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2 Tips to Consider Before a Used Car

2 Tips to Consider Before a Used Car

Nick's Top Two Tips To Consider Before Purchasing a Used Vehicle:    1. When buying a used vehicle, it is always a good idea to have your trusted technician look it over to ensure you are making a safe purchase. This inspection can also save you money in the long run. Here at Sallas Auto, we are happy to do this for you. Our technicians can look your car over and perform a 45 point inspection to check for your vehicle's proper functionality and safety. We can accomplish this inspection for just $75 to give you peace of mind and confidence in your vehicle purchase.   2. After you decide this car will be the right fit for you, you may consider or be offered to purchase an extended car warranty. This is not something we always recommend unless you are purchasing a car that you know has some known major problems. We would love to talk with you about this decision when we inspect your used car befor ... read more

Brake Fluid Exchange

How often should I have my brake fluid serviced? Depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer's recommended intervals, there tends to be a wide range of recommendations for the best time to service your brake fluid. How often you change your brake fluid depends on your driving amount and braking patterns. It is always helpful to have your mechanic check your brake fluid each oil change. These frequent checks will allow you to keep tabs on the brake fluid levels and receive feedback from your trusted mechanic on when to service your brake fluid. It is typical to see a need to change the brake fluid every 2-5 years or every 30,000 miles. At Sallas Auto Repair, we check all fluid levels with each oil change and give the recommendations needed, so you don't run into any "surprises" on the road. Why do I pick a brake fluid exchange over a regular brake service? When driving, brakes are one of the most critical components o ... read more

What Can Cause A Check Engine Light To Turn On?

What Can Cause A Check Engine Light To Turn On? Sallas had a client who noticed that a check engine light kept coming on over and over. This customer had been to several other auto repair shops where a lot of unnecessary parts had been replaced. Naturally, replacing the wrong parts never fixed the issue and so the check engine light continued coming on. Auto Coolant & Your Check Engine Light When Sallas inspected the vehicle, they found that the pH level in the coolant was setting off the coolant sensor as well as several other sensors which was causing the check engine light to come on. What most people do not realize is that there are electrodes inside the coolant. You have a motor that the battery cable grounds to with water in it. If the coolant isn't changed out, the pH level becomes off. In this customer’s case, there was about 5 volts of electricity actually running through the cooling system. This was throwin ... read more

10 Steps To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

10 Steps To Get Your Car Ready For Winter

Winter is right around the corner…So this means… Cold temps makes it harder for your engine to start Rain, snow and ice will limit traction Cold temps to cause windshields to fog up and reduce visibility WE MUST PREPARE BECAUSE we all can’t move SOUTH can we…  But…with proper winterization of your vehicle you can be more prepared to take on the harsh winter weather. 10 Simple Steps To Winterize 1. Tires – What condition are your tires in?                Low Tread Depth on tires will increase your chances of hydro-planning or sliding on ice and snow. Also, if your tires are                Old Tires (over 7 years old) they will harden and crack and again will not work as well and will have a better chance ... read more

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ICE – In Case Of Emergency In Kansas City MO

Sometimes the unthinkable happens in the Kansas City metro. A terrible accident and those involved aren’t able to provide rescuers with emergency contact information. You have people in the Kansas City & Overland Park are who you’ll want to be contacted to arrange help, give consent to treatment, and inform paramedics of medical conditions, allergies or medications. Too often, our MO/KS police and rescue workers must sift through pockets, glove compartments, wallets, purses and cell phone directories for clues – often wasting precious time. A brilliantly simple solution is now spreading around the globe: ICE. ICE – standing for In Case of Emergency, is a way to identify emergency contacts in your cell phone directory. Simply put ‘ICE’ before a contact name in your cell phone, like ‘ICE – Dad’, ‘ICE – Nancy’, or ‘ICE – Doctor Roberts’. Rescuers will be able to quickly identify your emergency contacts, saving valuabl ... read more