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Monday Maintenance: Dashboard Confessionals - What What Those Warning Lights Really Mean

Monday Maintenance: Dashboard Confessionals - What What Those Warning Lights Really Mean

We're back after a month-long hiatus with our regularly scheduled blog post, Monday Maintenance: your step-by-step guide to keeping your vehicle on the road! This week we're bringing you Dashboard Confessionals - a tour of the most common warning lights. Modern vehicles are complex machines with over 24 computer modules working together with a vast network of sensors and hundreds of electrical wires linking these components together.  Fun Fact: The amount of wiring in a vehicle can span over a mile in length!  With so many components, the potential for an issue to occur is high and the lights on your dashboard are often the first and only indicator that something is wrong. While the best source of information comes from your vehicle’s owner’s manual, we’ll walk you through some of the most common dashboard warning lights so you’ll know when to call us. DID YOU KNOW? Dashboard warning lights come in a variety of colors. Red indica ... read more

Monday Maintenance: Brakes and Tires

Monday Maintenance: Brakes and Tires

Welcome to another installment of Maintenance Monday - our blog series designed to help you understand your vehicle more and keep it on the road longer!  This week we are highlighting some items that, when kept up regularly, could not only save you money but more importantly, impact your safety: brakes and tires.   Understanding Your Brake System and Tires Tires and brakes are on the forefront of the operation of your vehicle. How well your vehicle grips the road is linked directly to your tire tread (the patterns on the surface of your tires). Patterns differ depending on the tire type and exist to boost traction in different conditions.   Your brake system is made up to include brake pads, the brake line, calipers, rotors and the master cylinder. Brake pads and rotors are the point at which the braking system connects with the tires. Due to the stress of extreme friction, these components deteriorate more easily than others and need more frequent maintenance ... read more

Spring is Here! Read the Latest Lancer News

Spring is Here! Read the Latest Lancer News

After what feels like an entire lifetime we can finally say, “Spring is here!”  We’ve had a busy winter and would love nothing more than to share with you the latest updates at Lancer Service.  As always, we appreciate your feedback and value your continued business. We're Hiring! Join the BEST Auto Repair team there is!! Do you happen to know a Technician looking for a change, or someone who’s interested in getting into the trade? We’re actively hiring for two positions! Please send all resumes and cover letters to [email protected] AND per usual - do not hesitate to give us a call directly, we’re always open to a conversation! New Faces at Lancer If you’ve had your vehicle serviced at Lan ... read more

How to make the time-honored classic, Old Fashioned

How to make the time-honored classic, Old Fashioned

Today's Cars OR Cocktails post is brought to you in honor of Carl's birthday (the owner of Lancer Service). After a hard day's work, one of Carl's favorite cocktails to enjoy is the traditional Old Fashioned. Watch the video to see our very own cocktail guru, Kyla, demonstrating how easy it can be to master the creation of this time-honored classic! Have a cocktail recipe that you love? Send a message to [email protected] and we'll feature the creation of this cocktail in one of our upcoming Cars OR Cocktails posts. Cheers!   Recipe 2.5oz Whiskey of Choice .75oz Orange scented agave (for a less sweet version use .5oz, for a sweeter version use 1oz) 2 dashes Orange Bitters 2 dashes Angostura Bitters Cinnamon Stick Flamed Orange Swath, Expressed Tools Mixing glass Rocks or old fashioned glass Match, lighter or torch Firesafe surface Bar Spoon ... read more

Monday Maintenance: What's in an Oil Change?

Monday Maintenance: What's in an Oil Change?

Owning a vehicle can be quite the financial commitment, even without the potential for unexpected repairs. The operating life itself is only built to last 100k miles and with the ongoing disruption of the global supply chain, we are still seeing unprecedented surges in prices for both the new and used car industry.    How can you increase the longevity of your vehicle without taking a huge hit to your budget? The short answer: regular maintenance.    Without a doubt, the most expensive repair is having to replace an engine, sometimes repairs can exceed $10,000. The good news, you can usually avoid this repair indefinitely by making sure you keep up-to-date on essential engine maintenance.   This is why, every-other-Monday we’ll discuss the most common and effective ways to maintain your vehicle to keep it running smoothly well past 100k miles.    The first and most important component of keeping your engine running optimally is performing reg ... read more

CovidCars Need Help Too...Read below to learn how to navigate this cardemic!

CovidCars Need Help Too...Read below to learn how to navigate this cardemic!

For the past year, we’ve gone through a transition in how we use and care for our vehicles. Gone are the days when your car’s wear and tear is strictly because of the many hours spent on the road listening to your recent picks of self-help audio books, jamming out to your favorite tunes or catching up on the news; which let’s be honest, has felt a bit more like a reality television show for far too long. Now, it’s the lack of driving your car that you need to be thinking about. Those moments when you glance up at your oil change sticker seeing it’s a few hundred (or even a few thousand) miles under the mileage listed, but you know darn well it’s been over 6 months since you’ve visited Lancer Service. Or, in those moments you find yourself hearing the grind of what you think might be your brakes, but you think - “Ah, that can wait until next month. It’s not that bad.” We want you to know that #CovidCar is here. It’s a r ... read more