How to Know a Good Mechanic

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When something goes wrong with your vehicle, you want to be able to trust the person working on it. One of the worst feelings is that tingly one where you realize someone may be trying to take advantage of you. And unfortunately, mechanics can have a bad reputation for this. We decided to put together a list of expectations that you can keep with you in case you’re ever left wondering if someone is trying to pull the wool over your eyes in our field.

  1. Mechanics should be able to quickly diagnose what your problem is and offer solutions.
  2. A good mechanic should fix your vehicle effectively and efficiently, within a reasonable and agreed upon amount of time.
  3. Excellent skills in customer service are required. A customer should feel like he or she can ask questions and get straight answers. Customers should also feel taken care of and put at ease on the possible scenarios associated with their vehicle.17854701_1868829986476449_5997395442752894966_o
  4. Communication skills are on-point. Plain English is much appreciated by our average customer. Though a car’s engine can be complex, no one wants to be talked to in a way that is over your head or talked down to like you are incapable of understanding the intricacies of the issue. A good mechanic can share on whatever level the customer prefers or requires. The most important piece here is that everything is clear to the customer as the decision process is made and the plans are laid out for the repairs.
  5. A solid work ethic is a given. Your mechanic should be committed to working hard on getting your vehicle ready to run well again.
  6. Certifications set a person apart. A good mechanic is certified. This is the difference between someone that is “good with cars” and someone who has a career in this field. Plain and simple.  Mechanics have changed so much in the past 30 years. If a mechanic doesn’t try to stay current, he or she will be left behind and unable to work on newer modeled vehicles. A good mechanic understands the most advanced technology in the field.

All these qualities are the kind that we build our business on. We can proudly and humbly tell you that if you come into Crumpler’s Automotive, you will meet mechanics with all of these qualities and more. Our team will provide you with the best in service all-around. To make an appointment, call us at (910) 483-2958.

A HUGE THANKS to all of you that helped to make our Crumpler’s Custom Cycle Open House such a huge success! Much thanks to our whole team for helping out, all our volunteers, Open Road for playing some great music, and to all of YOU who attended! We hope to make this an annual event, and as it goes with Crumpler’s, we intend to only get better with age…!

‘Tis the season for mowing and yard work….Come get your new Husqvarna at the beginning of the season, and make life easier on yourself!

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And if you’re looking for a great used vehicle or motorcycle, check out all we have at our place. We have golf carts and ATV’s too! Call (910) 483-3791 for more details.

To stay up-to-date with all that we’re doing at the shop, make sure to follow us on Facebook, and please leave us comments and provide feedback. We value hearing from you!

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Crumpler’s Holiday Gift Guide

 

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Happy Holidays, from our Crumpler’s Automotive and Crumpler’s Custom Cycle families to yours!

It’s already that time of year, and if you’re like most people, you’ve got a person on your list that is hard to buy for. But you’re stubborn, and you’re not giving up! If he or she is a gearhead, then you’re in luck–because this month we have a holiday gift guide to share with you to help you find the perfect gifts for that special someone who likes all things fast, shiny, and loud this holiday season! We also have items that everyone needs, and can help you find the perfect one for each person on your list.

Shop owner Richie Crumpler and his son George have sorted through the shop to find the best items that they approve of to help you come up with the most unique and creative gifts for the people that you love.

#1 Cycle Care Detail Kit

This kit is for the motorcycle enthusiast in your life. Because if they can’t ride their bike a lot in the winter, then they can at least spend time with it detailing it! This comes with every formula you need and includes pads, towels, applicator and this great tote!img_1944

#2 Impact Gun

For those who like to do some of their own work. An impact gun or wrench is is a socket wrench power tool designed to deliver high torque output with minimal exertion by the user. Though it looks like a drill, it actually stores energy in a rotating mass, then delivers it suddenly to the output shaft. Wow someone with this beauty!img_1940

#3 Mini Ratchet and Bit Set

This is an outstanding set that is easy to keep close at hand to help you build or tighten anything in your house or garage! We had such a great response last year, that we brought this set back this year for the holidays. People love how easy it is to use.img_1941

#4 Jumper Cables

There’s no reason not to have jumper cables with you at all times. But take our advice and get a great pair with some quality, so that you have a product that actually works well and is SAFE. While you’re at it, get the 16 ft long variety so you have some room to work with.img_1903

