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COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

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TESTIMONIALS

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After years of looking for a good shop, I'm so happy I found Eddie. My business has 14 vehicles on the road everyday. When something breaks down I call and they are on it. Time is money, and they get the vehicle back to me quickly. I've never had the problem not corrected the first time. Used the dealer for years, wasted time and lost money. They never recommended something you don't need. This is the real deal shop in naples. Fast, efficient, reliable, and fair pricing. They do everything from tires to transmissions for me. Highly recommend!
, 09/01/2021

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Great service, when they do the job it's done and your done worrying No need to look anywhere else, thank God and Eddie, this is the real deal, thank you Shirley Street crew! Always a pleasure!
, 04/27/2021

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From top to bottom they are the most talented mechanics I've worked with. I have a pest control company with over 20 trucks, Eddie has solved problems that we had 6 mechanics look at before hand. He had all the equipment and he knocked it out of the park. Consistent results.
, 04/07/2021

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Great Service. Quality Workmanship.
, 02/26/2021

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Eddie is an honest mechanic who does great work.
, 07/23/2012

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I have resided in Naples Fla for 22 years, found Eddy on Google, he is the most honest and reliable mechanic! I needed rear brake assembly and pads for my Lexus convertible, my car went in exactly on time and was out in an hour! Eddy will be my mechanic forever! Thanks Eddy for a great experience and job on my Lexus!!!!!
, 07/31/2012