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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!

Creating Safe Roads for Pedestrians

The beautiful summer weather makes for the perfect environment for people to get outside, take a walk, ride bikes, and overall become more active on the roads. While this is a great thing, those roads must be safe for the pedestrians and people on bikes. That is why it’s important to practice safe driving to create a secure environment for you and pedestrians.

Difference between gasoline grades

At some point while waiting for your tank to fill up, you’ve probably wondered what the difference is between the choices of gasoline at the pump. Typically, you see three buttons, with a number between 85 and 98, in ascending order and ascending prices. These numbers are octane ratings, which you probably know; but what is an octane rating, really?

Fall Driving, Is Your Vehicle Prepared?

The weather has begun to shift, which means changes to road and driving conditions are right around the corner. At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we will prepare your vehicle for that inevitable moment, and you can rest easy knowing your automobile is ready for whatever curveballs the weather throws you.

How do airbags work?

At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ, we believe it’s important for you to know how different systems in your car, truck, or SUV operate. Whether you want to know what to watch out for, or you’re just curious about how things work, we’re here to supply the answers.

How to Keep Your Car Interior Cool in the Summer

Road trips, longer days, and warmer weather are just a few of the joys of summertime. But having the sun high in the sky most days can mean scorching car seats, muggy interiors, and potential damage to your vehicle's surfaces when it's exposed to hours of sunlight at a time. It doesn't have to be this way! Here are a few ways to stave off the dreaded summer hot seat.

How your driving habits affect your transmission

Transmissions, while generally durable, can be highly complicated devices. For this reason, they are also expensive to replace, and maintaining one will save you a lot of headache and money in the future. This article from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ discusses how your driving habits affect your transmission. While automatic transmissions are by far the most common, there are still a considerable number of manual transmissions on the road, so this article covers both.

How your speed impacts your vehicle

At Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

Is your car pulling to the side? What does that mean?

Does your steering wheel feel like it’s fighting you when trying to drive in a straight line? Does your car turn too aggressively when you try to go one direction, and poorly when you try to go another? There are a few possibilities as to what it means if your car resists going in a straight line. Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa has the answers for you.

Is Your Car Ready for a Summer Road Trip?

It's that time of year again. "Summertime," the song goes, "when the living's easy." But it can get tough in a hurry if you head out on a summer road trip without making sure your car is up to the challenge. A lot can go wrong when you're covering hundreds or even thousands of miles in a single trip, and you don't want to learn that lesson the hard way. 
 
Here are five steps that all summer road-trippers should take before they leave town.

Preparation Check Up For Fall

Did you know that leaves can be just as slippery as ice when they are wet? That in fall the sun glare is more projecting, and frost can create icy patches on bridges? Additionally, animals are moving for migration causing unanticipated accidents? Fall is here, so when is the last time you checked your vehicle for automotive issues?

Ready for a road trip? Maybe not!

The holidays are stressful enough without having to worry about your vehicle making it over the river and through the woods in time for dinner at grandma’s house. The Car Care Council recommends that before hitting the road for the holidays, you take a little time to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected to make sure it is road ready.

The last thing anyone wants during the holiday season is to break down miles from home in the middle of nowhere,” said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. “It’s always a wise idea to have your vehicle checked out before you leave home to identify any potential problems that can be serviced before your holiday journey.”

Summer Safety: Dangers of Leaving Children in Cars

As summer arrives and temperatures continue to rise to their highest, the danger of leaving children in hot vehicles only grows. Mercie J Auto Care wants to remind you, that no matter how long one is gone, it is never okay to leave a kid in a vehicle.

Take better care of your car with these 12 tips.

The best way to keep your car out of the repair facility with major repair problems is to follow a basic vehicle care maintenance schedule. It is recommended that you make general visual inspections and stay on top of vehicle maintenance items. The skilled automotive technicians at Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ can assist with basic vehicle maintenance and more complex repairs. Feel free to give us a call or come by at your convenience if you have any questions.

The Danger of Distracted Driving

Although driving may seem an easy, everyday task for most people, there are still many dangers that it imposes to every driver. That is why is it crucial that every driver utilizes safe driving habits each time they are on the road. Mercie J Auto Care understands this, and wants to make sure you're driving safely and responsibly. 

Tips for Christmas Travel

Christmas is just a few days away! If you’re like us, for many of you that means travelling this holiday season. Here are some travel tips from Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ to make sure your Christmas journey is merry.

Tips for New Drivers

For all the new drivers on the road, young and old, Mercie J Auto Care in Mesa, AZ would like to welcome you to the automotive community. Here are a few wise words to live by, to make your entrance into the driving world go as smoothly as possible.

Tips to Avoid Road Rage

Stress while driving is commonplace no matter where or when you’re driving. It’s very easy to become angry due to other drivers and even yourself, but it’s just as easy to avoid road rage and the stress altogether.

Watch for bad road conditions and potholes!

After a season of bad weather when the sun comes out and it gets warmer, motorists will see more potholes on the roadways and avoiding them can be a real challenge.  IF you hit a pothole there are a couple of things you can watch for to see if your vehicle has been damaged. 

Winter Road Tripping Safety Kit

Before you make that road trip on the snow or ice make sure you’ve packed a vehicle safety kit to ensure you’re prepared for any icy emergency.

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