I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Gig Harbor

About 90% of our driving decisions in Gig Harbor are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely essential. Most Gig Harbor car owners have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our car, truck, SUV windshield is just dirty. In fact, it’s estimated that 46,000,000 drivers across the nation are driving with wipers that can’t adequately clear their windshield in a storm. It seems like our wiper blades are always at their worst when we Gig Harbor...

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10 Services Gig Harbor motorists Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Gig Harbor. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps – we have to keep track of it all. So let’s talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the critical scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Gig Harbor car owners. They’re all very...

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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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Mackert Automotive LLC Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

Gig Harbor service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Gig Harbor drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed. Mackert Automotive LLC fuel system cleaning: Over time, the car, truck, SUV fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way. Mackert Automotive LLC headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps...

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Budget For Maintenance in Gig Harbor

Sometimes busy Gig Harbor residents dream about going back to the “simpler” days of our grandparents. But if you could travel back in time and take a road trip around Gig Harbor in a Model T, you might change your mind. The improved designs and quality of today’s automobiles have significantly reduced the amount of time Gig Harbor car owners spend at the side of the road during breakdowns. With proper maintenance, today’s vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before. Some of those improvements, however, have led to higher...

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The Maintenance Free Myth

Sometimes we hear Gig Harbor drivers say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most Gig Harbor motorists don’t realize how high tech automotive fluids have become. Fluids like, engine oil, transmission fluid, coolant and brake...

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