Yearly Archives: 2022

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas

With Father’s Day coming up on June 19th, we thought it would be great to share some of our favorite auto-related gift ideas. Father’s Day is the time to show your dad how much you care. Whether your father is a car fanatic or not, we can guarantee that he’ll enjoy the simplicity and practicality of these father’s day gift ideas. Seat Covers and Floor Mats - These accessories can change up the whole vibe of your father’s vehicle. You can make his ride look sportier, sleeker, and overall cleaner, depending on which ones you get. Plus, it’ll protect his vehicle’s upholstery from stains, cracks, and other damage.  Wireless Phone Charger/Mount - If your dad is the workaholic type that is always on his phone, you can get him this helpful device. Most phone mounts nowadays are easy to install, and many of them can even charge your phone.  Car Merch - Does your father have a favorite car brand that he fanboys over? If so, we guarantee you ... read more

3 Symptoms of a Bad Car Thermostat

3 Symptoms of a Bad Car Thermostat

As your vehicle ages, its components endure natural wear and tear. One of those components may include the thermostat. Your car’s thermostat is part of the cooling system, and it is in charge of measuring the engine’s temperature. It allows the release of coolant when the engine gets too hot. Below are some of the symptoms that your thermostat has gone bad. Overheating The most common sign of a bad thermostat is engine overheating. If the wrong temperature is being read or the thermostat is stuck closed, it won’t release the coolant necessary to cool down your engine. It’s important to replace a malfunctioning thermostat as soon as possible. An engine that overheats can be severely damaged. Fluctuating Temperature Gauge Another sign that your thermostat is broken is an erratic temperature gauge. This gauge is located on your dashboard. If you notice that the temperature fluctuates a lot, this can indicate that the thermostat is malfunctioning.  Coolant ... read more

Tips for Preparing Your Car for Spring

Tips for Preparing Your Car for Spring

  The winter season is coming to an end, and soon we will begin enjoying the warmer weather of spring. The flowers will start blooming, and the birds chirping this spring. Therefore, you will enjoy driving your car with the windows down while listening to good music. As you prepare your mind for spring, preparing your car for the season is essential. Earlier preparation will save you time and headaches later in the season. Here are tips for getting your car for the long drives and vacations that come with spring; Tips for Ensuring your Car is ready for Spring Season Checking Your Tires You can save money by measuring your tire's tread and ensuring none of them is balding. Proper traction is essential for the rainy spring weather ahead. The winter conditions cause potholes. Therefore wheels need alignment in readiness for the new season. Also, it is necessary to replace the winter tires with all-season tires or summer tires before spring. Replacing Wiper Blades and Fluid ... read more

Why It Is Good to Use Your Tax Money Towards Auto Repair Needs

Why It Is Good to Use Your Tax Money Towards Auto Repair Needs

For many of us, we see March as the beginning of spring. But for some, it is still tax season. If you've received or are expecting a refund this year, you should listen up before blowing it on something you regret later. Let's face it: inflation is getting to most of us. With gas prices already high, we can't risk having car problems too. It is a time of year when many of us need to start saving money and prioritizing our needs over wants first. And we recommend putting some of that extra cash to the side for maintenance and repairs that can boost your car's efficiency.   Why are we telling you this? Your vehicle needs some upkeeping, and the cost to keep one right now is high. Preventive car care is key if you want your vehicle to be efficient and last a long time. Not only will you need an oil change, but throughout the year, your brakes might wear down, your fluids may get dirty, your tires may need to be replaced, etc. It's always good to have an "em ... read more

What Kind of Fluids Does My Car Need?

What Kind of Fluids Does My Car Need?

Just like your body needs water and blood, your car needs several important liquids to get you from place to place. Besides gasoline, there are many different fluids that go with various auto internal systems. While mechanics can go in-depth on vehicle fluids all day, we figured it would be best to summarize all the five essential fluids your car needs to run. As a responsible driver, you should know what each one does and how to identify them. Motor/Engine Oil Of course, we have to start with the most well-known and important one: engine oil. This type of liquid helps to keep your engine components lubricated and reduces wear and tear. A good driver should keep up with their motor oil regularly by inspecting it using the dipstick. It is typically light brown to dark brown in color, depending on how new it is. Oil changes are normally done anywhere from 3,000 miles to upwards of 12,000 miles; you should always follow your manufacturer's recommended oil type and interval. Transmi ... read more

Revitalize Your Car for 2022 By Choosing Mobile Detailing

Revitalize Your Car for 2022 By Choosing Mobile Detailing

If you feel like your car has been in a slump or you want to freshen up for confidence in the new year, then auto detailing may be precisely what you're looking for. At 26th Street Auto Center, we offer mobile auto detailing where our professional team can assist you with a thorough cleaning, restoration, and finishing of a vehicle. A car wash can only do so much to make the exterior of your vehicle look clean, but a detailing service will have your car looking shiny and new (inside and out). Why Do It? Mobile auto detailing is a wonderful way to maintain the interior and exterior of your vehicle. We can get to every crack and crevice there is in and on your car with the right tools and products. Looks aside, these are other several other benefits that a mobile car detailing service can do: Save you time – We come to you! There's no waiting in lines, and you don't have to worry about scheduling time out of your busy schedule. Save you money – You'll rece ... read more

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