Drive-by Celebration Tips In an effort to maintain safety, celebrations during the pandemic have taken on creative shapes. You spent 2-5 years in school and worked your butt off. You got that promotion. You found the love of your life and want to let your near and dear bask in that excitement. Birthdays, engagements, and significant life accomplishments should still be celebrated, and can still be observed. It’s no denying that life B.C. “Before COVID” is vastly different from A.D. “After Distancing.” While the drive-by celebration is becoming the norm, there are other ways to commemorate the special moments in your life. With social distancing in mind, below is a list of tips for your next drive-by celebration to maintain fun and safety. If you’ve been invited to a drive-by celebration: Ensure that you have an average temperature, and you aren’t experiencing any symptoms. It’s perfectly okay to sit out the gathering ...
July 31, 2020smoke
Signs your car battery needs a check After chilly winters and spring allergies, most of us are excited about riding the heatwave of summer. However, our car batteries do not share that same sentiment. Hot summer temperatures also increase the temperature under the hood of your car, resulting in dead car batteries. On average, most batteries can last from three to five years. Car batteries in vehicles located in northern regions have a longer life cycle than those in southern areas. How exactly does weather affect your car battery? Summer heat causes your battery fluid to evaporate. Hot weather is unavoidable, and most cars can withstand a little evaporation. Although, the main problem occurs when too much fluid is evaporated and lessens the battery’s ability to hold a charge. With extreme fluid evaporation, acid leaks can occur and corrode the battery. In severe cases, this acid can eat away at other parts ...
June 30, 2020smoke
Don't Wait to Get Your Vehicle's A/C Fixed When it comes to living in Georgia, driving with a working air conditioning system is essential to staying comfortable on the road. At GIA Service Center in Alpharetta, GA, we are the experts when it comes to air conditioning system repairs or services in the area. As soon as you notice an issue with your vehicle’s A/C, don’t hesitate to stop by our shop for an inspection. Don’t wait until it gets too hot to have it fixed - the longer you wait, the more damage the issue can cause to your A/C system. At our Alpharetta A/C repair shop, our ASE certified mechanics are experienced working on air conditioning systems on all makes and models of vehicles. Our mechanics will perform a full inspection of your A/C system to determine the exact cause of the problem. If you notice any of the symptoms listed below, ...
May 31, 2020smoke
How Important is my Car's Oil Change? As a vehicle owner, one of the first maintenance items you become accustomed to is your vehicle's regular oil change, which is needed typically between 3 months or 3,000 miles and 6 months or 6,000 miles. You probably head to the shop every due date to get your oil change taken care of without questions, but do you really understand the true importance of the oil change and why it is needed so often? When you visit GIA Service Center for your regular oil change, you are most likely getting your engine oil replaced, the oil chamber cleaned, and a new oil filter installed. Motor oil has a very important job - when your vehicle is running, oil is circulated throughout the engine. The oil helps keep the engine lubricated, helping to protect it from overheating as well as helping to avoid metal to metal contact between parts. While circulating, the ...
April 30, 2020smoke
Protecting Yourself from the COVID-19 Outbreak At GIA Service Center, we understand how uncertain the current times are. With news of the COVID-19 virus spreading rapidly, it has become more important than ever to adjust our daily lives with CDC regulations and recommendations for avoiding getting sick. One of the most important measures that has been put into place by our government is social distancing. It is required at this time to avoid meeting up in big groups or with family and friends who are not in your immediate household. This is strictly for your own safety and the safety of your family members. Here are some of the ways in which you can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and protect yourself from the virus: Wash your hands frequently with antibacterial soap Avoid touching your mouth, nose, or eyes with unwashed hands Do not shares beverages, utensils, or food with others Keep ...
March 30, 2020smoke
When Do I Need a Brake Master Cylinder Replacement? The brake master cylinder is a vital component in the brake system which uses a piston to pressurize fluid in the brake lines to each wheel cylinder when you press down on the brake pedal. The pressure will move the pistons, forcing the brake pads or shoes to squeeze against the rotors to slow and stop your vehicle. A typical sign that you may have an issue with the brake master cylinder is if it takes longer for your to brake than normal. If you do have a brake master cylinder problem, it is important to have this issue looked at right away. Any type of brake issue needs to be addressed quickly, because a faulty brake system can put your safety on the road at risk. When you come into GIA Service Center for a brake inspection, we will look at every ...
March 5, 2020smoke