Car Maintenance Kalispell MT

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Northwest Automotive, Inc.
(406) 756-9511, 001-2004
33 Second Avenue East
Kalispell, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Advanced Diesel Works
(406) 756-2353
2260 Holt Stage
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Michaels Crankshaft
(406) 752-8840
1597 Mount Highway 35
Kalispell, MT
Services
Clutch Repair,Engine Repair

D and R Repair
(406) 752-1060
428 Kings Loop
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

Gemko Lock and Key
(406) 257-4842
1535 7th Avenue West
Kalispell, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

C-A Automotive & Exhaust
(406) 862-1396
523 Skyles Place
Whitefish, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays
Products
Catalytic Converters

Shepards Glass Inc
(406) 755-4540
301 E Center Street
Kalispell, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair

Exhaust Worx Inc
(406) 752-0874
1271 N Meridian Road Loc B
Kalispell, MT
Services
Clutch Repair,Electrical Repair,Mufflers Repair,Tune up Repair

Jesco Boat Center
(406) 752-2112
2610 US Highway 93 South
Kalispell, MT
Services
Motorcycle Fabrication

Anything Automotive Inc
(406) 755-0859
122 E Reserve Drive
Kalispell, MT
Services
Tune up Repair

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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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