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How to Restore Your Headlights with Common Household Items

How to Restore Your Headlights with Common Household Items

Your vehicle's exterior parts can be just as vital to your safety as its interior parts. An excellent example is your vehicle lights, specifically your headlights. Without brightly lit, functional headlights, you would not be able to see clearly when driving at night. Not only that, but other drivers would struggle to see you. As a vehicle owner, you have a duty to make sure your car, including your headlights, is clean. Sometimes, regular car washes are not going to cut it for your headlights. Over time, your headlight covers will naturally get grimy and yellow, caused by oxidation. Thankfully, cleaning headlights is an easy task that you can do at the convenience of your home!   The three items you need for the cleaning job are a microfiber cloth, car soap, and water. Furthermore, you will need to pair these items with one of these everyday household items that can work as your cleaning ingredient: Toothpaste Toothpaste is intended to remove plaque, but it can also treat ... read more

Do I Need HVAC System Maintenance For My Vehicle?

Do I Need HVAC System Maintenance For My Vehicle?

Fall in the air, and winter is on its way to meet Bound Brook, NJ residents. Now is more than perfect of a time for heating and A/C maintenance. At Nerger's Auto Express, we know firsthand just how cold it can get in the upcoming months. We're going to see rain, ice, and snow! If your heater is blowing cold air on a snowy day, it can make your drive miserable. You should never put off regular heating and A/C maintenance.    A heater core is located behind the dashboard, and it is the vital piece that takes the heat from your car's engine. The air ultimately ends up in your cabin via the vent fans. When you schedule a fall inspection with our team, we will be sure to examine and test your HVAC system closely. This will include: Review of the interior and blower Checking the temperature of interior vent air Inspection of A/C belt for damage such as cracks Examining radiator hoses, thermostat, pressure cap, and coolant level Checking for any refrigerant leaks ... read more

Four Common Problems With the 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engines that We Can Repair

Four Common Problems With the 3.6L Pentastar V6 Engines that We Can Repair

The 3.6 L FCA Pentastar V6 Engine is an overwhelmingly durable and reliable engine. That’s why it’s been used in in more than ten million Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep vehicles since 2010. With proper maintenance the 3.6L Pentastar engine can provide years of reliable service. However, no product is perfect, and the 3.6-liter Fiat Chrysler Automobile’s (FCA) Pentastar V6 engine is no exception. Unfortunately, problems with this type of engine can be challenging to diagnose, unless you take it to a shop that is highly experienced with these types of engines. At Nerger’s Auto Express, we’ve repaired countless 3.6L FCA engines in vehicles ranging from Jeep Wranglers to Dodge Chargers, and our experience means that we can diagnose and repair common and complicated engine problems quickly.   Here&r ... read more

School is in Session - So Watch Where You're Going!

School is in Session - So Watch Where You're Going!

With most parents heading back to in-person school this autumn, you (the parents) should take some time to review the safety precautions when driving near school zones. The truth is we've been a little out of practice since early 2020, so making the adjustments for in-person school or work can be tough.    If you are a parent who drives your kids to and from school or an individual who has to pass through a school zone regularly, we highly advise that you read through these tips. They'll ensure you understand the rules to ensure your entire community is safe. Always stop for stopped school buses. This one should be easy, as it is illegal to pass a school bus. If you notice a bus stopped with a stop sign or flashing lights, it means that kids are in the process of getting on or off the vehicle. Please make sure you come to a complete stop and patiently wait while the bus is loading. Do not block a pedestrian crosswalk. Your vehicle should not be on any of the marke ... read more

How To Avoid Pothole Damage!

How To Avoid Pothole Damage!

Potholes are often really hard to detect and can sneak up on you at any second on your daily commute. You can avoid the stress and scares of pothole damage and these aggravating road dangers with a few safe driving tips from our team at Nerger's Auto Express!    TIPS ON HOW TO AVOID POTHOLE DAMAGE ON THE ROAD Leave extra room between your car and the car in front of you. If you're riding bumper to bumper, you won't be able to spot any potholes on the road. According to driver's ed practices, you should leave at least three seconds of space between you and the car in front of you. Maintaining an adequate amount of room between vehicles is not only part of preventing a rear-end collision, but it could also help you spot and avoid a nasty pothole before it's too late. Ensure that your tires are properly inflated. Over-inflated or under-inflated wheels are more likely to sustain damage if you encounter a pothole. It would help if you referred to your owner ... read more

