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Yearly Archives: 2020

Ways to Thoroughly Disinfect Your Vehicle

Ways to Thoroughly Disinfect Your Vehicle

Many vehicle owners are keen about keeping the exterior of their vehicle clean. You may drive through a car wash every now and again, or are one of those vehicle owner's who hand washes their vehicle to perfection at least once a week. However, how often are you actually disinfecting the inside of your vehicle?  According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, bacteria and other germs are found in cars in many high touch areas, such as the steering wheel, gear shifter, cup holders, window switches and door handles. You can bring in germs into your car from a number of places, and its in your best interest to disinfect your vehicle regularly to protect yourself from illness.  Here are some of our tips on ways to thoroughly disinfect your vehicle:  Clean your steering wheel - use a car-approved disinfecting wipe or microfiber rag and solution to wipe down your steering wheel regularly.    Disinfect the cup holder - a cup holder can ac ... read more

Measures We Are Taking to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Remaining Open

Here at Premier Automotive Service, we understand the uncertainty and fear throughout the country surrounding the spread of COVID-19. While our shop remains open to serve the people of our community here in Urbandale with essential auto care, we continue to monitor the latest news surrounding Coronavirus updates. Our shop is open, and ready to assist you with all of your vehicle's needs during this time. Premier Automotive Service is closely following the CDC's recommendations in terms of proper practices of sanitizing and keeping our shop a safe place to serve you. Here are some of the ways in which we are helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring a clean shop for our customers: We are continuing to disinfect frequently touched surfaces such as light switches, doorknobs, handles, restrooms, counters, tables, and furniture multiple times throughout the day.   The Interior Steering Wheel, Dashboard and Door Handles will be sanitized before your vehicle is r ... read more

Do I Need a Tire Rotation?

You hear the term "tire rotation" and think back - you aren't sure if you've ever had this service done or what it even entails. We have found that most car owners don't know the true important of a tire rotation or how often it should be completed. Lets talk about what exactly a tire rotation is and why it is so important to maintaining your tires.  What exactly is a tire rotation? A tire rotation consists of simply rotation your tires around. For example, the front tire will be moved to the back, the back to the front, and so on. Essentially, every tire will see every corner of your vehicle.  Why is a tire rotation important? When you rotate your vehicle's tires on a regular basis, you will significantly expand their lifespan. This is because some tire positions may endure more pressure or weight than the others, usually the front tire on your driver side. Since this tire will be subject to more weight and pressure, it will wear ... read more

Why Does My Car Smell Like Rotten Eggs?

You start driving and you suddenly smell what seems to be rotten eggs. If it doesn't pass and you continue smelling it throughout your drive, this could be an indication of a serious problem. What you might be smelling is hydrogen sulfide, which is your vehicle's fuel. This chemical is usually converted into a odorless sulfur dioxide, so if you're smelling rotten eggs, there is more than likely a problem with the fuel system.  Here are some of the issues that can cause the smell of rotten eggs in your vehicle:  A faulty catalytic converter is the usual culprit when it comes to the smell of rotten eggs. The catalytic converter is the component that converts hydrogen sulfide, so if you're smell it, the catalytic converter isn't doing its job.  A failing fuel pressure sensor or worn out fuel filter can also lead to a rotten egg odor. The fuel pressure sensor helps to regulate the use of fuel and it fails, it can clog the catalytic converter with an ex ... read more

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