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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.

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Testimonials

  • Excellent staff, excellent mechanics, and great service!!! And their waiting area is nice and clean!!!! I won't take my car or cars anywhere else from now on but to them!!!
    -Brandon M.

  • Two great experiences there, and I didn't leave feeling duped. They for-sure saved me $$$ going above-and-beyond on an electrical issue that ended up being a bad battery. They found my receipt for the battery and went and got me a new one and only charged the diagnostic fee.
    -Brian R.

  • Great place.
    -Melanie H.

  • This is a great place for auto repair. Great prices and super nice people.
    -Jon H.

  • I have taken my car there for the past few months. I was very impressed with the speed and care of service. My car's problem was explained to me thoroughly, and I felt that I was getting honest service for an honest price. Go there. You won't be disappointed.
    -Terra Cole B.

  • Simply awesome hands down. DO NOT TAKE YOUR CAR ANYWHERE ELSE BUT HERE!!! They are the best in town for automotive repair. Very friendly, honest and knowledgeable.
    -Jonathan D.

  • We have had our 2002 Chevy Duramax Diesel Pickup truck and 2004 Volvo XC90 worked on by Halls Auto Care. They are awesome to do business with. We recommend them to everyone we know! Quick service, reasonable rates, knowledgeable and friendly.
    -Heather H.

  • Always an awesome experience using these guys! Very helpful! Super quick! And extremely knowledgeable.
    -Kyle B.

  • Thanks for all your help with one of my friends, and a resident of our property (Student Quarters Greenland), today. You guys saved the day, and you're wonderful people. I'll be sure to use you in the future. Thanks again!
    -Kelli Anne M.

  • These guys are awesome on prices and quality work on vehicles. So if you're in need of a mechanic then give Halls Auto Care a call ASAP.
    -Randall U.

  • Sean and his staff are very helpful and fix your vehicle right the first time.
    -Carlye W.

  • I needed my AC fixed and got it done at a reasonable price. Everyone is very nice and fun to talk to. They were very helpful and explained everything they were doing. If I need anything else done I'll be sure to come back!
    -Shayla J.

  • I will NEVER go anywhere else! Great service, super affordable and so very honest.
    -Alicia B.

  • The guys at Halls have helped me TREMENDOUSLY with all the issues I've had with my car! I'd recommend them to anyone looking to have work done on their vehicle! They're honest, affordable and very helpful!
    -Cait H.

  • Very honest family and always stand by their word. Have done business with this family for many years and will continue for many years to come.
    -Anthony W.

  • Great service! Great people! I definitely recommend!
    -Wendy B.

  • Greg and Cindy Hall are great and honest people that have supported Rutherford County for a very long time. I encourage you to support them now!
    -Yolanda A.