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Does Preventive Maintenance On My Car Really Save Money?

Check out this article that provides information on the importance of preventative maintenance for your vehicle, not only to save money on every day expenses but to keep from dealing with expensive automotive repairs down the road.

Simple Answers from Town Hill Auto Sales and Service for Bedford: Timing Belt Replacement

Timing Belt Question:  My friend had a broken timing belt and it was very expensive to repair his engine. What can I do to avoid a broken timing belt? Town Hill Auto Sales and Service's Answer:  Well, a broken timing belt can lead to one of the most expensive engine repairs Bedford drivers will ever face. The good news is that replacing your timing belt on its recommended schedule can help avoid those problems. What does a timing belt do? Air is drawn into the cylinder of the engine through the intake valves. After the air and fuel ...

Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time in Bedford and more and more new cars are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of Bedford drivers don't really know much about it. What is the difference in conventional and synthetic motor oil? Let's start with conventional oil – the kind Bedford folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally occurring hydrocarbon chains, which means its molecules are long and have various lengths. Like a pile of pencils, some of them new and some of them used.Synthetic oil is man-made. Its ...

Use The Correct Fluids In Your Vehicle

There is more then one type of fluid? Advances in automotive technology have led to the development of high-tech fluids to keep pace. A simple example of this is the cooling system. For decades it was primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses. There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion.Now cooling system components are made with various metal alloys and plastics. These materials require different additives to protect them from corrosion. Since the materials used vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, we now have a number of different kinds of coolant at Town ...

Recommended Factory Scheduled Maintenance

As you know, your vehicle has factory scheduled maintenance items. These range from oil changes, to timing belt replacement, to brake inspection. These recommendations are usually made for certain mileage or time intervals. For some vehicles, certain recommendations are clustered around major intervals like 30,000/60,000/90,000 miles. Following factory recommended service goes as long way towards preventing breakdowns and keeps your vehicle operating as safely and economically as possible. Your one stop shop What you may not know is that you can have ALL of your factory recommended service performed right here – even while your vehicle is still under warranty. That&...