#5 Forest Helmet

This lightweight helmet will protect your head, neck, and eyes while you’re working. It ventilates like a dream, has a great visor, and an adjustable sizer. Nothing but the best when you purchase Husqvarna.img_1904

#6 Plug n’ Play Stereo for Harley-Davidson

If you’re gonna ride, do it with some great tunes! This heavy-duty radio will withstand all the elements and keep you singing along down the road. We also do the installs too, to bring it back in with your bike, and we will have you good-t0-go in no time!img_1907

#7 Husqvarna Blower/Vacuum

First, you have the great quality of Husqvarna, which sets all of our inventory apart. Second, this blower also vacuums into a bag if you put it on. This will make yard clean up a breeze!img_1911

#8 Husqvarna Weed Eaters/Trimmers

Get these in either gas or electric models. The batteries last a long time and don’t lose power. And the gas variety is easy to crank and keep running.img_1915

#9 Husqvarna Chainsaws of all varieties and Masonry saws

You can choose your blade length and type and go as big and as efficient as possible. And this masonry saw will get the job done, hands down!

#10 Husqvarna Hedge Trimmers

Go big or go home! Trimming has never been so easy as it is with these great trimmers. You will absolutely love how fast and smooth they cut.img_1916

#11 Stocking Stuffers and Smaller Gifts

We’ve got you covered with small items from ratchet straps, cleaning brushes, wash mitts, motorcycle charms, jacks, safety glasses, sunglasses, goggles, motor treatments, tire cleaners, paste wax, bar-b-que sauce from the famous Bethany Historical Society, and more! You won’t run out of good options for smaller gifts as well.

 

And as always, if you want to knock some socks off, check out our vehicles and motorcycles for sale and our newest vintage item: a 1959 Ford Tractor!

 

You all mean the world to us as customers and friends. It is our sincere hope that you have the most joyous and peaceful of holiday seasons. Please let us know if we can help you in any way and call us if you need us: (910) 483-2958. We’re open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 6 pm at our shop at 7611 Clinton Road in Stedman. Follow us on Facebook at our Automotive Page and our Custom Cycle Page. Also at our website. Let us know how we can best serve you!

 

Crumpler’s Custom Cycle Motorcycle Summer Checklist

 

Things have been busy as can be for us over here, but we’re always committed to giving you the best in advice and knowledge in order to keep your vehicles, motorcycles, and small engines in top shape. This month we want to focus on your bike and give you a checklist that will help it run right through the fall so that you can enjoy your rides through the best parts of the year!

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Fluids

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Keeping your fluids all up the correct levels will ensure that your bike is lubricated at all times. You’ll avoid so many issues just by making sure your bike isn’t fluid deficient, which causes degradation almost immediately. Old fluid and fuel can also clog your fuel system and cause harmful acid levels which will shorten the lifespan of your transmission. You should be replacing your oil every 5,000 miles. Your transmission lubricant should be replaced every 20,000 miles, and your brake fluid levels should be checked every 5,000 miles. Additionally, your fuel valves, lines, and fittings should be checked every 5,000 miles for leaks. The primary chaincase lubricant should also be checked, but only every 10,000 miles or so.

Air Intake and Exhaust

Always check the air filter, as it is what essentially helps your bike to breathe. This always helps it to stay clear of heavy debris. If you ever see a hole, you must replace it to keep harmful particles from entering into the engine. Also, inspect your muffler to make sure no cracks or damage are depriving you of valuable horsepower! Filters should be replaced every 5,000 miles, as well as your air cleaner.

Tires and Driveline

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Heat has an adverse effect on the PSI (pounds per square inch) on your tires. Check the manufacturer’s guidelines as they vary per each different product and then fill or drain your tires accordingly. FREQUENTLY check the tread, as this is one of your primary safety features. No tread=No traction. And tires can rot faster than you think! Tires should be inspected and checked every 5,000 miles at least, and the wheel spoke tightness should be checked.

While you’re at it, give the chains or belts a good look too. Make sure driveline sprockets  and pulleys don’t have any signs of hooking. If you notice any damage to these or the belts, don’t wonder about it, just replace them. Chain tension should be examined by a mechanic every 5,000 miles as well as the belts, sprockets, and pulleys.

