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Forewarned Is Forearmed

By BecksAutoCenter | September 17, 2020

This old proverb is especially true when purchasing a used car, truck or SUV. Buying a used vehicle has its advantages, but it also comes with a lot of questions and a degree of uncertainty. •    How safe is the vehicle?•    Is the vehicle reliable?•    What is the maintenance history and future maintenance schedule?•    Are …

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Routine Maintenance Keeps Vehicles Running Smoother, Longer

By BecksAutoCenter | September 2, 2020

Vehicles come in all shapes, sizes, makes and models, but regardless of how big the car, truck or SUV they all require routine maintenance in order to run smoothly and provide safe, dependable transportation.  Keeping your vehicle in top running order will not only extend the life of your vehicle, but it will also help …

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Doing Auto Repairs Around COVID-19

By BecksAutoCenter | April 3, 2020

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many small businesses, like ours, to change the way we serve our customers. At a time when we need to be extra diligent in our efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Beck’s Auto Center has established the following procedures. Business Hours:  Monday – Friday, 9am-3pm Oil change appointments are …

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Are Your Tires Ready for Spring Break?

By BecksAutoCenter | February 3, 2020

Spring Break trips are just around the corner and those who will be driving to their final destination will want to make sure their tires are ready. When it comes to inspecting or replacing your tires let your Lafayette area tire shop help you stay safe in your travels. Check Your Tires Before Hitting the Road …

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When Is a Brake Fluid Flush Necessary?

By BecksAutoCenter | February 2, 2020

Everyone knows that when their brakes start to squeak it is time to have them inspected and often your brake pads and rotors replaced. What is not so commonly understood is the importance of periodically doing a brake fluid flush. Having your brake fluid changed removes dirty fluid from the brake lines and prevents brake fluid …

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Should I Repair or Replace My Vehicle?

By BecksAutoCenter | January 4, 2020

Your aging vehicle is headed into the shop again. The first thought on most people’s minds is, “Is it time to get a new vehicle or should I continue to repair this one?” Everyone seems to have a theory on when to repair a car and when to get a new one. But you know …

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The Perils of Nighttime Driving

By BecksAutoCenter | November 2, 2019

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Decreased visibility is also a major contributor to the higher accident rate. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you can clearly …

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Do I Need Winter Tires in Indiana?

By BecksAutoCenter | October 2, 2019

Our unpredictable winter weather is just around the corner. With the usual combination of rain, sleet, ice and snow, driving in our part of the country can be tricky. Our roads can become quite treacherous when they are covered with ice and snow. That’s why it is so important to make sure your tires are ready for driving …

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Why Regular Brake Service is So Important

By BecksAutoCenter | September 2, 2019

As the TV commercial says, “If your brakes don’t stop you something else will.” This is not exactly what you expect. Brakes are your vehicles most important safety item and they have one job which is to stop your vehicle. Scheduled brake maintenance keeps you—and others—safe. The typical brake system consists of disk brakes in front and either …

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The Importance of Changing Your Car’s Air Filter

By BecksAutoCenter | August 2, 2019

A clean engine runs more efficiently than a dirty engine and your car’s air filter is the engine’s first line of defense. A new air filter allows your vehicle’s engine to get clean air, a key component in the combustion process. The air filter prevents airborne contaminants such as dirt, dust and leaves from getting …

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