Have you checked your brakes lately?

Have you checked your brakes lately?   I know you expect them to stop your car or truck when you step on that brake pedal, but when they don't work as expected it's too late and then you have an accident with damage to your vehicle but more importantly to the people inside your car and those on the road who may be in your path. 

Let's avoid that issue!  Test your brakes by lightly tapping them in different situations when the roads are both wet and dry.   If your vehicle is pulling to one side, your brake pedal pulses up and down or the steering wheel shakes when the brakes are applied, you are very much overdue for a brake check.  Getting in early will save you money as it is always easier to fix a problem before it becomes a huge issue and your brakes are gone requiring new brakes, pads, rotars, and drums. 

When in doubt stop by our shop and have one of our professional automotive repair technicians take a look.    Don't wait until it's too late to solve these problems and let us help you stay safe on the road!  After all, that is the reason we raise these garage doors every day and open these tool boxes.  We love what we do and want to ensure our drivers can stay on the roads longer with their vehicles safer and more cost efficiently.

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When you should check & change transmission fluids.

How often should you get your transmission fluid changed?  The transmission industry's standard is 25,000 to 30,000 miles or every two years.  If you tow a trailer, 15,000 to 20,000 miles is recommended depending on the amount of towing. Motorhomes can vary with the amount that they are driven. The best thing that you can do is check the fluid regularly; notice the color, odor and level of the fluid. If you notice a change in the color, odor or level, have it checked by one of our trained technicians.

What type of fluid should you use? The suggested fluids differ from one manufacturer to another and you can check the owner's manual to ensure the correct transmission fluid is utilized per your specific auto or truck make and model.  However, here our technicians have a computer program that will insure the right fluid goes into your transmission. We offer a full line of transmission fluids to cover all the various demands of any car or truck.

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Keep it cool! Check your A/C

Summer driving is here now and it's time to check your A/C before you need it.  Sitting in traffic when temperatures soar without a properly functioning air conditioning (A/C) system is the last place most drivers want to be. To help avoid this uncomfortable situation, the non-profit Car Care Council recommends that motorists be car care aware and have their A/C system checked annually to make sure it is working at peak performance when they need it most.

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We honor our military.

There is no greater service than to protect our men, women, and children with selfless acts of courage and stepping up to provide a wall of safety for those you do not personally know.  Our military does that every day with no thought to what they may have to sacrifice only that they feel led to do so and while we do not know all of their names on Memorial Day we do take the opportunity to thank them as a whole and individually.  What they do is amazing, courageous, and personally here we honor them. 

Thank you for protecting our values, our families, our business, our homes, our country.

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Four local businesses honored at annual Torch Awards

April 21, 2016.  Evansville Courier&Press News Article.  Photos by MIKE LAWRENCE / COURIER & PRESS Husband and wife team Maureen and Nick Barton, seen in their Wadesville business, received a Torch award for their family owned, Barton Automotive Services, Inc. at Thursday's Better Business Bureau Awards luncheon held in Johnson Hall at Deaconness Hospital.

Maureen Barton said she almost started crying after receiving her Torch Award from the Better Business Bureau.

"Without the community and our families, it wouldn't be possible," she said. "It's very humbling."

Barton and her husband Nick received the award for their family-owned business, Barton Automotive Services, Inc. at the BBB Torch Awards Thursday morning in Johnson Hall at Deaconess Hospital.

The BBB awarded four Torch Awards, three student scholarships and two legacy awards during the program. Deaconess Health Systems provided lunch and Keynote speaker, Jack Pate, publisher for the Courier & Press, provided the audience with a interactive presentation on ethics.

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State-of-the-art facility

We wanted to deliver top automotive services with technicians and the diagnostic tools they needed to get your vehicles in and out of the shop faster bringing your service ticket costs down and your peace of mind up which is why we decided to build a state-of-the art facility.  Our ASE Master Technicians are AAA approved and we take great pride in not only how good they are with the vehicles but also with the customers. 

We have what we consider the best team in the best facility delivering top services and thank you for choosing Barton Automotive Service!

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