Jeffrey's Automotive State Inspection September 2013

Check your vehicle’s inspection sticker date. If the dates resemble the image above, it’s time for your vehicle’s state inspection – if you live in Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga, North Richland Hills and surrounding areas of NE Tarrant County, let us get your vehicle inspected and back on the road!

If you’re check engine light is on, your vehicle cannot pass state inspection. So come on in and let us take a look, find the codes, and get it repaired. Sometimes it may just be a small thing! And you don’t want to be pulled over in your kid’s school zone because of an outdated state inspection (imagine the embarrassment your teenager would feel!)

So remember, inspection due = September 2013!

 

 

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Jeffrey's Automotive - Fort Worth - Distracted Driving is DangerousSchool is back in session this week for most every school in our area.  Students in Watauga, Haltom City, Keller, North Richland Hills, Saginaw, Haslet, Roanoke, Hurst and the surrounding Fort Worth area should have every right to feel safe if they are walking home, riding their bike, or operating another vehicle.  Driving while distracted is dangerous, so please watch out!

Texting and driving is the most obvious culprit, but there are others.  Read this archived article to remind you of the equally distracting activities we too often engage in while inside our cars. 

Read our customer reviews and testimonials!

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Happy customer of Jeffrey's Automotive in Fort Worth shows appreciation with tamales!

A customer surprised us all today when she walked in with an amazing lunch for everyone and said “My car is running better than it ever has and I want to thank everyone who helped me!” Tamales, rice, beans and desserts!!!

Jeffrey's Automotive Customer Review:     To Tony Brooks and Staff:      Thank you so much for all your hard work, thoughtfulness and consideration. You went above and beyond. My car is running great!. It has a smooth start, a smooth stop, a soft and gentle idle. It runs quietly and smoothly. And it is using much less gas than it was last week. Such a difference! I can’t thank you and your staff enough for your time-consuming effort and diligence.

Later, Maria shared her thoughts that we can add to the hundreds of customer reviews of Jeffrey’s Automotive:

Thank you so much for all your hard work, thoughtfulness and consideration. You went above and beyond. My car is running great!. It has a smooth start, a smooth stop, a soft and gentle idle. It runs quietly and smoothly. And it is using much less gas than it was last week. Such a difference! I can’t thank you and your staff enough for your time-consuming effort and diligence.

Thank you Maria!!

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Battery: How to Jump Start a Car - Jeffrey's Automotive - Fort Worth

Whether it’s because you left the lights on, the keys in the ignition, or your battery is old, most car owners will be faced with a dead battery sooner or later (it is probably something you want to explain to young drivers, t00).  The good news is that if there is another functional car nearby, you can jump start the car and be on the road again soon.  Remember that batteries are not always in the same place. Some vehicles have the battery under the hood, some behind the cab, and some are even in the trunk.

Follow these steps in order:

    1. Pull the car with the good battery next to the vehicle with the dead battery, or in a place where the cables will easily reach from the battery of one car to the battery of the other. The cars should not be touching and both ignitions should be shut off. Prop open the hood of each vehicle.
    2. Visibly locate the batteries and their terminals. Each battery has two metal terminals. One is marked Positive (+) the other Negative (-). There are also positive and negative cables in the jumper set. The red one is positive, the black one is negative.
    3. Connect one red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the dead battery.
    4. Connect the other red clamp to the positive (+) terminal of the good battery.
    5. Connect one black clamp to the negative (-) terminal of the good battery.
    6. Connect the other black clamp to the engine block or another metal surface of the vehicle away from the battery. (NOTE: you may see a small spark when you connect to a good ground.). As a last resort, you may connect to the negative (-) post of the dead battery, but this risks igniting hydrogen gas coming off the battery.
    7. Make sure none of the cables are dangling into the engine compartment, where they could be exposed to moving parts.
    8. Start the car providing the jump start.  Wait a moment, then try to start the car with the dead battery.  Once the car starts, leave it idling for 5 or 10 minutes.
    9. If it does not start, wait a few moments and try again.  If it still does not start, you may need come and see us about a new battery. Or your battery’s cable connections could have corrosion, if so, you will need to clean them. Every time a battery is discharged and needs to be jumped, it weakens the battery. After a few jumpstarts, you may want to consider buying a new battery.  At Jeffrey’s, we do sell batteries and would be happy to help you get a new one for your car or truck.
    10. Now remove cables in the reverse order that you put them on.

Congratulations, you now know how to jump start a battery!

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A Richland Hills woman, Lucia, offers one of our latest Google reviews.  Lucia appreciates the Christian values we have a Jeffrey’s Automotive (read what a Keller customer says about our Christian values):

Woman reviews: Christian values at Jeffrey's Automotive:We have a long-time relationship with Lucia and her family through our church.  Still, we are thankful Lucia chooses Jeffrey’s Automotive to take care of her family’s transportation.

