Car Maintenance Alexandria LA

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Sears Auto Center
(318) 484-7228
3401 Masonic Dr
Alexandria, LA
Store Hours
Sears Auto Centers
Store Type
Sears Auto Centers
Hours
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17
Store Features
Mon:8-19
Tue:8-19
Wed:8-19
Thu:8-19
Fri:8-19
Sat:8-19
Sun:9-17

Jiffy Lube
(318) 448-6181
7 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Hours
Sun: CLOSED
Mon-Fri: 8:00 AM-6:00 PM
Sat: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM

Alexandria Transmission
(318) 487-1886
6505 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA
 
Automatic Transmission Of Pineville
(318) 640-6728
2909 Monroe Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Area Wholesale Tire Co Inc
(318) 487-1557
1116 Texas Ave
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Walker Automotive
(318) 445-6421
1616 Macarthur Drive
Alexandria, LA
Services
Clutch Repair,Radiator Repair,SUV Repair,Truck Auto Body,Tune up Repair,Used Car Dealers,Auto Dealers

Bates Grady Automatic Transmissions
(318) 448-0266
1313 Enterprise Road
Alexandria, LA
 
Jiffy Lube
(318) 473-9901
4107 Parliament Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Oil Change and Lube, Automotive Transmission

First Choice Transmissions
(318) 442-9895
2839 Lee Street
Alexandria, LA
 
Despino Tire Service
(318) 445-4561
3011 N Macarthur Dr
Alexandria, LA
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Maintaining a Used Car

By Joanne Brickman   

Many used cars available today give new meaning to the old used-car come-on, "Like New." A lot of them really are like new, thanks to the large quantity of high quality cars being returned to dealerships at the end of their lease terms. Whether you buy almost-new or truly-used, it is important to take good care of the vehicle. Once it's yours, the key word is maintenance.

Doing Maintenance

Simply put, maintenance is keeping your car working well and looking good. There are basically two maintenance theories: do-it-yourself and let-someone-else-do-it. Most do-it-yourselfers have a fundamental knowledge of how an automobile works and how to keep it working. They can, and most prefer, to do routine maintenance like changing the oil or replacing spark plugs. They have an intimate relationship with WD-40 and seem to enjoy getting grease on their new sweat suits.

Used cars, as you might suspect, require more attention than new cars. Even those in the let-someone-else-do-it camp who have bought used cars have a number of tasks they must do regularly to keep that vehicle in good condition.

Do-It-Yourself Tasks

Even the person who has trouble finding the car's gas tank can do some simple, but essential, maintenance checks.

Tires

Belinda, who has trouble keeping track of which guy she's dating at the moment, is a stickler for keeping tabs on anything that could go wrong on her old Honda Civic. Every time she puts gas in the car, for example, she whips out her tire tester and promptly checks the air pressure in all four tires. Belinda bought this tire tester at a parts supply store and carries it everywhere with her. She's afraid the one at the gas station won't be accurate, or there may not be one there at all. This simple tire check ensures Belinda of the best possible steering and handling, equal wear on the tires, and good fuel consumption. Since she usually puts gas in her car first thing in the morning at a station close to where she lives, she checks her tire pressure at the most opportune time. After the car has been driven for awhile, the tires heat up and the air expands so the reading isn't accurate. Because outside temperatures affect tire pressure, it is important that this simple maintenance check be done regularly. Be sure to take a minute or two at least once a month to do a tire check. The recommended pressure for your car's tires is in the vehicle's owner's manual. No manual? Look on the tire's sidewall. You might also find the information in the glove compartment or on the driver's door.

Even if your tires are warranted under a protection plan such as that offered by Volvo Certified Pre-Owned Car Program , it is necessary to perform regular maintenance to keep the tires functioning properly and to ensure the validity of the warranty.

Windshield Wipers

Another important maintenance check do-it-yourselfers will find easy is keeping an eye on the windshield wipers. Th...

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Lemon Laws

Code:
51:1941, et seq.

Title Of Act:
Louisiana Lemon Law

Definition Of Defects:
Nonconformity to applicable express warranties

Remedies:
Manufacturer's option: Replace with comparable new motor vehicle or accept return and refund full purchase price plus any amounts paid by the consumer at the time of sale and all collateral costs, less a reasonable allowance for use

Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair:
Term of warranty or during period of 1 year following date of original delivery, whichever is earlier

From www.findlaws.com