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Working Hours
  • Mon 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 7:30AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 7:30AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

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10 Minute Pre-Trip Checkup Can Pay Off

A properly maintained vehicle is safer and more dependable and will even save a few dollars at the gas pumps. Motorists should plan ahead to allow time to perform necessary maintenance themselves or at the local service facility.

Car Care Council offers three suggestions for a traveler's 10-minute pre- trip checklist:

  • Check all fluids - There are several fluids that require attention: Engine Oil, power steering, brake and transmission fluids, and windshield washer solvent and antifreeze/coolant.
  • Check all hoses and belts - A belt failure can affect the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering, and the cooling system. Cooling system hoses may be deteriorating from within, so old hoses and clamps in marginal condition might need to be replaced.
  • Check the tires - Check tire inflation and inspect the tread for uneven wear, indicating the need for wheel alignment. Also look for bulges and bald spots.

Follow these tips to maximize fuel efficiency of your vehicle:

  • Vehicle gas caps - about 17% of the vehicles on the roads have gas caps that are either damaged, loose or missing altogether, causing 147 million gallons of gas to vaporize every year.
  • Under inflated tires - when tires aren't inflated properly it's like driving with a parking brake on. It can cost a mile or two per gallon.
  • Worn spark plugs - A vehicle can have either four, six or eight spark plugs, which fire as many as 3 million times every 1,000 miles, resulting in electrical and chemical erosion from heat.
  • Dirty air filters - A clogged air filter creates a "rich" mixture - the proportion of gas to air is incorrect. This wastes fuel and causes the engine to lose power. Replacing a clogged air filter can improve gas mileage by as much as 10%.
  • Don't drive aggresively - Aggressive driving can lower gas mileage by as much as 33% on the highway and 5% on city streets.
  • Avoid excessive idling - sitting idle gets zero miles per gallon. Letting the vehicle warm up for one to two minutes is sufficient.
  • Drive the speed limit - Gas mileage decreases rapidly at speeds above 60 mph. Each mile driven over 60 results in an additional 10 cents per gallon. Increase fuel efficiency by using cruise control.

What People Say About Us


  • -Larry M.

    Great communication throughout the process.


  • -Sharday B.

    Absolutely love them, won't take my vehicles anywhere else. Tammy is always very helpful.


  • -Jeff K.

    Great fast service Freindly and very helpful Highly recommend


  • -Chad I.

    Always very fair and prompt service! Easy to work with and honest in dealings. I highly recommend!


  • -David G.

    My Elderly Parents and our Family have been Customers for over 10 Years. Locally owned, Family Atmosphere , Honest and Dependable. They Don't try to sell you something you don't need!


  • -Joseph M.

    What a great place to take your vehicle for all your maintenance needs. Tammy up front has great customer service and explained everything. The prices are great. Will definitely be going here from now on.


  • -Kevin B.

    have been going to CTV since the very beginning. nicest people you could meet and the best mechanics there are. tammy is great about letting customers know what needs to be done so there are never any surprises. I consider everyone that works there a friend!!


  • -Loralea S.

    Tim and I have been going here for years. Always get great service.


  • -J Bauman

    My van stranded us while traveling...I was amazed at their promptness in fixing my vehicle...& knowing we were stranded at the hotel, he even offered to bring it to me. Very reasonable, affordable, great communication, explained exactly what had broken, can't say enough about these folks...they were a life saver in my stressful time!


  • -Michael P.

    We were just beginning our Western National Parks Tour and had differential and exhaust problems...Their service was outstanding, price was extremely fair and they got us in and out in just over 2 hours. Thank you to the staff for your kind and professional care. An answer to prayer.


  • -Jeff H.

    Great service. I had an extensive list of repairs and they were quick with a quote and quick with the repairs. They also do custom exhaust. I'm way happy with my Flowmaster 40! Thanks to all at CT&V! I'd definitely recommend!


  • -Connie F.

    Gary and staff are awesome. Not only do they complete thorough diagnostics on your car, they are also not out to rip you off. I took my old car there last year when a national chain gave me an estimate of over $4000 to fix a big leak under my car. C, T & V fixed the issue for $172!...AND they installed a new blinker light in my mom's van free of charge (bulb and labor, even though they had to move the battery). This team is A+ in my book!

Call us for service: 563-386-0030

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