Read more customer reviews, including those who appreciate our friendly customer service, upfront pricing and Christian values.

If you are needing routine maintenance or you’re worried that there’s something major wrong, click below to set up your appointment. You’ll receive a through explanation before any work is started. If you need a total car care coupon, you can get it on our Facebook page, too. And don’t forget . . . financing is available.)

Click here to make an appointment with Jeffrey's Automotive in North Fort Worth

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Jeffrey's Automotive State Inspection August 2013

Check your vehicle’s inspection sticker date. If the dates resemble the image above, it’s time for your vehicle’s state inspection – if you live in Fort Worth, Keller, Watauga, North Richland Hills and surrounding areas of NE Tarrant County, let us get your vehicle inspected and back on the road!

If you’re check engine light is on, your vehicle cannot pass state inspection. So come on in and let us take a look, find the codes, and get it repaired. Sometimes it may just be a small thing! And you don’t want to be pulled over in your kid’s school zone because of an outdated state inspection (imagine the embarrassment your teenager would feel!)

So remember, inspection due = August 2013!

 

 

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Love this recent testimonial from from our customers in Saginaw!

“Jerry and Kevin went out of their way to help us on the repair of our 2001 Toyota. They were very friendly and professional and the work done was very reasonable. Cheers to these 2 gentlemen and the service technicians at Jeffrey’s. We will always be a customer!”  ~ Monty Anderson

You can read more of our hundreds of testimonials from happy customers from Saginaw, Watauga, Keller, North Richland Hills, Hurst, Arlington, and from many of the other communities surrounding Fort Worth!

See what other customers of Jeffrey’s Automotive are saying about their experience.

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Jeffrey's Automotive - AAA-approved

Did you know that Jeffrey’s is the ONLY AAA-Approved Auto Repair facility on all of Denton Hwy (377)?  From Haltom City to Roanoke, we are YOUR AAA-approved facility.   Also, if you live in Watauga, North Richland Hills or Alliance/Keller, we are the very likely closest AAA shop to you!

More important benefits for you:

Customer satisfaction

AAA members and non-members can feel confident that AAA Approved Auto Repair facilities are reliable and trustworthy:

  • Customers are provided with a written estimate of the cost of all work to be performed
  • 12-month/12,000-mile parts and labor guarantee of service on mechanical repairs by the facility
  • Replaced parts are returned to customers, upon request

AAA members receive the added benefit of:

  • Many AAA AAR facilities offer AAA members a 10 percent discount (up to $50) on regularly priced parts and labor through the AAA Show Your Card & Save® discount program

If a AAA member is unsatisfied with the service or repairs received at a AAA Approved Auto Repair facility, the facility has agreed to accept the decision instructed by AAA in order to correct the member’s concern.

At Jeffrey’s, we are proud to wear this seal of approval from AAA!

At Jeffrey's, we are proud to wear this seal of approval from AAA!

Make your appointment today.

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We have a great relationship with community partners, auto part vendors, and other car related businesses in the north Fort Worth/Keller area.  We have been in business for 34 years (same location) so people around the area know, like and trust us.    Here are a few recent testimonials customers have given from one local tire shop.

  • “This was a 1st visit on a referral from Discount Tire. The service was excellent and at a competitive price.”
  • “I needed a wheel alignment and Discount Tires recommended Jeffrey’s. I went in without an appointment and was helped right away. The waiting area was clean and everyone was polite and very helpful. I will definitely go back when I need work done.”

Last December, Alan Zand of Fort Worth, gave us a nice testimonial and his decision to use Jeffrey’s rather than going to the dealership:

Discount Tire:  Refers Customer Alan Zand to Jeffrey's Automotive

Click here to make an appointment with Jeffrey's Automotive in North Fort Worth

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It's HOT! Is your car's A/C working properly?

It is heating up in Texas!  During our summers, you want your car to be an oasis of comfort from the brutal temperatures outside.

But what happens when your car’s air condition system isn’t blowing cold air like it used to.

There are several reasons an AC system can stop cooling:

  • A Freon leak caused by a failed o-ring, seal, hose or component
  • A clogged expansion tube or refrigerant charging hose
  • Failed compressor or compressor clutch
  • Failed blower motor or blower motor resistor
  • Damaged or failed condenser or evaporator
  • Vacuum leaks
  • Failed switch, fuse, relay, control module, blend door or solenoid

There are many possibilities, so bring your car in to one of our 5 service writers who will assist you.  Do not let this go on too long.  First of all, it is too hot to not be cool.  Secondly, not detecting a problem earlier can lead to more costly repairs later.  Let us perform our AC PERFORMANCE TEST so you can get back on the road comfortably!

Schedule an AC Performance Test today.

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