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Trip Inspection at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA

TULSA area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it's great! But there's nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt.Now TULSA drivers can't always avoid problems, but you can take steps to reduce the probability of getting sidelined on your trip. The first step is to look at your trip plan from your vehicle's perspective. What kind of roads will you be traveling – winding OK byways? Purple mountain majesties or fruited plains? What weather conditions are you likely to encounter? How far will you travel each day? How much weight will you be hauling – passengers and luggage? Pulling a trailer, roof top carrier or ATVs? Will it be dusty? Prepared with answers to these questions, you can schedule a trip inspection at Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA to help you prepare you ... read more

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Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every TULSA driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Cartec Automotive Service in TULSA right away. Here are some symptoms for TULSA drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Cartec Automotive Service .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attac ... read more

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What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in TULSA

So you've bought a used vehicle in the TULSA area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the TULSA area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in OK with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, corporate program cars or rental fleet vehicles. Most TULSA buyers feel pretty confident about these because they're newer and may still be under warranty. But how well have they been maintained?TULSA drivers who are planning to own a vehicle for a long time will keep up on auto maintenance so that they can avoid repairs down the road. But, if you know you're only going to have the vehicle for two or three years, you may not be so committed to maintenance. It would be easy to think that skipping an oi ... read more

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