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Yearly Archives: 2019

Do Modern Vehicles Need to Be "Warmed Up"?

If you've been on the road for years, you've probably heard someone mention that a vehicle needs to be warmed up in the colder weather in order to start up. You get into your car, turn it on, and let the engine run for a few minutes before setting off. You've only heard it from friends and family, but is it actually necessary? The answer depends on the age of your vehicle, as well as make and model. The concept of warming up your vehicle in the winter or fall dates back to cars that were built with carburetors. Carburetors haven't been built in vehicles since around the 1990s. So unless your vehicle is from the early 1990s or earlier, than the answer is no!  Modern vehicles use fuel-injection technology, complex computer systems and thinner synthetic oils so that drivers don’t need to warm up their cars before hitting the road. Idiling your vehicle before driving is actually bad for the environment, as it generates more pollution into the air ... read more

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A SAFE VEHICLE

BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A SAFE VEHICLE

At Nerger's Auto Express we have one priority, and that is the safety of our customers. We know that sending your children off to college can be one of the most stressful and emotional times for a parent. However, with the winter months ahead, it is absolutely essential to make sure the vehicle your child is driving is the safest that it can be. At Nerger's we will perform a full evaluation on your child's vehicle to make sure there are no red flags. Some of the tests we will run include an inspection of tire treads, tire inflation, engine oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid, brake functionality and light functionality. Although we want to make sure that your child's car is extremely safe before your children head off into the next phase of their lives, we also think it is essential that you teach them how to keep themselves safe when they are on their own. Here are ... read more

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