Driving in the winter weather can cause stress and be frustrating at times if you find that your vehicle has completely frozen over, making it more timely to get to your destination. There a few winter car hacks that have been tested that aim to make your life easier when it comes to severely cold weather. Often times, rain or snow can cause the rubber seal between your car doors to freeze, making it difficult to get inside. Here is a fun and safe car hack that involves using good ol' cooking spray to prevent this from happening! Here are the steps for using cooking spray to prevent car doors from freezing: Try to do this process during the afternoon for the next day, such as when you get home from work. Remember, this is a preventative hack so you should aim to do this before the coldest time of the day or night. Grab cooking spray from inside your home. Open your car door and spray the cooking spray on the rubber seal that lines your car door. Be sure to get ... read more
Happy Holidays from all of us here at Dave's Automotive! We know that the holidays mean that many of us will be out and about traveling to visit family and friends, and our goal here at our shop is to make sure that your vehicle is safe and reliable on the road. When you hit the road for a trip this holiday season, having your vehicle inspected here at Dave's Automotive will guarantee that your car will be safe. If we catch any issues, we can take care of them before you leave so that you don't find yourself in a stressful breakdown situation on your journey. Emergency situations can happen, and we want to help you be as prepared as possible for the road this winter. Here are some of the most important items to carry in your vehicle this winter: Spare tire, jack, and wrench Jumper cables Blankets and extra costs Cell phone charger Flashlights Flares First aid kit Water Non-perishable snacks and food Hand warmers Having all of the items listed ab ... read more
It's football season, and many of us are so excited that we wear our jerseys and sports gear proud to show our support of our favorite teams. However, these fans take it to the next level with these AMAZING deck out football fan cars! Whether you have a decked out football fan car or just your standard regular vehicle (we figure the latter), you can trust that the experts here at Dave's Automotive in Stockertown, PA have got you covered with all of your vehicle's Stockertown auto repair and service needs.
You get into your vehicle in the morning to find it won't start - you immediately become stressed out, especially because you have somewhere to be. You wonder, is it my car battery? Did I leave a light on over night inside of my vehicle? Luckily, there is way that you can have your vehicle's battery tested to determine the correct cause of the car starting issue. Aside from a dead battery, a faulty alternator can also cause issues with keeping your car started and running. The enitre starting and charnging system works together to start your vehicle, so any wires, circuits, fuses, or parts within this system can also cause start up problems. If you prefer to do it the easy way, you can just get your vehicle brought into Dave's Automotive where we can test your vehicle's battery and alternator and figure out the issue first hand. You can also remove your car battery and bring into our shop for testing as well. If you wish to test your battery yoursel ... read more
Most car owners are familiar with their regular vehicle services, such as the oil change and vehicle inspections. While these services are very important, preventative maintenance is also needed in order to ensure that your vehicle runs smoothly and to help you avoid major repairs. A poorly maintained vehicle won't run well and will have much lower fuel efficiency. It will also be at risk for breakdowns, major issues, and more needed repairs. Staying current with your vehicle's scheduled maintenance recommendations in the owner's manual, checking fluid levels, and changing the fluids and filters periodically will actually prolong the life of the brakes, engine, transmission, and cooling system. Here are some of our tips for taking better care of your vehicle and staying current with preventative maintenance: Never miss a motor oil interval! Oil filters need to be changed regularly as well Transmission fluid exchange every 50,000 miles or so Coo ... read more