Best Auto Repair, Russellton

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  • 724-265-5180

  • 768 Little Deer Creek Rd
    Russellton, PA 15076

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Auto Care Steps for a Stress Free Road Trip

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  • Mon 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 7:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 7:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 2:00PM
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Auto Care Steps for a Stress Free Road Trip

Summer road trip season is here. Taking proactive steps to make sure your vehicle is operating properly will help avoid the hassle and unexpected cost of a breakdown away from home, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

This summer, AAA expects to receive calls from over seven million stranded motorists experiencing car trouble. The majority of issues the travel group anticipates will cause car problems, such as dead batteries and flat tires, can be prevented with a pre-trip vehicle inspection.

"Summer heat can take a toll on a vehicle, especially if it hasn't been properly maintained," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "Whether you do it yourself or visit a trusted professional technician, a pre-trip vehicle check will give you peace of mind and provide the opportunity to make any necessary repairs before you hit the highway."

AAA also reports that four out of 10 drivers are unprepared for vehicle breakdowns. So you and your vehicle are ready for the road, the Car Care Council recommends taking the following auto care steps before you leave home.

  • Check the battery and replace if necessary. Be sure the electrical system is charging at the correct rate; overcharging can damage a battery as quickly as undercharging. Excessive heat and overcharging shortens the life of a battery.
  • Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots.
  • Check the HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) system as proper cooling performance is critical for interior comfort.
  • Check all fluids, including engine oil, power steering, brake and transmission as well as windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check the wipers and lighting so that you can see and be seen. Check that all interior and exterior lighting is working properly and replace worn wiper blades so you can see clearly when driving during precipitation.
  • Check the emergency kit and restock, if necessary. Be sure to fully charge cell phones before leaving home.

The Car Care Council also recommends inspecting the brake system and performing a tune-up to help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy.

Source: Car Care Council

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    , 05/21/2020

    Our family has been taking our vehicles to be serviced at Trocki's Service for years. While there are many options in our area for vehicle service, we have always gone back to Trocki's because they are very consistent in delivering a quality job, on time, and at a fair price.

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    , 05/21/2020

    Very honest and friendly owner.

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    , 05/21/2020

    Trusted my car to this place for over 2 years, having been provided with professional and friendly service. They take time to not only listen to any concerns but take a peek as well.

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    , 05/21/2020

    Great place! Fantastic service!

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    , 05/21/2020

    Been going here now for a few months they are quick and courteous and prices rival other shops. Quality shop

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    , 05/21/2020

    Trustworthy, courteous and reliable. The employees are highly skilled, and prices are reasonable. I would recommend this shop to anyone that's in need of a fill-up or the most highly-specialized diagnostics. I've used Trocki Service many times and have never been disappointed.

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