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Should You Use Premium or Unleaded Gas?

Should You Use Premium or Unleaded Gas?

When you love your car, you want to take care of it as best you can. That includes giving it the absolute best in everything from maintenance to car washes. But in the case of gasoline, what you see at the pump could be deceiving you. What’s the difference between premium and regular? How will the different types of fuel affect your vehicle? We at Milex Complete Auto Care are here to tell you once and for all which type of gas your car should really be getting. The first thing you should know about premium fuel is that if your car requires it, you should absolutely use it. In an automobile that can only use premium fuel, the engine can be damaged if this fuel isn’t used. This is because the engines of cars like this compress fuel using more pressure than a normal engine. But if premium fuel is just an option, regular unleaded should be fine for your car. If your car does no ... read more

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How to Check for Wear and Tear on Your Car’s Inner Workings

How to Check for Wear and Tear on Your Car’s Inner Workings

It’s pretty easy to tell when your car is getting old on the outside. The paint starts to get dull, your headlights aren’t as bright and you might have a few scratches here and there. But what about under the hood? It can be hard to tell what’s going on in your car’s guts, not to mention when certain parts need timely maintenance. We at Milex Complete Auto Care have some good tips on how to tell when your car’s mechanics need a check-up from inner wear and tear! 1. Jerking motions while driving, or revving while idling. Both of these are indications you will need to have your car checked as soon as possible. What they most commonly indicate is engine trouble, whether that be from normal wear and tear or from lack of frequent maintenance. It could also be from issues with your air filter, but either way, you should get it checked! 2. Reduced gas mileage or engine misfi ... read more

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Prepare Your Car for Winter Ice

Prepare Your Car for Winter Ice

The coldest parts of the country are battling heavy snowfall right now, but other areas of the country, particularly in parts of the south, deal with their own hazardous weather conditions. Sleet and freezing rain can add a thick ice coating to the roads and can result in even more dangerous driving conditions than snowfall accumulations. There are several ways to prepare your cars for icy conditions and keep you and your family safe this winter! Brakes Brakes are one of the only things standing between you and an accident on winter ice. A good time to have your brakes inspected is the start of the winter, especially if you notice any changes in their performance. There are several hints your brakes might give you that should bring you to your local Milex Complete Auto Care. If your brakes are screeching, this could indicate that the brake lining is getting low. Feel ... read more

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Winter Car Care from Milex

Winter Car Care from Milex

Winter Car Care from Milex As much as winter weather stresses you out, it can stress the vital systems in your car even more. Cold weather and the things we use to cope with it can increase the demands on your car’s engine, battery, gas lines, tires and windshield wipers. If you don’t regularly monitor the systems in your vehicle, you could end up stunned and stranded when the winter chill becomes too much. Here are the main systems to monitor to avoid a winter weather catastrophe. Battery | Low winter temperatures can force your car’s electrical system to work harder while reducing its output at the same time. Cold weather can reduce a vehicle’s battery power by 50 percent, which can spell disaster — especially if you use common winter accessories such as the defroster, heating and windshield wipers. You should frequently check battery cables and clamps for fraying or corrosion, whi ... read more

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Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips

Commonly Forgotten Car Care Tips Your car is one of the most valuable items that you own. Not only is it expensive, but it is also the tool that allows you to get to work or the store and visit friends and family. Your car is an important part of your life and, as such, it should be your priority to take care of it well. Responsible car owners make sure to do the basics such as changing their oil, but many important car care tips are often forgotten. Milex Complete Auto Care is here to ensure that your car is properly maintained. We have four commonly forgotten car care tips that will extend the longevity of your car, so it can take you on a lot more adventures in its lifetime. 1. Check your tire pressure Most people know that rotating your tires helps them to wear more evenly, although most car owners don’t know how to do it themselves. If tires are not ... read more

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August is Brake Safety Awareness Month

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month

Your brakes are one of the most important components of your car’s accident prevention systems. They are your first line of defense when it comes to avoiding collisions. This is why it’s so important to take good care of your car’s brakes by performing scheduled maintenance on them. August is Brake Safety Awareness Month, so we at Milex Complete Auto Care want to make sure you’re informed about the best way to monitor the condition of your brakes. Your brakes are made up of five components: the pads, rotors, calipers, lines and the master cylinder. Luckily, most of these parts usually last a long time; the parts that need the most routine maintenance tend to be the pads and rotors. Your brake fluid is what powers your brakes, by providing the force to stop your tires’ movement. During routine maintenance, the brake fluid, brake pads and rotors should all be checked. You can also check your brake fluid ... read more

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How to Prep Your Car for the Summer Trip

How to Prep Your Car for the Summer Trip

How to Prep Your Car for the Summer Trip High on the short list of terrible things that can happen on a summer road trip – along with getting lost in a different state or forgetting your valuables in a rest stop bathroom – is having your mode of transportation fail on you. Car troubles are bad enough when they happen during your everyday life. Having something happen to your car while you’re on a road trip just compounds the frustration, fear and confusion. Here at Milex Complete Auto Care, we want your summer vacationing to be as pleasant as possible, so the only screams you hear are ones of delight as your family spends time making memories, and not waiting for roadside assistance. Here are our tips for preparing your car for the rigors of the summer road trip. 1. Check fluid levels! This might seem like a massive checklist already, but the risk of something going wrong and damagi ... read more

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Service Experience For all Customers

Service Experience For all Customers

How we offer a service experience for all customers As a member of the automotive industry, we strive to include everyone and make everyone feel included. Too often, people without extensive knowledge of automotive services are wary of taking their cars in for repairs and automotive aftermarket accessories. The most common group of people who feel uncomfortable in auto repair shops are women. At Moran, we strive to change that and make women feel comfortable in any of our shops. Our CEO, Barb Moran, understands the importance of providing the best service to women better than anyone else. “We founded Moran Industries on the basic principle that Americans depend on their vehicles, and therefore, they should be able to depend on us. We believe in providing all of our customers with honest and trustworthy service with expert advice and fair pricing. With this as the foundation of our system, we ... read more

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The Importance of Routine Maintenance on Your Automobile

The Importance of Routine Maintenance on Your Automobile

You get regular checkups with your doctor. It keeps you healthy and helps you and your doctor catch any changes in your health before they become big problems. It’s a vital part of keeping yourself healthy. Well, your car is no different. It requires regular checkups to keep it running strong and to catch any potential problems before it can accrue large repair bills. That’s why routine maintenance will make a big difference in the life of your vehicle, whether your car is brand new or it has a few miles on it already. Performing regular maintenance is a preventative measure against common repairs that cars need over the course of their useful life. When you stick to an appropriate schedule of maintenance for your vehicle you can improve the life of your vehicle and catch any issues when they are less serious and won’t require as much time or expense to fix. What is the best schedule for a c ... read more

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How we offer a service experience for all customers

How we offer a service experience for all customers

As a member of the automotive industry, we strive to include everyone and make everyone feel included. Too often, people without extensive knowledge of automotive services are wary of taking their cars in for repairs and automotive aftermarket accessories. The most common group of people who feel uncomfortable in auto repair shops are women. At Moran, we strive to change that and make women feel comfortable in any of our shops. Our CEO, Barb Moran, understands the importance of providing the best service to women better than anyone else. “We founded Moran Industries on the basic principle that Americans depend on their vehicles, and therefore, they should be able to depend on us. We believe in providing all of our customers with honest and trustworthy service with expert advice and fair pricing. With this as the foundation of our system, we are able to work toward our mission of creating cus ... read more

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