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Q: What makes the certified service technicians at Fred’s Big Chief different?

A: We offer you one-on-one time with a technician to discuss any repair or maintenance needs for your vehicle. Our technicians have years of experience. Throughout your vehicle inspection, we can assist you in making immediate and long term goals that best suit your safety and your vehicle’s maintenance needs.


Q: Why are the warning lights on the dash important?

A: Warning lights on the dash indicate things such as low washer fluid, high engine temperature and many other things. One of the most common and most important is the check engine light, or service engine soon light. These lights are designed to alert drivers that the vehicle’s computer system has noticed a problem and that this problem needs to be addressed. While the check engine light can indicate a minor problem, it is not something to overlook as it could also indicate a problem that needs immediate attention. What many drivers do not realize is that the check engine light can be an indicator of problems with the engine, transmission, traction control, anti-lock brakes and more.

We have the capabilities to use the computer data from your car's computer to help diagnose any problem that could illuminate a warning light on your dash. When our diagnostic specialists scan your vehicle with our state-of-the-art equipment, they see the codes your computer uses to turn on the warning light. These codes don't tell everything, but they are the symptoms the car is seeing. The check engine light and the codes it stores are like explaining symptoms to a doctor. Like a doctor, our diagnosticians here at Fred’s Big Chief use this information to fix the problems your vehicle sees.

Q: Why is tire rotation so important?

A: Each tire on a vehicle performs a different task, causing them to wear at different rates. Regular tire rotation allows tires to wear evenly, maximizing tire life and keeping you safe on the road.


Q: Why is regular maintenance so important?

A: There are several car maintenance measures that should be done to keep your car at its best. Seeing a technician and having your vehicle checked over is one of the easiest ways to ensure that all your car systems are in good shape and working properly. It also ensures that fluid levels are adequate, that tires are in good working order and that the vehicle manufactured maintenance schedule is followed. Seasonal inspections are beneficial for safe travel and trouble free trips; ideal when heading into the harsh winter or hot summer conditions.

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