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Duffy's Repair Service Helps You Decipher The Menu Board: Part 2

Your browser does not support video Ashland service centers have a menu board that lists the services they provide. Some Ashland drivers may not be familiar with all of the items on the board so here is a quick description of some of the typical services that might be listed. Duffy’s Repair Service fuel system cleaning: Over time, the SUV fuel system gets gum and varnish built up. A fuel system cleaning gets rid of that and cleans out the fuel injectors. Saves gas, by the way. Duffy’s Repair Service headlamp replacement: Halogen and standard headlamps gradually fade. It’s usually good to change them every year or so. Duffy’s Repair Service inspections: Ashland drivers get inspections for many reasons. Maybe they’re going on a trip or just want to make sure their vehicle’s ready for Virginia summer or winter. Maybe they just bought a…

Maintaining Your Older Car In Ashland Virginia

The government mandates a lot of equipment on cars in Ashland Virginia: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the Ashland Virginia motoring public, but it does add quite a bit to the price of a new car. Because new cars are more expensive, people in the Richmond area are driving their old cars longer. The average car is now over nine years old. Two thirds of vehicles on the road in Richmond have more than 75,000 miles. As cars age, their performance drops, they have difficulty idling for long periods and are more sensitive to weather extremes. Fortunately today’s cars are up to the challenge – but they need a little help to keep on goin’. Give Duffy’s Repair Service a call to schedule your next maintenance. 9974 Lickinghole Road Ashland,…

Technician Training at Duffy's Repair Service

Your car is important to you and keeping it running properly is key to your Ashland lifestyle. That’s why you’re smart to have it serviced regularly at Duffy’s Repair Service in Ashland. And even though it may just be routine maintenance, you want it done right by automotive professionals. It’s also very important to your Ashland service center to keep you happy and on the road. You might be surprised at the amount of money our Ashland auto service center spends annually to make sure our friendly techs are properly trained.   Duffy’s Repair Service offers a variety of automotive services for many kinds of vehicles. We need to be current on the latest techniques and parts so that we can give you quality service. Our Ashland centers subscribe to data services that list the high quality parts and fluids recommended by your manufacturer….

10 Services Ashland auto owners Often Overlook

We live such busy lives nowadays: work, social events, running the kids all over Ashland. Some days it’s all we can do to keep track of everywhere we need to be. That’s why you’ve gotta be organized. Smartphones, calendar apps – we have to keep track of it all. So let’s talk about schedules. Specifically, automotive service schedules. And particularly, the important scheduled services that are sometimes forgotten. Here is a list of 10 service items that are often overlooked by Ashland drivers. They’re all very important and need appropriate attention. So here we go, in no particular order. 1. Power Steering Service Be honest; have you ever thought of this on your own? Your power steering fluid gets dirty and builds-up moisture over time. Cleaning out your power steering system means that dirt and gum are removed and your critical power steering parts are…

Synthetic Oil For Ashland Autos

If you aren’t currently using synthetic motor oil in your Ashland vehicle, maybe now’s the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn’t gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe driving conditions like stop and go driving around Ashland, as well as in very hot or very cold conditions. More and more new vehicles are being delivered with full synthetic motor oil; with the recommendation to use synthetic for the life of the vehicle. Why is this? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why; we’d need a microscope, so we’ll have to settle for using our imaginations. The molecules of conventional motor oil are long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil, on the other hand, has…

I Can See Clearly Now: Wiper Blade Replacement In Ashland

About 90% of our driving decisions in Richmond are based solely on what we see. So having a good pair of windshield wipers is extremely important. Most Richmond drivers have experienced the frustration and fear of not being able to see clearly during a storm, or when our SUV windshield is just dirty. In fact, it’s estimated that 46,000,000 car owners across the nation are driving with wipers that can’t adequately clear their windshield in a storm. It seems like your wiper blades are always at their worst when you need them the most. If that sounds like you, you’ve got plenty of company in the Richmond area. 78% of auto owners only change their wiper blades after the blades function so poorly that they become a safety hazard. Us Ashland drivers need to change our thinking. Instead of blades being something to replace…

Duffy's Repair Service And The Maintenance Mindset

When it comes to their vehicles, some Richmond motorists don’t have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Richmond drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance, but just may have not applied it to their SUVs. For example: the lawn. You water it and mow it every week. And weed the flower beds and rake the leaves. There are other things that Richmond residents are diligent about. Going to the dentist twice a year. Clothes to the dry cleaner. Flu shots. Taking the kids to your Richmond doctor for a checkup before school starts. So Richmond auto owners really are maintenance minded. They just have to learn to apply that mindset to cars. I mean, if you never brush your…

Duffy's Repair Service Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On

Today’s Duffy’s Repair Service auto maintenance article focuses on your serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them. First, the serpentine belt drives your SUV air conditioning system. It spins the compressor that makes the cool air that takes the edge off the summer heat in Richmond. Next, the belt powers the alternator. The alternator creates electricity that’s used by your SUV’s electrical systems and also charges your car battery. All Richmond motorists know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles. The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And, on many SUVs, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine to keep…

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We’re living in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term “built to last” goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They’re still a very big investment and we want to make them last as long as possible – and we want to make keeping them as cheap as possible. When talking cars, it’s all about preventive maintenance. There is an old saying that says, “a stitch in time saves nine” and that is really true when it comes to taking care of your car. A great example is coolant service. Your coolant not only protects your engine from overheating and freezing – it must also protect cooling system components from corrosion. Over time, coolant becomes corrosive and actually starts to damage your radiator and other parts….

Why A Trip Inspection Is A Good Idea

At Duffy’s Repair Service we get a lot of Ashland auto owners asking about car trip preparation. That’s a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas outside of Ashland so it’s important to know that the car is up to the task and won’t leave you stranded. Smart Richmond auto owners plan ahead for a major road trip – there are a lot of things to get ready. Where should you start? You could start with the tires. Look them over for tread wear and check to see that they are properly inflated. Take a quick test drive around Ashland to see if you can feel any vibrations: are the wheels in balance? Is the car tracking straight? Is the alignment ok? Come to Duffy’s Repair Service for a peace-of-mind trip inspection. Duffy’s Repair Service 9974…

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  • Duffy’s Repair Service

    9974 Lickinghole Road
    Ashland, VA 23005

  • Phone: 804-798-5922

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    7:00AM - 5:30PM

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