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HELPFUL INFO

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 Our Customers Are Saying

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-Amber W.

Scott is really good, he's honest and easy to talk to!


-Brad E.

ProCare was fantastic at providing the service I needed, and were flexible with my warranty. The employees were also amazing at providing customer service.


-Matt P.

Scott and his guys always provide great service. It's a reliable place with good prices.


-Andrew M.

I called around Knoxville and ProCare's price for an all-wheel alignment was significantly lower than anyone else's. They did a great job and the gave me a 10% veteran's discount! I will definitely be using them again for my automotive maintenance needs.


-Mr. M.

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Procare is an honest place to have all your car repairs. They stand behind all of the repairs even when the dealership won't. Thank you ProCare for all you have done!


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Love these folks! Fixed my A/C for exactly what they quoted me & the time the said it would be ready. Will use them again!


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-Ken B.

I have been taking my cars to ProCare since they opened. Their prices are fair, and there are NEVER any surprises.


-Lisa C.

Scott was very helpful and professional as always!


-Jeanne S.

I have always had excellent service anytime I've had my car serviced there.


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Very fast service and extremely friendly people. I would recommend them to anybody.


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-Michael T.

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-Jeremy A.

Bought some Bridgestone tires for my wife's car, and it was very smooth and painless. Prices were very competitive with other shops in town (even with Tire Rack) and he had the car done very quick.


-Benjamin S.

Very honest, great great service, fast and reliable. I won't take my car or truck anywhere else. Best kept secret in halls!


-Dusty B.

Great Service at a great price. A family run shop that I highly recommend.


-Jody S.
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