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Winter Check Up

It’s important to remember that routine auto care means big savings by improving fuel economy, extending vehicle life and reducing the chance of costly car trouble.

We suggest a quick vehicle check to help avoid the unplanned expense of a breakdown when traveling by car this holiday season.

The pump prices keep falling; Orr Automotive can help even more!

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump.

The national average of the cost of a gallon of gas has been above $3 since 2010 but is expected to dip below that mark this year, according to a recent forecast by energy information service GasBuddy.com.

A small investment in simple and inexpensive auto care will add up to better fuel economy and even more savings.

9 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council.  An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.

“The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A vehicle check before the temperatures drop is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold and with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs.”

A routine stop

We would like to remind motorists that routine brake inspections are completely necessary to adhere to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle.

“When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.”

What is the difference between maintenance and repair?

There is a subtle difference between preventive maintenance and regular scheduled maintenance, both are equally important when it comes to car safety. Delaying Preventive and/or Scheduled maintenance can ultimately cause more economic strain as well as unnecessary risk to the driver and passengers.

Almost everyone understands the need of scheduled maintenance, like an oil change, most people do it regularly, when it comes to preventive maintenance they don’t realize that those $250 today to replace a component like a worn front wheel bearing...

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