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Get your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shape Before the Road Trip

Get your College Student’s Car in Tip Top Shape Before the Road Trip

Are you ready to get back to college? Don’t forget to get your due car maintenance and check if any repairs are needed. Before you leave for the long trip, your car must remain in tip-top condition to ensure a hitch-free smooth ride to college. Here are some car repairs that will make your vehicle good as new for the journey ahead: Suspension and Steering Damage to suspension or steering may not seem like that big of a deal, but it can be quite dangerous, especially if you drive over uneven roads. A worn-out suspension system impacts the control you have over the car. It becomes more difficult to steer and makes the tires vibrate, reducing their lifespan. Moreover, damaged shocks and struts also affect the suspension. A quick look from a pro can tell you whether you need repairs or a complete replacement. Keep your safety a top priority, and get the suspension and steering repaired before hitting the road. Electrical Repairs Your car’s electrical system is crucial to ... read more

Beat the Heat With Top AC Repair

Beat the Heat With Top AC Repair

With summertime in full swing, driving to various locations is a necessity. But it’s rather wise to get your car checked forehand for any issues when the temperature can shoot up to as high as 90 F in places like Davenport, Iowa. Identifying and resolving issues before you go on the road is better than having an issue arise in the middle of your travel. Common Vehicle Problems During Summertime Here are some common problems that arise with vehicles during summertime: Overheated Engine It’s a no-brainer that your car’s engine will likely heat up at such a high temperature. Though other factors contribute to the issue, temperature rise can worsen the situation. Having the fluids drop down relatively faster than usual is a standard indicator that your car’s engine needs help. An overheated engine can cause the car to break down, and the fumes and heat from under the hood could be hazardous. Get it to an auto repair shop nearby, or call for repair services in t ... read more

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips?

Is Your Vehicle Ready for Summer Road Trips?

The summer season has officially begun. It's all about holidays and road trips. If you, too, are planning to go on an exciting road trip this summer with your friends or family, make sure that your vehicle is in the best condition. This is the best way to have a fun and safe vacation without the hassle and expensive breakdowns. So, to make things easy, we have curated a checklist for you to make sure your vehicle is ready for summer road trips: Check Tires As tires come in direct contact with the road, it is essential to ensure they are properly inflated and free from any defects. This is much needed to maximize driving enjoyment, stay safe and reduce the risk of accidents. Therefore, the key considerations for tire maintenance are: Air pressure- It should be checked at least every 1000 miles. Also, as gas stations on the road may not have a pressure gauge, it makes sense to keep a handy air pressure gauge in the glove box of your car. Keep a jack and an extra tire in your tru ... read more

How To Stay Cool This Summer

How To Stay Cool This Summer

It's summer and the heat is on! We've got some tips and tricks to help you stay cool in your car this summer. 1.   Check Your Air Conditioning The first thing you should do is check your car’s air conditioner. It’s important to make sure that your car’s AC is working properly before you go out in the sun, even if it isn’t hot yet. If your auto air conditioner isn’t working, consider using a fan or visiting a mechanic for repairs as soon as possible so that you can stay cool this summer. 2.   Get New Windshield Wipers Did you know that windshield wipers are an easy and inexpensive way to keep your car safe? When the weather is bad, it can be difficult for drivers to see their surroundings clearly. Wipers help prevent accidents by clearing rain, snow, and ice from the windshield so that you can see where you're going. If your wipers are leaving streaks on your windshield or keep falling off, it might be s a great time to ... 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

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

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

Winter Maintenance Tips For Iowa Motorists

Winter Maintenance Tips For Iowa Motorists

Winters can be brutally cold in Davenport and other areas of Iowa. In order for your vehicle to function its best and keep you safe on the roads, winter maintenance is essential. No one wants to break down on the side of the road at any time, especially during winter when temperatures plummet and snow or sleet is coming down. How can you make sure your car, truck, or SUV is in top notch condition and ensure your family's safety as you travel? We have you covered with these winter maintenance tips! First, your battery must be in good condition and fully charged in order to start the engine of your car - especially in cold weather. Consider having a trained technician test your battery and charging system as well as cable ends and terminals to make sure connections are secure and there are is no corrosion present. Tires are critically important during the winter season. Tread depth is c ... read more

The Importance of Brakes Repair and Servicing in Davenport

The Importance of Brakes Repair and Servicing in Davenport

Considering the current crisis in the U.S. and around the world there is no better time to get your brakes checked out! If you live in the Davenport, IA area you can count on Dale's Service Center for brake pads and discs, rotor replacement, or simply having your brakes serviced to make sure everything is in good working order. Nothing is more important than having peace of mind knowing your vehicle will stop on a dime! Dale’s Service Center serves the Greater Quad Cities area including Bettendorf, Moline, Rock Island and East Moline. Brake repair or replacement may be in your future if you notice any of the following common warning signs that something's not quite right: You feel a sensation of your vehicle shaking when you apply the brakes The brakes feel "spongy" or are difficult to press down Your vehicle pulls to ... read more

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