Brakes

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When you need some stop in your life, you want the brakes to be there for you. That’s another one of those moments in time when your safety is on the line. Make sure there is no damage to your brake lines BEFORE you head off on a ride. Then actuate them to check for leaks and pressure loss. Your master cylinders should be checked as well to make sure the fluids are where they need to be. Your brake pads and discs should be inspected every 5,000 miles by a mechanic.

Battery and electronics

A dead or weak battery isn’t an uncommon problem, even in the heat of summer. If your battery won’t hold a consistent charge, it’s time to get a new battery instead of wasting your time trying to get an old one to work. Bare wires and cracked shieldings are bad news–make sure to clean the battery area of debris as well. Clean connections every 5,000 miles and make sure all your electrical switches and equipment works every 5,000 miles or so.

Most of these checks are performed every time you bring in your bike to us at Crumpler’s Custom Cycle for maintenance. We have a schedule we follow for routine maintenance so that you don’t have to. We’re here to keep your bike running happy so she keeps you running happy too!

Summer is also the time for NEW RIDES!

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FOR SALE: Completely Custom bike made in our shop. Not another like it!

 

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FOR SALE: Yamaha white dirt bike. Street Legal. 1987. Low miles!
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For Sale: 2004 Honda XR400 Dirt Bike. Has a title that will allow it to be legally driven on the road!
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Yamaha for Sale! 2002 model. Great price!
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1994 Jeep Wrangler ready to go–for sale! New tires.
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FOR SALE: 1988 Monte Carlo SS. You will love the way this rides!
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For SALE: 1995 GMC Pick-up! Great all-around truck.
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Husqvarna for sale! If we don’t have what you want, we can order it!

We’re open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every Monday through Friday and would love to show all that we have to you. Call us at (910) 483-2958 as well for more information. And as always, watch our website and our Crumpler’s Facebook  as well as our Crumpler’s Custom Cycle  page for current updates. We love your feedback and shares. Thank you all for your support and your business. Take care, stay cool, and enjoy the open road!

 

Crumpler’s Vehicle Summer Checklist

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Open from 7 am to 6pm, Monday through Friday at 7611 Clinton Road.

Summertime is a time for traveling. Whether it’s to the beach, the mountains or the All-American road trip, it’s hard to not take advantage of this time of year to take a vacation. Before hitting the road, though, you can take a few simple precautions to keep your loved ones safe and maybe even save money at the pump. The kind of heat that we have here in NC can be particularly hard on cars, so make sure to keep on top of the following things to keep your vehicle running smoothly this summer:

1. Check your tires. Only one out of ten drivers know how to correctly check their tires, but over-inflated, worn, or under-inflated or misaligned tires can be dangerous in hot weather. Consult your owner’s manual to see what PSI your tires need to be in hot weather. Also, use the penny trick to see if you still have enough tread on your tires. Stick a penny in the tread, and if Lincoln’s head disappears, you’re good. We can also check your tires as well if you’re unsure about any of the above. Last thing: make sure to also check your spare tire.

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2. Change your oil and filter. Oil keeps your engine running clean, smooth, and cool. Most of us do a lot more driving during the summer, so keep in mind the guidelines for changing for your vehicle and also check your oil before a trip so you’re not caught off-guard.

3. Check hoses and belts. The key to keeping your car running well this summer is generally keeping the engine running cool. The hoses connect to the radiator and help pump coolant back and forth between the engine block. The belts run the fan that helps cool the system. A cracked hose or broken belt will lead to the radiator overheating.

4. Replace your windshield wipers. We all know summer is the time for torrential downpours in this area. This is when you need wipers that really work versus smearing water when they should be swiping it off your windshield.Buying-the-windshield-wipers-that-work-perfectly-for-my-car If your wipers are smearing water, leaving visible streaks, or requiring several passes to clear away light rain, then they need to be replaced.

5. Check your brakes. Brakes are the single most important safety feature on your vehicle. Don’t put yourself or your loved ones at risk by riding around on worn down or faulty brakes. We can always check this for you! Some signs your brakes need some help: 1. Your brake pedal feels very soft. 2. You pedal feels hard or resistant. 3. Warning lights come on. 4. Scraping or grinding sounds are emitted when you brake.

6. Check the coolant and radiator.th If an engine gets too hot, this is never good and can cause a variety of internal problems. Summer is tough on cooling systems in your vehicle. Sitting in traffic creates a situation where there is no air to flow across the engine to keep it cool. If your coolant levels are low, your engine temperature is going to go up. A general rule is to flush your radiator and add new coolant at least every two years. This is done with a special chemical that cleans debris and build up on the inside of the radiator. And if you see a small puddle of coolant under your vehicle when it’s been parked for a while, then you have a leak. You need to bring it in ASAP and have it checked out.

