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  • Annoucing: We are a Napa Auto Care Center

    Posted on 13, July, 2016

    As of May 1st, 2016  DuFresne's Auto Service has joined forces with Napa!  We are now a Napa Auto Care Center.  Along with all the awesome service you have come accustomed to at DuFresne's Auto Service you will now get a 24 month /24k mile Nationwide Warranty.  So even if you are on a road trip you will have peace of mind that you are covered for any warranty work. 

    NAPA AUTOCARE MEANS QUALITY

    Regular maintenance is the key to getting the most out of your vehicle. But you shouldn't have to sacrifice trust and peace of mind when finding a repair center for your automobile. NAPA AutoCare Centers are built around a quality standard where independent repair business owners are invited to join based on integrity, qualifications and expertise. That's how NAPA AutoCare ensures you get the best in class service that you deserve.

    From routine maintenance to major repairs, we've got you covered. Our ASE-certified technicians use high-quality NAPA parts and provide exceptional work; work that you can feel confident about, knowing it's backed by our 24 month, 24,000 mile Nationwide Peace of Mind Warranty. With the largest network of independent mechanics in the U.S., a NAPA AutoCare Center is sure to be near, wherever you may be.+

  • DuFresne's Auto Service Announces Lending Services!!!!!!

    Posted on 17, May, 2016

    Car repairs never come at a good time.  I would be a rich person if I got a nickle everytime a customer and or a friend says "This is just the worst time for my car to break down".  Taking this into condsideration we have decided to team up with One Road Lending. 

    Fast Approvals with in 90 seconds from the pricacy of your own computer or cell phone.

    Easy buy out

    Approvals up to $5,000.00

    Low Fixed Monthly Payments

    Go to One Road Lending and check their website out. 

    http://oneroadlending.com/services/repair/

  • Get your oil changes Free with the Car Care Club Card.

    Posted on 17, May, 2016

    The Car Care Club Card is on Sale thru the month of May.  $99.99 gets you over $500.00 in Free Services and Discounts.  4 FREE OIL CHANGES come with the Car Care Club Card.  You would pay $139.96 thats a saving of $39.97 in just oil changes.  And don't forget about the rest of the savings.  

    FREE Brake Inspection......Value $35.99

    FREE Tire Rotation.....Value $22.00

    FREE Charging System Check...Value $37.79 

    $40.00 OFF Fuel injection Cleaning

    $30.00 OFF A/C Evac and Recharge

    $30.00 OFF 30, 60, 90k Service

    Up to $100.00 OFF Flushes

    $30.00 OFF Jokers Wild

    $40.00 OFF Alignment

    You can use this on any car in the family.  Or let your neighbor, favorite teacher or mail man use it. 

    Hurry and get yours today.  After May the price goes back up to $129.99 for another year. 

     

     

  • 3rd Annual Coat Drive

    Posted on 15, October, 2015

    This will be DuFresne's 3rd year collecting coats, hats, gloves, and blankets for the needy.  Last year we collected for Portland Rescue Mission.  2015 we will also be collecting for Portland Rescue Mission.  If you bring in a coat to DuFresne's during the month of November we will give you a $5.00 coupon and a $2.00 coupon for every coat after that.  Please make sure they are clean and gently worn.  Please don't bring in apparel that would be better suited for the garbage can.

     

  • Ball Joint Failure-See pictures

    Posted on 09, January, 2015

    This is the latest part failure added to our wall of shame.  We saw this vehicle 42 miles ago.  Customer declined repair at that time.  Warned customer that vehicle shouldn't be driven.  Very unsafe.  Vehicle came back on a tow truck

     

     

    When a ball joint is getting ready to brake you have very little warning.  You will probably feel a shimmy in the steering wheel and about the time you ask yourself what that is,  Boom it breaks.  And hopefully you are not on the freeway doing 70 mpr with a car load of kids. 

     

    Your vehicle mileage can be deceptive.  Lets say you have a 10 year old car but only 25,000 miles on your vehicle.  You would think that your ball joints wouldn’t be worn out.  But your vehicle is 10 years old and can be worn out.  Sometimes not driving your vehicle a lot can be harder on your vehicle than driving your vehicle every day

     

    In an automobile, ball joints are spherical bearings that connect the control arms to the steering knuckles. They are used on virtually every automobile made [1] and work similar to the ball and socket design of the human hip joint.[2]

    A ball joint consists of a bearing stud and socket enclosed in a casing; all these parts are made of steel. The bearing stud is tapered and threaded, and fits into a tapered hole in the steering knuckle. A protective encasing prevents dirt from getting into the joint assembly. Usually, this is a rubber-like boot that allows movement and expansion of lubricant. Motion control ball joints tend to be retained with an internal spring, which helps to prevent vibration problems in the linkage.

    The "Off-Set" ball joint provides means of movement in systems where thermal expansion and contraction, shock, seismic motion, and torsional motions, and forces are present.[3]