Automotive Technicians Ottumwa IA

Regardless of how well you think you know your vehicle, a well-trained, trustworthy mechanic can spot things ahead of time that you might miss. Taking the time to schedule a check up with a good mechanic twice a year may seem obsessive, but preventative maintenance at the hands of a qualified professional is cheap insurance.

Black''s Tire Company
(641) 682-8063
517 W Main St
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Wayne''s Tire
(641) 682-8471
823 Albia Rd
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Ottumwa Truck Center
(641) 682-0431
529 S Iowa Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Dovico Southside Repair Inc
(641) 662-2923
1046 220th Street
Batavia, IA
Services
Truck Parts

Stampede Graphics
(641) 664-3239
212 E Jefferson St
Bloomfield, IA
Services
Auto Body

Autozone
(641) 682-9170
946 N Quincy Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Auto Parts

Napa Auto Parts
(641) 683-1660
321 Richmond Ave
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Shep''s Tire & Auto Unlocking Service
(641) 683-3026
16245 Bluegrass Rd
Ottumwa, IA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Napa Auto Parts
(641) 932-7229
12 N A St
Albia, IA
Services
Auto Parts, Car Washes, Car Detailing

Carquest Auto Parts
(641) 664-3991
204 E Franklin St
Bloomfield, IA
Services
Auto Parts

Our New Year's Ownership Resolutions

Our New Year's Ownership Resolutions By DriverSide Staff

While it might seem overly cliché, the end of the holiday season always brings with it resolutions for the coming year. For many of us, 2009 presents a unique challenge as the world continues to fight a stubborn financial recession. Budgets are tight and, as a result, you'll probably be holding onto your current car a little longer than you expected; which is why we at DriverSide want to help you resolve to be a better owner in the coming year.
We, of course, think the best way to make sure your resolutions are fulfilled is by registering your car at Driverside.com's MyGarage . Here, you'll be able to set up service notices so you never miss an automotive check up, research repairs and car issues, ask a certified mechanic a question, access ratings and reviews on more than 230,000 mechanics, see recall notices for your vehicle and be alerted of new recalls on your vehicle. Basically, we help you keep up to date on all your car's needs, save you money and keep you and your family safe. The best part, it's all free.

 
It's easy to overlook the small responsibilities as a vehicle owner, so we've compiled our top five resolutions below to ensure you've got the information you need to keep your car in top shape throughout 2009. After all, owning a car should be fun, not a hassle.

Top Five New Year's Automotive Resolutions

Resolve to schedule two checkups this year with a mechanic and know your maintenance history.
Regardless of how well you think you know your vehicle, a well-trained, trustworthy mechanic can spot things ahead of time that you might miss. Taking the time to schedule a check up with a good mechanic twice a year may seem obsessive, but preventative maintenance at the hands of a qualified professional is cheap insurance. Also, keep all the documentation; being able to provide a potential buyer with all of your service records is a major buying incentive. You can do all of this at DriverSide.com

Resolve to keep up with fluid changes.
Checking on your vehicle's fluids is paramount to its longevity. While some fluids like brake fluid, clutch fluid and coolant may not require attention as often as oil or transmission fluid, they're just as important. Mark one day on your calendar each month to make sure all of your fluids are topped off. It's quick, easy and can save you some serious repair dollars down the line. Of course, remember to change those fluids when your service manual requires it, too. Confused about what fluids to use or when to change them?  At DriverSide, you can ask a certified mechanic a question for free, so there is no excuse this New Year.

Resolve to address minor problems early.
This is perhaps the easiest responsibility to overlook, but the potential consequences of doing so can be cataclysmic. It's easy to hear a strange noise in your vehicle and hope that it will go away. Unfortunately, there aren't any cars out there t...

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