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Advantages of Dale’s Warranty

Advantages of Dale’s Warranty

At Dale’s Auto Repair, we provide our customers with appropriate, timely services, and repair warranties. We offer repair and maintenance of your vehicles in a manageable amount of time, beneficial to the clients and the workers. Dale’s Auto Repair has been advantageous to our routine customers, and we look forward to working with our new clients and providing them with the best services in town Following are some of the central advantages of Dale’s warranty; Three-Year or 36000 Miles Warranty Nationwide Usually, companies offer a one-year warranty for repair services. In contrast, if you purchase your vehicle from Dale’s, we offer a car repair warranty for three years from the day you have bought the car. This specific attribute makes us stand out among our competitors. You can get it fixed or repaired at the shop during this time regardless of the type of problem. Or, if you have covered 36,000 miles nationwide before three years, you are still eligible to g ... read more

Warning Signs That Your Car Needs Immediate Auto Repairs

Warning Signs That Your Car Needs Immediate Auto Repairs

If you are a vehicle owner in Blue Grass, you'd know how indispensable they are especially because of the convenience and comfort they provide to you and your loved ones- sparing you from the hassle of booking a ride or using the public transport. To ensure your car continues to perform at its optimal level, it is vital to keep it well-maintained. However, many Blue Grass residents often overlook the importance of vehicle maintenance, which leads to problems and costly car repairs.   If you wish to avoid the high cost, then here are some warning signs that your car needs urgent repairs: Flashing or Blinking of the Engine Light on the Dash It's a surefire sign to take your car to the mechanic if the light on the dash flashes or blinks continuously. This warns you that the engine has misfired and needs immediate attention. This mostly happens when the unburned fuel goes to the exhaust system, causing severe damage to the catalytic converter. Weird sound ... read more

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Suspension on Your Vehicle

The Importance of Maintaining Safe Suspension on Your Vehicle

The vehicle's suspension system plays a pivotal role in keeping drivers safe on the road. It helps you control your vehicle by managing friction between the tires and the road. To be precise, the vehicle's suspension is the system of tires, shock absorbers, linkages, tire air, and springs connecting the vehicle to its wheels. It supports the quality of your ride and ensures stability on the road. Therefore, if the suspension system isn't working right, it can lead to instability and put your safety at risk. Let's dig in deeper to understand it better: The shock in a suspension system is vital for keeping the car on the ground. If these shocks are worn out, it is likely to cause the car to bounce on the pavement and road. This is highly dangerous as it can make you lose control of the braking, steering, and accelerating. In other words, you must ensure that the suspension works properly and efficiently to keep the wheels safely on the road and ensure the car absorbs t ... read more

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

Preparing Your Vehicle for Winter

Winter storms, ice, and snow all can make roads extremely dangerous. The below-freezing temperatures can slew issues like frozen brake fluid and deflated tires. Hence, preparing your vehicle for winter is crucial to avoid breakdowns and accidents. As experts in the auto industry, here are our top tips for winterproofing your vehicle:   Check Pressure The pressure in the tires decreases during the winter due to the cold temperatures. They deflate once the temperature falls below 32°. It decreases the gas mileage of your vehicle, wears out the tires faster. Additionally, low air pressure in the tires can be dangerous as it reduces the control of the car. Therefore, it's essential to maintain proper tire pressure during winters. Get Snow Tires As Quad Cities like Davenport get heavy snow, switch to snow tires. They increase driving safety as you get better traction in slush, snow, and icy conditions. Snow tires are specially designed for winter conditions. They provide ... read more

Heating & AC Repair and Maintenance - Winter's Coming, Now is The Time

Heating & AC Repair and Maintenance - Winter's Coming, Now is The Time

With fall in the air and winter on its way in the Quad Cities, now is the perfect time for heating and A/C repair and maintenance. At Dale's Service Center we know just how cold it can get in Davenport during the fall and winter seasons, and that snow isn't uncommon - in fact, lots of it! If your heater is blowing cold air or there are other issues with your car's heater, it's important not to put off any repairs that need to be made. Regular heating and A/C maintenance is also a good idea, as having your system checked occasionally can help prevent major problems or costly repairs down the road. Whether you have a car, truck, SUV, or any other type of vehicle, staying warm is important for a comfortable ride when you're traveling to work, school, appointments, or just running errands. Many motorists don't quite understand how thei ... read more

