Spring Clean Your Fleet with Our Fleet Maintenance in NH!

Fleet maintenance in NH from RK Auto RepairWe’ve finally made it through the winter, with the warmer and sunnier days of spring ahead. While you might be thinking of cleaning out the garage or the basement this season, have you thought about your fleet? With RK Auto’s fleet maintenance in NH, we can take the hassle out of keeping your fleet up and running, and can make sure they are ready for the busy spring season ahead.

After the rough conditions of this past winter, your fleet could be in need of additional repairs and inspections. Whether it was the snow and ice, or the salt and potholes, winter roadways can take a toll on your vehicles. The team at RK Auto can inspect your fleet for any damage or needed repairs, and fix any problems in the most efficient yet thorough way possible. This attention to detail keeps your fleet where they need to be – on the road.

As the season forges ahead, schedules can become hectic and business gets more and more busy, causing you to forget about routine fleet maintenance and inspections. If you wait too long, vehicles can incur bigger problems, leaving you with a bigger bill and more precious time off the road. At RK Auto, we stay on top of all your routine inspections, alerting you as a friendly reminder that your fleet is due for maintenance. This allows for both the most efficient and preventative measures to keep your fleet running at peak performance all throughout the year.

For more information about fleet maintenance in NH, contact RK Auto at 603-595-7575.

Who Do You Trust For Brake Repair in NH?

Brake repair in NH from RK AutoWhen it comes to not only keeping your car in tip top shape, but also guaranteeing you and your passengers are safe, do you trust your auto repairs to just anyone? Working with an expert in the industry ensures that each and every inspection, diagnosis, and repair is done correctly. At RK Auto, you can find a whole team of experienced mechanics, equipped to handle every auto job, from fleet maintenance to brake repair in NH. Providing each customer with both the service and staff they can depend on and trust is the quality you can come to expect with each visit to the RK Auto shop.

There’s a reason RK Auto has been voted the best auto shop in Nashua not once, but TWICE. It’s the understanding of each customer’s needs, as well as efficient auto repairs that makes RK Auto a leader in the business. Getting you and your car back on the road safely and as quickly as possible is the overriding goal for the team at RK Auto. Whatever it takes to get your car up and running again with minimum interruption to your daily life, RK Auto Repair will make it happen.

Especially when it comes to brake repair in NH, you don’t want to trust this important job to just anyone. A keen eye for detail and a deep understanding of the intricacies of a vehicle’s brake system is needed in order to make sure that the brakes will operate quickly and smoothly right when they are needed. When you come to RK Auto, every aspect of your vehicle’s brake system will be thoroughly inspected. This attention to detail helps properly diagnose the source of the problem, and enables the mechanic to complete repairs more efficiently. Once the repairs are completed, you will be equipped with the peace of mind knowing that you and your passengers will be safe, and your brakes will function even better than before.

For more information on brake repair in NH or any other automotive service, contact RK Auto Repair at 603-595-7575.

Your Trusted Source For Brake Service in Nashua!

Brake service in Nashua from RK AutoThe treacherous conditions and icy roadways of winter are no time to skimp when it comes to your car’s brake system. Not only can the snow and ice take a toll on your brakes, but these conditions can also make it more difficult to stop quickly and efficiently. This can put you, your passengers, and your vehicle at risk for serious accidents and injury, not to mention costly repairs. RK Auto Repair is your trusted source for quality brake service in Nashua, keeping you safe, and on the road the whole year round and through every New England weather condition.

Brake systems are intricate and complex systems, requiring the finest attention to detail in order to make sure they are operating at peak performance. The mechanics at RK Auto are ASE certified, meaning they are knowledgeable experts when it comes to the ins and outs of your vehicle’s brake system. A thorough inspection allows the mechanics at RK Auto to properly diagnose and locate the source of your car’s braking issue, and make the adjustments and repairs needed the most efficient and effective way possible.

Road conditions of winter are constantly changing, requiring drivers to be prepared at any moments notice. RK Auto’s brake service in Nashua helps equip drivers with the resources needed to keep safe on the roadways through sleet, snow, ice, and every weather in between. Whether it’s rotors, calipers, or brake pads, RK Auto has the expertise to bring your car back to it’s former glory and get you back on the road to where you need to be.

For more information about our brake service in Nashua, call RK Auto Repair at 603-595-7575.

Signs It’s Time for Exhaust Repair in NH

Exhaust repair in NH from RK AutoThere are many different parts that make up your car’s exhaust system, and damage to any of them can interrupt the function and efficiency of your vehicle. There are signs and symptoms that you can be aware of that signal it’s time to bring your vehicle in to RK Auto for proper exhaust repair in NH.

Vibrations and Noises

One sure sign that you should bring your vehicle in for exhaust repair, is if you notice any new vibrations or sounds coming from your exhaust system. It may sound like a box of rocks being shaken during idling, which can be a sign that a problem occurs with your car’s catalytic converter. An exhaust leak can result in vibrations or rumbling when pressing on the pedals or during steering. Whenever you hear a new sound or vibration coming from your vehicle, it is a good idea to get it checked out by a trained and experienced mechanic.

Reduced Fuel Efficiency

Does it seem like you are making more trips to the gas pump more often? This could be a sign of an exhaust leak. Leaks in your exhaust make your engine have to work harder, using up more gas, and costing you more money. If you start to notice a decrease in your vehicle’s gas efficiency, it’s time to have it looked at for damage.

The longer you wait to have your exhaust system inspected, the more money it will end up costing you. A damaged exhaust can lead to damage of other parts in your vehicle, costing you more time and money in repairs and time off the road.

When you are looking for an effective exhaust repair in NH, give RK Auto a call at 603-595-7575.

