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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 1:00PM
  • Sun Closed

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10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us


  • -Val

    I've been a customer for many years and they keep my car running great. Professional and courteous staff! Save yourself time and frustration, just bring your car here!


  • -Tina C.

    They really came through for me when I had a flat in town. Great staff, made dealing with it easy. Thank you!


  • -Caitlyn H.

    2 days ago I was driving to work with a busted windshield wiper, it was flopping all over while I was on the highway. I needed to be at work at 8:30 but it was too dangerous to drive. While driving I called prolube the minute they opened at 8 and I was back on the road to work at 8:11. I wasn't even late to work. Very impressed!!


  • -James B.

    Went in for an inspection. In and out in less than 25 minutes, mechanics are cool, no upsells.


  • -Ed D.

    Been going to John and his crew for decades now. Always an honest assessment of my vehicles, a fair cost estimate and he stands behind his work.


  • -Francis R.

    They really care about you.


  • -Anthony N.

    Honest service at a decent price...my dealership tried to charge me $300 for a transmission flush prolube took one look at my car told me that I couldn't flush the transmission did a complete fluid exchange for $90. That's the type of honesty I appreciate.


  • -Matthew T.

    Great place, quick and friendly staff.


  • -James C.

    This is where I get my car taken care of. Excellent mechanics give me peace of mind as I drive.


  • -Val

    I've been a customer for many years and they keep my car running great. Professional and courteous staff! Save yourself time and frustration, just bring your car here!

Call us for service: 413-586-5640

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