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Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 3:00PM
  • Sun Closed
    CLOSED 01/01

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

  • , 03/22/2021

    I TOOK MY CAR TO 3 DIFFERENT SHOPS AND NO RESULT. I WAS REFERED TO LEOS AUTO CARE BY A FAMILY MEMBER, THESE GUYS ARE REALLY GOOD THEY FOUND MY PROBLEM AND HAD MY CAR FIXED THE NEXT DAY... I WILL BE BACK!

  • , 03/13/2021

    They were great and very polite and recommend coming here if you need anything done

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    , 03/03/2021

    Love love love these guys... they take good care of you and don't screw you

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    , 03/01/2021

    Did a wonderful job with my car!!

Charlotte
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    , 02/22/2021

    One of the rare gems Charlotte has to offer in the automotive repair industry. These guys are not only plenty capable of servicing most cars, they also allow you to provide your own parts (something those 'other' guys won't do because they depend on the profit margin from marking up parts prices). So glad I found these guys!!!

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    , 02/09/2021

    Leo's auto care set a high standard when it comes to the quality of work. They properly check to make sure your car is free of error, paying great attention to detail. In all aspects of auto care/repair Leo is not satisfied unless he's achieving the highest customer satisfaction.

Call us for service: 704-521-4976

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