brakes

Obviously, your brakes are essential. However, it’s easy to neglect or ignore brake issues, and even miss them altogether; as long as the car, truck, or SUV still stops, many people don’t see the need to have their brakes serviced. From Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, here are some common brake issues, and why you should fix them.

technician holding a clean and dirty air filter comparison in the front seat of a car

When driving around town, your vehicle's engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas. All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually, the filter gets completely full, and because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, we want to help you get the best air quality in your vehicle, but first, we want to explain the process of where this dirty air is going. 

ball joint

At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, we know you’re busy. We also know that while there are certain issues with your car, truck, or SUV you can ignore for a while, some of them shouldn’t wait. While serious issues are often obvious, sometimes they aren’t - ball joints are one such case.

Everyone has different habits when it comes to washing their vehicle. Many people see it as a purely cosmetic thing, so as long as their vehicle is running and driving right they don’t see a point in washing it all that often. In actuality, washing your vehicle is also an important aspect of maintenance and making a vehicle last. Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC has some vehicle washing tips for you, to keep your vehicle in shape for years to come.

 

man putting gas in a vehicle at the pump

Like anything else on your vehicle, keeping various systems clean and in good shape is essential to long life and reliability. Your fuel system is especially important - parts are expensive, problems can be difficult to diagnose, and it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a huge issue. It’s much easier to keep your fuel system clean than it is to clean a dirty or problematic system. Performing regular fuel treatment can prove very beneficial to the life of your vehicle.

couple of technicians checking an engine

At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC, we understand the importance of doing things right. That’s why we are in the business of hiring ASE certified technicians. After all, your car, truck or SUV is only as good as the quality of service it receives.

Mechanic holding checklist while checking on vehicle repairs

Maintaining your car doesn't have to be a hassle, just bring it to our team here at Bowles Automotive in Mooresville. We can take care of all the dirty work. However, it's important to know when you should get proper maintenance. Here are some quick tips and advice on the basics of car maintenance!

oil being poured into car

These days, it seems like the oil options for your oil changes are limitless - full synthetic, blends, conventional, high mileage, and the list goes on and on. We are frequently asked if it's okay to switch between oils, and how you know what is okay to use? At Bowles Automotive in Mooresville, NC we're here to help you answer that question. When it comes to engine oil, the answer to this question can be as complicated or as simple as you want it to be!

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