We strive to be the best in Mesa, AZ. Part of that is providing our customers with the most concise and up-to-date knowledge available. Here are a few quick tips we'd like to share with you to keep your car running in the best condition possible. Don't hesitate to come by and see us with any and all questions you may have. Mercie J Auto Care is here to help!
At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, quality auto care is our prime objective. No matter what make or model car, truck, or SUV you drive, our professional technicians have you covered.
Are your ball joints going bad? Here’s how to tell, and why you should care, from the experts at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ.
At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we know how annoying a dead battery can be. Here’s some information on the subject, that will hopefully help you understand your battery issues a little better.
If your car has climate control, it also has a cabin filter. Here’s what you need to know, from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ.
Our service centers offer full-service preventative maintenance and auto repair, providing comprehensive car care services for your domestic or import vehicle to keep it running at full power. For questions, contact your local service center, and our experts will help determine what needs to be done.
Most auto owners come to the shop with specific services in mind and an idea of how much they’ll be spending. Sometimes, a courtesy car inspection and a review of your service history will uncover additional items that require attention. How should you react to that?
Here’s some advice: It’s not as if your service advisor is saying “Do you want fries with that?” or “Supersize for 59 cents more.” We are not recommending something extra or something you don’t need. Recommendations are either based on the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule or on a problem uncovered during an automotive analysis.
When do you need to schedule maintenance for your diesel engine and what is needed each time? For your convenience, we've added the preferred maintenance listing.
Obviously, your engine is the heart and soul of your car, truck, or SUV. When your engine requires maintenance or repair, rest assured your vehicle is in good hands at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa.
We all know that we should get around to changing our oil more often, yet more times than we’d like to admit, that dashboard light stays on for an extended period of time.
It is very important not to put it off for long. Changing your oil on a regular basis is the best way to maximize the life of your car, maximize horsepower and make sure all cylinders are firing.
More and more people are keeping their vehicles longer as the average age of a car on the road today is more than 11 years. Considering the cost of a new car is about $31,000 on average, deciding to keep your car rather than buying a new one makes financial sense, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The Car Care Council offers sensible steps to help motorists maintain their vehicles for safety, dependability and value. Some steps are easy like getting the vehicle serviced regularly and just keeping it clean!
Summer’s coming, and with it, warmer temperatures, vacations, and longer trips. We don’t want to be downers, but if your car’s cooling system isn’t up to par, things could go from fun-in-the-sun to stranded-in-the-sun too quickly for anyone’s liking. Because the truth is: cooling system failure is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns.
Don’t let it come to that. The easiest way to make sure your summer plans stay on course is to pay attention to your vehicle’s cooling system now, while the weather’s still mild. Trust us, you’ll avoid a lot of aggravation, and possibly an unnecessarily expensive vehicle repair. Here’s how to maintain your cooling system.
Getting your car washed and waxed on a regular basis is one of the easiest ways to preserve its paint and keep it looking nice. It makes you feel good when you’re driving in a clean vehicle. Removing other environmental contaminants such as salt, tree sap, and bugs also goes a long way to making your car’s paint last longer.
Have you heard the phrase "If it looks, sounds, and feels like trouble it is"? In the case of vehicle trouble, the more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you'll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual odors.
There is a list put together by the Federal Trade Commission on vehicle auto repair basics that we would like to share with you.
At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we have seen our fair share of preventable engine failures. Frequently, engine disaster could have been avoided if the driver had known beforehand what the warning lights or gauges on the dashboard indicated. While some dash lights are fairly benign, others indicate imminent trouble. This guide from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ will prepare you for the next time your car shows you a warning you shouldn’t ignore.
You may be surprised – shocked, even – to learn just how important automotive shocks and struts really are. If you need new shocks or struts, don't delay, because these are crucial safety items that help you maintain control behind the wheel.
But wait a minute. How do you know whether or not you need replacements? And what does a shock or strut even do in the first place? Every driver should know the answers to these questions, yet few actually do. So we're going to walk you through the answers, step by step.
At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we understand all too well the importance of changing your oil regularly. Three to five thousand miles sounds like a lot, but it doesn’t really take that long to rack them up. The busier you are, the more you probably drive, and the more likely you are to forget it’s time to change your oil. Here are some reasons to pay attention to your oil changes, and help you better understand why oil changes are so important.
An article about routine maintenance probably doesn’t sound like the most riveting read, but at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, proper maintenance is something we believe in wholeheartedly. Routine maintenance is the key to making a car last for decades; if done correctly, your car will stay reliable and enjoyable to drive, and you will save time and money in the process.
Every vehicle - whether new or old - must receive regular maintenance to keep running at peak performance. Check to see if your vehicle may be over-due for a 3,500-mile, 7,500-mile, 15,000-mile, 30,000-mile, 60,000-mile or 90,000-mile service. Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa would like to share with you the following suggested guidleines for routine maintenance. If you have any questions, or would like us to give you a hand, call or come by Mercie J Auto Care today.