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Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update

To our loyal and valued customers:   At St. George Transmission & Automotive, customer and employee health is a top priority. As concerns surrounding the novel Coronavirus (COVID 19) grow, we want you to know that we are taking every precaution necessary to keep our team and customers safe. Through the guidance of the CDC (Center for Disease Control) and WHO (World Health Organization) our company is taking the following precautionary measures:   Increased office cleaning and disinfection: We will be disinfecting common areas and commonly touched surfaces multiple times per day.  All employees are instructed to wash hands often and judiciously, along with following proper hygiene habits.  Employees entering customer’s vehicle will begin by placing protective covers on the drivers seat, steering wheel, and floor. Employees will also be wearing clean gloves.  After repairs, all touched surfaces will be wiped down with ... read more

Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil: Which Type of Oil Does My Car Need?

Conventional vs. Synthetic Oil: Which Type of Oil Does My Car Need?

Motor oil may be the most important fluid in your vehicle. It's necessary for keeping the engine running smoothly, which in turn will keep your car running as it should. When it's time for an oil change, though, don't replace old oil with the wrong kind of motor oil for your car. Your owner's manual will let you know the oil your specific vehicle should use. What are some differences between conventional and synthetic motor oil?Less Residue, More Refinement: Synthetic oil is refined from its crude state, removing impurities that allow the engine to remain cleaner. Whereas conventional oil over time will accumulate dirt, sand or other debris to build up sludge deposits, refined synthetic oil molecules won't cling together creating sludge that dirties and slows down the engine. Improved Oil Performance in Extreme Temperatures: When the weather gets extremely hot or cold, conventional oil won't perform as well as sy ... read more

Common Reasons Your Brake Light Is On

Common Reasons Your Brake Light Is On

No one wants to see a warning light on their car's dashboard. Who has the time to take their car in for an auto repair appointment? But neglecting a service indicator could result in serious damage to the car itself and to its passengers. This is especially true when the brake service light turns on. This little light, depending on the vehicle's make, model and year, usually will glow orange or red with the word “Brake” or an exclamation mark. The brake service light is not to be mistaken for the ABS (Anti-lock Brake System) light, which should look similar, except that it replaces the exclamation mark with “ABS.” Why is your brake service light on, and what exactly does that indicate? Normally, the reason will be related to one of the three issues below. Check the Emergency Brake While the brake light may signal the need for a brake service repair or replacement, it also will turn on when the emergency brake is in use. This is just to remind y ... read more

Keep Your Car in Good Condition with these 5 Inexpensive Auto Services

Keep Your Car in Good Condition with these 5 Inexpensive Auto Services

Your vehicle is an investment, but not one you keep stored away. This investment you use every day. But with all that use, your investment can quickly wear down unless you take necessary steps to maintain its good condition and value. Most auto maintenance services cost drastically less than larger repairs and replacements that could have been prevented with these simple services. The question then is would you rather spend a little now or a lot later? Consider these 5 services that will preserve your car's value, keep it running well and lengthen its life. Best of all, they do so without putting a huge dent in your budget Oil Change With time and usage, motor oil will eventually build up debris or run out, causing problems for your engine. Plan on getting an oil change around every 5,000-7,000 miles or even 10,000 miles depending on the car. A synthetic oil change will cost you more than conventional oil change, but has several benefits to help keep the engine ... read more

Why is my Check Engine Light Blinking?

Why is my Check Engine Light Blinking?

That little orange or yellow outline of an engine just showed up on your dashboard. It's the check engine light that indicates something is up with your engine, you just don't know what yet. Will it be a major, costly repair or an easy repair that can be taken care of quickly? When the Engine Light is On, But NOT Blinking In some cases, the engine light will turn on, but not begin to blink. This still indicates a problem with the engine, but not one that needs attention at once. However, don't wait too long before visiting an auto repair shop concerning the engine light. The problem can escalate if no action is taken soon. A trustworthy engine repair technician can help locate what that problem is with a digital car diagnostic test and personally inspecting the engine themselves. Certified auto mechanics, like the ones at St. George Transmission & Automotive, know what the most common problems are that plague vehicle engines. But that ... read more