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Auto Electric Service
(406) 728-9153
2602 W Broadway Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Electrical Systems Service & Repair, Auto Alternators & Starters, Speedometers Retail
Hours
Mon-Fri Weekdays

Transolution
(406) 721-6109, 001-2004
4500 Transolution Lane
Missoula, MT
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Butchs Appliance Center
(406) 721-2155
1134 Longstaff Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Truck Detailing

Sign Pro
(406) 721-9359
2621 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Body

Pro Align
(406) 542-7772
3112 S Clark Street
Missoula, MT
Services
Alignment Repair

K & N Electric Motors Inc
(406) 327-0700
7604 Desmet Road
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Water Well Drilling & Service, Machine Shops, Electric Motors & Generators Wholesale & Manufacturers, Electric Motor Parts & Repair
Products
Electric Motors, Industrial Pumps

Flanagans Mazda Jeep Lincoln
(406) 721-9255
909 Strand Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
Clutch Repair

Safelite Auto Glass Repair and Replacement
(888) 256-7715
1019 W Central Avenue
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Glass Repair,Mobile Auto Repair

Definitely Unique Body and Paint
(406) 728-9119
901 S 2nd Street West, # A
Missoula, MT
Services
Auto Body Repair

KUM and Go
(406) 542-7741
3325 Brooks St
Missoula, MT
Services
Service Stations,Gas Stations,Convenience Stores

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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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