Archive for May, 2017

The summer Las Vegas sun is good for some things; tanning by the pool comes to mind, as does keeping the permanent population to a manageable level. One thing it is not good for is extending the life of your car battery. Heat, not cold, is the true enemy of your vehicle’s battery. Just because it comes with a multi-year warranty, your battery may very well not last more than a couple of years after baking in the hot Las Vegas summer. The service pros at Chapman Las Vegas advise there are a few things you can do to extend your battery’s life.

Keep it Clean

To make sure you are taking full advantage of your vehicle’s charging system, it’s important to keep your battery clean and eliminate any corrosive materials. Dirt and grease can accumulate on the battery, which serves to draw power away from the cells. If that goes on long enough, one or more cells in your battery will fail, leaving you stranded (usually on the hottest day of the year) in a mall parking lot. Bring your vehicle into the service department of any Chapman Las Vegas dealership for a complete electrical system checkup. The technicians will not only clean your battery terminals, but make sure the battery has the proper amount of water. They’ll also check your alternator and entire electrical system to make sure its operating properly.

Get a Cooling System Flush

As long as you have your vehicle in for service, ask about a cooling system flush. The Chapman Las Vegas technicians will force all the gunk and old anti-freeze out of your cooling system using a pressurized attachment. This not only gets rid of old corrosive materials, but can help identify any areas that are leaking, or about to leak. With fresh coolant and brand new belts and hoses, your cooling system will be ready to take on those seemingly endless days of triple digit temperatures.

Check Those Tires

The summer Vegas heat isn’t only hard on the battery and cooling system, it can also play havoc with your tires. It’s important to maintain the manufacturer-suggested tire pressure, as tires react to the rapidly changing outside temps. According to Fox5 of Las Vegas, Freeway Patrol drivers respond to numerous breakdowns that could be avoided with a little preventive maintenance. “We’re running into a lot of people who are just neglecting their cooling system, the tire pressure and the tires themselves,” Freeway Patrol driver Eric Roberts told the station. “If your air pressure is low, the tire temperature rises and that’s what causes a lot of damage on the freeway.” Getting regular oil changes and vehicle inspections at your Chapman Las Vegas service center can mean the difference between a trouble-free summer and one spent standing alongside the road waiting for help.

Although it’s the only body repair shop authorized to work on Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge products in Las Vegas, the Chapman Las Vegas Collision Center offers quality craftsmanship and repair on all types of autos, trucks, vans and SUVs. The trained technicians can bring your vehicle back to pre-accident condition, give it a fresh new look and generally save you thousands from giving up on your old car and buying a new one.

Paintless Dent Repair an Affordable Option

Tired of looking at all the dings and dents from shopping carts and the occasional wayward baseball? The pros at the Chapman Las Vegas Collision Center have the ability to erase those dents and often bring your vehicle back to near-showroom condition for a fraction of the cost of traditional body repair and paint. If your car is just lacking a little luster from thousands of miles of commuting to work and carrying the kids around, bring it in for a detail. You’d be surprised how trained hands can restore that new car feel to your old ride.

In a Fender Bender? No Worries

Put the number, 702-432-2450 in your phone in the off-chance you get into a little fender bender when cruising the Strip. Just call the Chapman Las Vegas Collision Center and they’ll send a tow truck right out so you can be next in line for repair. This full-service paint and body shop offers free estimates. We encourage you to make the Chapman Choice when it comes to all your collision repair needs.

The Glass Experts You Can Trust

True, you could let those guys at the car wash repair your windshield, but will they be there if something goes wrong? Chapman Las Vegas has ASE, DMCV “A” and I-Car Gold certifications that tell you the techs are expert at repairing all your paint, body and glass needs. On glass repair, they’ll work with your insurance company to make sure you get all the benefits you deserve. On the off-chance you ever need to bring your car back, you know they’ll be waiting to resolve the problem the Chapman way.

Leave Your Car and Drive Away

The Chapman Las Vegas Collision Center won’t leave you high and dry and looking for a ride when you bring your vehicle in for repair. On-site car rentals make sure you have the vehicle you need for your daily transportation while the technicians quickly and efficiently bring your vehicle back to the way it was when you first fell in love. Stop by the collision repair shop today at 3470 Boulder Highway in Las Vegas for a free estimate.