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610-269-5585 | 899 Fern Hill Rd Unit A

COST SAVING TIPS

COST SAVING TIPS, West Chester, PA

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.


What Our Customers Are Saying

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I work for a car dealer and i still take my cars to Mark to work on. He is honest and fair. If you are looking for a mechanic to call your own, Mark is your guy. He is a VET and eager to help you. I trust no one else to work on my cars!

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I had a wonderful experience here. Now my car runs so smooth!

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Man!! The best service ever. There is something about quality that is important when measuring value of a business and honestly. M&T Auto Repair delivered on their promise and fixed my car in a timely fashion and was very professional. I will definitely come here again...and get gas whenever I’m in the area!

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I was very impressed with the quality of service and knowledge of the staff. Family owned and operated I am a big fan of supporting the working man. Price was super reasonable. I highly recommend M & T to anyone looking for an honest, knowledgeable very professional mechanic! And a bonus Mark has over 20 years of service in the Army working on military vehicles.

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Good car and truck repair mechanic!

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Great repair shop, honest work, fair pricing, handles customers in a timely matter, and friendly service, highly recommended

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