Signs & Problems of Loose Steering

  A vehicle that has loose steering can range from being a minor announce to frightening.  Over-turning vehicles make sharper turns, meaning you can fast be in a different lane on the highway drifting into the path of another vehicle. Over-turning (also known as excessive play or free play) is not something to be ignored […]

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5 Ways to Care for Your Car During the Coronavirus Lockdown

Are you spending a lot of your time at home during the Coronavirus lock-down?  If you haven’t used you vehicle much and don’t plan to any time soon it may be in need of some care. They say that cars are a big commitment, no matter what you do something will eventually need doing; this […]

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Fred’s Auto Center Coronavirus Policy

During these uncertain times, we want to make all our customers aware that we are taking a number of measures to keep everyone safe.  Staff at our garage, customers and their vehicles have been carefully considered in our Coronavirus policy which will be kept in place until further notice.   1. We start by making […]

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Coronavirus Shutdown – What Happens if You Don’t Drive Your Car?

Self-isolating due to Coronavirus?  With limits on all but essential travel, the roads are a lot quieter than they usually are.  Is your car is currently sitting idle, getting very little or no use at all? You might be wondering if your car will start again when you need it to, after so much time […]

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Low Tire Pressure vs High Tire Pressure

Tire pressure is one of those things that needs constant maintaining.  You might do this yourself, have a partner that does it or wait until you fill up at a full-service gas station.  However you choose to keep on top of your tire pressure and however often it is important to be aware of the […]

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When Brake Problems Shouldn’t be Ignored

Ever noticed that squealing sound when braking first thing in the morning? A little dew on your brakes is normal, a harmless noise that many of us experience. These noises can be intermittent and sometimes it is not clear when you have a genuine problem or not; in this instance you may want to visit […]

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How Often Does a Hybrid Need an Oil Change?

Do you have a hybrid vehicle but you are not sure how often to change the oil? Hybrid vehicles use a regular combustion engine as well as an electric battery; so they still use oil in the same way traditional vehicles do.  The oil in the engine needs changing just as a non-hybrid; it needs […]

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5 Tips to Smarter Oil Changes

Oil changes are one of the most important maintenance tasks for your vehicle.  They help to keep the engine, running smoothly and safely and without risking damage.  Where there’s a need, there are often people out to make a quick buck, don’t listen to them; arm yourself with the knowledge you need to make smart […]

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What we're doing to keep you safe during the Coronavirus crisis.

We are taking steps to keep staff and customers safe. Find out what this means for you and your vehicle.