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October is Fall Car Care Month
October is Fall Car Care Month - Make sure your vehicle is ready for the winter season with Pfefferle Tire and Auto Service's FREE "Be Car Care Aware" Inspection Event
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Fluids Fluids Fluids. . . Transmission, Transaxle, Differential
Just like the human body, transmission, transaxle and differential fluids are essential to help prolong the life of your vehicle. If you do not have these fluids checked and changed when needed, you will find that your engine and transmission will receive excess wear and tear and will need to be rep...
Written on Friday, April 19, 2013 by
Do I Really Need a New Air filter? Tire and Auto Repair Services you can Trust
Just as you must keep your body clean and well maintained for optimal performance, you must keep your vehicle clean as well, both inside and out. A clean air filter helps you achieve this goal, because the role of an air filter is to keep the engine free of dust and insects.
Written on Friday, April 5, 2013 by
Conventional And Synthetic Oils
Engine performance is always a major concern for any motorist. Fortunately, research in synthetic and conventional oils has resulted into great improvements over the years. The basic application of oil is to lubricate and cool down various moving parts. Therefore, this article takes the reader on a ...
Written on Tuesday, March 12, 2013 by
There are many misconceptions about auto warranties. But, when correctly understood and used, an auto warranty can provide peace of mind and save a car owner money during the time a vehicle is owned.
Where can a car under warranty be serviced?
Your car can receive routine maintenance and repair...
Written on Monday, January 21, 2013 by pfefferle
Car Battery Maintenance
A car battery is with no doubt one of the most important parts of a vehicle. Without it the engine won't start since it won't provide the charge to put the vehicle in motion. Due to this particular re... read more
Written on Friday, January 18, 2013 by pfefferle
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Belts and Hoses
When a car gets to where it’s supposed to go without making any strange noises or expelling visible smoke, most people don’t give much thought to what’s beneath the hood of their car.
But belts and hoses are critical to making the car and its components run efficiently, and can fail without much ...
Written on Monday, December 31, 2012 by pfefferle
When to have your Automotive Exhaust Repaired
Dependent upon your automobile and its exhaust system, the expenditure for making repairs to a damaged out-of-date exhaust module can vary greatly. However, putting off exhaust repairs will cost more in the end if you do not address the problem quickly. Mufflers do more than keep your automobile qui...
Written on Friday, December 21, 2012 by pfefferle
Dashboard Warning Lights
Dashboard warning lights are designed to alert the driver about malfunctions with the car that need attention. Most dashboard lights mean that there is a problem that should be addressed sooner rather than later, and some lights require immediate attention.
When you turn on your car, the da...
Written on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 by pfefferle
It’s obvious that stopping your car is as important as starting your car, right? Without brakes, you’d have to glide to a stop (not controllable or predictable) or smash to a stop (hard on the car and probably the driver and passengers, too.)
So the need for brakes is obvious. Check.
Written on Monday, November 26, 2012 by pfefferle
Pfefferle Tire and Auto Gift Certificates
Christmas is just around the corner! Give Pfefferle Tire gift certificates as a delightful surprise for your family and friends.
Who might like Pfefferle Tire and Auto gift certificates?
There are a lot of people who would appreciate a Pfefferle Tire gift certificate:
That person on...
Written on Monday, November 19, 2012 by pfefferle
Many people don’t start to think about whether or not they need snow tires until the first snow—and because the first snow often falls between Thanksgiving and Christmas, it’... read more
Written on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 by pfefferle
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Winterizing Your Car
Where did the summer go? Leaves are turning and temperatures are falling—and it’s time to winterize your car.
Winterizing your car involves doing all you can to ke... read more
Written on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 by pfefferle
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Why do I Need Oil Change Services?
One of the best things you can do for your car is to change the oil regularly. Oil lubricates the engine, reducing friction and the resulting heat buildup. But over time oil breaks down and loses... read more
Written on Sunday, September 30, 2012 by pfefferle
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April Newsletter 2012
The spring weather is already upon us. I feel like this is the earliest I have ever cut my grass. Spring is nice, but wet. Is your vehicle ready for it? The biggest item that I am concerned with your vehicle going into the spring is tires. When tires are half-worn or more they us...
Written on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 by Keith
Hello loyal Pfefferle Tire and Auto customers. This is the first newsletter we have sent out in a while, so thank you for your patience with us and thank you for reading. We have a newly designed website for your information. It is also a bit more interactive than it used to be. You ca...
When it comes to brakes, we are experts! There are so many different companies out that sell brake pads and rotors. Some are cheap and low quality and others can be quite pricey. It is our job to guide you to the right set of brakes for your car. Some cars come with semi-metallic brake pads and othe...
Service Engine Soon Light
The often ignored service engine soon light or check engine light. This light to most people is more of a “my car is crying wolf”. The check engine light comes on for a reason. It could be anything from a leaking fuel cap to a bad catalytic convertor to a bad sensor for the transmission....
Gas Light On?
Do you drive your vehicle around with gas light on? Do you consistently run your vehicle low on gas and just add more when the light comes on? If this is you, be careful. Most cars today come equipped with an electric fuel pump. The electric fuel pump uses gas to keep it cool, from overheating; much...
Spring is here and that means you will probably be using the air conditioner in your car. Heck, you have probably already turned it on! Air conditioning is made possible by many different components which are all important. We get cool air from a gas called Freon. The average car holds about two pou...
Used Vehicle Inspection
At Pfefferle Tire and Auto Service, both our Fairfield & Hamilton auto repair shops perform used vehicle inspections. There are many different types of used vehicles. If a used vehicle has 30,000 miles or less on it and is only two years old, there is not much of an inspection needed. Everyth...
The Importance Of An Oil Change
With dealers telling new car buyers to not change the oil in the vehicle until 7,500 miles or 10,000 miles or 15% life left, oil changes are becoming a lot less frequent. Cars today are more efficient and don’t require service as often as they used to. But the reality is that your engine’s oil sti...
At Pfefferle Tire and Auto Service, we are ASE certified. Our technicians have gone through enough training and have the experience and know-how to carry this distinction. At our Fairfield location, Roger Reed and Charlie Wesley are both ASE Master Technicians. In Hamilton, Mike Strobl and John Hard...
Pfefferle Tire & Auto Service Weekly Blog
Welcome to the Pfefferle Tire and Auto Service weekly blog. The goal of this blog is to educate our customers and keep you in the know of events and specials going on at our two locations. Like the auto industry, we feel like our business is constantly changing. If we don't change with it, it will p...
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