Even if we spot a few potential problems, you may not need to address the concerns right away. The benefit here is that you’ll have a clearer forecast of what might be coming down the line. And that puts you in the best position to act accordingly. You might learn that it’d be better to continue your search for a new vehicle. But hopefully you’ll have a solid “green light” to move forward with the purchase!
Repair for Speedometers
You need to be able to monitor how fast you’re going on the road. If your speedometer doesn’t seem to be reflecting that appropriately—or it’s just stuck on zero—then you should get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible.
The most common reason for speedometers to act up is because there’s an issue with the sensor. But there could also be a broken gear or wiring damage. Sometimes it boils down to a bad engine control unit. No matter the cause, we can help.
Summer and Winter Vehicle Inspection Service
As the seasons change, the priorities for your car maintenance typically change too. Extreme temperatures in both the winter and the summer can bring up new problems. Getting ahead of those issues is always a smart call.
Your winter vehicle inspection will always cover the full range of items on other car inspections. The difference, though, is that we’ll probably be recommending some types of maintenance as more of a “must” than just an option. You might need new windshield wipers or brighter headlights to help your visibility on the road. Or the tires might be getting worn and losing their traction. And of course, we’ll want to top off your engine’s antifreeze.
For a summer vehicle inspection, one of the main priorities is to check the coolant levels. Say you’re getting ready for a long trip—you’d rather address the problems here in-town before you hit the road.
A summer vehicle inspection and regular tune-ups throughout the year can keep your car running at maximum efficiency. It might even be as simple as changing the oil and swapping out an old filter. These services are especially helpful for vehicles that are a little older, but really, even like-new vehicles need annual maintenance as well. Give us a call to schedule your winter or summer vehicle inspection so we can get you ready for the new season.
How Can We Help?
At Dowdy’s Automotive, we like to think of ourselves as the dealership alternative. As a locally-owned small business, we always put communication and quality first. Moreover, we tend to offer more competitive price points. We’re always building on our reputation for being the best-of-the-best in the Treasure Valley.
With multiple locations throughout the area, it’s easier for our customers to get their cars in for service without making a long trip.
Once you stop in, we’ll consult with you on what the most pressing repair concerns are—nothing more. Just because there might be multiple items on the diagnostics punch list, that doesn’t mean you need to tackle them all at once. Please give us a call if you have any questions about our service options and availability. We’re always happy to talk!