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The Auto Shop Road Test – Why Your Mileage is Different at Pick-up

by Brian England on Tue, Jun 10, 2014

When you bring your car in for servicing at BA Auto Care we road test your car.   We test it before we bring it into the shop for servicing (AM Road Testing) and after the repair or maintenance work has been completed (PM Road Testing).  That's why your mileage won't be exactly the same as when you dropped your car off.  Of course, we aren't just taking your car out for a spin.  This step is a critical part of your cars sevicing.  Here's what we look for and why.

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Topics: auto shop, road test, servicing, road testing

Think Oil Changes Every 3000 Miles Are All You Need? Better Read This

by Brian England on Wed, Jul 11, 2012

Over the past several years, there's been a lot of attention paid to getting an oil change every 3000 miles.  Lube shops that do oil changes and services are now prevalent and accepted in the industry, but is getting an oil service on your car every 3000 miles all the preventive maintenance you need?  Well, the answer is no.  It's not.  A simple check of your vehicle's service manual recommendations versus the services offered at a quick lube shop is probably all the evidence you'll need to learn that if you've limited your preventive maintenance to a quick lube oil service, then your car isn't getting the care and attention it needs.  And chances are, even if you are getting other things checked and fluids topped off at a quick oil and lube place, some pretty important safety items are likely being overlooked.

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Topics: tire safety, preventive maintenance, 3000 miles, oil & filter change, brakes, road test, steering, suspension

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