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Jigsaw Automotive Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Carson CIty residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids can... Read More

A Stitch in Time at Jigsaw Automotive

You probably have heard that expression, "A stitch in time saves nine." In other words, if you fix an issue at its early stages, it will prevent a much more difficult problem later. That's certainly the case with your vehicle, and here's a true story to demonstrate it.A driver noticed his vehicl... Read More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Carson CIty residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technology a... Read More

Make Your Battery Last

Today's report from Jigsaw Automotive is on vehicle batteries, why they die and what we can do to lengthen their life. Most of us have had a dead battery at one time or another. In fact, it would be very unusual if you hadn't. You may... Read More

Automotive Tips from Jigsaw Automotive: Making a Battery Last Longer

One thing all Carson CIty drivers can do to extend the life of their battery is to keep it clean. A greasy, dirty battery holds in damaging heat. Same goes for removing corrosion from the terminals. Jigsaw Automotive can help maintain your battery.Allowing your battery to be deeply depleted like... Read More

Super Slick at Jigsaw Automotive in Carson CIty: Synthetic Oil

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options an... Read More

A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)

There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere. Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally important to proper and safe operation, too. So, here's a "level" headed approach to those "other" fluids... Read More

Nevada: What Is the Risk of High Oil Change Intervals?

Nevada residents may have heard that vehicles don't need their oil changed as often as they used to. That's true. But it's not the whole story.Owing to improved engine technology and higher oil quality, most newer vehicles can go longer between oil changes than their older counterparts.So what is... Read More

The Jigsaw Automotive Basic Guide To Synthetic Oil

Synthetic motor oil has been around for a long time, and more and more new vehicles are leaving factories with synthetic in their engines. But a lot of drivers don't really know much about it.Let's start with conventional oil – the kind folks are used to. Conventional oil is made up of naturally ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Jigsaw Automotive: Battery Testing

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Jigsaw Automotive when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Carson CIty drivers and it’s tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. B... Read More

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