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Cinderella Era' of Your Vehicle is No Fairy Tale

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  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat 8:00AM - 3:00PM
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Cinderella Era' of Your Vehicle is No Fairy Tale

Once upon a time, buying a new car may have sounded like a dream come true, but keeping your car through the "Cinderella Era" can mean more gold at the end of the rainbow, says the non-profit Car Care Council.

"The smartest way to get a solid return on your vehicle investment is to keep your car through what we call the 'Cinderella Era.' That's the period of time after the payoff when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "With proper care, the typical vehicle should deliver at least 200,000 miles of safe, dependable performance, and that's no fairy tale."

By simply allocating the equivalent of just one new car payment, motorists can cover an entire year's worth of basic maintenance and live happily ever after with their current vehicle. The most common maintenance procedures and repairs to keep a car operating safely and reliably while maintaining its long-term value involve checking the oil, filters and fluids, the belts and hoses, brakes, tires and air conditioning. The council also recommends an annual tune-up and wheel alignment.

"Whether it's an oil change, replacing brakes or new belts and hoses, that periodic repair bill is a drop in the bucket compared to monthly payments on a new car," said White. "The end of the story is that a properly maintained vehicle is safer, more dependable, more fuel efficient, less polluting and more valuable."

Source: Car Care Council

What People Say About Us

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    This is a great place to get your car work done. Everyone is extremely nice and they have great service! I called last minute for a muffler delete on my Ford Focus and they got me in the same day even though it was not long before closing. I'd definitely recommend them and would go there again!

  • reviewiconLocal Mechanics
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 03/20/2019

    I was traveling, had an issue with my muffler and they helped me out. Courteous, friendly staff. I would highly recommend this shop for all your muffler issues.

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconHighly Recommended
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 08/20/2019

    This place is great! Carl was fabulous!! Very professional and straight up which as a female I greatly appreciated. Would definitely recommend. Calls and keeps you informed before doing anything.

  • reviewiconHighly Recommended
    Car & Truck Care, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 11/14/2019

    Brought my car in to have my exhaust replaced. Carl got me in and out in an hour and a half. Fair price and friendly service. Good to find mechanics you feel like you can trust!

Chattanooga
  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 09/20/2019

    I dropped off my car to Carl to work on my brakes and rotors. I have a Saab and have tried several different places but I've had no luck with getting the right parts. Carl was able to get the parts for me and put them in at a decent time. Excellent service.

  • reviewiconAmazing Service
    Brakes, near Chattanooga, Tennessee
    , 02/04/2020

    This is a great place to get your car work done. Everyone is extremely nice and they have great service! I called last minute for a muffler delete on my Ford Focus and they got me in the same day even though it was not long before closing. I'd definitely recommend them and would go there again!

Call us for service: 423-894-9604

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