Car Care Tips

Tires
Tire rotation and balancing are very important. Because the front tires handle the brunt of turning forces, the shoulders of the front tires wear more quickly than the rear tires. At Don Freely Auto Clinic, we rotate the tires so that they all get to do some duty on the front and they'll all wear evenly over their life. Your technician at Don Freely Auto Clinic can do a visual inspection to let you know if it looks like it should be done. The interval is typically around 8-10,000 miles. The alignment on the car should be checked periodically. Our technicians can inspect the tires to see if alignment is necessary.
Air Filter
Replacing a dirty air filter at Don Freely Auto Clinic can improve your fuel economy by up to ten percent. At today's Kansas City fuel prices, you should be able to pay for a new air filter before your next oil change.
Coolant/Antifreeze
The right mix of water and antifreeze protects the engine against damage from freezing and overheating. Antifreeze also protects the coolant system against corrosion that could cause the system to fail. The thing to remember is this: coolant system failure is very common, but it is also very easy to prevent. Each manufacturer has a different recommended interval for servicing you cooling systems. We at Don Freely Auto Clinic will be able to determine when servicing is needed and let you know when if needs to be done.
Fuel Filter
Your vehicle requires plenty of clean fuel to run. If your fuel contains contaminants, your fuel injectors will eventually become clogged up. When this happens, your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the correct pressure to run at peak performance. It can also lead to the buildup of harmful deposits on valves and in the combustion chamber.
Fuel System Cleaning
If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance. Your friendly and knowledgeable service technician at Don Freely Auto Clinic has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. After a professional fuel system cleaning, you'll notice quicker starts, more power, improved fuel economy and reduced exhaust emission.
Vehicle Warning Lights:
On your dashboard there are a multitude of warning and reminder lights that can come on. These include check engine, maintenance reminder, anti-lock brake and air bag (SRS) among others. Your technician at Don Freely Auto Clinic has special diagnostic equipment that will retrieve the trouble code from the computer and determine what is wrong. From there, we can fix it and get you back on the road.