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Don’t Sweat It -- Here is How To Prevent Your Vehicle From Overheating

June 22, 2020

tags: Dowdy's Automotive, Boise, Ontario, Meridian, auto repair, auto mechanic

There are several dangers the summer heat poses for your car, but none can cause as much damage to so many systems at once as overheating. At Dowdy’s Automotive, we know that summer heat can do a number on your car, so we’re here to help! Check out these easy ways you can prevent your vehicle from overheating this summer. 

 

Parking: When you park your car in the sun, all manner of problems can come about as a result of it essentially baking in the sun. Instead, try and park your car in the shade. Whether you’re under a tree or in the garage, the temperature is lower in the shade and will keep your vehicle cool and protected. If you can’t get to any shade, try using a sunshade to reduce the heat in your car. Put some window shades in your...

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Best Automotive-Related Movies to Help You Pass the Time

June 12, 2020

tags: Dowdy's Automotive, Boise, Ontario, Meridian, auto repair, auto mechanic

 

While much of the country is still practicing shelter-in-place due to the COVID-19 crisis, the team at Dowdy's Automotive knows that everyone is going a bit stir-crazy. While you have the time, why not sit down and relax with a movie? Keep reading for a list of some of the best automotive-related films we know of to help you and your family pass the time!

Cars (2006), Family/Animated/Comedy

This popular cartoon film is a family favorite, and even inspired the ‘Cars Land’ themed area at Disney California Adventure amusement park! In a universe where the people are cars, this story follows rookie race car, Lightning McQueen, on his way to compete in the Piston Cup. Finding himself stuck in the little desert...

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Why Your Vehicle Still Needs Maintenance Even if You Aren’t Driving It

June 11, 2020

tags: Dowdy's Automotive, Boise, Ontario, Meridian, auto repair, auto mechanic

Did you know that if your car sits around for too long, your vehicle runs the risk of having a dead battery plus fuel and lube issues? 

To understand what we...

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5 Easy and Effective Ways to Sanitize Your Vehicle

June 10, 2020

tags: Dowdy's Automotive, Boise, Ontario, Meridian, auto repair, auto mechanic

 

Life in the time of COVID-19 has changed the way a lot of us look at hygiene. Have you noticed how many more times you wash your hands throughout the day? Our desire to remain healthy and free of infection is a beautiful thing, and we are hopeful that these beneficial hygiene habits continue.

After all, we at Dowdy’s...

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