Chappy's Auto Maintenance Offers Auto Repair Services You Can Count On!
Chappy's Auto Maintenance is the automotive expert in Hastings, NE 68901.
Since, 2003 we've provided the Hastings area with reliable, affordable
automotive maintenance and repair services including Brakes, Car & Truck Care, Domestic Cars & Trucks, Electrical Services, Electronic Services, Engine Maintenance, General Services, Heating and Cooling Services, Import Cars & Trucks, Miscellaneous Services, Quick Lube Services and Undercar Services.
We have experience servicing all makes and models of domestic and import vehicles, and we're honored to keep vehicles throughout the Hastings area reliable and well-maintained. Our skillful mechanics will take great care of your vehicle too, quickly diagnosing any problems and offering cost- effective solutions to get you back on the road.
Call Chappy's Auto Maintenance today at 402-463-2477! You can also send us an email. Either way, we're looking forward to providing you with reliable automotive service!
According to recent studies, 5 percent of all motor vehicle fatalities are clearly caused by automobile maintenance neglect.
The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of coolant should be checked. (A 50/50 mix of anti-freeze and water is usually recommended.)
Never remove the radiator cap until the engine has thoroughly cooled. The tightness and condition of drive belts, clamps and hoses should be checked by a pro.
Change your oil and oil filter as specified in your manual, or more often (every 3,000 miles) if you make frequent short jaunts, extended trips with lots of luggage or tow a trailer.
Replace other filters (air, fuel, PCV, etc.) as recommended, or more often in dusty conditions. Get engine drivability problems (hard stops, rough idling, stalling, diminished power, etc.) corrected at a good shop.
A dirty windshield causes eye fatigue and can pose a safety hazard. Replace worn blades and get plenty of windshield washer solvent.
Have your tires rotated about every 5,000 miles. Check tire pressures once a month; let the tires cool down first. Don't forget your spare and be sure your jack is in good condition.
Check your owner's manual to find out what fuel octane rating your car's engine needs then buy it.
Keep your tires inflated to the proper levels. Under-inflated tires make it harder for your car to move down the road, which means your engine uses more fuel to maintain speed.
Lighten the load. Heavier vehicles use more fuel, so clean out unnecessary weight in the passenger compartment or trunk before you hit the road.
Use the A/C sparingly. The air conditioner puts extra load on the engine forcing more fuel to be used.
Keep your windows closed. Wide-open windows, especially at highway speeds, increase aerodynamic drag and the result is up to a 10% decrease in fuel economy.
Avoid long idling. If you anticipate being stopped for more than one minute, shut off the car. Contrary to popular belief, restarting the car uses less fuel than letting it idle.
Stay within posted speed limits. The faster you drive, the more fuel you use. For example, driving at 65 miles per hour (mph) rather than 55 mph, increases fuel consumption by 20 percent.
Use cruise control. Using cruise control on highway trips can help you maintain a constant speed and, in most cases, reduce your fuel consumption.
Keep your engine tuned. A fouled spark plug or plugged/restricted fuel injector can reduce fuel efficiency as much as 30 percent.
Inspect the engine's belts regularly. Look for cracks or missing sections or segments. Worn belts will affect the engine performance.
Have the fuel filter changed every 10,000 miles to prevent rust, dirt and other impurities from entering the fuel system.
Change the transmission fluid and filter every 15,000 to 18,000 miles. This will protect the precision-crafted components of the transmission/transaxle.
Inspect the suspension system regularly. This will extend the life of the vehicle's tires.
Excellent service. My wife and I take our cars here and we have always had the best service and experience.
Probably one of the nicest guys you will ever meet. Keeps you informed through out your auto repair. Recommend to all.
Thanks, Chappy! It feels great to drive my car again!!! I'm telling all my friends that you're fast, fair, and friendly!!! Look no further than Chappy's!!!
This guy knows his stuff and is very fast at what he does. He did intake gaskets knock sensors and checked my coolant leak issues and had it done before noon. Thank you Chappy you made my life a little easier.
I have driven all the way from Illinois to have Chappy look at our car. He is that good!
Not only is Larry "Chappy" Bressington a highly skilled mechanic, but he's also a great human being! Larry will save you money in the long run every single time, because he doesnt just come up with a quick fix and send you out the door, he actually diagnosis the problem right the first time! Very knowledgeable in electronics, wiring harnesses, dead shorts in just about anything having to do with modern cars and trucks, he also can fix just about anything!
Knowledgeable, straightforward and reasonable. One of the best in the Tri-Cities area.
Very prompt, very professional. I called Chappy, and two other places after work, 4:30-5:00 pm for me, and left a voicemail. He called me back within 20 minutes, on his own free time. I can't always take calls at work, but he understands that and was available through text. He shot me an estimate and we set up a time: he had me in and out before lunch the next morning.
Chappy always gets the job done right. I can trust him with any of my vehicles and can always expect honest and fair service.
Excellent, honest, service. Fair prices.