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A/C Season is Coming Quickly

In this day and age, there seems to be three really important aspects to automobiles in the eyes of most. Starting...Stopping...and making sure the A/C works! Because we live in a climate with long stretches of warm and humid weather, people have become accustomed to...

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How to Increase Your Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency

How to Increase Your Vehicle’s Fuel Efficiency

Most people are looking for ways to squeeze a little more mileage out of each tank of gas. With gas prices as high as they are, it’s no surprise. There are hybrid vehicles that have excellent fuel efficiency, but hybrids are still fairly expensive, and many people are...

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How to Tell if Your Mechanic is Being Honest

How to Tell if Your Mechanic is Being Honest

Most Americans don’t know much about cars. With over 800,000 auto mechanics in the US, they don't have to. However, dishonest mechanics might exploit that inexperience by overcharging or suggesting unnecessary and expensive work. So how can you tell if...

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Fall

Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Fall

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, your vehicle maintenance becomes more important. Proper seasonal maintenance can save you money in repairs down the road, and can help increase your vehicle’s trade-in value. Furthermore, regular...

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Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

Even though our winters here in Middle Tennessee tend to fall on the mild side, the colder conditions of the past few months can still cause some wear and tear on your vehicle that needs to be addressed. This is the perfect time to schedule maintenance for your...

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Winter Vehicle Care Tips

Winter Vehicle Care Tips

Although the weather is slowly warming, we’re not out of the woods yet when it comes to winter threats to our vehicles. Between cold commutes and icy mornings, it’s especially important to take extra care of your vehicle this time of year. Here are a few tips to help...

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Fall is Here: Time for a Brake Check

Fall is Here: Time for a Brake Check

With winter conditions right around the corner, now is the perfect time to get your brakes checked. Proper brake functioning is vital to your safety and the safety of those in your vehicle and on the road with you. If you notice squeaking or grinding of your brakes or...

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Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Fall

Vehicle Maintenance Tips for Fall

As the leaves begin to fall and the temperature begins to drop, your vehicle maintenance becomes more important. Proper seasonal maintenance can save you money in repairs down the road, and can help increase your vehicle’s trade-in value. Furthermore, regular...

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Back to College: Vehicle Checklist

Back to College: Vehicle Checklist

Now that summer has come to an end, it’s time to start thinking about going back to school. While you’re packing your bags and preparing your school supplies, it’s important to remember that your vehicle needs preparation as well. We have put together a back to...

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Summer Road Trip: Prep Your Vehicle for Vacation

The key to a stress-free summer road trip is a reliable vehicle to get you to your destination. Simple preventative maintenance can ensure your vacation goes off without a hitch. Here are a few ways to prepare your vehicle for your next trip. Belts and Hoses HIgh...

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Safety Tips for Driving this Halloween

With witches, goblins and ghosts out and about, Halloween boasts plenty of things to make us scared; our driving shouldn’t be one of them. During this dark and spooky time of year, let’s make sure our driving stays safe, so we can focus on having fun and eating candy....

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What’s So Important About The Coolant System?

Your cars engine produces a lot of heat. While this heat is the natural result of a properly running engine, too much can pose a problem. It’s the job of your car’s coolant system to temper the heat and keep things running smoothly.  If the system is doing its job...

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Tips for Safe Summer Travel

Throughout summer people tend to travel more. Dr. Automotive wants you to have fun this summer and stay safe. Here are some tips for not letting an accident ruin your fun: Do Not Text and Drive Use a hands-free headset for phone calls Do Not Drink and Drive Do Not Eat...

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Summer Car Care Tips

Soaring temperatures can amplify the effects that daily driving has on your car. Summer car care should always be a priority. In fact, AAA sees an increase in the number of roadside assistance requests during the summer. Before you hit the road, consider these vehicle...

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Driving with Rover

Driving around with your beloved furry friend can be fun for both of you. Some dogs love going for a ride while others not so much. Sometimes the trip is necessary- the vet or groomers and sometimes for fun, unfortunately a trip in the car can become dangerous. Here...

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Spring Cleaning Car Prep Checklist

Spring is here and soon summer travel season will be in full swing. When the weather gets warmer what adventures are you planning? Will your car be ready? With a few simple tips to spring clean your car, it will be all set to take you wherever you travel. Change the...

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GAS CRUNCH CAN MAKE YOU THINK

Did the recent local gas crunch make you think a little about some things? Like…Was this just a ploy to raise prices again? Or…Why did everyone panic when the news media said “don’t panic”. Perhaps it was…If that joker does not fill up and get his 93 Buick out of my...

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Winter Car Prep Checklist

Winter is upon us once again. Scraping ice off the windows, frigid commutes to work or school, it is important that your car be in top condition to make sure you can make it safely to your destination. A few tips to prepare for when winter is at its peak.   Check...

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EXPOSING THE “FREE” CHECK ENGINE LIGHT DIAGNOSIS

My old grandpappy once told me “boy, there are no free lunches, and if they are free they probably ain’t worth eating”. My Gramps was a very wise man and that statement is actually very deep antidepressant lexapro. Let’s see how that relates to today’s automotive...

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CHECK YOUR BRAKES!

Having a car that will not start is certainly an issue of concern. Inconvenience and frustration accompany a vehicle that will not get you from A to B because it doesn’t go vroom-vroom ! But let’s think about the other end of the spectrum, how about if your vehicle...

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