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:
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
Don’t Fall Victim To Predatory Towing Services The Naples, FL, area saw terrible flooding damage following the aftermath of Hurricane Ian. Many individuals lost their property, including their vehicles, to wind and flood damage. In the wake of this disaster, predatory towing companies have been reported more and more. Please read this message from our owner about how you can keep your vehicle safe from predatory towing services in the wake of Hurricane Ian. ****VEHICLE/CAR OWNERS WARNING**** DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN! ****** It has been brought to my attention by several customers that have called us saying there are Towing Companies currently in our area that are not local. They are coming from other regions of Florida to “Help” tow flood vehicles away BUT are telling car owners that no one wants them, that no shops are going to take them, and the best they can do is take the car off their hand with the title. I know and have worked with ... read more
Rainy Roads and Road Rage You're driving down the road, minding your own business, when all of a sudden, another driver cuts you off. Maybe they don't use their turn signal, tailgate you, or drive erratically. Whatever the case may be, it sets you off, and before you know it, you're full of "road rage." Road rage is a serious problem on America's roads. According to AAA, 66 percent of traffic fatalities are caused by aggressive driving. That's why it's so important to know how to avoid road rage and what to do if it happens to you. How to Avoid Road Rage There are a few things you can do to avoid road rage. First and foremost, try to stay calm. It's easier said than done, but it's important to remember that getting angry doesn't help the situation. Don't take the bait if someone cuts you off or drives aggressively. Let it go and continue with your journey. Another way to avoid road rage is to be a courteous ... read more
Combating Blind Spots: Best Practices While this is a very common term and nearly everyone understands the concept, blind spots still contribute to about 840,000 accidents and 300 fatalities per year. You can greatly reduce your blind spots by simply adjusting your mirrors to give the widest view possible. Don’t forget to make the adjustment before you start driving. First, adjust your rear view mirror to give the best possible view directly behind your car. Don’t worry about getting a view of each side with this mirror—it should be used solely to see what’s behind you. Next, lean your head until it almost touches the driver’s side window. Adjust your left side mirror so that you can just barely see the left side of your car. Now, lean your head to the middle of the car and adjust the outside mirror so that you can barely see the right side of the car. With your mirrors adjusted this way, you will have the maxim ... read more
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