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Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

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 People Say About Us


  • -Jennifer M.

    The most knowledgeable, fair priced, honest mechanic around! Thank you Bob for always providing the best service!


  • -Anna-Marie B.

    This the most genuine and honest mechanic in town! Our entire family has been trusting Bob's for over 10 years. Thank you for all that you, your staff and family do!


  • -Tom H.

    Just go my car back from Bob's. The price was significantly less than what I expected. Besides the great quality of his work, that is why I have been taking ALL of my cars to Bob's . . . quality and price! Bob and Laurie are top notch people. They are honest and truly care about the people who come to them for help.


  • -Brittany B.

    Best shop around. Bob's great and his wife. Honest and has your best interest when it comes to what you need done. Only place I trust, been going here for years now.


  • -Donna S.

    Very good quality service. Honest and friendly.


  • -Mario G.

    So happy that I've now found a permanent shop to take my vehicle for repairs. Nice to find a local mechanic that does not gouge the customer. Thank you for being fair. You have gained a customer for life.


  • -Mechelle C.

    Great people, great work, and great prices.


  • -Craig M.

    Bob and Laurie do an amazing job. Very trustworthy and always going above and beyond. I would highly recommend them.


  • -Chris G.

    Great experience every time! Highly recommended!


  • -Nathan G.

    I am from out of state, making an east to west coast road trip. Ill save a detailed review, but what I can tell you, is those are good genuine people working there. They will do what is right for you, not right for their pocket. 10/10


  • -Shelly H.

    Very knowledgeable, experienced, honest, hands-on owner. His staff has been with him for years as well. I've never been misguided. He doesn't sell you the most expensive option. He gives you your options along with his recommendation. But leaves the decision up to you. Truly a gem!!!


  • -Jennifer M.

    The most knowledgeable, fair priced, honest mechanic around! Thank you Bob for always providing the best service!

Call us for service: 216-351-4844

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