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5 Maintenance Items to Take Care Of This Fall

5 Maintenance Items to Take Care Of This Fall

October is Fall Car Care Month, and it is the perfect time to take care of the maintenance items you’ve been putting off for a while now. The colder weather is tougher on our cars, making us more susceptible to breakdowns. The last thing you want is to have to deal with the inconvenience of being stuck. To prepare for this year’s cold winter, we’d like to remind you to do the following… Change Your Windshield Wipers Most people tend to disregard their windshield wipers until it rains or snows, but don't be like one of those drivers. Your windshields are crucial to your visibility and safety, so please ensure they are in good, working shape to clear off the water, dirt, and more. These should be replaced every 6 to 12 months. Flush Your Coolant A coolant or radiator flush is a great opportunity to take to ensure your engine doesn’t overheat. Otherwise, the dirty coolant fluid can cause leaks and other problems down the line. Consider Swapping Out ... read more

How to Check Your Tire Pressure in 5 Easy Steps

How to Check Your Tire Pressure in 5 Easy Steps

If you own a car, then you should learn how to check your tire pressure at some point. Having under inflated and even overinflated tires can be detrimental to the health of the tires and your safety. If you’re a newbie at this kind of stuff, you’ve come to the right place. Nerger’s Auto Express is here to help with everything you need to know about tires.   Before you grab the tire gauge or go straight to the filling station at your gas station, you need to do some research. In the US, tire pressure is measured in pounds per square inch or PSI. Every car make and model has a specific range that their tire pressure should be at. Usually, it varies depending on the size of the car. Bigger cars tend to need more air in their tires. There is a sticker on the driver’s door jamb that lists the specific range. You may notice different PSI labeled for your front tires vs. rear tires.   Next, you’ll need a tool. As mentioned before, most gas stations ... read more

How to Fix a Broken Key Fob for Your Car

How to Fix a Broken Key Fob for Your Car

A lost or broken key fob can seem like the last thing you need. But there’s no need to panic. Whether you’re locked out of your car because the fob stopped working, or you can’t start the engine because the key fob is broken, solutions are available. From replacing your broken key fob to having it repaired, you don’t have to let this inconvenience ruin your day. Read on for everything to know about broken key fob replacement, including how to start your car if your key fob is broken. What Causes a Broken Key Fob? The most common cause of a broken key fob is a dead battery. If this is the reason you can’t get into your car, there’s excellent news. You can bring the fob into a reputable mechanic to have them test and/or replace the battery. If you’re feeling confident, you may try opening the case yourself to see if you can remove the battery yourself. Many makes and models use ... read more

What Do Mechanics Look for During a Brake Inspection?

What Do Mechanics Look for During a Brake Inspection?

Did you know that this month, August, is Brake Safety Awareness Month? With this in mind, when was the last time you’ve had your brakes checked? Now might be the perfect time to bring your vehicle to Nerger’s Auto Express for a comprehensive brake inspection.    Healthy brakes can keep you and your vehicle out of trouble, which is why routine brake inspections are necessary. The life of your brake components can vary depending on your vehicle’s make and model, how often you drive, the conditions you drive in, and the quality of the brake parts. However, the Car Care Council recommends at least one brake inspection per year.    When you bring your vehicle to our auto service shop, we can check for the following signs of bad brakes: Mushy or spongy brakes Squeaking or grinding brakes Vehicle pulling when brakes are engaged Brake vibrations  Brake warning light   We recognize that failing to care for your vehicle’s braking sy ... read more

What Are The Most Common Exhaust System Problems?

What Are The Most Common Exhaust System Problems?

The exhaust system of your vehicle is critical. It directs dangerous fumes away from the engine and the interior of the vehicle. These toxic fumes are routed through the catalytic converter, which converts them into less dangerous gasses that meet emission standards. The fumes are then expelled into the outside air after passing through the muffler. Common Exhaust Issues Your vehicle's exhaust system is made up of many parts, and if even one of them is broken or compromised, the entire system will not function properly. Problems with your exhaust system can put you in serious danger, so if you notice any of the symptoms of a failed exhaust system, it is critical that you have your vehicle checked out by a qualified professional. Lets look at some common exhaust issues your vehicle may experience: Rust Rust is a typical exhaust system problem. Rust is bad for your car and can erode your car's vital parts, endangering you. Leaks A leaky exhaust system is another issue. If ... read more

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

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