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5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast Dad

5 Father’s Day Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast Dad

Wondering what to buy for your father this time around? If your father enjoys cars, something as simple as a car wash to an experience behind the wheel of a sporty car can put a smile on his face. Below are some of our top gift ideas for the dads who love cars: Car Wash If your father loves stepping into a clean car — or could use some help with getting there — consider getting him a car washing/detailing kit. All you need is a bucket filled with the goodies like car soap, glass cleaner, sponges, microfiber cloths, wax, etc. Another idea is getting him a gift certificate for a detailing service. Vehicle Accessories If your dad’s car needs a glow-up, new floor mats and seat covers are a great way to upgrade the inside of his car. Nevertheless, they offer great protection against stains. If your father is into gadgets, a handheld jump starter or sound system or car chargers are great too. Quality Time There’s nothing better than creating unforgettable memori ... read more

5 Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

5 Car Maintenance Tips for Spring

Spring is finally here, and it’s time to prep your vehicle for the warm weather ahead. Whether you plan to use your car for a road trip or go back to the office, you need to make sure your car is reliable. Winter tends to be tough on our cars, so be sure to follow these tips to reboot your vehicle. Tip #1: Get an Oil Change An oil change at the beginning of spring will give you the assurance that your engine will be properly lubricated and running at tip-top condition all season long. Tip #2: Test Your Battery Efficiency Your battery is not very good with temperature changes. Since your battery worked overtime in the winter, it would be best to take a look at it. If you notice corrosion around the connection points or cables, it may be time for a new battery. Tip #3: Check Your Tread Depth Tires need to have sufficient tread to allow you to drive through wet weather. Once your tires have worn down to 2/32”, your tire will need replacing. While you are checking tread m ... read more

How Often Should You Have Your Car A/C Recharged?

How Often Should You Have Your Car A/C Recharged?

Spring is finally here in Bound Brook, NJ, and many of us will start to feel the temperature warm up in the upcoming months. That also means we will be making the switch from heat to air conditioning whenever we get in the car. If you haven't had your A/C pumping for a while, you may want to have it checked out before the hot summer.   Your vehicle's A/C system is similar to your home air conditioning system, where it relies on a refrigerant or freon to provide cold air. Over time, you can run out. Or, your system can develop a leak from old age. When this happens, you'll notice your A/C blowing warm air.   Many drivers consider having their A/C recharged at the start of spring and summer to ensure their A/C is cool. Most automakers don't provide a schedule for this service, but that doesn't mean it isn't necessary. An A/C recharge isn't a yearly service, but if you notice that your vents aren't blowing cool air, it's time to get it don ... read more

When Should I Change My Fuel Filter?

When Should I Change My Fuel Filter?

Your fuel filter is an essential part of your vehicle's fuel system, and it does precisely what you think it does: block out the dirt and grime in your fuel so that your engine can receive clean energy. Over time, this filter will get dirty and become ineffective. The problem with a clogged fuel filter is that it won't properly deliver the right amount of fuel to the engine. And when this happens, your vehicle won't get very far and not efficiently. Besides poor engine performance, you may notice the following signs with an ineffective fuel filter: Rough or shaky idling Difficulty starting your vehicle  Engine sputtering Decrease in MPG Check engine light on A dirty and ineffective filter will also allow dirt, contaminants, and other harmful gunk to stir up all sorts of engine trouble. Once the filter's porous materials get clogged, you will need to replace the fuel filter.  How Often to Replace Fuel Filter Older vehicles typically require a fuel filte ... read more

Top Repair Issues Our Porsche Certified Mechanic Comes Across

Top Repair Issues Our Porsche Certified Mechanic Comes Across

Porsche is one of the most respected automakers in the world. Known as much for their style, speed, and class as they are for their reliability, Porsche is frankly in a class of its own, and as such has been named a best brand by Consumer Reports. However, even the most well-designed and manufactured vehicles can develop problems. Whether you own a 911, Macan, Boxster, Cayenne, or Cayman, if your Porsche develops any signs of problems, you should only take it to a Certified Porsche Mechanic for diagnosis and repairs. Here’s an overview of top repair issues our certified mechanic routinely comes across and can successfully repair. Porsche Coolant Leak Problems Moisture underneath your Porsche is often due to an issue with the coolant. This is especially common in the Porsche Boxster 986. Leaks in the coolant reservoir are also quite common in the Porsc ... read more

Signs of an Old Serpentine Belt

Signs of an Old Serpentine Belt

Your car's serpentine belt is a vital component, commonly located in the front of your engine. This lengthy belt transports power to critical automotive systems, including your power steering pump, alternator, A/C compressor, water pump, and more. Back then, a vehicle may have several belts; nowadays, automobiles have a single belt to run everything, almost always the serpentine belt.    The serpentine belt can also run the water pump, radiator fan, and power brakes on some vehicles. In rare cases, some even have two serpentine belts. No matter how your components and the motor are arranged, you can bet that you won't go far with a damaged or broken serpentine belt. Depending on your vehicle's make and model, you can expect your serpentine belt to last from 50,000 to 100,000 miles. Additionally, your manufacturer probably has a recommended interval for how often to inspect your belt. You can always count on the professionals at Nerger's Auto Express to thoro ... read more

Essential Winter Driving Tips

Essential Winter Driving Tips

The Bound Brook winter can make it more challenging to drive around. However, you might have to face the harsh reality of going to work or running errands for the family in the cold and (sometimes) snowy conditions. There are ways to make driving a little safer and more manageable. Below are some important winter maintenance items that you should take care of to make your commutes less complicated this winter: Windows and Mirrors At one point or another, you're going to have to get the ice or snow off your glass surfaces. A windshield scraper can do the job quickly and speed up the process over only relying on the defrosters. Clean windshields, windows, and mirrors are a must if you want to see others and others see you on the road. Windshield Wipers Before driving, please make sure that your wipers aren't frozen onto your windshield. One way to prevent this from happening is by propping the blades outward at night. This winter, you will become more reliant on your windshie ... read more

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