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HELPFUL INFO

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.


What Our Customers Are Saying

You're not gonna get better service anywhere else. Everyone is always complaining about how the dealerships are a rip off and most other auto shops are the same. Not the case here. You can really trust these guys with your car or truck.


-Mike R.

Great service. Knowledgeable staff.


-Gil G.

Excellent service; a gem in our neighborhood!


-Susan P.

As a woman who knows nothing of car mechanical matters, I have to trust and rely on the repair/maintenance guys I find. I cannot be complimentary enough about Cranbury Service Center. Tom, Steve, and John are what great service used to be about: efficient, fairly priced for excellent quality and staggeringly friendly. At first, it felt a little scary to be on first name basis with my mechanics but, let me tell you, if you get the treatment I get (utmost courtesy, efficient work and helpful to a fault) you'll be happy you can call them by their first names. I drive a 12-year old Pontiac Aztec which did very well until about a year ago. After Cranbury's excellent service a few months back, I feel I'm driving a new car.


-Anna B.

I have been taking my cars here for years. Their work is always excellent, efficient, professional and honest. I have a BMW, and Toyota Prius. I only trust my cars with these mechanics.


-Celia D.

Excellent service and super nice people. Helped us get the car up and running (dead battery)


-Gleb P.
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