Why don’t my headlights seem as bright as they used to?

Today’s halogen bulbs do get weaker over time and in fact should be replace to help you keep things as bright as possible perhaps as often as every 2 years or so. Sylvania says there silver star bulbs have a one year lifespan they are 30 to 40% brighter but there is a trade-off. At Poirier’s we make it our business to keep you safe on the roadways checking your headlights is just one of the ways we do that.

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Why do I need to flush my power steering system?

This is another system in your car that many times gets forgotten. The fluid in the power steering gets extremely hot and can reach pressures around 2000 psi., between the heat and the pressure the fluid breaks down and the system begins to create its own debris that can clogged the pump screen and destroy the system. Flushing your P/S system is a vital service that needs to be addressed.

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How long can I expect my car to last?

If you follow the recommendations of your service manual or service center, most cars today can easily see 200,000 miles and more. The whole key to 200,250,300 thousand miles is maintenance, think about making your car last twice as long, yes you will spend some money to do the maintenance but put that against buying a new car you will be way ahead of the game.

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Are all those services really necessary for my car?

The answer in a nutshell is yes they are, as you drive the fluids are braking down and need to be replaced at certain intervals. The dealer won’t always tell you but if you don’t perform these services at the proper time you could void your new car warranty. Your independent service center can do these services for you and your warranty will stay in tact, you do not have to go to the dealer.

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Why won’t my A/C blow cold in my car?

That’s a good question, as you might guess no one can answer that without doing an inspection of your A/C system. It may be low on Freon if so you have a leak some place in the system. Freon won’t evaporate. It may be that a component failed, compressor, dryer, expansion valve, again we will have to inspect the system to give you the answer.

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Photo Friday, Is wheel balancing important for good tire wear?

Yes every tire no matter what the cost will need balanced. If the tires are balanced properly you should get a smooth ride and if the tire is rolling smoothly it will wear much better then a tire shaking. At Poirier’s  we have a state of the art Hunter wheel balancer and technicians that know how to use it.

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Photo Friday, Is wheel balancing important for good tire wear?

What does A.S.E. certification mean?

A.S.E. stands for Automotive Service Excellence. It is a standard by which you can measure the abilities of an auto service technician. A technician that has taken the time to study and pass a number of tests to become certified, is more likely to have the skills to service and repair your cars systems then one who has not. Its a good idea to ask is the service center if the mechanic working on my car certified?

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