Monthly Archives: June 2020

What is a vehicle courtesy inspection and why is it important..

What is a vehicle courtesy inspection and why is it important..

The Courtesy Inspection is a “visual” inspection and takes approximately 30 minutes to perform. The technician will look for obvious problems, such as lights that are out, tires that look low on air, leaks, frayed wiper blades, belts that are cracked, fluids, corroded battery terminals, a dirty air filter, and other easily-spotted issues. This inspection is preformed every time a customer brings their vehicle in for service. In some states Vehicle inspection is a procedure mandated by national or subnational governments, in which a vehicle is inspected to ensure that it conforms to regulations governing safety, emissions, or both. Inspection can be required at various times, e.g., periodically or on the transfer of title to a vehicle. Some shops fell its an obligation and part of great service to the customer to check their vehicles over and inform them of issues that arise that need attention at that time and why or items that can be addresses at a later time. A good examp ... read more

Why are doing oil changes so important:

Why are doing oil changes so important:

One Stop Automotive knows vehicles and engines can be complex, but changing your oil on a consistent basis is one of the most important basic automotive maintenance procedure. Your maintenance schedule is usually laid out in your vehicles owners manual. However, at One Stop Automotive, we have a plan designed to get you as much life out of your vehicle as possible. Our plan isn’t just designed to get you out of warranty and into your next new vehicle.  Your engine needs oil to run smoothly and avoid developing complicated and possibly expensive issues in the future. Like major engine repairs or even a full engine replacement. By getting your oil change regularly, you can help keep your engine in good condition and provide the best protection for all of your engine’s internal components. This will help ensure a longer life for your engine, and your vehicle overall.   This week, we had a customer come in with a check engine light on.  The vehicle had multipl ... read more

Why are Check Engine Lights important to get looked at by a professional:

Why are Check Engine Lights important to get looked at by a professional:

When your car's check engine light comes on in your instrument cluster, it's usually accompanied by a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach. The light could be a minor issue, such as a faulty gas cap, or it could mean something more serious, such as a misfiring engine. In many cases, it means that you'll have to determine if it is necessary to repair the issue after a proper diagnosis has been completed. Some people may feel that an Automotive parts supplier may be able to diagnose a check engine light and recommend a fix. They will scan the vehicle, print off a long list of items that may be wrong with your vehicle. Then they will start selling you parts that may or may not fix the problem. Typically, the diagnosis is the most complicated part of the process. Replacing the part may be less difficult. One Stop Automotive has spent thousands of dollars on diagnostic equipment and training for our technicians to diagnose check engine lights. We charge a fee for this and ... read more