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12 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Vehicle

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The best way to keep your car out of the repair facility with major repair problems is to follow a basic vehicle care maintenance schedule. It is recommended that you make general visual inspections and stay on top of vehicle maintenance items. The skilled automotive technicians at Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC can assist with basic vehicle maintenance and more complex repairs. Feel free to give us a call or come by at your convenience if you have any questions.

3 Minutes a Month Can Save Your Transmission

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When it comes to transmissions, your fluid level is essential. Too much or too little fluid can affect pressure, cooling abilities, and lubrication. In order to best care for your vehicle, it's important to know what to look for, so from our shop here at Killian Auto Pros here are a few tips. 

9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

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Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up.

Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With newer vehicles, it’s increasingly common for manufacturer-recommended service intervals to stretch to 100,000 miles before certain maintenance items, such as replacing the spark plugs, should be completed. 

A Guide To Your Vehicles Air Filters

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Air filters are an important part of vehicle maintenance. What many people don’t realize is you actually have two filters; one for your engine and a cabin filter to filter the air coming into your car. Both of them function the same way but have entirely different purposes. They are often neglected, particularly the cabin filter, and yours may need to be changed right now. This guide, provided by Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, highlights the importance of filters, symptoms of an overused one, and how to maintain them.

A Key Safety Feature of Your Vehicle

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Did you know that airbags weren't mandatory safety equipment in passenger vehicles until 1997? Now, you'll find them in well over 100 million cars and trucks on the road. Since their invention, airbags, along with the seat belt, have played a major role in reducing the number of injuries and deaths in traffic collisions.

A Tire For All Seasons Can Be Overwhelming

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To some drivers, picking out the right tire is just as important – and just as much fun – as finding the right shoes is to a runner. For many people, they have found that shopping for tires is overwhelming because there are just so many choices. AT Killian Auto Pros IN Mauldin, SC, our technicians are ready to help you make that decision.

All Your Fuel System Questions Answered

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Your car’s fuel system works with the rest of the engine control system to deliver the best performance with the lowest emissions. Check your car’s fuel system regularly or immediately if you smell gas or suspect a problem.

What does it do? - The fuel system transfers fuel from the fuel tank and passes it through a fuel filter for straining before it arrives at the injectors. A pressure regulator controls fuel pressure to ensure good engine performance under a variety of speed and load conditions. Fuel injectors, when activated, spray a metered amount of fuel into the engine. Some vehicles use a return line system to return unused fuel back to the tank.

An Engine Upgrade for Your Vehicle

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It may be time to retire your old engine, or perhaps you’re looking to boost your vehicle’s performance. Either way, you need a high-performance engine installed, and you need it done right. From bolt-in crate engines to professionally modified motors, Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin has a team of expert mechanics you can trust to do the quality job you’re searching for. We specialize in custom builds for high-performance automobiles.

Are oil changes getting more expensive?

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At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, it’s important to us that you see the value in the work we do. Over the course of the past decade, depending on what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, it may seem like oil changes have gotten more expensive, and there’s a lot of differentiation in pricing at different locations. What’s going on?

Are You Dealing With Leaky Hydraulics?

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Does your clutch go flat, rendering your car useless until you fill the reservoir back up? Are you tired of the spongy feeling in your pedal, and the mess on your driveway? At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we can fix that for you.

Are You Having Trouble Rolling Your Window Up?

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Are you having trouble rolling one or more of your windows down? Worse yet, are you having trouble rolling them up? Either way, at Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, we have the answers you’re looking for.

Are You In Need Of New Brake Pads?

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Do you need new brake pads? Most of the time, if you think you do, the answer is yes. While a lot of auto parts stores sell brake pads with lifetime warranties, don’t be misled...brake pads will still wear down.

Are You Maintaining Your Fleet?

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If you own or operate a fleet or commercial truck, you know how quickly miles rack up and oil changes are needed. At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, our main goal is to keep your trucks on the road - a huge part of that is changing your oil on time.

ASE Certified Technician for Transmission Care

At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we understand that the care for your vehicle is in the details. Transmission work, more so than any other type of maintenance or repair, requires a keen eye and specific know-how.

ASE Certified Technicians - What Does It Mean For You?

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Whether you drive a Chevy, Ram, or Ford diesel pickup, we have you covered. At Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, we can do it all - and a big part of that is done by employing ASE certified technicians.

Bad Transmission? Fix It or Sell It?

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So, you’ve determined your transmission is bad. What next? Choosing what to do can be overwhelming, and you need someone you can trust to help you decide what work needs to be done. Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC is here to help you make the right decision when it comes to your transmission. There are a few things to consider when your transmission goes out. You might feel inclined to just get a new car, but should you? 

Benefits of Auxiliary Transmission Coolers - Does Your Vehicle Need One?

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Auxiliary transmission coolers are one of many ways the aftermarket can improve the quality and durability of your vehicle. From Killian Auto Pros in Mauldin, SC, here’s some information concerning auxiliary coolers, why you might need one, and what it can do for you.

Benefits of Treating a Fuel System

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Like anything else on your vehicle, keeping various systems clean and in good shape is essential to long life and reliability. Your fuel system is especially important - parts are expensive, problems can be difficult to diagnose, and it doesn’t take much contamination to cause a huge issue. It’s much easier to keep your fuel system clean than it is to clean a dirty or problematic system. Performing regular fuel treatment can prove very beneficial to the life of your vehicle.

Benefits to Cleaning or Replacing Your Headlight Assemblies

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In the old days, when your headlight burned out you just replaced the entire thing with a new glass bulb. Modern headlights are plastic assemblies, with a bulb inserted through the back. What this means, is that the plastic lens that light shines through never gets replaced, and eventually will begin to oxidize and deteriorate due to time, weather, and heat from your bulb. Today you will learn when it’s time to fix or replace your headlight assemblies, what options you have in doing so, and what the benefits are.

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