Category: Maintenance

Coolant Antifreeze Service

January 8th, 2018 by

You may know that most automotive failures are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause for vehicle failure? Nope, it’s not teenagers. It is the coolant system. But, if you take good care of your coolant system, it will take good care of you. A car’s engine creates a lot of

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

January 8th, 2018 by

We would like to give you an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday – and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do

Maintenance Free Myth

January 8th, 2018 by

Sometimes we hear people say, “What’s up with all this maintenance stuff? Modern cars just don’t break down.” While it is true that today’s cars and trucks are extremely reliable, they are also becoming increasingly complicated and use more exotic materials than ever before. All that complexity demands higher tolerances for everything. For example, most

Risk of Extended Oil Change Intervals

January 8th, 2018 by

Nothing in your engine workers harder than your oil. With hundreds of moving parts, and thousands of explosions every minute, it’s no wonder that engine oil needs to be changed frequently! You’ve probably heard the old rule of thumb: Change your oil every 3,000 miles/ 5,000 kilometers or 3 months, whichever comes first. But some

Severe Service Requirements

January 8th, 2018 by

A lot of our viewers have asked whether or not they should use their severe service maintenance schedule, which is listed in their car owners’ manual. It can be confusing. Let’s clear the air on this subject. Cricket Killingsworth is from QMI/Heartland, a manufacturer of automotive products and fluids. She’s been in the automotive business

Make Your Vehicle Last

January 8th, 2018 by

We live in such a disposable society. It’s amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days people were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough – they had

Cabin Air Filter

January 8th, 2018 by

What is a cabin air filter? Is it: A filter for a house in the middle of the woods? A fresh, piney scent? A filter for the passenger compartment of your car? Clever you, it’s 3. A cabin air filter cleans the outside air before it comes into the passenger compartment. It filters out dust,

Following Recommended Intervals

January 8th, 2018 by

If you’re reading this article, then you are probably a Ma driver that cares about your car and how it runs. Even though you care, there is still that moment of dread when your service technician tells you the manufacturer recommends some additional service. Your heart beats a little faster, your blood pressure rises. You

Maintenance for High Mileage Vehicles In Burlington Ma

January 3rd, 2018 by

Before the recession hit, the median age for cars in the Burlington Ma area (zip code: 01803) was over nine years. And two-thirds had over 75,000 miles. At Accurate Automotive we hear reports that those numbers continue to rise. If you have a high-mileage vehicle in the Boston area, bring it in for high-mileage maintenance:

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

January 3rd, 2018 by

Bad air quality while you’re driving around Bedford is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they’re fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don’t know about them yet. These filters clean the air in the passenger compartment, or cabin,