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Monthly Archives: June 2021

New Life for Your Older Car in WINDSOR LOCKS

Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when WINDSOR LOCKS families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parents just told you to do without, that you should have taken better care of it. They considered the loss a “life lesson.”But today many WINDSOR LOCKS drivers tend to neglect one of the more expensive and important purchases we make: our vehicles. Vehicles are a lot more reliable today than back when we polished our shoes, and that reliability can sometimes make us take them for granted. Drivers in WINDSOR LOCKS neglect good vehicle care practices and procrastinate when it comes to preventive maintenance. What we're really doing is heading straight for one of those dreaded “life lessons.” Eventually we'll pay for our neglect i ... read more

Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)

It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to.   You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly. It may not have much power at all. You also may have had to stop at the gas station more often, a sign your fuel economy isn't what it used to be.  There could be a few different things that cause those symptoms, but one culprit could be a bad ignition coil. The coil takes the voltage from your battery and multiplies it before that power is sent over to a spark plug. That allows the plug to fire off a good jolt of electricity that ignites the fuel in your cylinder and powers the engine.  There's usually one ignition coil for each cylinder (or sometimes for a pair of cylinders). If only one of them is not pushing out enough electricity, it can cause big trouble with your engine performance.  Other signs of a bad ignition coil include engine backfire, an oil leak and your Che ... read more

Service Center Standard and Procedures

All CT pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they can assure a predictable outcome. That is why WINDSOR LOCKS automotive service centers including Scata's Auto & Truck Repair have procedural standards for each service they perform. Scata's Auto & Truck Repair technicians are trained step by step. And they perform the procedures step by step, the same way each time. By training to procedural standards, CT service centers can assure a quality outcome. The job is done right every time and WINDSOR LOCKS customers leave happy with how their vehicle performs. Each company trains its technicians to standards. The CT automotive industry as a whole is very committed to standards of excellence and encourages individual CT service center operators to apply them to every vehicle they service ... read more

Nighttime Visibility in WINDSOR LOCKS

There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the WINDSOR LOCKS area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibility…It's said that 90 percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. Nighttime driving has the effect of reducing 20/20 vision to the equivalent of 20/50 vision. What you could clearly see at 50 feet in daylight can't be seen until you are just 20 feet away at night.Too make sure your headlights are giving you the greatest visibility, visit us at Scata's Auto & Truck Repair, located at 535 SPRING ST, WINDSOR LOCKS, CT 06096. Please give us a call to make an appointment: 8606230449.Accident avoidance is dependent on reaction time. Reaction time deteriorates measurably in low light conditions. One thing we can do to improve visibility is to make sure our headlights are as bright as they ... read more

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