The Auto Connection keeps all the used cars in our inventory running smoothly during winter.  With ASE certified late-model used car technicians, our inventory of used cars is ready to roll.

Once you head home with your used car, make sure to keep your car running great this winter.

Winter Used Car Tips from The Auto Connection Pros

The Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) is an independent group that tests and certifies the competence of auto technicians. That is why The Auto Connection, home of Mack Mack, has ASE certified technicians on staff.

The Auto Connection technicians say before you do anything else, read your owner’s manual and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules for your pre-owned car.

Get engine performance and drive ability problems checked. Our ASE-certified repair professionals can correct hard starts, rough idling, stalling, and diminished power. Cold weather makes existing problems worse.

Replace dirty filters, such as air, fuel, and PCV. A poorly running engine is less efficient and burns more gasoline, according to The Auto Connection service technicians.

Have your oil and oil filter changed by ASE Master Auto Technicians as specified in your pre-owned car’s manual.

The Auto Connection technicians will flush and refill your cooling system as recommended. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps, and hoses also will be checked regularly by a professional technician at The Auto Connection .

The heater and defroster must be in good working condition for passenger comfort and driver visibility in the pre-owned car.

The Auto Connection’s maintenance department technicians recommend replacing old blades regularly. Stock up on windshield washer solvent. Always carry an ice scraper.

Have your battery checked by The Auto Connection ASE certified technician. The only accurate way to detect a weak battery is with professional equipment at a service center.

Have the exhaust system examined for leaks and problems while the vehicle is on a lift.

The Auto Connection’s service department technicians can examine tires for remaining tread life. Rotate as recommended. Check your spare, and be sure the jack is in good working condition.

Have your brakes checked periodically by a service technician for safety and to prevent costly repairs that can be caused by neglect.

The Auto Connection technicians say the transmission is often neglected until a major failure. Technicians should routinely check and change fluid at prescribed intervals.

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