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Happy Wallet Quality Auto Repair posts blog posts on a variety of topics to educate, entertain, and engage you. The auto mechanics and rest of our team aims to develop and maintain relationships with our clients throughout Naples, Bonita Springs, Fort Myers, Marco Island, Everglades City, Ave Maria, and Lee County, and our blog is just one way we stay connected with you and your vehicle. Please check out our blog posts below:

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7 Ways To Treat Your Vehicle This Valentine’s Season

7 Ways To Treat Your Vehicle This Valentine’s Season

By Adobe Photo Stock Show Some Love To Your Vehicle This Valentine's Day!  Valentine's Day is a time for love, and what better way to show your car, truck, or SUV some love than by giving it the TLC it deserves? A well-maintained vehicle will last you longer and perform better, so keep these seven tips in mind when treating your vehicle with extra care this Valentine's season.  1. Change Your Oil Regularly Always ensure that your oil is up-to-date and changed according to the manufacturer's recommended schedule. Regular oil changes are necessary for lubricating all of the moving parts in your engine and keeping it running smoothly.  2. Check Your Tire Pressure Low tire pressure can cause a decrease in fuel efficiency and an increase in wear and tear on your tires. Check your tire pressure every few weeks and top off any tires that are low on air before they become a bigger problem.                ... read more

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How Far Can You Drive On A Flat Tire

How Far Can You Drive On A Flat Tire

One of the most frustrating car issues is a flat tire. It can happen anywhere and at any time. Driving with a flat tire is not recommended, but if you are stranded, you won't have any other choice. Read to find out how far you can go and how to fix it if possible. How Far Can I Drive? When tires are deflated, traction and durability become an issue. The car's rims can rub against the hard asphalt and be damaged, which means that any possible patching up or repair becomes impossible.  Depending on the tire, the maximum range you should rive with a flat is roughly 50 miles - or to the nearest service shop. If you exceed this distance, damage can be caused to the suspension, brakes, steering system, and many more - handling and safety will be affected strongly.  Our advice is to drive to the nearest mechanic, as we mentioned above, or a safe parking spot. Changing A Flat Tire Despite your situation, stranded or in need of a roadside repair, here are the steps for cha ... read more

The Top 5 Safety Features To Check Before Hitting The Road For The First Time

The Top 5 Safety Features To Check Before Hitting The Road For The First Time

By Mikola249 5 Ways To Stay Safe On The Road After being cooped up indoors for the past few months, there's nothing quite like hitting the open highway with the windows down and the music up. But before you do, you should perform a few safety checks on your vehicle to ensure it's in top condition. Here are the top 5 safety features to check before hitting the road. 1. Tires One of the most important safety features of your vehicle is its tires. Tires keep you connected to the road, so they must be in good condition before taking any long trips.   Be sure to check your tire pressure (you can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in the owner's manual) and tread depth (you can do this by inserting a penny into the tread grooves - if you can see Lincoln's head, it's time for new tires). If you're unsure how to properly check your tires, stop by your local auto shop, and they'll be happy to help. 2. Brakes Your brakes are another cruci ... read more

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Auto Repair

5 Signs You Need Suspension Repair

5 Signs You Need Suspension Repair

Your vehicle's suspension not only makes your ride more comfortable; it also helps protect your vehicles's engine and other components. Over time, suspension can wear down. Here are some signs that you may need vehicle suspension repair: Uneven tire wear. If you notice that the tires on your vehicle are wearing unevenly, it could be a sign of a problem with the suspension. This could be caused by a worn or damaged component such as a strut or a control arm. Noise when driving over bumps. If you hear a knocking or clunking noise when driving over bumps, it could be a sign of a problem with the suspension. This could be caused by a loose or worn component such as a strut or a control arm. Vehicle sags on one side. If your vehicle sags or leans to one side when parked, it could be a sign of a problem with the suspension. This could be caused by a faulty spring or a damaged component. Steering issues. If you n ... read more

4 Holiday Travel Ideas In Florida

4 Holiday Travel Ideas In Florida

Naples, Florida: The Perfect Place to Spend Your Holiday Vacation! School's out, the weather's warm, and there's no better time to load up the car and hit the open road than during the holidays! If you're looking for some great places to visit in Florida this holiday season, Naples has you covered!   Naples, Florida, is the perfect place to spend your holiday vacation! With its beautiful weather and stunning beaches, Naples is a prime destination for travelers looking to escape the cold winter months. Here are four ideas for things to do while you're in town.   4 Things To Do In Naples, FL, This Holiday Season 1. Take a scenic drive down Gulf Coast Boulevard. This stretch of road offers breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Be sure to stop at one of the many beach access points along the way to enjoy the sun and sand. 2. Visit the Naples Zoo. This world-class zoo is home to over 1,300 animals from around the globe. Don't miss the chance to f ... read more

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