Beetlesmith’s 2022 Recap

At Beetlesmith’s, we are dedicated to giving you great advice and information all year long via our blog. It is our honor to be insightful and make learning about vehicles interesting and engaging. We hope you have had a wonderful year reading along with us and continue to read our insights into the coming years.

We have compiled a recap of all our favorite blogs from this exciting year in the automotive industry.

Why Catalytic Converter Theft is on the Rise and 3 Good Ways to Stop It

In 2020 rate of catalytic converter theft increased by 325%. You read that right, we at Beetlesmith’s can’t believe it either. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau the number of catalytic converters stolen between 2019 and 2020 rose by over 11,000.

This concerning trend of record-high theft has continued throughout 2021 and into 2022 nationwide…

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How Does Vehicle Suspension Work?

Vehicle suspension is integral to the function of the vehicle and it is great to understand how the vehicle suspension works. There are several parts of the vehicle suspension that make your car go, including the shock absorbers, the struts, the sway bars and the leaf springs.

These components of vehicle suspension are designed to keep your car running smoothly and safely. If you are concerned with your vehicle suspension, you can trust Beetlesmith’s Valley Auto Service to fix it up like new. You will feel like you’re riding in a new vehicle once we have updated the vehicle suspension.

How to Tell If a Car Fuse Is Blown: 4 Top Expert Tips!

Symptoms of a Blown Car Fuse

There are a few symptoms that can alert you to a blown car fuse. You can pull the fuse out of the board to inspect it. Look for signs of damage which include a noticeable gap in the wire or a dark metallic smear in the glass. If you see one of these symptoms, you should try to replace the fuse. To do this, bring the fuse to a parts store and buy a replacement or give us a call at Beetlesmith’s Valley Auto Service. Make sure the new fuse is the correct size and voltage. To be sure, you can use a voltage tester called a multimeter. You can find these nifty tools on Amazon.

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Top 5 Helpful Car Maintenance Tips for Winter

Winter Car Maintenance Tips

When it comes to your vehicle, you can never have too many car maintenance tips. When the weather starts to get colder, you’ll need to check a few things in your car to make sure it’s in good condition. You should check the coolant level, transmission fluid, brake fluid and windshield wiper fluid. You should also change your engine oil. Certain types of oil don’t perform well in cold weather, so you should buy one made specifically for winter use. You should also check your fluid levels regularly, as vehicles with the correct levels of fluids run better and have less potential for problems on the road. Read on for a list of car maintenance tips for winter from Beetlesmith’s.

Signs It May Be Time For a New Car Battery 

Your battery is an extremely important part of your car. It provides the spark that helps get the engine going. Without it, you (literally) won’t be going anywhere.

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Like all things though, car batteries have a limited lifespan. After all, nothing lasts forever. But how do you know when it’s time to change out your old battery for a shiny new one?

Most manufacturers say that you should replace your car battery every five years. But what are the signs that you may need a new battery soon? Beetlesmith’s knows!








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