Auto Shops Must-Have Equipment

It’s that time of the year again–car registration renewal is due this month. Good thing I saw the registration sticker on dear husband’s car windshield when I was wiping it dry after giving it a good wash.

I was supposed to take his car to the auto shop two weeks ago but dear husband said he’s taking it there himself for state inspection since the registration is due. Also, because the car is over 5 years old, it needed a brake check. He had to leave the car at the auto shop overnight for these important inspections.

It is very important that we keep track of our vehicle’s registration every year to avoid penalties. The Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) in all states sends reminders in the mail when your vehicle registration is about to expire. We must renew it as soon as possible. In compliance to the law, our vehicles must be inspected before submitting the required registration renewal documents to the agency. State inspections are required so you need to send your vehicles to an auto shop authorized by your state to inspect your cars. Emissions, steering, wheel alignment, and vehicle and owner identification are a few of the things to “test”.

When you are at an auto shop you will definitely notice sets of equipment used by auto mechanics in tending cars. BendPak car lift, car jacks, wheel wrenches…etc. are some of them. It amazes me how these equipment and tools play a big role in helping our auto mechanics do their jobs with ease. Just imagine what types of automotive lifts they use back in the olden days.

Anyhow, pay attention to your vehicle registration expiration dates. Check that windshield sticker if you haven’t looked at it yet recently. You never know, yours will expire this month. ūüôā

Not Ready To Let Go Of Chevy

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Our Chevrolet Silverado truck is in the auto repair shop again.

I am a bit sentimental while writing this post.  I am the kind of person who really cares about the sentimental values of something.  And it breaks my heart whenever I think that any day now, we will let go of Chevy.

Although we were already anticipating this moment to happen, it happened this afternoon when my husband was on his way home. ¬†Our dear Chevy Silverado truck suddenly died down while sitting in traffic. ¬†My hubby called and told me about the big problem. ¬†He asked me to search online for towing service close to where he was but the ones I found were already closed at 5:00 P.M. ¬†The 24-hours tow service were far away from the place he’s stuck in. ¬†I asked him to call the Roadside Assistance. ¬†It was around 7:00 P.M. when a police came by. ¬†Hubby already talked to someone but the tow service will not come until 8:00 P.M. ¬†The police said they can’t wait that long so he called somebody. ¬†So hubby cancelled the 8:00 P.M. tow service. ¬†Gladly the towing service that the police called came at 7:15 P.M. My daughter and I picked him up at the auto shop.

I just hope it’s not a huge problem with the truck. I don’t think I am ready to let go of Chevy yet. ¬†I hope she’ll stay around for a year or so. ¬†But whatever is the result of the vehicle check tomorrow, then we’ll have to decide.


Maintaining The Owned Vehicle

My uncle is a driver. He maintains his own vehicle. Sometimes when his car is having a problem and needs a part replacement, he visits a car parts dealer.

I admire my uncle’s knowledge with cars and driving. His advice is to get parts from a reliable car parts dealer so that the car’s life will last for years. My uncle wants everything to be with high quality and affordable. He told me if we shop for parts, we should also look for dealers who offers free shipping. It will save a lot.

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