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Car Maintenance Checklist for Road Trips

 

May 26, 2016


Those neglecting a basic car maintenance check-over – even of newer cars – before taking to the highway are begging to be stranded. We’re not talking about rebuilding the cylinder head or performing a line-bore on the crankshaft mains. Below are just a few car maintenance reminders that may slip your mental checklist in the rush Read more...

How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Car

 

May 18, 2016


When the floodwaters recede, they often leave behind damaged cars, and that's where trouble can begin for used-car buyers. After the owners of damaged cars settle up with their insurance companies, vehicles are sometimes refurbished and resold. And sometimes, a middleman buyer intentionally hides a car's history as a flood-damaged vehicle through a process known Read more...

Used Car Buying: The Pre Purchase Inspection

 

May 11, 2016


A Pre Purchase Inspection Can Save You Thousands In the Long Run When Buying a Used Car. No piece of car buying advice is more often ignored than this: Have a mechanic inspect a used car before you buy it. Why do buyers plunk down thousands of dollars on a car with little more than Read more...

The Effects of Pothole Damage on Your Car

 

May 4, 2016


Ever wonder what's really happening to your car as you hit pothole after pothole? If you had a big repair bill, did you wonder how on earth a little jolt could turn out to be so expensive? Cleveland news station WEWS demonstrated the damage with a car-mounted "Pothole Cam," that shows what happens to your Read more...

All About Your Fuel System

 

April 27, 2016


The Fuel System Learn how to spot a bad fuel pump and more... All internal combustion engines need three things to run... Air, Fuel and Spark. The fuel system is critical in storing and delivering the gasoline or diesel fuel your engine needs to run. Think of it as your vascular system, with a heart Read more...

Everything You Need to Know About the VW Emissions Scandal

 

April 22, 2016


General Motors and Toyota had their massive scandals. Now it’s Volkswagen’s turn. The company, which owns 70 percent of the U.S. passenger-car diesel market, is in major trouble for cheating on diesel-emissions tests. After years of promoting “Clean Diesel” as an alternative to hybrid and electric vehicles—the company even marched on Washington with a squadron Read more...

Sampson's Automotive LLC Launches NEW Website!

 

April 20, 2016


We got a new look! Sampson's Automotive LLC of North Kingstown, Rhode Island, has launched a new website. We understand that the web is taking over how our customers are looking for businesses and services. Our goal is to make sure that our quality auto repair services can be easily found on the web! Feel free to browse around Read more...

Car AC Service – It’s Not Too Early

 

April 19, 2016


As the weather warms up, Sampson's Auto expert technicians offer the best car AC service and AC repair. Don't sweat it, let us keep you cool! You're stopped in traffic on an August afternoon. Sweat drips from your neck all the way down your back until your shirt absorbs it, making a damp spot between you Read more...

Post Winter Car Care Tips

 

April 15, 2016


Your car bears the brunt of winter. The intense temperatures, slick roadways, and wet weather can do a number on your car’s engine and body. When the weather warms up, take a moment to care for your car with these inexpensive maintenance tips. Wash your car, paying special attention to the undercarriage. The corrosive salts Read more...

March Post Round-Up

 

April 6, 2016


Did these articles pass you by? Don’t get left stranded on the information superhighway…see what you missed in March from Sampson’s Auto. Did you miss any of these helpful articles in March? No worries, here’s a quick recap of all the great info we covered in March. SAMPSON'S AUTO IS REPAIRPAL CERTIFIED! Sampson's Automotive is proud Read more...

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