7. Clean your battery. Hot weather is harder on your battery than you think. Summer can speed up the chemical reaction inside a battery, causing it to overcharge, which can shorten the lifespan of your battery greatly. Heat can also evaporate the internal battery fluid. We can run a quick battery inspection if you suspect either of these issues.

8. Maintain your air conditioner. Losing cool air on a hot summer day is rather uncomfortable to say the least. car-air-conditioningThe most common issue with your AC in your car is a low level of refrigerant. This should always be done by a professional as air conditioning units, especially in newer cars, are complicated beasts!

If you follow up and check all eight of these suggestions, you should be well on your way to maintaining a long life for your vehicle, thereby also keeping your beloved passengers safe! For any and all questions, please make sure to call us!

Summer is also the time for NEW WHEELS!

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FOR SALE: 2003 Yamaha V-Star 650
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FOR SALE: 2004 Honda XR400 Dirt bike. Has a title that will allow it to be legally driven.
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FOR SALE: Completely custom bike made in our shop! Not another like it!
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FOR SALE: 2002 Harley Sportster
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2009 Harley Ultra Classic
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FOR SALE: 1994 Jeep Wrangler. New tires!
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FOR SALE: 1995 GMC pick-up. Great all-around truck!
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SO MUCH Husqvarna for sale at our site! Come see all that we have to offer!
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FOR SALE: 4 Wheeler: Arctic  Cat. Come see it and take it for a test drive!

We’re open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every Monday through Friday and would love to show all that we have to you. Call us at (910) 483-2958 as well for more information. And as always, watch our website and our Crumpler’s Facebook page for current updates. We love your feedback and shares. Thank you all for your support and your business. Now, let’s have the best summer we can as we MAKE THOSE MEMORIES!

 

 

Motorcycles and Safety

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It’s finally warming up, the days are longer, and you probably notice a lot more motorcycles out on the roads. If you’re in car or truck and in a rush, it’s easy to get annoyed with having to “watch out” for a motorcycle rider. But if you consider it, the reason you’re looking out closer is because of the safety of the rider, who if hit, has a much higher chance of fatality than people in standard vehicles. That’s why it’s important to keep this in perspective and share the road. May is Motorcycle Awareness Month for that reason. Read on for some tips for motorists and motorcycle riders alike. Because in 2014 there were 4,586 motorcyclists killed in traffic crashes, accounting for 14 percent of the total highway fatalities that year. We feel strongly that it’s time for all of us to do our part to actively lower this number and save lives.

Tips for Motorists

*Allow a motorcycle rider a full lane width. There may seem as if there is enough room in a single lane, but looks can be deceiving. This gives them more room to maneuver safely.

*Pause and give yourself time to look around turns that may be obstructed and consistently scan for all roadway users. Make sure that you’re aware of all the space around your vehicle at all times.

*Motorcycles are obviously smaller than your car and their size can cause other drivers to misjudge their speed and distance, so continue to check your mirrors when you’re driving for your blind spot. 920x920

*Always signal when you change lanes. This helps a motorcyclist know how to plan his or her next movement.

*Give more following distance than you do a car–three or four seconds is best. Sometimes riders have to make quick decisions to avoid potholes or other hazards such as railroad crossings, grooved pavement etc. Giving them more space keeps them safe.

*Don’t look at your phone while you’re driving, even if it seems there is no one around. Your biggest regret could be looking up to realize you don’t have enough reaction time to avoid a tragedy. Truly….nothing is that important.

Tips for Motorcycle Riders

*Use defensive driving techniques. Be aware of your surroundings and always expect the worst. Don’t assume other drivers will yield to you.

*Practice your braking and cornering skills. 50% of motorcycle/vehicle collisions occur in intersections. Know how much space you need to break quickly.

*Pick a motorcycle that’s a good fit. Make sure you purchase one that you can drive safely. You have to be able to pick it up if it falls over. If you can’t, you need to do some hard thinking about the functionality of your bike.

*Be considerate.moto Weaving in and out of traffic and riding on shoulders is rude. Don’t needlessly aggravate other drivers and cause them to react negatively, which puts everyone at risk.

