Make Sure Your Car Is Ready for all That Holiday Driving

Well the holidays are here, which usually means extensive holiday driving for a lot of folks. With that said the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin wants to ensure that your vehicle is ready for all those highway miles you have to cover. We have put together some important tips to help you prepare for all your winter driving. Read More

Important Cold Weather Vehicle Maintenance Tips

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Winter weather comes year after year and we all find ourselves having to drive in those frigid winter months. With that said the team here at Auto Clinic of Franklin want to remind all our valued clients to engage in cold weather vehicle maintenance before the winter season arrives. There are a variety of helpful tips you can use to winter proof your car that we have listed here below.

To begin with, you want to check the anti-freeze in your car. Antifreeze makes its way into your radiator and is very important to your vehicle. Be sure that it is at appropriate levels at the start of the winter season.

Next, you want to be certain that your windshield wipers are in tip top shape to allow the quick and easy removal of snow, rain, salt and even sand that gets onto your windshield during winter driving. If they are not performing at peak levels, make sure you replace them. Also, be sure to check the level of your windshield wiper fluid as well.

Tire Tread DepthFurther, you want to take time out to inspect your tires to ensure that they have sufficient tire depth and traction so as to avoid any slipping and sliding in foul weather. Continuing on with important steps to take we want to remind all our clients to check the battery terminals on your car. When the temperatures drop your car typically needs a whole lot more power so you want to be sure that your battery is able to handle the extra workload.

Be sure to check the engine oil in your car as well as your brake pads, again to ensure that they are performing at peak levels in anticipation of the much colder driving temperatures. It is also important that you check the status and condition of your spark plugs as well.

These important steps will help to ensure that your vehicle is up for the winter weather driving challenge and will also help provide protection for your vehicle from the cold weather elements. These cold weather vehicle maintenance tips not only contribute to the well being of your vehicle, but also contribute greatly to the safety of you and all your passengers as well.

Remember, if you are not comfortable to perform any of these important steps, then no need to worry. Simply bring your vehicle on down to our facility and let the highly skilled and trained auto techs here at Auto Clinic of Franklin take care of all those winter woes. Our team is committed and dedicated to providing top of the line products and services each time every time. Having earned ourselves a spot on the marketplace charts as one of the best all round automotive service providers this side of Tennessee, our staff remains steadfast in maintaining that very presence and reputation.

Should you also find that you are in need of any type of automotive repairs or services, then surely you have come to the right place. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin you are our #1 priority which is why you can be sure that we will meet your every need with the greatest of ease and professionalism.

Winter is truly upon us now, and whether you will be driving about here in Tennessee or have plans to travel to snowier destinations this holiday season, take time out now to have cold weather vehicle maintenance performed on your vehicle. We wouldn’t want you to get caught this winter with vehicle problems, so bring your vehicle in today and let us be sure you are prepped and ready for winter season driving ahead. From our family to yours we send along wishes for a safe and happy holiday season!!

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The Pros and Cons of Investing In Winter Tires

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Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin, it is certainly safe to say that we know a good deal about cars and tires alike. With that said, often times our clients will inquire as to whether or not it is necessary to invest in winter tires. When the temperatures outside begin to drop and winter makes its presence known, there are many benefits of having winter tires. Read More

Affordable Franklin Auto Services to Prep Your Vehicle This Winter

With winter quickly creeping up on us, it would be foolish to try to head into the cold winter season without properly preparing your vehicle. With that said, the folks here at Auto Clinic of Franklin highly recommend you take advantage of our affordable Franklin auto services to ensure safe driving and traveling this winter. Winter driving can certainly be a bit of a challenge and struggle, but with proper routine maintenance and care, your vehicle will be ready to handle it all.

Before heading out to drive this winter, be sure to take every precaution to prep your vehicle for the winter challenge ahead. That is where the experts here at Auto Clinic of Franklin come in. From rough idling problems, reduced power issues, and hard starts to consistent stalling our qualified technicians handle it all. In addition, we are on hand to perform all your routine oil and filter changes, check your exhaust system for leaks, and perform an inspection of your brakes.

Further, when you take advantage of our superior Franklin auto services you can be sure our friendly, certified techs will check all your filters (air, fuel and PCV) and be sure that they are clean and changed. Adding deicer to your gasoline tank will ensure that any moisture in your fuel line does not freeze and ensuring that your defroster and heating system are working at peak levels is part of our service as well.

Our affordable Franklin auto services also include inspection and replacement if necessary of any drive belts, hoses or clamps and replacement of wiper blades as well as topping of your windshield wiper fluid.   Finally, we will inspect your battery and examine your tires to ensure that they are in mint condition for the challenging winter weather ahead.

Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin you are our #1 priority which is why we take such tremendous pride in all our products and services. Open weekdays, Monday through Friday, from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, and proudly serving Franklin and many of its surrounding towns, our licensed techs stand ready to serve you with all your automotive needs.

Yes, winter can be a bit of a challenge, but if you take advantage of our affordable Franklin auto services, then rest assured your worries are none. Don’t get caught out in the cold this winter, but rather, give a shout out to our team at 615-794-9890. We look forward to serving you and to providing you with the best all round auto services and repairs this side of Tennessee!!

