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Daily Valentine

Is your car your valentine? It may not be, but you should treat it like it is – take it out on nice drives, check the fluids, buy it new parts, let it meet us, Orr Automotive – We’ll take good care of you both. Don’t break your own heart, get regular maintenance, change your oil, check your brakes, all the good stuff we can explain to you when you stop by and see us.

You may be just a smell away from a breakdown

Most vehicles start out with a “new car smell,” but there are other specific odors that drivers should never ignore. Identifying these suspect smells early on can help car owners be car care aware and avoid the hassle and expense of an unexpected repair.

Strange smells can be the sign of serious, and potentially costly, trouble for your vehicle. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs and keeping up with preventative maintenance you will save money and have more peace of mind.

Tire Maintenance

How do you know if you need new tires?

Tire wear depends on several factors, including your driving style and tire maintenance habits. Wrong size load and speed rating can void your warranty. But one sure way to know when to replace your tires is when treadwear indicators appear. A tire's built-in treadwear indicators are "wear bars" that look like narrow strips of smooth rubber across the tread and appear when it's time to replace the tire.

You also need a new tire if:

Winter Check Up

It’s important to remember that routine auto care means big savings by improving fuel economy, extending vehicle life and reducing the chance of costly car trouble.

We suggest a quick vehicle check to help avoid the unplanned expense of a breakdown when traveling by car this holiday season.

Are you Road Ready?

Before you pack up the car to head home for the holidays, we would like to remind you to make sure your vehicle is ready for the journey. Conducting a thorough vehicle inspection will help you avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home.

The pump prices keep falling; Orr Automotive can help even more!

As gas prices continue to drop, motorists should take advantage of their savings at the pump and invest it back into their vehicles. By spending a little now to increase fuel efficiency, drivers can multiply fuel savings and save more money at the pump.

The national average of the cost of a gallon of gas has been above $3 since 2010 but is expected to dip below that mark this year, according to a recent forecast by energy information service GasBuddy.com.

A small investment in simple and inexpensive auto care will add up to better fuel economy and even more savings.

9 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Winter Weather

Winterizing your vehicle is a wise idea, says the Car Care Council.  An investment of an hour or two to have your vehicle checked is all it takes to have peace of mind and help avoid the cost and hassle of a breakdown during severe weather.

“The last thing any driver needs is a vehicle that breaks down in cold, harsh winter weather,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “A vehicle check before the temperatures drop is a sensible way to avoid the inconvenience of being stranded out in the cold and with the unexpected expense of emergency repairs.”

Getting stuck in traffic

Nobody truly yearns to be in the heat constantly, occasionally it's nice to roll down the windows and cruise; but air conditioning was invented for a reason, so why let it malfunction? We recommend checking your vehicle’s A/C annually will help you keep your cool when temperatures soar.

A routine stop

We would like to remind motorists that routine brake inspections are completely necessary to adhere to safe driving and maintaining your vehicle.

“When it comes to vehicle safety, the brake system is at the top of the list, so have your brakes checked by an auto service professional at least once a year,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “Knowing the key warning signs that your brakes may need maintenance will go a long way toward keeping you and others safe on the road.”

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