Yearly Archives: 2022

The Perfect Emergency Car Kit for Cold Weather

The Perfect Emergency Car Kit for Cold Weather

At Accomplished Auto, we understand how devastating an unwanted breakdown can be. It is scary, and it can be even more complicated when it happens in below-freezing temperatures. Road hazards are more common this time of year, so we want to remind you to pack an emergency car kit. Whether you get a flat tire or are stuck in inclement weather, having these emergency items on hand can help you out in one way or another.  Ice Scraper - When the temperature in NH dips, an ice scraper can make your mornings go by quicker. They make clearing off your windshield much easier, so you can get peak visibility.  First Aid Kit - It doesn’t matter whether your car is broken down or not, but you're and your passenger’s safety comes first. If someone is minorly injured or simply not feeling well, this can come in handy. Phone Charger (Preferably Portable) - Say you get stranded in the middle of nowhere. You’re going to need your phone, whether it be to pull up a map ... read more

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

Tires are crucial to a safe driving experience. Your car has a pressure detector that lets you know when you have low tire pressure. When the warning light appears on the dashboard, you should pay attention to it. You can quickly restore air pressure in the wheels and avoid any adverse repercussions of low tire pressure. Knowing what happens when you ignore the low tire pressure warning light will give you a sense of perspective and encourage you to fix the issue immediately. Tire Deterioration Your tires are designed to work optimally at a particular air pressure. At that pressure, the tires can optimally handle the car's weight, including any load it is carrying. When you ignore the low tire pressure warning light, you dramatically increase the wear and tear on your tires. Tires with low tire pressure have to flex more, and generate more heat. The heat causes the tire to break down and expands the air in the tires to cause a blowout, destroying the tire completely. Driving L ... read more

Can the Autumn Leaves Harm My Vehicle?

Can the Autumn Leaves Harm My Vehicle?

Fall is finally here, and that means chilly weather, bundling up in sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and of course the color-changing leaves. If you’re a seasoned vehicle owner, you know that seasonal shifts bring new challenges for our cars. One common car problem that isn’t talked about this time of year is those brought about by the fallen leaves. Read on to learn how fall leaves can cause costly damage to your automobile. PAINT - To understand how the leaves can hurt your car’s protective coating, you should know that leaves are dirty. They contain sap, pollen, and other contaminants that can mix with rainwater, making it acidic. When these leaves linger on your car, they can eat away your vehicle’s paint and leave behind unpleasant marks.  WHEELS - Driving over a bed of slimy leaves may seem fine at first, but they’re a lot slippier than you think. Leaves can also hide road markings, bumps, potholes, and other sneaky obstacles. Therefore, please ... read more

How to Know When There’s a Problem With Your Car

How to Know When There’s a Problem With Your Car

As a responsible vehicle owner, you should keep an eye out for the slightest changes you might have in your car. Some symptoms may come and go, while others are persistent. Regardless, you should seek attention when they are of concern to you. If something feels off about your car, you’re welcome to bring yourself to Accomplished Auto for a comprehensive vehicle inspection and diagnosis.   Being extra careful with your vehicle will end up saving you money and protect your investment from costly repairs in the long run. At Accomplished Auto, our professional team uses top-of-the-line equipment and technology to pinpoint your mechanical issues.   Most of the time, your car will communicate with you in some way to signal a problem – a feeling, sound, smell, or even warning light or message. Below are some of the many examples: Bumpy or rough drive Vibrating steering wheel Shaky vehicle Soft or hard brake pedals Clunking noises Squealing when braking Tire s ... read more

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Signs It's Time for a Fuel System Cleaning

Like all other parts of your car, the fuel system requires regular maintenance. Unfortunately, most car owners do not comprehend the need for fuel system cleaning until they notice reduced power, particularly while driving uphill, difficult starts, and slow accelerations. You can avoid these problems, though, if you regularly have your mechanic clean your fuel system. Schedule a fuel system cleaning service once you notice any of the following warning signs: 1. Misfiring Engine If the fuel injectors in your car are dirty or clogged, the engine might misfire. This will make your engine sound like it's sputtering and will make your car shake or lurch. This is because the fuel injectors are not supplying enough air/fuel mixture. 2. Poor Gas Mileage Since the fuel injection system is designed to distribute fuel in exact proportions to optimize engine performance, when it gets blocked, fuel efficiency tends to deteriorate. A clogged fuel injection system might be to blame if you no ... read more