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Shifting Gears: Getting Your Vehicle Ready for the Upcoming Cold Weather Season

Shifting Gears: Getting Your Vehicle Ready for the Upcoming Cold Weather Season

Now that winter is almost upon us, it’s the perfect time to start getting your car in shape for the colder winter months ahead! From damage that might occur out on the road to the harsh winter elements, it’s high time that you get your car ready. Keep reading to learn more about how to shift gears just in time to get your vehicle prepared for the upcoming cold weather season.  You can’t prepare for everything that might happen while out on the road, but there are some simple things that you can do to mitigate any damage that might occur. Before you do anything else, you should make sure to give your car a complete once-over. You should perform all your normal car maintenance, including getting an oil change, tire rotation, and tire balancing. Your auto mechanic can perform these inspections, but you can give your tires a once-over for out-of-norm damage and wear too! Check the tire tread and make sure your tires aren’t going bald, wearing unevenly, or if ... read more

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How to Get the Kids Involved with Car Care

How to Get the Kids Involved with Car Care

Getting your kids involved with cleaning can be a difficult task, especially when you have little ones. They may be a few years from getting their driver’s license, but there’s no reason you can’t start their education early! Read on to learn more about how to get your kids involved with car care while they’re young that will turn into good driving habits when they’re older. 1.       Use parking lots as teachable moments. Parking lots have so much going on at once that they make driving through them the perfect teachable moment for your kids. Driving through a parking lot is a great time to teach your kids to stay out of traffic, explain blind spots and backing up in your car, and learning how to interact with cars as a pedestrian. Teaching them about car safety and parking lot safety will go a long way in building confidence in your kids when around cars. You can take this a step further with siblings, and have the old ... read more

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Oh, Deer! It’s Hot August Nights

Oh, Deer! It’s Hot August Nights

Photo by Pedro Lastra on Unsplash   While Tulsa's Hot August Nights has been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it sure hasn't canceled the Tulsa summer heatwave! Cartec Automotive Services knows how harsh the summer elements can be on your vehicle. Keep reading for some tips on what to check on your car as the summer heat blazes away!   Coolant Levels: While you should always keep an on your coolant levels, during the summer (and especially during August, the hottest month of the year), this is absolutely vital to your car's overall health! Also known as antifreeze, your engine coolant also contains ingredients that help prevent corrosion inside your car's engine parts. Check your owner ... read more

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Best Ways To Enjoy Summer Travel

Best Ways To Enjoy Summer Travel

While many Summer plans have gone by the wayside due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, some of the best ways to enjoy summer travel are still open to us! Road trips, day trips, and short excursions around to see local sites or friends and family are still all open to us, so long as we all follow shelter-in-place and social distancing guidelines. Keep reading to find out the best ways to enjoy your summer travel! If you plan on taking a road trip or a day trip, not only do you want to find the perfect destination, but you also want to ensure that getting there and back is as pleasant as possible. You’ll want to make sure you give your car a thorough once-over for any potential issues. Some things to look for are tire tread, headlight and taillight functionality, and a whole host of other necessary checks. Make sure you give your car a nice washing, both inside and out, so you can get things ready for your trip. No one wants to start their summer fun driving in a cluttered and mess ... read more

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Helpful Summertime Road Trip Tips In The Time Of COVID

Helpful Summertime Road Trip Tips In The Time Of COVID

Thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people who have been sheltering in place at home are itching to get outside and hit the road. Quite frankly, we can’t blame you. Hardly anything can beat the joy and freedom you feel while on vacation! Summer is traditionally a busy season for road trips, but we expect a huge number of families to hit the road this month. Before you leave town, here are some helpful tips from your friendly auto mechanics at Cartec Automotive Services in Tulsa. Get a complimentary maintenance and safety check for free. At our auto repair shop, we are offering a complete maintenance and safety check for free. Our technicians will perform a visual inspection and notify you if we see anything on your vehicle that requires attention, like the refrigerant in your Air Conditioning system. The goal, of course, is to make certain you and your passengers are traveling in a reliable vehicle that will not need the assistance of a tow truck. Plot your road trip out ... read more

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Why You Should Change Your Car’s Air Filters

Why You Should Change Your Car’s Air Filters

Photo by Brittany Colette on Unsplash Allergies are never fun. But during the COVID-19 era, having allergies is the worst! It’s not that the allergies will kill you. But, in our heightened sense of respiratory health and social distancing, a sneeze or a cough could get you suspicious looks from anyone standing near you. Therefore, if you can do your best to prevent or reduce your allergy symptoms, you’re in a good spot! Every Spring, Cartec Automotive Services in Tulsa recommends changing the cabin air filters in your vehicle to reduce your exposure to allergens. Not many people are aware of how dirty their air filters can get. When they get an oil change service, the engine air filter is often displayed with all sorts of ... read more

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