How to Apply Your Brakes in NH Winter Weather

Brakes in NH from RK Auto RepairDriving in the snow and ice is one of the headaches many drivers must face when living in New England. A car that is ill-prepared or an unexperienced driver can make matters worse, and can increase the chances of an accident. Here are some safe driving tips to help you prepare for driving and applying your brakes in NH winter weather this season.

Take Your Time

Give yourself extra time and space to slow down or brake during snowy or rainy weather. The average time distance in dry conditions is three to four seconds, but should be increased to eight to ten seconds during bad weather. Anticipate having to apply your brakes, and take your foot off the accelerator to allow your car to slow down over time, rather than having to slam on the brakes.

With Anti-Lock Brakes

If you find yourself in a situation requiring additional braking, it is best to use the heel-to-toe method, or threshold braking for anti-lock brakes. Plant the heel of your foot on the floor, and apply firm, steady pressure on the brake pedal with the ball of your foot. Apply enough pressure until just before locking up the wheels. Release the pressure, and repeat the process until your vehicle comes to a complete stop.

Without Anti-Lock Brakes

If your car is not equipped with anti-lock brakes, the process for braking differs slightly. You should still use the heel-to-toe method, but instead do not remove your foot from the pedal or release pressure until your car comes to a complete stop. Keep your hands where they are on the wheel to avoid spinning out.

Correcting a Slide

Despite being an alert and safe driver, some situations may come up where you find yourself in a slide. In order to regain control, you should release your foot off the brake pedal, and turn your wheel into the direction the rear of the car is sliding, or the direction you want the car to go. It is best to drive slower in harsh weather conditions, since controlling and braking adequately at high speeds is much more difficult and dangerous.

For more information or to schedule an inspection for your brakes in NH, call RK Auto Repair at 603-595-7575.

Three Signs You Need Brake Service in Nashua

Brake service in Nashua NH from RK AutoThe brake system of your car is an intricate network of parts and functions that work together to keep you safe every time you push the brake pedal. As time goes by, different parts of this balanced system can wear down, making the system less effective and putting you at risk for accidents or collisions. Here are a few of the signs to look out for that can indicate your car is in need of brake service in Nashua.

Brake Dashboard Light

One sign to look for when it comes to brake issues is your dashboard indicator light. If your brake dashboard light illuminates an amber color, this can indicate an issue with the Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). If it is illuminated red, this can mean an imbalance somewhere within the brake system. In either case, you should have your brakes inspected to address the problem before it escalates, putting your safety at risk and the burden of costly repairs.

Grinding/Squealing Brakes

If you hear a grinding or squeaking sound every time you apply the brakes, this is a sure sign that your brakes need to be inspected and repaired. The ASE certified mechanics at RK Auto Repair will inspect each and every aspect of your brake system for damage or wear in order to properly address the problem, and get your car back on the road as soon as possible.

Slow to Respond During Braking

A dangerous sign that you need brake service in Nashua is if your brakes are slow to respond. This can sometimes be described as a spongy feeling when you apply the brakes, and can put you at risk for accidents or collisions. RK Auto Repair will test, repair, and replace the needed parts to your brake system to make sure they are working as they should, at exactly the time you need them to.

To schedule your appointment for brake service in Nashua, give RK Auto Repair a call at 603-595-7575.

Preparation is Your Key to Safe Winter Driving

RK Auto Repair Storefront in Winter

The coming of winter in New Hampshire means you need to know that your vehicle will be at its best to handle all of the perils of winter driving. As every hearty and experienced New Englander knows, driving in the winter can be fraught with the unexpected as snow and ice and mud will test you and your vehicle’s preparedness and skill.

Involve an Auto Repair Specialist

Check in with your auto repair specialist as soon as you can to have your vehicle thoroughly inspected. Take the time to check out all of the equipment and systems you will come to rely on during your winter driving and ensure that they are all in top working condition. If there is any question at all regarding the safety and working condition of a part or a system, it is always best to err on the side of preparation especially as winter approaches.

auto-fluid-replacement-rk-auto-repairThe Importance of Fluid Checks & Storage

Your anti freeze, or coolant, is one thing you need to have working properly along with your windshield wipers. Your auto repair technician can test your 50/50 coolant mixture and determine if it should be replaced. Also, they can check your lines and even flush the radiator system to guarantee that you have heat when you need it and that your vehicle doesn’t overheat. Your wipers, of course, are critical to winter driving. Swap them out and have brand new heavy duty ones put on. The small cost will far outweigh the benefits of increased visibility should you be driving home in a snowstorm. In that vein, your windshield washer tank should always be full during the winter and it would be advisable to keep a gallon or two in your trunk. Here, too, your auto repair specialist can check the entire system to make certain you will have clear visibility when you need it.

Tires Prevent Catastrophe

Perhaps the most important of winter preparations will be to inspect the condition of your tires. Air pressure changes during the winter so get your auto repair specialist to get them to their proper poundage and advise you with regard to keeping the tire pressure at the proper level all winter long. In addition, your auto repair specialist can completely inspect the condition of your tires. You can’t take the chance of driving with worn tires in the winter. Worn tires will cause a loss of traction, can easily blow out, and will affect your ability to steer and brake away from possible catastrophe.

Final Checks & Balances for Winter

Some final areas of preparation that your auto repair specialist can help you with are your battery and your wires, especially your spark plug wires. You don’t want any frayed or cracked wires as they will affect how your engine runs and responds in bad weather. Have your battery posts cleaned and replace the cables if need be. Also, get your auto repair specialist to test your battery. The last thing you need on a stormy night is to lose power or to be unable to start your vehicle.