Don’t remember when your last oil change was? It’s easy to take things for granted when your car seems to run normally; soon enough you’ve driven several thousand miles over your recommended oil change schedule. This isn’t ideal, as the “lifeblood of your engine” clean and fresh engine oil helps to keep parts from grinding […]
5 Ways Transmissions Get Ruined
The transmission is a vital component of your car or truck. The transmission makes sure that the wheels receive the correct amount of power from your engine, and also plays an important role in gear shifting. Problems with your transmission should always be addressed swiftly. The longer you leave transmission problems, the more damage can […]
Common Signs of Transmission Trouble
The transmission may not be the first thing you think of when it comes to car care, but it is certainly one of the most important. It is responsible for transferring power from the engine to the wheels – among other things, so without it you wouldn’t get very far! The components of the transmission system […]
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 […]
Does Engine Oil Quality Matter?
If you believe in looking after your vehicle then you need to be mindful of what you’re putting in it. Car engines work really hard; good oil is essential to keeping it healthy and working well for a long time. Your car’s engine has a lot of moving parts – most of them metal; those […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]