Check Engine Light

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 14:40 -- Kevin

The Check Engine Light

When the Check Engine Light comes on in your vehicle, do you cringe in fear or just ignore it? Many people are not sure what to do, so let us try and take some of the mystery out of it.

First, if it is a flashing check engine light, something is wrong. You should get to your NAPA AutoCare Center right away. If you continue to drive at normal speeds, that could cause severe damage to many components and even your catalytic converter.

Investing in your car for the long haul

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 10:38 -- Kevin

Having your oil and oil filter changed, at least as often as recommended by the manufacturer, is likely to generate the single biggest return on your investment in routine auto service and maintenance. Replacing the dirty oil and filter will help protect the internal parts of the engine from premature wear. It's important to use the recommended grade of oil for your vehicle for the best protection and fuel mileage.

Going the speed limit can help you save!

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 08:09 -- Kevin

While each vehicle reaches its optimal fuel economy at a different speed (or range of speeds), gas mileage usually decreases rapidly at speeds above 50 mph. You can assume that each 5 mph you drive over 50 mph is like paying an additional $0.25 per gallon for gas. Observing the speed limit is also safer. Additionally, using cruise control on the highway helps you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, will save gas.

Service You Can Trust

When choosing where to have your vehicle serviced, you have many choices. When you consider the quality of workmanship being performed on your vehicle you'll find Napa AutoCare centers protect your new car warranty and are committed to providing a successful and pleasant automotive service experience.