that specific car, and much more. Look at the Exterior and Interior of the Car Take a thorough look at the interior and exterior of the car. You can see signs of abuse, neglect, maybe a heavy damage repair. Take the Car for a Test Drive When test driving a car, look/listen for: Rattles, squeaks, knocks. Does it shift right? Does it seem to run smoothly? Does

Do You Know Enough About Your Tires?

By Weber Automotive
July 11, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks, Tires

Tires are one of the most important parts of your car. They are a wear item, and theyre not cheap, so you want to keep maintain them by keeping them inflated. However, when it does come time to replace them, Weber Automotive is here to help! Why is it Important to Keep Up on Your Tires? Tires are your contact between your vehicle and the road. Theyre essential forsafely stopping, turning, and accelerating. Traction is also hugely dependent on your tires, and if they are old and worn, it can cause some problems. How to Tell When it is Time for New Tires It is important to know when to replace your tires. All tires have a wear bar on them; it is a horizontal line that becomes visible as the tire wears down. Another trick to tell when it is time for new tires is with a penny! You take the penny and stick it into the tread on your tire, and if you can see the top of Lincolns head, your tires are worn out, and its time for some new ones. Many people dont know that the age of their

How Can I Make My Car Last Longer?

By Weber Automotive
June 27, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

Cars are not a cheap commodity; theyre very expensive and they can be really expensive to repair. That is why it is essential to take care of it so that its value stays high and your auto expensesstay low. At Weber Automotive, we preach maintenance because it is the only way to keep your car lasting. That is why we offer four tips to keep increase the longevity of your car. If You Want Your Car to Last... Dont be in a Hurry When youre in a hurry all the time, driving fast, and stopping quickly, it really takes a toll on your car. If youre too rough on your car, you can wear the brakes, tires, and suspension out faster than if you take your time getting from destination to destination. In addition, driving like youre in a hurry wastes gas which costs you money. Not to mention youre more inclined to get a ticket if youre speeding all the time! Keep it Clean If you want to get the full life out of your vehicle, keep it clean. It is important to keep all parts of your car clean, the

Five Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop

By Weber Automotive
June 13, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

At Weber Automotive, we take pride in our shop and our capability to provide honest and fair auto repairs and advice to our customers and our prospective customers! That is why we want to share the five questions you should ask of your auto repair shop. It is important to take your vehicle to a reputable and knowledgeable shop because your car is a big investment and you want to make sure that the people working on it are capable and doing right by you. Five Things You Should Do Before Taking Your Car to New Auto Repair Shop: What are your online reviews, and what is your online rating? This is an important first step when looking into a new auto repair shop because reviews are really the best indicator of what you should expect from that shop. It shows past customers experiences, good and bad. It shows if the technicians are competent, servicing customerswell, and if they have theappropriate tools and equipment. Take a look at some of our reviews! How many years have you been in

Five Preventable Auto Repairs

By Weber Automotive
June 12, 2019 Category: , Auto Services, Tips And Tricks, Transmission, Engine

There are many preventable issues that people experience with their vehicles. People often dont know why the problem has occurred, and they dont know that there are steps they can take to prevent these issues. The Five Most Common and Preventable Auto Repairs: Engine Failure Engine failure is one of the most expensive repairs or replaces that we see with vehicles. However, many times, engine failure can be prevented with simple routine maintenance like oils changes. Change the oil in your vehicle every three to five thousand miles. In your vehicles manual, the manufacturer will give you a suggested timeline for oil changes, but we suggest you shorten that time by 20 to 30 percent. The manufacturer doesnt want your engine to last forever so they can sell you more, but we want to see your engine last as long as possible! Oil changes are cheap; engine repairs are not! Transmission Failure Transmission failure is often caused by neglect, as well. Some of the manufacturers nowadays are

There is More to Maintaining Your Car Than Just an Oil Change

By Weber Automotive
April 04, 2019 Category: Car Maintenance, Tips And Tricks,

Theres a lot more than just an oil change when it comes to maintenance on your vehicle. Everyone knows that youve got to keep up with your engine oil or your engine will go bad. However, the same is true for many other parts of your car. There is transmission fluid, differential fluid, brake fluid, air filters, cabin air filter, spark plugs, and more! Theres a lot of different areas of maintenance that are required to keep your car running well and for a long time. Keeping up on regular maintenance allows you to have the most extended life in your car and ensures that it runs correctly. Therefore, routine maintenance will help you avoid expensive repairs or replacements. How These Maintenance Services Will Help You: Engine oil changes- If you want your engine to run longer and better Cabin air filters- if you want to have good airflow with clean air coming in the vehicle when using the heat or the air conditioning then replace the cabin air filter occasionally Engineer filters-

Weber Automotive Takes Action to be an Environmentally Friendly Auto Shop

By Weber Automotive
December 20, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks, Environmental Impact

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In our video series, Jacqui and Bryan talk about the latest tech, products, and some of our coolest projects. This video is all about our environmental impact and how we combat negative effects each day. Watch or read the transcription below! In the auto industry and in the world in general, there is a lot of waste happening and the environment is really important. We believe that were borrowing the environment in the world we live in from our kids and grandkids. So, we like to minimize our impact on our environment. Recycling On Site One of the things weve done in order to minimize our impact on the environment is brought in a recycling dumpster to always be on hand, since its not provided near our location. This is important because in each city, you probably have to pay to have an extra dumpster like that on site. Its not provided, we do pay for

