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Importance of Routine Battery Check-Ups

As cars become more technologically advanced, the importance of your vehicle’s battery becomes continually more important. In the old days, a car battery essentially worked or it didn’t; if it was good enough to start the car, it was good enough. Moderns vehicles are a different story. A faulty battery can cause a variety of issues, including engine codes, sensor failures, irregular transmission behavior, and the list goes on. Battery failure often causes issues that are commonly misdiagnosed, and in the hands of the wrong auto repair shop, a mechanic may spend hundreds of your hard earned dollars chasing problems that don’t exist. At Intercourse Automotive 4X4 in Intercourse, our mechanics are ASE certified and familiar with modern vehicles and the problems that accompany them. 

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Building it better-that's why we use JASPER!

Breaking News! JASPER installs New Dynamometer for Long Range New Product/ Authentic Engine Testing. Intercourse Automotive 4X4 in Intercourse is a proud partner with a company that is working to lead the way in the next generation of engine testing.  Jasper is always on a mission to design impeccable products that will keep them ahead of the competition and work best for their customers.  What is this new progression you ask? Jasper Engines and Transmissions has installed a computerized dynamometer that will help improve new products and for use with Jasper Authentic Custom Drivetrain division.

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If you see green, you have a problem.

I like the color green myself, but I tell our Intercourse drivers that when you see it on the ground by your car or truck, it is a BAD SIGN!  First, be sure to gauge how much of it is on the ground and remember if your car or truck has been parked overnight, what you see could be a HINT of what has really leaked out.  This beautiful green color is your antifreeze on the ground vs in your vehicle where it belongs and your radiator.

We tell our Intercourse drivers to call us immediately here at Intercourse Automotive 4X4 if they have a radiator - antifreeze leak like this as it could mean extreme damage if they try to drive that car or truck should there be enough of a leak and the engine overheats completely.  Here it is all about keeping you safe and those repair bills down so you can continue to drive your favorite car or truck and get on with your daily activities.  Talk to our team of experienced mechanics any time you have a question about your vehicle maintenance or engine performance.  Something as small as as antifreeze could save you serious money.
NOTE:  It is poisonous for animals (see pets information here) and people alike (see information for people here) so don't leave it on the ground. Antifreeze was developed to overcome the shortcomings of water as a heat transfer fluid in your engine keeping it from over heating.
2nd NOTE:  DO NOT EVER OPEN THE RADIATOR CAP WHEN THE VEHICLE IS HOT OR EVEN WARM - THE FLUID IS HIGHLY PRESSURIZED. 

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Yes, it's past due for a change!

Some times you just know when it needs to be changed and it's that easy.  This is a prime example where no words were needed when our Intercourse driver saw the filter.....it was a done deal.  It is a shame you can't see these things from the outside and in this case the filter itself isn't that bad it's the animal that was making a home in the filter that was the issue.  When you get home from a trip and haven't moved your car or truck take a look under it after moving it to see if any debris is under the vehicle parking spot.  If so let us check it out here at Intercourse Automotive 4X4 in Intercourse to see just what it may be before they become TOO COMFORTABLE!  It's our job to help you avoid high repair costs.

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