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Useful Tips For Safe Winter Driving From the Folks at Auto Clinic of Franklin

We all know how challenging winter driving can be with slippery conditions, snow, ice and other winter related elements. Being aware of your surroundings when driving this winter and knowing what precautions to take will certainly help minimize any winter vehicle accidents. The folks here at Auto Clinic of Franklin are committed to providing superior services to all our valued clients and that includes these helpful winter driving tips. Our highly skilled and professional team wants to ensure that you are prepared for all types of winter driving conditions this season. Read More

Prep Your Vehicle for the Winter Weather

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With winter quickly creeping up on us, it would be foolish to try to head into the cold winter season without properly preparing your vehicle. Performing a car care check is essential to safe driving and travelling in the winter. Winter driving can certainly be a bit of a challenge and struggle, but with proper routine maintenance and care, your vehicle will be ready to handle it all.

Before heading out to drive this fall and winter, take some time to perform these typical recommended service repairs to prep your vehicle for winter: Read More

Affordable Franklin Auto Maintenance Services

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Proper care and maintenance is vital to the performance and life expectancy of any vehicle. Here at Auto Clinic of Franklin we are committed and dedicated to providing top of the line Franklin Auto Maintenance services for all our valued clients. We take tremendous pride in our quality products and services and in helping our clients to properly maintain their vehicles.

Without proper routine maintenance of your vehicle, over time you will find yourself spending a great deal of money on costly vehicle repairs. Setting aside money regularly will ensure that you have the funding when the need arises to have maintenance or repairs performed on your vehicle. Further, we advise all our clients to get in the habit of scheduling routine maintenance appointments as well. Read More

Franklin Automotive Services with a Touch of Class

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We live in such a fast paced, hectic world. Getting from one place to the other is so important. Is it any wonder that our vehicles are so critical to our everyday life? Whether commuting to and from work each day or traveling for a vacation, a healthy maintained vehicle is essential. Here at The Auto Clinic of Franklin we are proud of our award-winning Franklin automotive services. We have provided all of our valued clients with our top-rated services and products here in Franklin over the past 10+ years. Read More

Extended Franklin Car Storage Tips

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Vehicles by design are meant to be driven regularly. If you are planning on storing away your vehicle for months at a time, you’ll have to take some additional steps to ensure that they remain in good condition over time. Here are some quick tips to help keep your stored Franklin car in excellent shape.

Change the Oil

You don’t want to store your vehicle with worn oil because it has acids and other harmful compounds that can do damage if they are left sitting in place for too long. Do yourself a favor and change both the oil and the filter before you store the vehicle. It’s a simple procedure that will help keep your engine in better shape. Make sure to drive at least a few miles with the new oil in your Franklin car to get it running through your engine.

Oil the Plug Cylinders

Remove each of the spark plugs in your vehicle one by one. While they are out, add a teaspoon of engine oil to the threads of the cylinders. Secure the spark plugs in place once again. This procedure will help prevent rust from developing on the cylinders.

Support Your Franklin Car on Jack Stands

If you’ll be keeping your vehicle stored for a year or more, you need to take weight off your wheel bearings and other key suspension components. The best way to do this is to life the vehicle up off the ground using a set of jack stands underneath its frame.

Pull off the Wiper Blades

Take the wiper blades off the Franklin car to keep them from getting stuck to the windshield. If the wipers are allowed to get stuck in place they can cause damage to the windshield when removed.

Flush the Brake Lines

Look at the brake fluid in the system and if it’s a brownish color flush the fluid out, replacing it with brand-new fluid. Old brake fluid has water in it and can lead to rust if it isn’t moving around.

Cover the Franklin Car Up

Finally, make sure that you cover your Franklin car entirely. Get a large cover, or put it in a windowless storage area to protect it from the elements. A good cover will keep off the weather which can be particularly harmful to vehicles. Sunlight fades paint and damages the interior materials, rain, sleet and snow can cause corrosion and other issues.

Speak with us here at the Auto Clinic of Franklin, where we are able to help with the diagnostics, maintenance and repairs that are needed prior to putting your Franklin car in storage.

Washing your Vehicle is Vital When Visiting a Northern Climate

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While Tennessee doesn’t suffer from too much snowfall throughout the year, that’s not the case in some of the northern states. As temperatures dip down snow is a regular problem and ice is often applied to the roadways to help prevent snow buildup and problems with ice while driving around. If you happen to go up north to visit during the winter, it’s vital that you take the time to wash your vehicle while you’re up there, and also before you head back down to Tennessee once again.

How Often Should You Wash?

It’s tough to say just how often it’s necessary to wash your vehicle while up north, but a good rule of thumb is at least once a week when the roads are icy or have snow on them. Even when the roads aren’t too bad, they might still have ice on them regularly, so be sure to look out for ice each time that you drive to decide if you need to wash the vehicle or not.

Pay for an Underbody Treatment

Heading to a standard car wash while up north might not be enough to get your vehicle clean where it matters. The important thing is to ensure that the bottom of the car or truck gets washed thoroughly. The best way to make that happen is to pay for an advanced car wash that includes an underbody treatment as well. This might cost you a bit more money, but will ensure that all the salt and gunk is removed from the frame of your vehicle. That’s the best way to prevent your investment while up north and to make sure that you don’t end up with rust issues just because you decided to take a trip.

Even if you don’t make a regular habit of traveling up north, it’s still important to pay attention to the roads around you when temperatures drop down around freezing level. It’s common for salt to be used to prevent freezing rain and other dangerous driving conditions in the heart of winter, and you shoul wash your car whenever salt is laid down on the roads around you as well.

Spending a bit of extra money to keep your vehicle nice and clean throughout the winter is the best way to ward off problems with rust that can prematurely age the frame of your car or truck. Speak with the professionals at the Auto Clinic of Franklin to get winter upgrades and diagnostics to complete the vehicle care.