auto repair

How Severe Cold Affects Your Car and What To Do About It

Matthew Carlson, February 16 2021

It's that time of year when it is so bitterly freezing that even a 30-degree day can feel like a balmy respite. Temperatures plummet into the negative digits, wind chills are painful and dangerous. It's cold outside. How can the cold affect cars and trucks in these extreme temps? Here we discuss some of those issues as well as some of the solutions...

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Winterizing Tips.

KVRR, November 10 2020

It’s important to be ready for winter driving, but it’s just as important to make sure your vehicle is up for the challenge. “When it’s cold you can add some air to the tires to make the pressure go down, but make sure you have your tires aired up right. Then of course having good tread on your tires. Summer tires that have enough tread are good an...

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Brake Pad Inspection

Justin Jondahl, September 18 2020

STOP!! Scrolling and read this. Your brakes can sometimes be overlooked and you might think they are working fine. These brake pads looked normal on the outside. The only complaint was minor pulsation while stopping. As we performed a full brake inspection on a 2012 Ford F150, we found brake pad degradation and heat cracking. These brake pads weren...

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Restricted Airflow

Justin Jondahl, August 27 2020

Overlooked maintenance - dust, dirt, debris and bugs can severely block radiator air flow. While performing routine maintenance on your vehicle, we at Fix it Forward Auto Care inspect vehicles more in depth to find these potential problems. Check out the restricted air flow problem with this cooling system!

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Maintain Your Older Vehicle

Justin Jondahl, July 13 2020

Half the cars on the road today are more than 10 years old. Once your car hits that double digit mark, it is twice as likely to break down on the road and four times as likely to need a tow according to AAA. It's no surprise that older vehicles are more likely to encounter a serious breakdown, but it is surprising just how many people are at risk.

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Six Vehicle Signs You Can Smell

Justin Jondahl, June 24 2020

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that you should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help you be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected breakdown. 1. The smell of burnt rubber could be slipping drive belts or misplaced loose hoses that might be rubbi...

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Listen To Your Vehicle

Justin Jondahl, June 2 2020

Look and listen for the following warning signs that your brakes need to be inspected: - Low Pedal: does the brake pedal almost touch the floor before engaging? - Hard Pedal: are you applying extreme pressure to the pedal before brakes engage. - Noise: grinding, screeching or clicking noises when applying the brakes.

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Not All Brake Jobs Are Created Equal

Justin Jondahl, May 5 2020

When we inspect your brakes or components, there is a thorough check over of ALL brake components to ensure safe braking. Often, if you're experiencing rapid brake wear or uneven wear, there are underlying causes that need to be addressed. Here is an example of some brake pads that came off the same caliper on a vehicle. Only one side is worn down....

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We Are A COVID-19 Essential Business

Matthew Carlson, March 26 2020

We'll REMAIN OPEN during the Shelter In Place state order. We are here to help you. See how: -FREE PICKUP and DROP OFF of your vehicle for repairs. -Key drop and phone payment so you don't need to come inside. -Extra sanitizing inside your vehicle. Let us help you with your auto repairs during this difficult time.

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Maintenance = Safety

Justin Jondahl, March 26 2020

A PROPERLY MAINTAINED VEHICLE IS A SAFER VEHICLE! Imagine being on your family vacation or on road trip and you have a tire blow out on the highway, in the middle of nowhere, with no repair facility in sight. Now imagine not having to worry about that scenario because you had your vehicle inspected by our professional technicians at Fix It Forward...

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