I was referred to B&D by one of my best friends who is in the collision repair business and knows a lot about cars. B&D fixed my brother in law's A/C in his older Yukon quick, cheap and most of all REALLY fixed it!
Had an electrical problem with my car and had 3 other places look at it and could not diagnose the problem. B&D found the issue promptly and fixed it. Great service and reasonably priced too. Thank you!!!
Brought my car in because half of AC was not cooling and needed an oil change. Was worried it was an actuator but ended up just needing a recharge. Was in an out in an hour and they were honest, informative and affordable.
I was at my wit's end trying to find an establishment that could replace my engine after it decided to throw a rod on Christmas. They promptly sent a tow truck to retrieve it from Pep Boys where roadside assistance had left it. They professionally answered all of my questions about my options. Sadly, my Scion tC has a history of throwing rods which made the engine I needed scarce. B and D located a used 2009 engine with 60,000 miles on it. Obviously, I had to put down a deposit, and then they removed and replaced the engine. A week later, I received a phone call stating it was ready. They were gracious and patient with me while it took another week to obtain the remainder of the funding. It cost a little bit more since they had to move the oxygen sensor and to re thread part of the connections. It obviously runs a lot better, with a huge increase in the gas mileage. I would definitely use them again.
B&D Great place -Great place, great folks. Always reasonable. Use them for my business and personal cars. I highly recommend them
B&D worked with me - I had a specific issue the dealership wanted nearly $800 to fix - the majority of the cost being for a part. I found a place that would rebuild the part for a very small fee and save me hundreds of dollars; the problem was extracting the part. Most places turned me down to have the work done the way I wanted it done, but B&D said it was no problem. I had the job done for less than half as much as the dealership wanted and it's fixed. Also, B&D was able to perform certain specific repairs on my AC compressor that every other place I called wasn't able to perform. Basically, if you're looking for someone to change your oil, anyone can do it. If you're looking for a real mechanic, who knows more about cars than most people have forgotten, then talk to David over at B&D. The labor rate is reasonable, and he'll work with you to help you get the best deal possible.
After receiving an insanely high quote from a large chain garage, we called around and decided on B & D, and we couldn't have made a better choice! They were honest and gave us a fair price and finished in timely manner. We will be continuing customers of theirs and would recommend them to anyone!
- According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
- The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
- Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
- Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
- Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
- A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
- Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
- Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
- Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
- Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
- Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
- Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
- Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
- Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
- Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
- Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
- Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
- Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
- Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
- Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.