Preparing Your Vehicle for Your Road Trip Back to School

Preparing Your Vehicle for Your Road Trip Back to School

It's that time of year again - going back to school. Some Davenport college students attend school locally, while others may travel an hour or two in-state. Others attend school hundreds of miles away. Many high school students drive to and from school every day during the school year. No matter how short or long your road trip is, safety should be a top priority! Your vehicle should be serviced before you hit the roadways to minimize the chances of a problem or breakdown. Having the oil checked is key to keep your car running smoothly and preventing potentially serious problems. The oil lubricates all of the components associated with the engine, and you can imagine the cost of replacing it. Engine failure is not something you want to deal with as you start the new school year. Whether it's necessary to add more oil or have it changed completely, this is one simple task that makes a big difference when you travel the roads. Are the brakes in ... read more

Summer Heat Requires Reliable A/C Repair and Servicing

Summer Heat Requires Reliable A/C Repair and Servicing

Residents of Davenport, IA and surrounding areas know that during the summer months you often use your vehicle's A/C to get relief from the heat. You want to be comfortable, and sometimes putting the windows down doesn't do much in terms of keeping you cool. At Dale's Service Center we strive to be the best in terms of customer service, quality of work, and reliability. We know how important it is to be comfortable, especially when you’re traveling long distances. You probably don't give your car's air conditioning system much thought but as with all types of equipment, something will go wrong at some point. Nothing lasts forever, but like with most things, you don’t worry about something when it seems to be operating as it should. Even if your A/C is working fine right now, having it ... read more

When Is It Time For Transmission Servicing?

When Is It Time For Transmission Servicing?

Motorists in Davenport, IA know that replacing a transmission is often costly. Like any other component or system in a vehicle, the transmission experiences wear and tear over time. Whether for repair or replacement, our certified auto repair technicians can take care of any problem you may have. Your car's transmission is responsible for transferring the power from the engine to the wheels. As your vehicle slows and picks up speed, the gear ratio between the engine and drive wheels must adjust; the transmission is what makes this possible. How do you know when it's time to have your transmission serviced? There are several key signs to alert you that there may be an issue. These include: Transmission fluid is leaking. When you notice a spot or stain on your driveway or anywhere that your park regularly, you may assume it's oil or some other fluid. If the dark spots appear dark ... read more

Why Scheduling Brakes Service is So Important

Why Scheduling Brakes Service is So Important

For motorists in Davenport, Iowa and the Quad Cities, it's smart not to wait until you need brakes repair before scheduling servicing. Your brake system is what keeps you and your family safe whether you're running errands, going to and from work or school, or traveling to a much anticipated vacation destination. Road trips can be a fun and enjoyable experience, especially if you don't have to worry about your brakes malfunctioning! Now that things are loosening up and getting back to some level of normalcy, we're all ready to hit the roadways and enjoy some wonderful "away" time. We have been cooped up at home long enough. How often should you have your brakes serviced? Our highly skilled technicians recommend an inspection once each year at the very minimum. You probably don't give much thought to your brakes as long as they're doing their job, but the fact is the braking system is the most important com ... read more

The Basics of a Tire Alignment & How to Know If You Need One

The Basics of a Tire Alignment & How to Know If You Need One

Motorists in the Davenport area often wonder whether they need an alignment; some aren't completely certain what that even means, or what is involved. As one of the most trusted auto repair shops in the area, we like to explain things in a way our customers understand, so they can make an informed decision. We're highlighting the basics of a tire alignment below, along with symptoms that may indicate you need one.   What exactly is an alignment? Put simply, it's a procedure involving adjustments made to the axles and tires of your car to get its suspension back into correct form. The suspension system actually connects your car with its wheels. A proper alignment means that your wheels are all "in sync" or aligned with each other. This results in your tires making solid contact with the pavement. Your tires will last longer when properly a ... read more

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