When is it o.k. to repair a tire puncture?

When tires are repaired improperly, the results can be deadly. Be sure to ask your service technician if industry standard procedures are used in the repair process. When a puncture is within the limits established by the industry and properly repaired, you can expect the tire to continue to deliver thousands of miles of safe and reliable performance. A standard we follow is the puncture must not be on the side wall or the outer most treads in either one of these places the tire needs to be replaced to be safe. Have tires been repaired in these areas by shops?  Yes but they are taking a big chance with your life!  either they don’t have the knowledge of how to repair a tire or they just don’t care about your safety.

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When is it o.k. to repair a tire puncture?

Why is it important to service my transmission fluid?

Lets face it cars are very expensive and getting more expensive every year. We want to keep our cars as long as we can. That’s where servicing the transmission comes in, the transmission works on friction between clutch plates which creates heat and debris that needs to be flushed out, the more debris in the fluid the more ware on the internal parts of the transmission. A properly serviced transmission can last 200,000 miles or more.

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Why is it important to service my transmission fluid?

Should I have my coolant checked before a trip up North?

Yes, some service centers in south Florida will add coolant only to your cooling system because we don’t have freezing conditions here, if this happens you have no protection up north. At Poirier’s we always use a product that will protect your engine whether it’s hot or cold. Always a good idea to have it checked.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us at Poirier’s service center, have a wonderful thanksgiving. We are very thankful for all of our loyal friends and customers thank you for the trust you place in us each time you come in, we take that very seriously, we will continue to do our very best to serve you. We will be closed Thursday and Friday this week to spend time with family, we will be back to serve you on Monday.

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Happy Thanksgiving!

My car has A.B.S. do I need to pump the brake in a hard or panic stop?

The answer is no, many times that can be the worst thing to do.  All cars sold in America now have automatic brake systems on them. Your car will stop faster if we can keep the wheels rolling in a hard stop. That’s why we used to pump the brake, the A.B.S. system in your car does that for you, just push that brake hard and the system will take over and stop you much faster than you can on your own.

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My car has A.B.S. do I need to pump the brake in a hard or panic stop?

I need to top off the fluids in my car, can I use the same old fluids I did in my old car?

Fluids have changed a lot over the last few years, you should consult your owner’s manual  for the proper fluids before just adding. Brake fluid and p/s fluids for instance are two that have changed a lot.  Adding the wrong type of fluid can cause major problems and cost major dollars to repair. The best thing to do is just stop by our service center and we will be glad to top things off for you.

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I need to top off the fluids in my car, can I use the same old fluids I did in my old car?

My car won’t start, I checked the battery and found a lot of corrosion at the terminals. What should I do?

When you find a lot of corrosion around the terminals you need to move back a few steps, this can indicate an acid leak from around the post of the battery. Even through you can’t see them there may be fumes leaking around the post and these are explosive if you make a spark you can get hurt very badly , have your car towed to your service center and let one of the technicians take care of this for you.

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My car won’t start, I checked the battery and found a lot of corrosion at the terminals. What should I do?

If my car Drifts when driving do I need an alignment?

Yes you may need an alignment, and most likely that’s all you will need. If your service center is doing their job they will perform a complete suspension inspection to be sure there are no worn parts, this can also cause a drift or unstable feeling. You should have the alignment checked each year to get the best tire life and to keep your car safe and stable on the road.

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How often do I need to replace my wiper blades?

In south Florida you may need to replace them twice a year and some times more than that. The sun just tears them up. And most frustrating is no one checks their blades until its raining and you turn them on and find they don’t work very well. At Poirier’s service center we always check the blades at each oil change to be sure you are ready for the rain. In the worst case the metal part of the blade can scratch the windshield.

How often do I need to replace my wiper blades?