Vehicle Maintenance Mistakes to Avoid

Owning a vehicle goes beyond just driving it to and from your destination each day. With owning a vehicle comes a responsibility of taking care of your car and making sure that it drives dependably. Here at the most common vehicle missteps in maintenance to avoid to save you money and hassle:  Don’t ignore your check engine light. If you see your vehicle’s check engine light turn on and stay on, it is time to have your vehicle inspected. You may not know the severity of the issue, and if it is a major problem, it can get progressively worse and more expensive if you ignore the warning and continue driving.  Always change your oil and other fluids on time. Forgetting to get an oil change can have dire consequences, including leading to irreversible engine damage and corrosion. Engine damage is extremely expensive, so staying on top of your vehicle’s oil changes will protect your wallet. Other key fluids need to be replaced at certain intervals, including br ... read more

Car Sanitization Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak

Car Sanitization Practices During COVID-19 Outbreak

At Dempster's Quality Car Care, we understand that the current state of our world is scary and uncertain. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the past few weeks, many changes have been made and orders put into place to stop the spread of the virus and keep as many people healthy as possible. While you may be scrambling to wash your hands regularly and sanitize surfaces, we encourage you not to forget about your vehicle. Whether you are still traveling to work or just using your vehicle to go to the store for supplies, be sure that you are sanitizing your vehicle.  The most important areas to sanitize in your car are the steering wheel, door handles, gear shifter, emergency parking brakes, and middle console controls. Also, we recommend sanitizing your blinker, wipers, locks, and window controls. You should do this any time your enter your vehicle. According to health officials, COVID-19 can live on surfaces for up to 3 days. Try to avoid touching your face, nose, or mouth ar ... read more

A Warning Light Appeared on my Dashboard - What Does it Mean?

Most modern vehicles are equipped with intelligent computer systems that keep track of your vehicle's operation. If something goes wrong, your vehicle will let you know by illuminating a warning light on your dashboard. This will indicate that it has detected an issue with a system, depending on what warning light has turned on. Lets look at some of the most important warning lights and what they indicate.  ABS warning light - this is the anti-lock braking system warning light, which means that there is something wrong with this system. The ABS system helps to keep your wheels from locking up when you brake hard. Airbag warning light - tells you that one or more of your airbags is malfunctioning.  Battery warning light - this shows that your battery or a component of the starting or charging system is faulty. Brake system warning light - your vehicle has detected an issue with your brakes.  Check engine light - an issue has been detected with a component within ... read more

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