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5 Most Essential Services Your Car Needs in the New Year

5 Most Essential Services Your Car Needs in the New Year

2019 may have taken a toll on your vehicle. To ensure your vehicle is in tip-top shape, performing safely and securely, there are certain services your car needs. The team at Nordgren Automotive is all about transparency -- we are upfront about the services your vehicle needs and which services can wait until next time. Here are five of the most essential services your car needs in the New Year:  Assess the quality of your vehicle’s services. The fluid in your vehicle lubricates all the moving parts in your engine to minimize any friction. Now is an excellent time to have a technician inspect your car’s fluid levels.  Take time for your tires. You need to make time for tire rotation, alignment inspections, and maintenance of proper tire pressure. All these services will ensure your tires wear down evenly.  Don’t forget about your belts and hoses. Your serpentine belts are involved in the operation of most engine parts, including your alternator and w ... read more

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Coolest Automotive Technology and Trends in the Next Decade

Coolest Automotive Technology and Trends in the Next Decade

The automotive industry is expected to be revolutionized in the next decade. We can expect to see many big changes that most likely will affect us all. The team at Nordgren Automotive plans to stay on the cutting-edge of the automotive industry, which is why our team continues to receive training. We make sure our facility is updated with the latest tools and technology.  Here is what we can expect to see in the next decade:  Car manufacturers are attempting to sell their vehicles online, as we see many different auto retailers entering the market. Consumers are looking to touch and feel their cars, so we can expect to see technology that will revolutionize how we buy cars. You can expect car prices to continue to increase in the new decade, which is why you will see many people looking to purchase used vehicles. The team at Nordgren Automotive is here to help with a pre-purchase inspection.  Ever heard of the term “immortal car?” Yes, it is an actual thi ... read more

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Why You Must Winterize Your Diesel and Gas Vehicles

Why You Must Winterize Your Diesel and Gas Vehicles

Winter is coming, and we have to start preparing! For many of us, this means breaking out our warmest winter jackets, scarves, and sweaters. However, what about your vehicle? During the winter months, we rely on our cars even more, and we can’t help but notice when something is amiss. For example, imagine one chilly morning, your car won’t start, and you are stuck in the cold, waiting for your vehicle to be fixed.  To avoid situations like this and to show your vehicle a little TLC, winterization for both your gasoline- and diesel-powered vehicle is an absolute must. During the colder months, your vehicle has to work extra harder to combat Mother Nature. From tires to your battery, down to even your windshield wipers, your vehicle is working that much harder. You count on your car, and to continue to do so, winterization is a complete must.  When you bring your vehicle to Nordgren Automotive for winterization, our technicians will get right to work, making sure ... read more

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8 Most Preventable Car Problems

Most of the auto repairs we encounter could have prevented with routine maintenance. Usually, these car problems could have been prevented by preventative maintenance and an inspection performed by a team of competent technicians. Here are 5 of the most preventable car problems:  Transmission Replacement: Routine maintenance and an inspection of your transmission fluid can prevent a transmission replacement and save you money.  Cracked Head Gasket: If your head gasket cracks, coolant would flood your engine and damage other parts of your vehicle. Routine check-ups at Nordgren Automotive would mean our technicians could examine your head gasket and hopefully stop a leakage from occurring.  Catalytic Converter Replacement: With the right maintenance, your catalytic converter can last as long as your vehicle does.  Timing Belt Replacement: Your timing belt makes sure your engine’s valves open and close at the same time, and a timing belt replacement can be ea ... read more

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Give Me A Brake For A Good Cause (Brakes for Breasts)

When we think of October, we think of Halloween, fall leaves, and even pumpkin spice lattes. What about brakes for breast? Brakes for Breast is another even that happens in October, and this event is all about braking for a good cause -- breast cancer, to be exact.  What exactly is brakes for breasts? Developed by the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Research Fund, this fundraising event is geared toward developing a vaccine that might be able to free the world of breast cancer. Funds gathered through this event will proceed this research that has the potential to change so many people’s lives.  How can you get involved, and how does brakes for breasts work? During October, more than 100 independent auto repair shops from across the United States are offering free brake pads to their customers. For every brake service performed, each customer will receive their brake pads for free; all they have to pay for the labor and any other parts. 10% of that brake servic ... read more

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