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Attention: Ford Recall

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If you own a Ford vehicle you may be affected by this recall. According to CBS News, Ford recently announced a recall that affects over 1.3 million vehicles that are primarily located in North America. The recall was issued mainly due to problems with rear suspension and transmission control software.

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Happy Father's Day!

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Happy Father’s Day! The team at Custom Auto World would like to give our gratitude to all of the wonderful fathers out there! We know just how integral fathers are in the lives of all of us, so we encourage our team and customers to show their thanks today as well. If you’re a dad yourself, take time today to give yourself a pat on the back for everything you’ve done as a father. Thank you for everything you do! Now it’s time to soak in all the dad jokes and celebrate those who have helped shape all of our lives. Please continue to make Custom Auto World in Prospect Park your number one trusted shop!

 

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5 star rating from Eric Z. for Custom Auto World on Google

Always friendly.

Personal help and curious. Always friendly and get the correct products. Thank you! - Mary B. (5 star review on Google)

Why Your Car Squeals When You Start It

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One of the most annoying sounds known to man or woman is a loud squeal every time you start your car, truck, or SUV.  It's got to be a belt, right?   Those of us who have experienced a belt squealing, know how irritating it can be. Every time you start your car, you have to listen to the engine scream for several seconds while everyone in the parking lot stares at you. No fun. It is a sure sign that you need to make an appointment at the shop here at Custom Auto World in Prospect Park PA to get it fixed! 

But what exactly is it and what does it really mean?  Is it really important?  The noise is coming from the drive belt up front, one or more of which run your alternator, AC, water pump, etc. It may squeal only when cold, only the first time you start it for the day, only for a second, or it may never seem to stop. Any amount is too much, however, and it’s something that’s a quick and easy fix - not to mention it’ll save you from getting stranded with a broken belt.  In most cases, the belt simply needs to be replaced and tightened to the right specification. In some instances, other issues are at fault. Your tensioner may be bad, a pulley may be locked up or bent, or fluids could be leaking onto the belt. If that’s the case, our technicians will know exactly what to do; don’t worry.  We will get the answers quickly and knowing what it is faster will help us fix the problem before it gets too bad many times.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, we’ve got you covered. If you have a noisy belt that’s driving you crazy, let us take care of it for you...before it becomes a costly job.  It will save you the stress of listening to it every time you start your engine and reduce those repair bills. For the best auto service shop in Prospect Park, PA, call or stop by Custom Auto World today.

When Was The Last Time You Got Your Oil Changed? Is it Time?

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At Custom Auto World in Prospect Park, PA, we do our best to keep you on the road. A huge part of that is vehicle maintenance; when was the last time you changed your oil?  It’s all too easy to skip an oil change - when you’re busy, the lifespan of your oil runs its course faster than you think. Make sure you’re keeping track of the time and mileage since your last oil change, and take a few minutes to get it done on time, every time.

Oil changes are the single largest determining factor in the lifespan of your engine. And, unlike other issues, you won’t notice an immediate effect if you skip an oil change now and then. However, as soon as the lifespan of your oil has run its course, it quits absorbing pollutants that are damaging to your engine, and debris and poor oil begin to damage your bearings and other moving parts. On modern cars, it’s particularly damaging - variable valve timing, turbochargers, and active fuel management systems are controlled by oil pressure and flow, through tiny passageways that can easily become blocked, causing total engine failure in many cases.

Furthermore, manufacturers are in a race to guarantee the longest time between oil changes - some are even recommending once a year or every 15k miles. While these aren’t the cars or lubricants of yesteryear, and changing your oil every 3k miles may be unnecessary, we don’t recommend going over about 5k miles between changes. The type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, how you drive it, the conditions you drive in, and the oil you use all factor in...but by and large, changing the oil at acceptable intervals will inevitably save you an engine.

No matter your repair or maintenance needs, our technicians have you covered. For the best auto service shop in Prospect Park, PA, call or stop by Custom Auto World today.

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