Archive for the ‘Parts’ Category

Prevent Summer Breakdowns

Tuesday, May 30th, 2017

Radiator Checkup

– Overheating engines are one of the biggest causes of summer breakdowns. Intense summer heat can strain your cooling system, so check that your radiator and hoses aren’t damaged. Make sure that your radiator / cooling system has the proper amount of coolant. NEVER add tap water to the cooling system and refer to your owner’s manual for the proper coolant to add, as well as to how often the coolant needs to be serviced or exchanged. Keeping your coolant fresh will prolong the life of the components in the cooling system such as the water pump, radiator, hoses, etc. (more…)

Timing Belts & Chains

Monday, February 29th, 2016


Is it time for timing component replacement? If your vehicle is near 100k miles, then it’s due for its timing belt or chain to be replaced! This is what keeps your valves and pistons synched to perform as they should not hit each other. Should it break while driving, then the repair costs could be devastating. So don’t put it off, inquire about an estimate today!

Cold Weather Tip:

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

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Cold Weather Tip:  DON’T GET STRANDED THIS WINTER, if your vehicle is over 4 years old, so is your battery, come by Hickory Mazda Mitsubishi for a FREE battery test.


Don’t Wait Until It is Too Late!

Thursday, March 27th, 2014

We’re going to talk about windshield wiper blades. Now that may seem like a pretty mundane topic, but think about how important your vision is: We protect our eyes. If we need contacts or glasses, we taken care of them too. And, well, wiper blades are critical to our vision when we drive.

We really ought to think about wipers as part of an important safety system. We should think about maintaining safety – not just responding when our wiper blades fail: how many times have you been caught off-guard by the first storm of the season with a streaky windshield you can barely see out of.

Wiper blades live outside the vehicle, exposed to heat and sun in the summer and cold and ice in the winter. It’s no wonder that they get dry, brittle and torn.

We recommend changing wiper blades twice a year – before they’re so damaged that they don’t work. If you replace them in one of your spring and fall oil changes, you should always have wiper blades that can get the job done.

Some of us live in areas with more extreme weather and temperature conditions. You might just live somewhere where it rains more or has more ice so your blades wear out faster.

When it comes to wiper blades, it’s important to think of it as maintaining this safety component by replacing your blades before they fail. That’ll keep you seeing clearly in all conditions.

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