Yearly Archives: 2020

Tips for Staying Busy Amid COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders

Tips for Staying Busy Amid COVID-19 Shelter in Place Orders

You've been ordered to stay home among the rapid spread of COVID-19 - it's hard, we know! However, shelter in place orders are extremely important considering the current state of our nation. These shelter in place orders are vital to preventing the virus from spreading faster and further, and can help you take control of your health during these uncertain times.  Although you may be stuck at home, more than likely with others (possibly kids), there are still a variety of things that you can do which will keep you productive while still abiding by CDC regulations. Most importantly, be sure that you are being proactive about washing your hands, keeping a 6 foot distance in public areas, sanitizing surfaces regularly, and avoiding touching your face with unwashed hands.  If you're struggling to stay busy and falling into a bit of a rut, we recommend trying one or more of the following ideas to get active and stay productive:  We know you pro ... read more

What is an Air Pump Replacement Service?

Before we talk about what exactly an air pump replacement service is, lets talk about what your car's air pump is and what job it has. The purpose of your vehicle's air pump is to ensure that the emissions from your exhaust system contain as little harmful chemicals as possible to protect our environment. The air pump is also known as the smog pump because it pushes air into the exhaust system to make sure that any fuel that isn't burned is combusted. When the air pump doesn't work as it should, an excess amount of toxic fumes and pollutants will be released from your vehicle.  What many drivers don't know is that the air pump is actually electric, meaning that it works through a series of wires and fuses. This wiring and fuses is what gives it power, and often times the cause of air pump issue stems from faulty wiring or blown fuses. Additionally, you do need a working smog pump or air pump for your vehicle to pass emissions testing.  So, what is an air ... read more

How Often Should You Get New Tires?

As a vehicle owner, you may wonder how often you need to get a new set of tires. When it comes to the frequency, there is no set time frame in which you need to get tires, however paying attention to your vehicle's tires and understanding what healthy tires look like can help you make decisions when it comes to needing new tires.  When are new tires needed? New tires are needed when you notice that they are no longer in good condition. The tread of your tires is most important because this is what guarantee the traction that your tires need to properly control your vehicle in all types of weather conditions. If your tires are looking bald and especially worn out, it may be time for a new set. Plus, when you bring your vehicle into the experts here at Service First Automotive Centers for any type of service, we always take a look at your tires to evaluate their condition and let you know if we feel you may need new tires soon.  How can I protect my tires to need new sets ... read more

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