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Yearly Archives: 2018

The importance of Oil Changes

The importance of Oil Changes

THE IMPORTANCE OF OIL CHANGES It is not always easy to keep on top of, but it is a proven fact that keeping up to date with your Oil changes is one of the least expensive, most effective ways to keep your engine running at peak performance. It also has a very important role is extending the life of your vehicle. Take care of your vehicle, and you will be rewarded with more extended miles on your older vehicles. Let’s break it down into a few more details on exactly what changing your engines oil actually does; When? – Every vehicle is different, but one thing is clear nowadays, MOST vehicles do not require a change every 3,000 miles like all auto repair shops used to recommend. So, our advice would be to check your vehicles owner’s manual or ask any of Wilhelm’s customer service advisors for recommendations. Why? – It keeps the engine clean and the Oil lubricates the moving parts of the engine. Where ... read more

Stay Safe For Monsoon Season

Stay Safe For Monsoon Season

STAY SAFE FOR MONSOON SEASON Arizona is known for its long Monsoon season. Rising temperatures throughout the summer always seems to bring extra risk of them. These are scheduled to last all the way through September. During this time, it’s important for you and your vehicle to stay safe. In this blog, we will discuss little tips to help you and your car stay in tip-top shape throughout the summer Monsson season.The most obvious problem we see in our shops at this time of year associated with the Monsoon season is water damage. Any flooding can cause major damage to your engine if you expose it to the water. Driving through flood waters is a risk that needs to be avoided wherever possible. Our Arizona roads aren’t the best when it comes to drainage systems to here are a few recommendations we have if you are driving during a storm; ALWAYS keep your headlights on – Most importantly this helps your visibility to other drivers and helps your view too. SAFETY ISSUES- Have your safety is ... read more

Check Engine light worries | Don’t let your check engine put you off from necessary car repairs.

Check Engine light worries | Don’t let your check engine put you off from necessary car repairs.

We have all been there where our car or trucks check engine light comes on. It is one of the worst feelings you can experience especially if it is completely out of a blue.  Some people will put off addressing their check engine light in faint hope that it just disappears like some kind of miracle. Has anybody ever had that feeling? Well latest reports from the annual CarMD Vehicle Health index reinforces what most of us already know. That hope of it disappearing is just making it worse. The longer you leave a check engine light repair unattended, the more damage it can cause potentially. It can cause you to get less miles per gallon and cause greater damage to your vehicle down the road. It is important to get out of that mindset of fear and go address the problem as soon as you can get scheduled. Here are some common check engine light repairs that you may ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Oil

How Often Should I Change My Oil

One of the most common questions when asked about general auto repair and maintenance is, “How often should I change my oil?” Changing your oil is very important to your vehicles general maintenance and you should do it regularly.  Your car is a big purchase. Behind your house, it is your next biggest investment so it’s vital you take good care of it and keep it well maintained. A well-maintained car can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. Keep it running long after your final payment and you will save a LOT of money.  You may have heard different time frames for when you need to change your oil. The most common one used to be every 3,000 miles or every 3 months (whichever was first). Nowadays, vehicles technology is far advanced and general oil quality is much better than it used to be meaning your average oil change will last longer.  So, the real answer is that there is no real set standard. However, we can tell you some things ... read more

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