The importance of changing your brake fluid We are responsible as drivers to make sure we are driving safely as well as making sure our vehicles are maintained and safe for the roadways. This includes making sure your brakes are functioning properly with no issues. Our braking system on vehicles for not changed for decades. The brake system consists of a brake booster, master cylinder, brake rotors or drums and brake pads or shoes and the brake lines that distribute the hydraulic brake fluid. The brake fluid is hygroscopic, therefore is absorbs moisture from the air. This moisture starts corrosion and rust that damages components in the brake system. To avoid this from happening, a brake fluid flush is recommended every 30K miles. This process is completed by forcing new brake fluid from the master cylinder to each wheel bleeder to remove all the old fluid. A complete inspection of the brake system is also completed at this ... read more
Doing a vehicle coolant system exchange? It is never a good time to break down on the side of the road in the middle of winter with your family in the vehicle. One of the big causes of breakdowns are caused by overheating issues. Vehicle cooling system perform two things. Cooling and lubrication. Cooling systems remove heat from the engine using the properties of heat transfer. Modern cars use liquid cooling systems. These use a fluid call antifreeze circulated within the engine, that is then pumped out of the engine into a radiator, where the heat is released. Over time the coolant in your vehicle breaks down. The components of the cooling system included a water pump, the thermostat, the radiator, cooling fans, the heater core, the pressure cap, the overflow tank and the hoses. To prolong the life of the coolant system and minimize vehicle breakdowns it is recommended to change the coolant every 30,000 miles and replace the hoses ever ... read more
How to prepare your vehicle for the Tucson Monsoons. Check the quality of your tires. Your tires displace water and are used for gripping power. How is the air pressure and alignment? What is the condition of your wiper blades, front and rear? Have your brakes checked by a professional at One Stop Automotive. Coming to a complete stop takes longer in rainy wet conditions. If you drive at night, check the condition of your headlights. You can add an anti-water protector to your windshield and mirrors. This will aid in removing water faster. Lastly, use common sense. Give people distance, don’t drive into washes, if the weather is too bad, don’t drive
Gas prices are continuing to increase with no end in site. So, what do we do as a consumer about these rising gas prices. The answer is, anything we can to help save when it comes to filling our tank. If your not getting the manufacturers recommend miles per gallon (mpg) out of your vehicle, here are some suggestions that may help. SLOW DOWN!! It seems like every morning I drive to work and there are people driving by me at extreme speeds, just to get to the stop light a few seconds faster. Then, what do you know, I pull right up next to them at the next light. By simply slowing, down by 5 to 10 mph, you could increase your fuel economy by up 7 to 14%, some studies suggest. Aggressive acceleration and braking also leads to a loss in fuel economy. Having recommended preventive maintenance performed on your vehicle is essential in maintaining your vehicle’s maximum fuel economy. Ask yourself, when was the last time I have done something other than just ... read more
Customer Appreciation Day 🇺🇸 November 6th Attention all friends, family, and patrons of One Stop Automotive. Mark your calendars for, November 6th . Come out and spend an afternoon with us while enjoying some of the aerial displays from the Davis Monthan Air Force Base semi annual air show. We will have hot dogs, chips, and some cold beverages to enjoy under our pop-up canopies. We will also have the shop open with some static displays and other informative stuff. Stop in the office and test your automotive knowledge and win a prize. Shop will be open from 10am to 4pm. Bring your friends and family down and check us out. We’d be happy to have you!