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LOU'S CAR CARE COVID-19 RESPONSE

The health and safety of our customers and employees is our top priority! We are following the necessary and required guidelines set in place by the CDC, New York State and Local Officials. Fully vaccinated customers, employees and vendors will no longer have to wear masks or facial coverings. "Fully vaccinated" means it has been two weeks since a person received the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or the single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Those not fully vaccinated will still be required to wear masks over their nose and mouth while inside the building. The CDC recommends unvaccinated individuals wear face coverings for their protection and for the safety of others. Lou’s Car Care has increased our safety and sanitation protocols and a few precautions include: Social Distancing signs and floor stickers outlining safe space between each person Plexiglass guards on our Reception Counter protectin ... read more

October Is Fall Car Care Month

October Is Fall Car Care Month

October is Fall Car Care Month, an essential time of year dedicated to reminding drivers to get their vehicles ready for the winter. It is important to inspect vital components of a vehicle that are critical for keeping safe and comfortable in the colder weather.  Here are the 10 Fall Vehicle Maintenance items the Car Care Council recommends that will help make sure your vehicle is ready for the colder months ahead: Check Fluids - This includes engine oil, power steering fluid, brake fluid, transmission fluid, windshield wiper solvent, and coolant. Clean and topped off fluids will help make sure that all systems are running smoothly.  Check Hoses and Belts - All hoses should be checked for corrosion and belts should be examined for obvious wear, tears, or frayed edges. A cracked hose or broken belt can cause serious damage to the inside of your vehicle.  Check the Battery - A dead b ... read more

Do I Need Winter Tires?

Do I Need Winter Tires?

  Do I Need Winter Tires? We are asked this question a lot! The All-Season Tire was introduced into the marketplace, providing motorists with better Winter Driving Performance than a Summer Tire and the opportunity to avoid the cost and inconvenience of the biannual Winter Tire changeover. Even though All-Season Tires can provide safe All-Weather Performance, Winter Tires are more efficient once temperatures start to fall. Tire technology advances in tread compound and tread design have improved driving performance across the entire spectrum of tires, but especially with respect to Winter Tires. Modern Winter Tires offer up to 50% or more winter traction than All-Seasons. All Tire rubber will begin to stiffen as the weather gets colder, but the latest generations of Winter Tires maintain their elasticity even at extremely low temperatures approaching -22⁰F and below, thus providing superior traction and grip. Today’s Winter Tires are not only designed to ... read more

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

Why Do I Need to Flush My Coolant?

    Antifreeze (Engine Coolant) is a liquid that helps prevent your engine from freezing or overheating in extreme temperatures. Believe it or not, Baldwinsville, NY has extreme weather. We experience freezing temperatures in the Winter. And boiling temperatures in the Summer.  Antifreeze and Coolant change the freezing and boiling points of water. When Coolant is mixed with water in the vehicle’s Radiator, the water will no longer freeze at 32 degrees Fahrenheit. But rather freeze at temperatures colder than -35 degrees Fahrenheit. The boiling point of water alone is 212 degrees Fahrenheit. When antifreeze is mixed with water, the boiling point now increases to 223 degrees Fahrenheit. It is important to replace most fluids in your vehicle regularly as they will break down more often in areas with extreme weather.       Engine Coolant will break down over time. And lose the ability to help maintain the Engine’s best tempera ... read more

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