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April is Car Care Month
April is National Car Care Month and the Car Care Council reminds Braxton Automotive’s customers to spring into action and follow 10 basic maintenance procedures to make sure their vehicles are running at peak performance for the summer driving season. 1. Check all fluids, including... read more
March Madness at Braxton
Braxton Automotive is celebrating 15 years of business March 1. What an accomplishment! Read on for some of Braxton’s memorable moments over the years. March 1, 1998 – Steven Braxton leased office space and bays to open Braxton Automotive. It began with just him and a... read more
New Year, New You!
It’s a new year and everyone is trying to think of a habit they can kick or a new, healthier regimen they can follow. How’s this for ya: Resolve to stop texting while driving! Braxton Automotive’s employees are taking to the challenge, will you? Most of us have a teen driver,... read more
Why Am I Paying For Diagnostics?
There is a huge difference between our Techs giving you an estimate for visible or known repairs versus our Techs diagnosing a difficult, technical or intermittent issue. Accurate diagnosis of your vehicle’s troubles is imperative for precise estimates and to be able to provide economical,... read more
Have you ever walked into a car repair shop and felt like you needed a dictionary? For example: Well Bob, after diagnosing your vehicle, we found that your MAP sensor is what was causing your vehicle to act sluggish and use an excessive amount of fuel. A new MAP sensor will cost you $xxx.xx.... read more
Did you know: Only 30% of car batteries make it to 48 months. And this depends on where you live. It can range from 51 months in extremely cold areas to just 30 months in extremely hot climates. Why is that? Our modern cars and all of their electric accessories are to blame. Things like, GPS,... read more
Breathe Easy This Fall
When was the last time you were behind an older vehicle that was blowing thick, white smoke? Then you started to breathe it in while you rushed to get around the vehicle. Did you get teary eyed and start coughing? Do you remember last Spring when you noticed the inside of your car turning... read more
"Sensing" Automotive Repair
You know your car better than anyone else. To you, it has this smell, feel, look, sound. Because you are so familiar with it, you know when something is wrong. Don’t ignore the warning signs; use your senses and check your car frequently. Things to check for: Unusual sounds, odors,... read more
Who, What, When, Where, Why of Inspections
I’m sure you’ve heard the term “Inspection”, but do you know what the Technician is inspecting? Why are they inspecting it? Where is the part they are inspecting and when are you supposed to replace/change the part? All very valid questions. During an oil change, Braxton... read more
Spark Plugs 101
Scenario Bob brings his car to Braxton Automotive and tells the Service Advisor that it has been running rough for about 5 months. He’s been so busy with work that he hasn’t had time to bring it in. A Certified Technician checks it out and finds that the car is... read more