Another Couple of Years: Making Your Vehicle Last With Help From Mackert Automotive LLC

A while back, the Cash for Clunkers program was all over the Washington news. Gig Harbor people could trade in their old vehicle for a new one that got better fuel economy and receive a government rebate. A lot of Gig Harbor motorists had so-called clunkers that they wanted to keep. They’re good commuters, Gig Harbor grocery getters or toy haulers. They enjoy that fact that they’re paid off, or soon will be. They would gladly like to keep their car, truck, SUVs for 200,000 miles or more – as long as it’s economical to do so. There...

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Straight And True In Gig Harbor: Wheel Alignment

Most Gig Harbor folks worry about running out of gas or having a breakdown on the side of the road. That is why we practice preventive maintenance on our vehicles — that and to keep our repair bills down. But one important part of preventive maintenance that may get overlooked by Gig Harbor car owners is a periodic alignment inspection. Poor alignment causes tires to wear rapidly, unevenly or both. This means they will have to be replaced early, and new tires are more costly than an alignment check in Gig Harbor. Bad alignment can also...

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Servicing High Mileage Vehicles at Mackert Automotive LLC

Older vehicles simply have different maintenance requirements than newer ones.

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Cool Running In Gig Harbor

Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don’t hear much any more about cars overheating. That’s because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn’t mean you can’t overheat your car, truck, SUV engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the interstate in Gig Harbor waiting for your car, truck, SUV engine to cool down. When you service your cooling system at Mackert Automotive LLC, your service advisor will check the condition of the coolant. It can...

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Protecting Your car, truck, SUV From Theft In Gig Harbor, Washington

Every car in Gig Harbor, Washington is at risk for theft. So it’s up to us Gig Harbor motorists to make our cars a less appealing target and more of a challenge – hopefully sending potential thieves to look elsewhere. The National Insurance Crime Bureau recommends a layered approach to protecting vehicles: Common sense Visible and audible devices Immobilizing devices Tracking devices Let’s review each of these. First, common sense: you would be surprised how many vehicles are stolen in Washington where the keys were left in...

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