Easy Miles

  Have you ever noticed that your vehicle manufacturer has a schedule in your owner’s manual for what is called “severe service” maintenance? Let’s define what severe driving conditions aren’t: The easiest driving a vehicle experiences is traveling on the interstate for twenty miles or more at a constant rate of 65 miles per hour in 75°F weather with only passengers on board. Change any one of those parameters and you are adding stress to your engine. Change them significantly, and you are driving under severe...

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Recommended Service Intervals At Mackert Automotive LLC

Most people in the Gig Harbor area are aware that automotive manufacturers have recommended service intervals. Following recommended service intervals is very important. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated for the areas around Gig Harbor, Gig Harbor and Gig Harbor in Washington. The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the...

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Deciphering the Mackert Automotive LLC Menu Board

Let’s talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Gig Harbor, Washington service centers like Mackert Automotive LLC have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don’t know what these services really are unless they ask. Let’s go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Mackert Automotive LLC a call at 253-851-3307 to learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our Gig Harbor, Washington auto center at 3416-B...

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Recommended Service Intervals

Everyone in , knows we are advised to go to our dentist twice a year.  Oral-conscious residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that can’t be seen with the naked eye. When our dentist is done, he/she tells us what was found – “Everything’s fine, see you in six months.” Or “You’ve got a small cavity starting, let’s schedule an appointment to take care of it.” By the time you leave, you have a plan for addressing any necessary issues. This system works...

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Is Your Driving Severe?

People near often ask how often they should have a particular service done. It’s a great thing to ask. You can look at your owner’s manual, or have your service advisor at look up your vehicle in a service database. What you find is often a surprise to people – there are actually two service schedules. One is the regular schedule and the other is the severe service schedule. Service intervals are shorter on the severe service schedule. When asked, most folks in will say that their driving is normal and that the...

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