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:

Yearly Archives: 2022

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Catalytic Converter?

Suspect your catalytic converter is failing? Avoid interrupting your summer fun by taking care of car repair issues as soon as they happen. The catalytic converter is an integral part of vehicle exhaust systems that help reduce the effect of vehicle emissions. Without a properly functioning catalytic converter, your car can release harmful emissions gasses. Keep reading for three symptoms of a bad or failing catalytic converter. Symptom #1. - Check Engine Light Flashing The check engine light is a yellow light on your dashboard that provides critical alerts about your vehicle and engine performance. When your vehicle's check engine light flashes yellow or stays illuminated for extended periods, this can be a sign of a declining catalytic converter or poor fuel economy. Vehicle manufacturers equipped most of today's cars with computerized diagnostics systems. These systems have warning indicators that alert drivers to potential issues under the hood. A rapidly blinking check ... read more

Getting Ahead On Brake Service

Getting Ahead On Brake Service

Get ahead on brake service so you don't get behind It's no secret that brake service is essential to the safe driving of any vehicle. What may be less known, however, is that there are steps motorists in Florida can take to get ahead of brake service needs, rather than waiting until a problem arises.   By being proactive and scheduling regular maintenance check-ups with an auto repair shop, drivers can help ensure their brakes are always performing at their best. Read on for more tips on brake service and how to keep your vehicle safe on the road.   5 benefits of regular brake service Preventative maintenance for brakes is one of the most important things you can do to keep your car running safely and smoothly. Here are 5 benefits of regular brake service:    Regular brake service can help to identify potential problems before they cause serious damage.  Brake service can help improve your brakes' efficiency, saving you money in the long ru ... read more

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How To Get Your Vehicle Ready For The Beach

How To Get Your Vehicle Ready For The Beach

Get Your Vehicle Ready For The Beach! Summertime swimming season is here, Florida! Are you ready to hit the beach, cruise the scenic highways, and leave your worries behind? We are! However, nothing puts a stop to the fun faster than car trouble, breakdowns, and blowouts. Your vehicle wants to enjoy summer, too, so let's take proactive precautions to ensure everyone has a good time!   Summer is a time for fun, family, and fantastic outdoor activities, but it also introduces unique obstacles for your vehicle. Specifically, the sun and the heat! However, the sun combined with the heat (and wind) creates other "down the line" issues too. Let's discuss a few things to look out for and how you can get your vehicle ready for the beach.   Is Your Vehicle Ready For The Road This Summer? Check your tires - First and foremost, when getting ready for the summer fun, you want to check your tires and make sure they are ready for the road. The heat, sun, and sand co ... read more

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Why Getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection Is Important

Why Getting a Pre-Purchase Inspection Is Important

If you’re in the market to buy a pre-owned vehicle, there are several things you should be wary about. A car is a major investment, and you should make sure every claim that the seller makes about the vehicle is true. To avoid getting scammed into buying a car with troubles, we recommend bringing your car to our auto repair shop for a pre-purchase inspection.   A pre-purchase inspection can give you the reassurance you need before buying a car. It can save money in the long run by avoiding a potential scam. Our auto repair shop will act as an unbiased 3rd party in the inspection. We have skillful mechanics who can pay close attention to all aspects of the vehicle you are intending to buy. We’ll let you know if there are any services or repairs that the car may need in the foreseeable future.   At every pre-purchase inspection, our technicians will look at all the vehicle’s important systems. We will go over the following components: Car body Engine Tr ... read more

When Do I Service My A/C system?

When Do I Service My A/C system?

Photo by Philipp Katzenberger on Unsplash Feeling Fiery in Florida That's right; you know what time it is. Florida is hot (again), but even hotter than last time! Now is the time to make sure your A/C system has the juice to cool you down. Have you had your A/C system serviced this year? Well, if you haven't, here's some information on things to look out for and what you can do to prepare for summer!   Your A/C system is a complicated network of physical components and electrical engineering. Between the compressor, radiator, fans, and freon, all sorts of things might need attention. The longer things go neglected, the worse the problems get. When do I service my A/C system? We generally recommend that yo ... read more

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