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Keeping Your Car Young in Lafayette

Posted March 22, 2020 10:19 AM



As Lafayette consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.

New stuff comes out so fast in IN, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care of our stuff - especially parents who grew up in the Depression. You know, hang up your clothes, polish your shoes, put away your toys. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough; we had to do without. 

We couldn't afford new cars very often, so we tried to make them last as long as we could. It's a good thing that cars are more reliable these days. They just don't break down as often. And the good news for us Lafayette penny pinchers is that a modern car can easily go 200,000 miles (320,000 km) with proper care. The engineering's there and so is the manufacturing quality. The missing ingredient is us making sure we follow the vehicle manufacturer's maintenance schedules.

Is it really that bad for Lafayette motorists to get off schedule? Well, it all adds up. Every time you go a little longer than the recommended interval  between oil changes, you've created an opportunity for  sludge to form and clog passages. Then some parts don't get oiled and they start to wear out faster. 

Skip a cooling system service, and the corrosion inhibitors become depleted; the radiator starts being damaged, one step closer to a failure. The same thing is true for transmission service, power brakes, fuel system cleaning – really everything on your schedule.

It's also even more important for older vehicles in the Lafayette area. Those engines and other systems have had more time to get dirty, so they're working harder anyway. But it's never too late for Lafayette drivers to get back on track with maintenance and to hold off further damage.

It's just another example of our parents knowing what's best. (Surprising how often that happens.) And it really does start with the oil change, just like Dad said. When you get a full service oil change they top off all your fluids and check for other items that are on your maintenance schedule. That's like your safety net; go in for oil changes on time, and let the pros at B & M Auto Specialist in Lafayette help you keep track of the rest.

Of course, it is inevitable for vehicles that some things are going to wear out along the way, like alternators, water pumps and such; they don't last forever. But that stuff is cheaper than a new car payment. And taking care of problems early means they have less time to cause other problems. It's like having high cholesterol; you don't want to wait for a heart attack before you address it.

B & M Auto Specialist
710 Navco Dr
Lafayette, IN 47905
765-448-4532
http://www.bmautospecialists.com


 



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    Found the part I couldn't find anywhere else!

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    , 03/05/2020

    Great place and excellent work. Friendly staff and very helpful!

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    , 02/06/2020

    They were quick and efficient in servicing my car and gave a written recommendation which was honored by Firestone.

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    I highly recommend for any electrical repairs on your car to go to this place!

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    , 12/08/2019

    They do good work at a reasonable price

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    , 12/06/2019

    Very helpful

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    , 11/02/2019

    I have used B&M quite often for electrical issues and parts. If you can?t figure it out, they will!! The customer service is pretty good. The one thing I will tell you is with this place, you definitely pay for what you get!

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    Alternator went out. Called B & M electric and they told me to come in. They installed it immediately. It was excellent service! They put it on and we was right on our way in less than an hour!!

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    Was an amazing place to take electronic devices to get repairs.

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    I've had nothing but good experiences here. Over the years I've pulled several failing alternators and starters and brought them in for overhaul. Most recently they diagnosed a bad alternator pulley. I couldn't get the alternator out myself, due to hidden bolts and zero clearance, so I had them do the whole job. Sure, they charge for their time, and expect to cover costs and make a profit. What's wrong with that?

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    These guys are professionals. The work they did on my Jeep couldn't have been done better anywhere else.

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    Always great service here.

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    Excellent prompt and professional service. Very good!

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    I am the owner of Auto Express, and B & M services cars for us to prep them for sale on a daily basis. They have great mechanics and very reasonable prices. I would recommend them for all your auto repairs!

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    Fast service, competitive prices...what more could you want? I hope not to come back, but if I have to, I will. You should too.

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