Fall is here, this summer went by so fast! The cold weather and all the fun that comes with it is right around the corner. It’s really a great idea before it gets really nasty outside to give your car some love, address any issues that have been on the “back burner”, or just get the maintenance they need, give yourself a jump on winter. When was your last oil change? At Octane Garage when we perform an oil change we go beyond just changing the oil. Every visible system such as the suspension, brakes, exhaust, fluids and tires get inspected. If anything doesn’t look right or looks like it may be an issue in the near future, you are notified. Not a bad deal for the price of an oil change you will need regularly anyway. Beyond the basic maintenance this is a good time to refresh your wiper blades and make sure your battery is strong. Being prepared in advance can avoid really inconvenient problems, like being late because your car doesn’t start. We can help make sure that won’t happen to you, just call for an appointment at (732)509-9911 and we will schedule what works best for you. Thank you for supporting local business, we hope you stay healthy and safe! #oilchange #autorepair #carrepair #mechanic
When an accident happens, and the damages are minor, with no injuries, did you know you can settle privately without involving your insurance company? According to Insurance.com most minor accidents occur in parking lots, residential streets and even driveways, and while they are reported to police, fender-benders are not always reported to the insurance companies of the drivers involved. Which is perfectly okay and not considered unethical. In New Jersey the minimum damage requiring an accident report is $500.00. Most insurance deductibles are much higher. Instead of filing a claim, sometimes it’s possible for the drivers to work out an agreement to settle the matter between themselves to prevent a claim from wrecking the at-fault driver's car insurance rates for the next few years. How to accomplish this and avoid the pitfalls is covered in an article published by Insurance.com, https://rb.gy/zwtghk. Learn how to negotiate an agreement while protecting yourself, your finances and insurance premiums. If you need mechanical repairs or basic maintenance Octane Garage NJ is here to help. (732)509-9911.
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The list of effects of COVID-19 and the many changes it’s caused is now affecting car sales according to the ASA (Automotive Service Association) ,https://ecs.page.link/C6B4u. COVID-19 has presented Dealers with two major problems: lower new vehicle sales and a reduction in the number of cars and light trucks under 5 years old, which traditionally have been the lifeblood of many Dealers’ bay business. The ASA projects a 20% plunge in new car and light truck 2020 annual sales which means that Dealers in the U.S. will lose over 4.1 million of new vehicle volume this year (compared to the record-high annual U.S. sales levels from 2016 through 2019). Dealers are adapting new practices to offset the loss in new car sales and are focusing heavily on used car sales and repairs. Many Dealers can develop more immediate bay business from pre-owned (used) buyers than with new vehicle purchasers, since used vehicles require more repair per mile than new vehicles during the first few years following their purchase. Local repair shops are usually less costly than dealer repairs, our overhead costs are lower which can be passed on to the customer. Whether you are looking to replace or intend to keep your current vehicle, it’s good advice to establish with a local mechanic who you can trust, gets to know you, your preferences and your particular vehicle(s). If you receive a repair estimate from a dealer compare the estimate with a reputable local mechanic. You will probably be pleasantly surprised and will be supporting local business. A huge advantage we have to offer over dealerships is you get to talk directly with the technician, ask questions, go over options you might have. We show you where the problem is, even the old part. Read reviews, ask local residents you trust, but if you’re keeping your used car it still needs to be regularly maintained and it will eventually need repair. Great to have a plan before you need help. Check out Octane Garage NJ online, read our reviews, stop by, this is an honest reputable repair shop and always will be. If you need us we’re at (732)509-9911, on Facebook and octanegaragenj.com.
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Octane Garage would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Labor Day this weekend. In observance of the holiday we will be closed on Monday 9/7/2020, but will reopen on Tuesday 9/8/2020 at 9:00 am for business as usual. We hope you have fun and stay safe! Call us at (732)509-9911, or we're online at octanegaragenj.com
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