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Team Maintenance or Team Wait and See

Team Maintenance or Team Wait and See

     VEHICLE CARE AND MAINTENANCE Which side are you on: Team Proactive Maintenance, committed to regular care and inspections, or Team Wait-and-See? At Dickerson Automotive, we firmly stand with Team Maintenance. While some may suggest we sell items not currently broken, our belief is that assisting you in maintaining your vehicle's peak condition will ultimately save you money. We've assembled a list of pros and cons to enable you to make an informed decision. Pros of Regular Vehicle Maintenance:Preventive Measures: Regular maintenance helps identify and address potential issues before they become major problems. Extended Lifespan: Routine servicing can prolong the life of your vehicle by keeping all components in optimal condition. Enhanced Safety: Well-maintained vehicles are safer to drive, reducing the risk of accidents due to mechanical failures. Improved Fuel Efficie ... read more

Elevate Your Car Repair Game - 7 Must-Have Tools & Gadgets for Enthusiasts

Elevate Your Car Repair Game - 7 Must-Have Tools & Gadgets for Enthusiasts

Car repair and maintenance can be a fun and exciting hobby, but having the right tools is essential to make the job easier. Whether you're an experienced mechanic or just starting out, a well-stocked toolbox can make all the difference. That's why we'll discuss the seven essential tools and gadgets that every car enthusiast should have in their toolbox. By the end, you'll have a good idea of the must-have tools for any car repair or maintenance project. 1. OBD-II Scanner In the digital age, understanding your car's language is crucial. An OBD-II scanner is like a translator for your vehicle's onboard computer. It plugs into the diagnostic port, allowing you to read error codes, monitor engine performance, and identify potential issues. With real ... read more

Why is it important to have a mechanic stand behind their work

Why is it important to have a mechanic stand behind their work

Having a mechanic stand behind their work is crucial for several reasons: Accountability: When a mechanic stands behind their work, it shows a commitment to the quality of their services. If an issue arises due to a mistake or oversight, the mechanic takes responsibility and is willing to address and rectify the problem at their own expense. Customer Confidence: Knowing that a mechanic stands behind their work instills confidence in customers. It demonstrates that the mechanic is confident in the quality of their repairs and is willing to address any issues that may arise after the service. Long-Term Satisfaction: A mechanic standing behind their work contributes to long-term customer satisfaction. It ensures that customers are not left to deal with unexpected repair costs resulting from errors or complications that may arise from the initial service. Professional Integrity: It reflects the professional integrity of the mechanic and the repair shop. Standing behind their work indic ... read more

What is The Difference Between A Car Battery and Alternator

What is The Difference Between A Car Battery and Alternator

Often confused and misunderstood, the alternator and battery play distinct yet interconnected roles in keeping your engine running smoothly. Join us if you want to demystify the differences between a car battery and an alternator. We will also shed light on their unique contributions to your car. The Battery The car battery is like a reservoir for energy, waiting to unleash its power when you turn the key in the ignition. Its primary function is to store electrical energy and deliver it to the starter motor, initiating the combustion process that brings your engine to life. Once the engine runs, the battery takes a step back, allowing other components to power the vehicle. The Alternator While the battery provides the initial jolt to start the engine, the alternator takes the stage a ... read more

Maintaining vs Buying New

Maintaining vs Buying New

  What advantages are there to keeping your older vehicle operational rather than trading it in for the latest model? When we conduct a digital inspection on your car, we provide you with a comprehensive overview of its condition. While it cannot foresee every issue, it does give you a good understanding of the current and long-term maintenance needs to keep your vehicle running. Considering the average cost of a new vehicle is now well over $48,000 with a monthly payment of $700 or more, the expenses for maintaining or repairing your current car may be more manageable within your budget. Maintaining an older car instead of purchasing a new one can present numerous benefits. Primarily, it is often more economical to maintain an older vehicle, as new cars typically experience higher depreciation in the initial years. Additionally, older cars often feature simpler mechanical systems that are easier and less costly to repair, leading to reduced maintenance expenses. Moreover, older ... read more