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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Appointment Only
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

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.

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What People Say About Us

Pottstown
  • reviewiconQuality Work and Great Prices
    Car & Truck Care, near Pottstown, PA

    Professional, courteous and fair pricing for quality work. I have some other issues that need attention and I feel less stressed knowing that I have reliable service in my neighborhood.

  • reviewiconQuality Work and Great Prices
    Car & Truck Care, near Pottstown, PA

    Although Retro Auto Works has only been open for a short period of time I have already used them twice. Once to get new breaks and another to get my shocks replaced. Justin was professional, fair, and had my car ready quickly. I'm very pleased and would recommend anyone to go to Retro. I will definitely continue to use them for all my future services!

Pottstown
  • reviewiconProfessional and Courteous
    Car & Truck Care, near Pottstown, CA

    Shane and Justin are very easy to do business with. They are professional and courteous. Retro Auto provides competent work at a competitive price.

  • reviewiconProfessional and Courteous
    Car & Truck Care, near Pottstown, CA

    Had a great experience with Shane and Justin! They were very affordable and had an extremely clean shop! I will be bringing my vehicle back for all my maintenance and repairs.

Pottstown
  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    Electrical Services, near Pottstown, PA

    I went here because my alternator was messed up and he found other things that went wrong that I thought was already fixed by another mechanic. Shane, the owner, had everything done the next day. Very professional, clean work area, and parts with warranties. I'd recommend him anytime! Thanks Shane!

  • reviewiconProfessional Service
    Electrical Services, near Pottstown, PA

    For the first time in over 20 years I was responsible for getting my vehicle inspected. My goal was to discontinue going to the dealer for service. After reading the views for Retro Auto Works I decided to give them a try. I Had my car inspected and services recommended by Honda. I was very pleased with my experience.

Call us for service: 610-323-4111

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