Stamps Auto-Gilbert/Higley(480) 988-5600
2450 S Higley Rd  Gilbert, AZ 85295
Stamps Auto-Gilbert/Lindsay(480) 497-6272
711 S Lindsay Rd  Gilbert, AZ 85296
Stamps Auto-Queen Creek(480) 655-6101
18705 E Business Park Dr  Queen Creek, AZ 85142
Stamps Auto-San Tan Valley(480) 987-5873
40815 N Ironwood Dr #A106  San Tan Valley, AZ 85140

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Category Archives: Preventive Auto Maintenance

Getting Your Vehicle Prepped for Summer

Getting Your Vehicle Prepped for Summer

With extreme Arizona temperatures approaching quickly, getting your car or truck prepared for summer is critical right now.   Breaking down in the summer is no fun!  Here are a few important things to keep in mind. Always have a complete vehicle safety inspection at the beginning of the season to be sure your car is ready for summer. Schedule an appointment at Stamps Auto to get a complimentary inspection of your air conditioning system.   Have all your oil and fluid levels checked.   Check your cooling system for leaks and operation of all fan systems. Check your vehicle’s in-cabin air filter to ensure it’s working well. Tire pressure needs to be checked because of the changing temperature. Take a look at the date on your tires to ensure they will hold up under another Arizona summer. Be sure all ... read more

SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE PART 3

SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE PART 3

Part three of a three part series on scheduled auto maintenance explores some situations that may require you to get your car in sooner than the timetable in your owner’s manual. Get your Scheduled Auto Maintenance Done Scheduled Auto Maintenance: What If You Drive More? Did you know that just driving around town is actually worse for your car as far as wear and tear than just driving on the freeway? Why? Well, the sudden starts and stops for example. This affects your tires and brakes obviously, but because your engine goes from high revving to low revving and back up to high again, it can affect the performance of your engine. That’s why when you look at your owner’s manual, they don’t just have mileage, they have years as well. So example 50,000 miles or five years whichever comes first. This is when you should scheduled auto maintenance. If the myth of the little old lady who just drove her car to church on Sundays is true ... read more

SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE PART 2

SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE PART 2

Part two of a three part series on scheduled auto maintenance explores some situations that may require you to get your car in sooner than the timetable in your owner’s manual. Get your Scheduled Auto Maintenance Done Scheduled Auto Maintenance: What If You Drive More? Did you know that just driving around town is actually worse for your car as far as wear and tear than just driving on the freeway? Why? Well, the sudden starts and stops for example. This affects your tires and brakes obviously, but because your engine goes from high revving to low revving and back up to high again, it can affect the performance of your engine. That’s why when you look at your owner’s manual, they don’t just have mileage, they have years as well. For example 50,000 miles or five years. If the myth of the little old lady who just drove her car to church on Sundays is true, oddly enough, she is more of a candidate for auto repair than someone who dri ... read more

SCHEDULED AUTO MAINTENANCE PART 1

Part one of a three part series on scheduled auto maintenance explores factory recommended timetables. Autor Repair in Queen Creek Do I Have to Follow the Factory Recommended Maintenance for My Car or Truck? Do you have to follow the factory recommended maintenance schedule for your car or truck? Well that depends on you. We can’t recommend following the maintenance schedule that is in your owner’s manual enough, however. Why? Well, if you follow the recommended schedule you reduce the likelihood of having what can often be a completely free repair, particularly if you have a good warranty, turn into an enormous repair bill. Look at an automatic transmission for example. Transmission fluid is usually at or around $10 for a one-quart bottle, and obviously the labor charges would be small as well. The bill for the fluid and the mechanic to put it into your car or truck is pennies when you compare it to a transmission repair bill that can easily top $2000 or more, yet we s ... read more

Scheduled Auto Maintenance Part 1: Know Your Owner’s Manual

Scheduled Auto Maintenance Part 1: Know Your Owner’s Manual

When do I need to do scheduled auto maintenance? Should I worry if I pass a deadline for auto maintenance? Can’t it wait? When Do I Need to Do Scheduled Auto Maintenance? There’s a reason the title of this article includes the words “know your owner’s manual.” A lot of people in America never even crack open their owner’s manual. And then they end up bewildered when their car breaks down and the auto mechanic gives them bad news. However, if you check your owner’s manual, you can see the timetable for every sort of maintenance that your car needs. From normal wear and tear items such as brake repair and tires to engine and power train components, everything in your car has a recommended time period to get preventative auto maintenance done. Think of it almost like checkups for your health. Most people put off going to the dentist or doctor until they have a problem. But for your health, a better way is to get a regular check up. The same h ... read more

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