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Anti-Freeze / Coolant

Neglected Engine Anti-freeze/Coolant can cause serious and expensive damage to your vehicle. As a Automotive Repair and Maintenance Shop we would much rather do relatively in-expense maintenance then costly repairs. You would not believe the damage I have seen over the years. The antifreeze in the coolant perform three very important jobs: it prevents the…
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Automatic Transmission Fluid

Automatic Transmission Fluid Your transmission fluid acts like a detergent, a lubricant and hydraulic fluid. It loses its effectiveness over time. The Certified Auto Technicians at Haney Automotive inspect your fluid condition and will make sure you know when to change your transmission fluid. It is a waste of $ to do it to soon…
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Benefits of Building a Relationship with your Auto Repair Shop

Shopping for the best price can be risky. When it comes to auto parts there are many different levels of quality and unless you specify what brand and quality you want installed, it is unlikely you will get an apples to apples price comparison. At Haney Automotive we install only quality auto parts and our…
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Prepare your Vehicle for Fall/Winter

PREPARE YOUR VEHICLE FOR FALL/WINTER Stay in the driver's seat. September has arrived and with that comes your normal routine. Kids are back to school, fall and winter sports are starting up and your on and off work out schedule can finally get back to normal ( here's hoping ). Through all these changes let's…
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Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly, you will be surprised! Tire pressure is the easiest thing to check on your car as far as preventative maintenance goes, yet many people neglect doing this simple task. If you have tire pressure monitors, I will discuss them at the end of this blog, a…
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Brake Repair

Soooooooooooooo can anyone repair my brakes? Let's get the facts straight! As a certified licensed maintenance and repair shop we see it all. Customer: "My buddy is a mechanic and he did my brakes, now they make noise and shake when braking." Did they put the brake pads in backwards? Yes we have seen this…
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Can you take the Heat? Tips for summerizing your Vehicle

We all know how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun’s harmful rays, but with the hot summer months in front of us, car owners should also be thinking about protecting their vehicles from the heat. Drastic changes in weather can aggravate existing problems and cause any unchecked weaknesses to turn into serious…
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Drive Axel Boots

Drive Axel Boots This is the inspection of the rubber cover that protects the drive axle joint. It's also known as the CV (constant velocity) boot, because the drive axle joint it covers is more commonly called the CV joint.   Should I do this service when it's recommended? Yes.     Why do I…
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Ten Simple ways to get your car ready for winter

1. Your winter service should include an oil change, and the oil used should meet the manufactures spec's. Check your owner’s manual for guidance about which oil to use in different climates and temperatures. 2. Make sure you can see. When’s the last time you replaced your windshield wiper blades? They usually work effectively for…
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