The Eagle’s Corner – Car Care Articles

eagle bldg6 touch up

Welcome to The Eagle’s Corner! We will have information regarding trends, tips, and useful insight to car care, which is undoubtedly the second biggest investment you will make after purchasing a home.

At Eagle Buick GMC our customer’s trust is of utmost importance, and there is no other way to obtain that trust than to earn it. We hope you will find these ‘conversations’ helpful as you enjoy your car, truck, or SUV.

Can You Trust Your Repair Facility?

You take your vehicle in for service and anxiously await what feels to be inevitable…. Here comes your vehicle report card!

Here are a few simple things you can do to be sure you are not being taken advantage of:

If you are told that something is worn…Ask to see it

Worn Brake Pads have a thickness that indicates wear. Have the technician show you how many millimeters thick the pads are. If they are not 3mm or less then you do not need the pads replaced.

Worn Tires have a thickness that indicates wear. Have the technician show you the tread thickness of your tires. Tires do not require attention until they are 3/32″ or less.

Worn Belts have multiple wear indicators. First have the technician show you the ribbing on the underside of the belt. Do you see a lot of cracks? Is the top of the belt showing any metallic shine or fabric type material? Is there anything hanging off the belt? If any of these are found, then you need a belt.

If you are told they found a leak…Ask to see it

Sometimes what is reported as a leak is really just normal seepage. A leak is something that is actually dripping or has drip trails from leaking while under pressure. You will not always see the leak on your driveway because sometimes the drip only occurs while the vehicle is being driven. If a gasket is exhibiting an external leak, then you should be able to see fluid.

Seepage is when an area has residue of road grime or dirt collected around a specific seal. If there are no signs of drippage, then it is probable that what is being represented is just a normal by-product of lubrication.


At Eagle Buick GMC, our number one goal is trust. We care about our guests and value their time.

For more information about properly servicing your vehicle or if you have questions about your vehicle, feel free to stop by, call, or email us.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s