*Be aware of your speaker volume. If your music is too loud, it can cocoon you in your attention to others. You need all your senses when you’re riding.

*Never ride impaired. It’s just not worth it.

*Wear a helmet and insist that your passengers do as well. In 2014, 53% of fatally injured motorcycle passengers  were not wearing a helmet as well as 41% of fatally injured riders.

If we’re all vigilant, there’s no reason why we can’t all get along out on the road! Be aware and respectful of others and have the self-discipline to pay attention to what you’re doing while you’re driving.

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Remember also to keep your bike in top condition so that when you’re riding it, you’re not at risk because of mechanical or maintenance issues. If you’re in doubt, make sure to come see us at Crumpler’s Custom Cycle. It’s worth it to have the peace-of-mind and know that you’re taken care of by people who know your bike and care about your safety.

Golf Carts

We also want to remind you that we are now in the business of repairing, servicing, customizing, and getting parts for golf carts! We are excited about offering this, because we know many of you have golf carts already or plan to get one. Make sure it’s running efficiently and customized to your wants and needs!

If you’re ready for your own custom bike….

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We have one ready to go! Richie has decided to sell his custom motorcycle. Though we hate to see it go, we are proud of the handiwork of our shop that went into this great bike. Call (910) 483-9607 for more details.

Be Safe and Call Us if You Need Us

We’re open from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm every Monday through Friday and would love to show all that we have to you. Call us at (910) 483-2958 as well for more information. And as always, watch our website and our Crumpler’s Facebook page for current updates. We love your feedback and shares. Thank you all for your support and your business. Now, let’s have the best spring and summer we can as we SHARE THE ROAD!

A Family Tradition

 

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Crumpler’s: Since 1970

We’re proud of the fact that we’ve been in this area, doing what we love since 1970. And as much as it means to us,  it’s fitting to share the story with all of you.

This business technically was begun by Richie Crumpler’s father, Richard in the late 1960s. When Richard found out his wife Faye had developed multiple sclerosis, he decided that his job in Fayetteville, NC at Union Corrugated Tin was too far away from Stedman. He wanted to be closer to home if there was any need of Faye’s. He began doing auto mechanic work at their house before he took over the Sunoco gas station in town. Crumplers

In 1970, Bucky Taylor (who still works with us) began working with Richard. After a few years, Richard decided that he wanted to build his mechanic business more than run a gas station.

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Bucky Taylor, who has been an integral part of our business since 1970.

 

He moved to a building on Horne’s Farm and also continued doing some work at home. He and Bucky worked at the Horne’s Farm location until 1988 when Richard bought the Martin Amoco station on Highway 24, which is where Crumpler’s is still located today. They began by adding two repair bays to the station and it’s continued to grow from there. Richard was always an entrepreneur–during this time he was also farming, becoming well known for his sod business and began a towing service. He established himself as a respected member of the Stedman community.

In 1989 Richie Crumpler came to work for his dad, Richard. By 1999 he was ready to purchase the shop and did so with Richard’s blessing. He continued the mechanic business and gas station foundation until 2008, when he decided to stop selling gasoline in order to focus the business even more so on mechanical work and the related focus on parts and services.

Fast forward to today, and Crumpler’s is a combination of the auto parts store that we all know and love, a full service automotive repair facility, a tire store, an auto sales location, and a 24 hour wrecker service. Another notable add to the Crumpler business is the Crumpler’s Custom Cycle.

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This end of the operation is run by Richie’s son George and focuses on the complete world of motorcycles. Not only do they offer full service for bikes, but they specialize in customizations, custom LED lighting, dyno jet tuning, and even inspections.

Another newer aspect of the business that Richie began to also grow was the Auto Sales part of the business. Richie’s daughter, Leslie Crumpler Beal is the Auto Sales Manager. The sales associates find reliable used cars all over the state and Crumpler’s makes sure that each vehicle is safe. If they wouldn’t drive it, they don’t sell it. End of story.

Because there are so many different moving parts to a business like this, it requires that we have team of committed individuals. The staff includes Richie, Bucky Taylor (since 1970), Brian Jordan (since 1998), Administrative help in Connie Hall, and Richard (George) runs Crumpler’s Custom Cycle. We expanded and added Brian Bolton, Tim Cannady, Rick Player, and Leslie Crumpler Beal all in 2013. Allan Bass joined our team in 2015 as well. We have an amazing and talented group that is truly family to us. We could not do what we do without them–bottom line.

