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Helena Body & Paint Frame Repair
(406) 430-1106
829 N Warren St
Helena, MT
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Body Shops, Painting, Rustproofing
Service Types and Repair
Auto Aluminum, Auto Frame, Collision, Dent

Ace Carburetor & Electric Service
(406) 442-3001
3119 Cooney Drive
Helena, MT
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Hours
Open Mon-Fri
Products
Brakes, Shocks, Struts

OReilly Auto Parts
(406) 443-1981
2433 N Montana Avenue
Helena, MT
Services
AC and Heating Repair,Clutch Repair

Harrys Frame and Alignment Service
(406) 442-9340
115 W 13th Street
Helena, MT
Services
Alignment Repair,Tune up Repair

Capital Collision Center
(406) 442-8611
1006 Euclid Avenue
Helena, MT
Services
Alignment Repair,Auto Body Repair,Collision Repair

Northwest Battery & Electric
(406) 443-4090
3005 Prospect Avenue
Helena, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Storage Batteries Retail, Batteries Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
Open Mon-Fri
Payment Options
MasterCard, VISA

Goodyear Auto & Tire Centers
(406) 443-1062
1250 Prospect Ave
Helena, MT
Services
Tire Shops

Placer Motors Inc
(406) 442-2603
1515 Euclid Avenue
Helena, MT
Services
Clutch Repair,SUV Repair

D and K Motorsports
(406) 495-9392
1301 Orange Avenue
Helena, MT
Services
Auto Repair,Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

Special Eds Auto Svc
(406) 442-1017
2815 N Dodge Avenue
Helena, MT
 

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:
61-4-501, et seq.

Title Of Act:
Not specified

Definition Of Defects:
Nonconformity to all applicable express warranties which significantly affects the use, market value, or safety of vehicle

Remedies:
Manufacturer's option: replace with new vehicle of same model and style and of equal value unless for reasons of lack of availability such replacement is impossible, in which case it shall be replaced with vehicle of comparable market value or accept return and refund full purchase price plus reasonable collateral and incidental damages, less a reasonable allowance for consumer's use of vehicle

Time Limit for Manufacturer Repair:
Warranty period within 2 years after date of original delivery to consumer or during first 18,000 miles of operation, whichever is earlier; however, if consumer notifies manufacturer in writing of nonconformity within warranty, manufacturer must fix regar

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