Windshield Wiper Replacement in Bound Brook, NJ

Windshield Wiper Replacement in Bound Brook, NJ

Usually, your car's windshield wipers are not the first thing that comes to mind when you think of car maintenance. However, they still play an integral role when it comes to safe driving. Your windshield wipers are responsible for keeping your windshield clean, dry, and clear of any obstruction. They are critical when it comes to the visibility of the road and other vehicles. Sadly, most drivers and car owners are not aware that they need to replace their wipers every 6 to 12 months. Instead, most vehicle owners will wait until they completely fall apart or stop working entirely before considering a replacement. It is highly advised that you make a habit of checking your car wipers' conditions for signs of wear and tear. These are some of the most common symptoms of aging windshield wipers:   Squeaking Noises Your car's wiper blades should glide seamlessly and silently across a moist windshield. If you hear a loud screech, then that may be an indication that the ru ... read more

Fun Summer Activities That Involve Your Car

Fun Summer Activities That Involve Your Car

Summertime is a period known for fun adventures and relaxing vacations, which means you'll likely depend on your car. With COVID cases declining, people are ready to leave their homes! If you aren't sure what your plans are this summer, don't worry - we got you covered. There are so many fun ventures to do with your car this summer. Here are four excellent ways to have fun with your car this summer:    Take a Family Road Trip Whether to visit loved ones from far away or getaway to the beach, people are ready to hit the highway and drive great distances this summer. But, being on the road doesn't have to be boring. Try to play games along the way and make your pit stops extra enjoyable.   Watch a Movie At a Drive-In  Drive-in theaters may seem ancient in 2021, but there are still plenty of them out there today. You and your family can enjoy movies, old and new, in a completely different setting.    Go Stargazing Nothing beats the be ... read more

A Properly Functioning Cooling System Can Help With Avoiding Breakdowns

A Properly Functioning Cooling System Can Help With Avoiding Breakdowns

The cooling system in your car is what keeps the engine cool - hence its name. It does this by redirecting the excess heat that gets trapped inside your engine right out of your vehicle. This helps guard against overheating and can save your engine from breaking down. But when your vehicle's cooling system fails in its duty to protect your engine from overheating, problems could result. Your engine could overheat due to a decline in your antifreeze, or coolant levels. These happen as a result of a leak somewhere inside the radiator, so having it checked for any potential damage is the answer to your woes. Having your cooling system working properly and without fail will keep you good and comfortable during the intense summer months. It will also help with other issues, such as maintaining a healthy temperature inside your engine. It does this by simply moderating the temperature and keeping it at a normal level as your engine is actively running. The reason that your cooling sys ... read more

What Does the Catalytic Converter Do?

What Does the Catalytic Converter Do?

The catalytic converter is a small mechanical device found in most cars. It is a very important device because it acts as a drain on the exhaust gases produced by an engine. In simple words, it is a device that reduces the exhaust toxicity produced by the car engine. Catalytic converters are made up of different materials which are chosen for their performance and efficiency. Most of the time, catalytic converters utilize oxygen to burn out pollutants produced from gas burning. This is necessary so that poisonous gases emitted by the engine can be reduced to less toxic forms. Moreover, it also helps in oxygen purification, which helps in removing harmful carbon monoxide from the exhaust fumes. These two processes help reduce the poisonous gases produced by the engine thus improving the fuel economy and protecting the health of the passengers. Catalytic converters come in two forms - single-stage and dual-stage. The single-stage type of catalytic converters has only a single primary c ... read more

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

Are Vehicle Pre-purchase Inspections Worth the Cost?

If a person brings a used car that they are considering buying into the auto repair shop for an inspection then it's a pre-purchase inspection. The mechanic will let them know if there are any underlying issues. In case, if you are wondering if it's worth the cost then you are in the right place. Let's dig in for more information. Why Pre-Purchase Inspection Is A Good Idea Yes, you heard that right! A pre-purchase inspection is a good idea because of the following reasons: There could be an issue with the car that you might not be aware of and only a mechanic would be able to tell you what's wrong with the car.   You can find out the hidden problems of the car. There could be an issue with the brake system of the car or maybe more.   A thorough pre-purchase inspection would include a detailed road test that can help a mechanic understand any underlying issues with the vehicle. Not many people are aware of the option of a pre-purchase inspection and th ... read more

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