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3757 N. Reserve Street
Missoula, MT 59808

406-541-3278

406-541-9009

2020 South Avenue W.
Missoula, MT 59808
Mon - Fri:  8am-6pm
Saturday:  8am-5pm
Sunday:  Closed
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415 N. 1st Street
Hamilton, MT 59840

406-369-6900

MECHANICAL

Servicing and maintaining your vehicle’s battery is an important part of a routine vehicle maintenance regiment. Nobody likes getting in the car first thing in the morning to a car that won’t turn over. Routinely servicing and maintaining your battery will help to minimize battery failure.

BATTERIES
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BELTS
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Older cars had a multi-belt system that has been replaced by serpentine belts in modern cars. The serpentine belt is an essential part that plays a major role in the performance of other engine components like the air compressor and power steering pump.  If the serpentine belt gets damaged it can cause dysfunction among many peripheral devices, impacting the overall performance of the car. Serpentine belts should be replaced once every three or four years, or after every 36,000 to 48,000 miles.

WIPERS
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Are you as conscientious about your windshield wipers as you are about your car’s engine? Car safety is a critical concern for everyone. 90% of your driving decisions are based on a clear, unobstructed view of the road, so it’s a critical safety concern that your car’s wipers provide you with the cleanest windshield possible. Ozone, airborne contaminants, oil, sunlight and dirt all act to weaken and reduce your wiper blades’ ability to keep your view unobstructed. And exposure to sunlight and ozone cause the wiper blades to age, even if they’re not used much. Weather also plays a critical role in your windshield wiper blades’ deterioration. Freezing temperatures make the rubber in your wiper blades hard and brittle, which increases their tendency to crack or tear. Hot weather warps the rubber and prevents the blade from wiping your windshield cleanly. Heavy use is hard on the wipers because dust, abrasives, road grime and bug juice wear away the cutting edge the blade needs to wipe cleanly. Even road dirt acts like an abrasive to wear away the flat surface necessary for a good squeegee effect. Rubber also deteriorates over time. As blades age, they lose their flexibility and are less able to wipe cleanly. They may develop a permanent set or curvature, which prevents full contact with your windshield. Replace your wiper blades every 6 months or 6,000 miles. Ask us which wipers are right for you!