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Leslie, George, and Richie keep on the family tradition, all working at the shop together!

We are proud to be a local business, employing local people. Our products and services rival any of our competitors and our prices are competitive with national chain stores. But that’s not why we are here. We’re here to serve our community and proudly bring our best to work everyday. We have a goal of excellence, and we’re only getting better with age!

Keep up-to-date with all that is happening at Crumpler’s by following us on our very active Facebook pages: Crumpler’s Custom Cycle and our main page: Crumpler’s Automotive.

We thank you for following our blog and ask that you comment, like and share it! Also if you need any more information, call us at (910) 483-2958 or visit our website at Crumpler’s Automotive.

 

 

Winter is Coming!

Open 6 am to 7pm Monday through Friday
Open 7 am to 6pm Monday through Friday

Though our winters here in the Carolinas are characterized by ups and downs in the temperature department, eventually Old Man Winter does generally pay us a prolonged visit. Go ahead and get your car winterized Carolina-style so that it’s good to go whenever our guest decides to show up. Follow these tips below and you won’t be caught off guard when the cold comes!

  1. Check your tires.

First you want to make sure your tires aren’t too worn out as well as check your air pressure. Refer to your owner’s manual to find out what the pressure should be in winter. Also if in doubt on your tread, please bring it by and have us check it out for you. We’ll be happy to do so, because the most important thing is that you’re safe.

2. Update your car’s emergency kit.

If you don’t have one, now would be the time to make one! Make sure to get a basic kit together and for winter add in a soft bristled brush in cash you encounter snow, a plastic scraper, some salt, a small shovel, flashlight, extra batteries, flares, gloves, an extra coat, and at least two blankets.

3. Check your 4-wheel drive and know how to use it.

You’ll want to make sure this isn’t something you’re looking up in the owner’s manual when it’s time to use it for the first time. Test it out ahead of time.

4. Make sure your defrost and heater work.

Though these repairs can be costly, driving around without heat won’t help you when it’s time to drive safely in the winter. Even if you can tough it out, you need the defrost for safety reasons.

5. Get a basic tune-up.

Tune-ups should be done every 100,000 miles on most newer vehicles. If you’re due in the winter, go ahead and get it done early so that you know everything is in good shape before it gets cold. We will check your belts and hoses, ignition, brakes, wiring, fan belts, spark plugs, air, fuel and emission filters, as well as the PCV valve.

6. Make sure your washer fluid is filled and change your windshield wipers.

Buy a good quality solution–even one with an antifreeze component added. Your wipers should be replaced every 6 to 12 months anyway, so there’s a good chance you’re due on those. If they’re starting to look beaten up or overused, just ask us to put new ones on. You’ll want them working in top form for winter storms.

7. Check your battery.

Cold temperatures mean your engine needs more current from the battery in order to start. A simple way to make sure you have enough charge is to turn on your headlights before you start your engine. Then turn it on–if they get brighter, your battery may be dying. We can do a test for you as well. Some batteries also have built-in measures. You’ll also want to the cables checked for cracks and breaks. Also the fluid needs to be checked here as well.

8. Check your engine coolant.

In the winter you need a higher ratio of coolant to water–more like 60/40 rather than the typical 50/50 ratio.

 

And know that we will ALWAYS be here to help with all of these check for all of your vehicles. Just call us for an appointment.

 

If you need to get some Christmas shopping done…..

 

We have motorcycle helmets for sale in the shop!
We have motorcycle helmets for sale in the shop!
Treat yourself to some new tires this Christmas--we can order whatever you need.
Treat yourself to some new tires this Christmas–we can order whatever you need.
Luckily we still have a few Husquavarna mowers in stock--surprise your loved one this year with the best zero-turn mower on the market.
Luckily we still have Husqvarna inventory coming in daily! Surprise your loved one this year with the best zero-turn mower on the market.
Great stocking stuffer ideas for the gear heads in your life!
Great stocking stuffer ideas for the gearheads in your life!
Chainsaws fit nicely under that tree as well.
Chainsaw of all sizes! These fit nicely under that tree as well.
Make life easier on yourself by getting a blower to deal with all of those leaves this season!
Make life easier on yourself by getting a blower to deal with all of those leaves this season!

 

As always, please follow us on Facebook and check us out on the web at Crumpler’s Automotive. Please like and share and have a great Thanksgiving!