Preserving the Life of Your Fuel Pump

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks

Two Tips for Helping Your Fuel Pump Last Longer Fuel pumps can be an expensive and unwanted hassle to replace. You can improve fuel pump longevity in your vehicle by using these simple tips. Save yourself time, money and stress by incorporating the following into your car-care regimen. 1. Avoid Contamination Fuel tank contamination can destroy your fuel pump. Contamination can occur from the fuel itself or simply from an older fuel tank. Buying your fuel from a reputable pumping station can reduce the risk of poor-quality fuels contaminating your fuel pump. When the fuel is clean, the risk is considerably less. If you are dealing with an older vehicle and therefore an older fuel tank, the build-up of rust from corrosion that can occur over many years may be contaminating your fuel from inside your vehicle. The solution here is to have your tank cleaned thoroughly. In some cases, depending on the level of corrosion, it may even need to be replaced. 2. Dont Go Below a Quarter Tank Youre

What's Gasoline Octane?

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks

Have you ever wondered why there are different grades of gasoline? All grades of gasoline have whats called an octane rating. So what is it and, more importantly, what should you use in your vehicles? What It Tells You First of all, the engine in your vehicle burns fuel by compression in other words, your engine is an internal combustion engine or burns fuel internally. The engine allows a mixture of air and fuel into the combustion area and a piston then compresses this mixture. Your spark plug then ignites this mixture causing an internally explosion that produces the power to run your engine. Therefore, the octane rating tells you how much the gasoline can be compressed before it ignites spontaneously. Should gasoline ever ignite by compression rather than by the spark plug, then it would cause the engine to knock, possibly damaging your engine (think of it as taking a hammer striking the top part of your piston) obviously this is not something thats desirable. For Example Take

Is Your Car Leaking Fluid?

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Auto Clinic, Tips And Tricks

Leaking Fluids Because automotive fluids provide essential braking, cooling and lubrication, it is important to identify and correct the problem as quickly as possible. The loss of fluids, even in the slightest, can have an adverse effect on vehicle performance or worse. When there is no fluid to lubricate the engine, for example, a repair that would have been inexpensive initially could cost far more if ignored and engine failure occurred. Because of this, it is important for all vehicle owners to understand how to identify what type of fluid may be leaking from their car or truck. While many leaks are easy to identify, others can be more of a challenge. Knowing where and what to look for is the first step in identifying what may be leaking. On the following pages you will find some helpful tips about the types of fluids used in modern day vehicles, what they look like when they drip onto the driveway and where these fluids may be coming from. Since finding the location of a leak can

How to Figure Out the Proper Grade of Gas

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks, Auto Clinic

There are a lot of misunderstandings in regards to fuel grades and by fuel grades our auto mechanic experts mean the octane rating. With names like Standard, Super, Plus, and Premium its easy to see why you might associate the octane rating/grade with quality. Octane ratings are shown as a number that usually ranges from 87 to 91 at the pump. The number does not mean better but rather signifies the appropriate amount of a certain grade of fuel for a certain engine. How It Works Octane is a measure of gasolines ability to resist igniting before the spark plug goes off. Gasoline and air compress in the engines combustion chamber. When that pressure reaches a certain point, the gas will spontaneously combust. You dont want that happening; rather, you want the spark plug to ignite the fuel at the exact right time. When the gas combusts too soon, the piston will try to lower while it is still being pushed up by the crank shaft and that is when you hear a pinging or knocking sound. That sound

Why Do People Use Seasonal Tires?

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Auto Clinic, Tips And Tricks

Understanding Winter Tire Use Here in Northeast Ohio, winter weather is a given, often stretching from late October into April. Thats about half a year where winter storms are possible! Many new cars come with all-season tires that can handle winter weather conditions like freezing rain and snow. However, its important to be aware that there is not truly a one-size-fits-all seasonal tire. All-season tires end up being a compromise between ideal summer performance tires and high-performing winter tires. Basically, they just cant handle extreme weather like dedicated seasonal tires do. All-Season Tires vs. Winter Tires Winter tires offer significantly more traction, ranging from about 25 50% more than all-season tires. Another important factor to consider is that studies have shown that all-season tires can take approximately 40% longer to stop during braking. That could mean the difference in you getting stuck in the snow or preventing a car accident. Additionally, summer tires and

Understanding the Cabin Air Filter

By Weber Automotive
February 12, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks

Lets talk aboutcabin air filters. There seems to be some confusion about them among drivers that we should be able to clear up. Much of the confusion starts becausecabin air filtersare relatively new. Not all vehicles in Ohio have them, so some of our customers we see in North Olmsted confuse their cabin air filter with the engine air filter. Every vehicle has anengine air filterthat cleans the air going into theengine, but not all have a cabin air filter that cleans the air going into thepassenger compartment. Easy to get mixed up. The cabin air filter cleans out dust, pollen, spores and other pollutants. To give a point of comparison, a grain of sand is about 200 microns across. A cabin air filter can stop particles that are just 3 microns in size. It really does make the vehicle passenger cabin a much more pleasant environment. When the cabin air filter gets dirty, your local auto repair center can replace it. Your owners manual may have a recommended interval for changing it. If

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