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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Why Should You Look for ASE-Certified Technicians?

Why Should You Look for ASE-Certified Technicians?

At Pro Auto Care, we employ and are proud of our highly skilled ASE-certified technicians. The letters "ASE" aren't just letters to slap on our website, but it's an accomplishment of a certification. It takes a considerable amount of time and dedication for an individual to study for this certification to become a professional mechanic.    Why Should ASE Certification Matter? The letters in ASE stand for Automotive Service Excellence, and it has been a nationally recognized credential since the 70s. This examination was provided and put in place to improve vehicle repair and craftsmanship quality with a series of tests. ASE holds the most prestige as a gold standard to this day.   Choosing a shop to do your automotive repairs and services is an important decision. Not only should you be treated with respect and care, but you should feel comfortable leaving your vehicle in a good pair of hands. Many automotive shops will only require that their tech ... read more

What Is the Difference Between a Minor & Major Service?

What Is the Difference Between a Minor & Major Service?

As a car owner, you have to get both minor and major services from time to time. However, do you know the distinction between the two types of services and what they entail?   For every vehicle make, there are unique subtleties to what minor service and major service involves. For the most part, vehicles need check-ups and maintenance as they gain more mileage. Some significant numbers or mile checkpoints include these marks: 7500 miles, 15,000 miles, 30,000 miles, 45,000 miles, 60,000 miles, 75,000 miles, 90,000 miles. You can also refer to your owner's manual for your vehicle specifications for when it needs service.  Generally speaking, minor services are to be done every 10K - 15K miles. Minor services typically include the following: Oil change Tire rotation Tire inspection Brake inspection Fluid inspection Belt and hose inspection The purpose of a minor service is to check on the vehicle's health and ensure there are no damages or leaks.   On the ... read more