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Why You Should Change Your Cabin Filter

Why You Should Change Your Cabin Filter

If you're not a professional technician, you probably don't know much about your cabin filter or know of its existence at all. But all vehicles have this vital piece. Cabin filters sift out air, smoke, dust, and other contaminants from getting into your car. Over time, you will have to change out your filter to maintain a clean, breathable environment in your cabin.  What Happens If You Don't Replace Your Cabin Filter In plain terms, it can be more harmful than you think. The following are some of the adverse side effects if you neglect to change your cabin filter: Health Issues - As mentioned before, the filter keeps out harmful pollutants that get you sick. If the filter is clogged, that's when breathing can become an issue, especially if you have asthma or other medical conditions. It's best to be safe by checking and replacing the filter at least once a year. Windows Fog - A dirty filter can ultimately make your car windows fog up easier and quicker. Th ... read more

6 Quick Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

6 Quick Travel Tips for Thanksgiving

Now that it's November, you're either planning to host Thanksgiving or a road trip to see family for Thanksgiving. Regardless of which option applies to you, you're likely going to be doing some driving for the festivities. Did you know 90% of Thanksgiving travelers are going to drive over any other type of transportation? That means you're bound to hit traffic during this time of year. To ensure you get home for Thanksgiving safely, here are six quick tips to follow this year! Tip # 1: Be on the lookout for the weather. Check a weather app to get insight into what to expect during your trip. There could be rainy, icy, or snowy conditions that might set your ETA back. Tip #2: Get a pre-trip inspection before you leave. The technicians at Phil's Pro Auto Service can check the ins and outs of your vehicle to ensure you have safe travels. We can check it all from wipers, fluids, battery, tires, brakes, headlights, and engine!  Tip #3: Practice better general dr ... read more

How to Keep Your Car Battery Healthy and Clean

How to Keep Your Car Battery Healthy and Clean

When it comes to your vehicle, it all starts with the battery (no pun intended). You need to take proper care of your car battery for two reasons: Your vehicle will not start or run without it.  You rely on it to run all your other electronic accessories (lights, power windows, radio, etc.). If your battery is not pulling enough power, your alternator has to step in to charge it. However, it can only do so much. A drained battery can ultimately cause damage to other electrical parts too.   As you may know, batteries do not respond well to temperature changes. Extreme heat or cold can affect your battery's overall performance, which is why you should have it tested and inspected regularly. Now that it's fall, you should bring your vehicle to Phil's Pro Auto for an inspection. You can casually check it at home too. Just simply prop the hood open and look for it. Here are some particular questions you should ask yourself: Is the battery clean and free of any res ... read more

What are the Benefits of Engine Oil Changes?

What are the Benefits of Engine Oil Changes?

Having an oil change is one of the most vital routine steps for car owners when it comes to vehicle maintenance. Scheduled oil changes keep your vehicle's engine running smoothly. During your appointment, you should also ask your mechanic to do other checks as well. Our expert team of technicians will can over your vehicle and address any concerns you may have with your hoses, belts, brakes, filters, tire pressure, or fluid levels, to name a few.    Besides following what your manufacturer tells you to do, why should you get an oil change? What benefits are you getting out of an oil change?   Keeps Your Engine Clean As oil flows throughout your engine, debris will start to gather within it. Failure to change the oil after a certain amount of time will allow sludge to build up in your motor. If you live in dusty or heavily polluted areas, you can expect more dirt and debris to build up quicker.  Protects Engine Parts Your engine is made up of various parts ... read more

Go Over These Car Tips Before Sending Your Kid Off to College

Go Over These Car Tips Before Sending Your Kid Off to College

Now that graduation parties have concluded and your teen is packing their car for college, you should remind them of the safest driving practices. Maintaining a car and being safe is a considerable responsibility for most teenagers. If your college driver has the opportunity of bringing a car to university, here are a few important tips you should go over with them before the send-off: Tip #1: Don't Forget Your Insurance Card Make sure your child has their insurance car and information in case of emergencies. Most cards also have a road service number on the back to contact if you are stranded or in an accident. College drivers must know such details in the case that they have to file a claim. Tip #2: Check License Renewal And Tabs/Tags Being hours away or in another state with expired license tabs/tags can get your student an expensive ticket. Before departing home, ensure that license plate tags and your kid's driver's license are up to date and will remain active for ... read more

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