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Anti-lock Brakes

 

November 8, 2016


Drivers use their brakes to safely slow and stop their vehicles. You've probably had the experience where you've slammed on your brakes and started to skid. When your wheels are locked up, you are just sliding over the road. And if the road is wet or slick or covered with gravel – you really get out Read more...

Tech Question On Your Check Engine Light

 

November 2, 2016


Sampson's Automotive LLC Tech Question: I'm Alex. My Check Engine Light came on in my vehicle. I've tried several things to make it go off but nothing has worked. What should I do? Sampson's Automotive LLC Answer: Like Alex, most of us in have experienced a check engine light coming on suddenly. We're frustrated because Read more...

October is Fall Car Care Month

 

October 27, 2016


Getting your vehicle ready for winter while temperatures are still mild is a proactive approach to preventive maintenance that helps ensure safety, reliability and fewer unexpected repairs when severe winter weather strikes. Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends 10 basic maintenance Read more...

In Case You Missed a Post in September

 

September 30, 2016


Did these articles pass you by? Don’t get left stranded on the information superhighway…see what you missed in September from Sampson’s Auto. Did you miss any of these helpful articles in September? No worries, here’s a quick recap of all the great info we covered. What you missed last month at Sampson’s Automotive: How to Check Read more...

10 Practical Tips To Get Your Car Ready For Fall

 

September 23, 2016


It won’t be long before the weather gets iffy, if that time hasn’t already arrived. Driving safely during the fall months requires more than just cautious driver behavior. Your car also needs some attention. Here are 10 practical tips to help get your car ready for fall. Check the brakes and tires.  Inclement weather and Read more...

How to Check the Fluids in Your Car -Part Two

 

September 15, 2016


In our last article we talked about 3 of the 7 fluids found in your car which need to be checked regularly in order to stay safe on the road. In this article we’ll discuss how to check your coolant, power steering fluid, transmission fluid and windshield wiper fluid. To check your coolant levels, look Read more...

Basics of the Oil Change

 

September 8, 2016


If you own or operate a vehicle, you should be aware of general oil change information, guidelines and procedures that are required by your car's manufacturer in order to properly maintain your vehicle. Generally speaking, most car manufacturers recommend that you have the oil in your vehicle changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles; however, the Read more...

How to Check The Fluids in Your Car

 

August 31, 2016


Did you know that there are typically seven fluids found in your car which need to be checked regularly in order to stay safe on the road?   We are going to go through a two part series to talk about all the different fluids in your vehicle and share important information on how to Read more...

Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

 

August 25, 2016


When your check engine light comes on, you may be torn between utter panic and just wanting to ignore it and hope it goes away. That's perfectly understandable. That same check engine light could come on for anything from a serious engine or transmission problem all the way down to a loose gas cap. There's Read more...

When Do I Need to Replace My Battery?

 

August 17, 2016


Question: When do I need to replace my battery? Answer: That is a very smart question that can sometimes be overlooked until the battery dies and it is a last resort purchase. Other times, batteries are being replaced before their time. Here is the run down on how to know when your battery is ready Read more...

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