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Working Hours
  • Mon 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tue 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Wed 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thu 7:00AM - 6:00PM
  • Fri 7:00AM - 6:00PM
    Sat Appointment Only
  • Sun Closed

COST SAVING TIPS

10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  1. Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.

  2. Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.

  3. Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.


Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  1. Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.

  2. Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.

  3. Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.

  4. Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.

  5. Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.

  6. Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.

  7. Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us

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    , 05/12/2020

    I'm a business owner myself, having a place to take my vehicles that makes life easy is very important. They are always super friendly, efficient, professional, they were so accommodating and I totally trust the work they do.

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    , 05/12/2020

    I was able to get my car looked at right away, the staff was very courteous, and the explanation of services was detailed. I felt they were looking out for my best interests the whole time.

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    , 05/12/2020

    The service manager and his entire team at Hammers Auto Service Shop did an excellent job with customer service and maintenance of my daughters vehicle. They have a beautiful new state of art shop, it was very clean and inviting, the waiting area was awesome! I would highly recommend Hammers Auto Service Shop to all my friends and family!!

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    , 05/12/2020

    Very professional all around, I highly trust the quality of work preformed.

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    , 05/12/2020

    Very happy with Hammers' service, expertise, and honesty! Just had my brakes done on my Jeep, and they did an excellent job. Definitely recommend!

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    , 05/12/2020

    Very happy with Hammers' service, expertise, and honesty! Just had my brakes done on my Jeep, and they did an excellent job. Definitely recommend!

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    , 05/12/2020

    Above and beyond service!! Amazing work!! Highly recommended for any of your automotive needs!!!!

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    , 05/12/2020

    Hammer Auto Service did a great job doing my alignment, oil change and fixing my bumper step on my truck. The service is outstanding and prices are very reasonable! They also were very helpful giving me a loaner to use so I could get to work.

  • , 05/07/2020

    Collin was great to work with, we had a check engine light issue with our vehicle. I was able to communicate and schedule a drop off with him through email. The diagnosis and repair was done quickly, our car was done when he said it would be. They also performed a courtesy check and a wash!!! Come on now! I'm glad to have found a good, honest shop to give my business.

  • , 05/12/2020

    I'm a business owner myself, having a place to take my vehicles that makes life easy is very important. They are always super friendly, efficient, professional, they were so accommodating and I totally trust the work they do.

Call us for service: 608-244-9090

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