We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Clovis drivers want to make them last as long as possible. We also want to make keeping them running as cheap as possible. When talking vehicles, it's all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, "A stitch in time saves nine," and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your vehicle. A great example is coolant service in Clovis.
Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing, it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts. That's why you need to have your cooling system serviced on a regular schedule.
The same is true for your power steering system, brake fluid, air conditioning system, differential and transmission. And of course, Clovis vehicle owners shouldn't forget those oil changes right on schedule. Skipping even one change can start the build up of harmful oil sludge.
Our engines are full of gaskets and seals. Fresh fluids condition those gaskets and seals to keep them from drying out and leaking. Automotive fluids contain additives that help clean and lubricate the various systems they protect. Over time, the additives are used up and the fluid just does not provide the protection it did when it was fresh. And don't forget the mechanical systems. Changing brake pads before they are worn to the point that they cause damage to rotors is a great way to keep your operating costs down.
Replacing serpentine belts and timing belts on schedule is much cheaper for Clovis drivers than repairing the damage that can be caused by failure. Also, air filters, fuel filters, PCV valves and batteries are all important. Regular wheel alignments, tire rotation and balancing will make your tires last longer. And don't forget to replace your shocks and struts when they wear out. Your fuel system needs regular cleaning to keep running well, prevent mechanical damage and improve fuel economy.
Now this is a lot to remember for Clovis drivers - too much, really. But it is your Clovis automotive technician's job to keep on top of this stuff. At Triple A Automotive we can tell you what your manufacturer recommends and help you with a plan to take care of it. We can advise you about which maintenance schedule you should use - the regular schedule or the severe service schedule - depending on the kind of driving you do. We also know the right fluids for your vehicle and may even suggest higher mileage formulations for your older vehicle.
Bottom line - take care of this stuff on schedule and you will reduce operating costs, prevent damage and maintain your warranty coverage.
Of course, you want your vehicle to look as good as it runs. Regular washing will prevent rust and protect your finish. Take advantage of cleaners, waxes and protectants for your interior and tires. Your vehicle will look great and you'll be proud to drive it longer.
Most of us in Clovis can't afford to throw away our car when it breaks down. By budgeting for regular preventive maintenance, we can prevent many inconvenient - and expensive - problems down the road, and can keep driving "old faithful" for years to come.
Wow! Very fast service! Took my car in this morning around 10am to drop off for timing belt service and already done the same day. Thought it was gonna take a few days.
Doug is the best. He knows what he's doing and he doesn't tell you something is wrong with your vehicle if there's not. Best mechanic ever.
Met Doug today and our experience was just as described. Got us in with an A/C problem, did a preliminary assessment within minutes and then fixed the car within a few hours for a reasonable rate. Prompt, courteous service and quality work equals excellent value for money.
I had been searching for a good auto repair shop for a while and finally found it with Triple A! I first went to them when I had a last minute repair needed before leaving on a trip to my brother's funeral. They got me in right away and got the job done. Since then they've done several jobs for me, both big and small. Doug is very honest and straightforward. He always explains the situation and lays out my options clearly. I highly recommend them! They're now my go-to shop for all repairs.
It means a lot to have a mechanic that I can trust. Thanks, Doug!
I always take my car to Doug. He makes sure my is car road worthy before I leave for a long road trip. I own a 2001 Saturn that is in great condition because he keeps it that way.
I bought a used car for my daughter. I took it to several shops around town & nobody wanted to touch it. Estimates were outrageous. Doug & his team properly diagnosed the problem & literally saved me 3 times the amount other shops quoted me. The car runs great & no more engine light. I truly could not be happier with this place. True & honest technicians.
Prior to choosing a repair shop I have called 7 different local shops to try to get the best deal on my service. By the end of the day I was able to take a chance at Triple A auto repair knowing they had the best price and exceptional ratings from other customers. I am glad to say that this shop is by far one of the best; exceptionally fast and the price is reasonable. I was able to schedule an appointment 1 day ahead and got it done the next day before noon.
Ben - Clovis
Great service and affordability! I am not from the area and had several other places quote me $200-$300 more than your price for a product of lesser quality than what I received here. Im sure being a young female, several other places saw me as an easy target to take advantage of, however, I immediately felt comfortable and confident once I found your business. I felt very comfortable leaving my vehicle overnight and am more than satisified with the product and your service. I will definitely be recommending this place to anyone who needs work done, and will be returning for future service. Thank you!
Amanda - Clovis
Always there to help me with my car maintenance, repair, and questions. They work around my busy school schedule which is great since I'm new to the area. They do all the pricing work too. They make sure I get quality parts at a good price. Great job!! Thanks guys
We appreciate your honest and friendly service.
You guys do fabulous work and are good friends too!
Absolutely exceptional service! Thank you very much!
Of the three companies I contacted for an estimate, only two bothered to call me back. Triple A was very courteous and quick to respond. They explained what needed to be done and did it quickly. No one's experience is a good one after paying $900 for an auto repair, but I am back on the road.
The a/c is working GREAT!!!
I think I really made out well. I negotiated in the package to get rafting stories....the Starbucks card was pretty great too...Thanks! I'll let you know after a couple of days driving...but it's great not to have the noise any longer.
I live 40 miles away but will gladly drive to AAA for any auto repairs I might need. The recent work they did for me convinced me of their professionalism and expertise.