Olympia Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2019

Brake Signs to Never Ignore

Your vehicle's brakes are important to the overall operation of your vehicle. They allow you to slow and stop when needed, and without working brakes, your safety on the road can be compromised. This is why we always recommend that a brake inspection is needed at the first sign of a problem with your brakes.  An issue with your vehicle's brakes can show itself in a number of different ways, whether it be that your brakes just aren't working like they used to or you start to hear a strange squealing noise when pressing down on the brake pedal. Any sign can indicate an issue and can be a cause for concern. As soon as you notice anything different with your vehicle's brakes, don't hesitate to get to your local trust auto repair shop as soon as possible. Here are some of the brake signs that you should never ignore:  Brake pedal feel spongy Brake pedal goes to the floor Car vibrates when braking Change in brake performance (takes longer to brake)  ... read more

Ways to Improve Your Car’s Gas Mileage

Gas prices are always on the rise, and we understand that it can be frustrating when you own a vehicle that isn’t that great when it comes to gas mileage. You may have considered buying a new car with better gas mileage, but luckily there are ways that you can improve your current vehicle’s gas mileage.  Here are some ways on how to improve your car’s gas mileage:  Stay on top of your vehicle’s regular maintenance and service - this will make sure that all of your vehicle’s components are working at their best and will give you the best fuel efficiency from your car   Drive smarter and smoother - try not to hit the gas or brakes hard while driving. Give yourself plenty of time to speed up and slow down. This will give you the best gas mileage.    Try to avoid driving during traffic, if possible - stop and go traffic burns up our fuel faster than anything else. Avoiding heavily trafficked areas will give you the best fuel effi ... read more

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