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Where can I service my vehicle near Nesquehoning, PA?

Thursday, January 30th, 2020
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Vehicle Maintenance, Repairs and Service Offered at Kovatch Ford

When was the last time you took your vehicle in for an oil change? How about a transmission flush or tire rotation? Although service isn’t something that car owners typically look forward to, it’s an important step toward keeping your vehicle in prime condition and on the road for as long as possible. Whether it’s time for a repair, preventative maintenance, service or to have parts installed on your vehicle and you’re in the Nesquehoning, PA area, the Kovatch Ford Service Center is equipped with the tools and training necessary to have your car back on the road in no time!

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Why is my vehicle making a weird noise?

Saturday, January 18th, 2020
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You’re driving down the road when you start to hear a weird noise. You turn down your music to try and hear it better. Unfortunately, the weird noise is coming from your vehicle. You might be wondering: “Why is my vehicle making a weird noise?” Luckily, we’re here today to help you solve your problem. Keep reading for common reasons for why your vehicle is making a weird noise.

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How to tell if you need to get your tires rotated or balanced

Friday, December 27th, 2019
close up of large stack of tires

If you’re a new driver or recently bought your first car, you may not know when to get all of the regular maintenance services done. Besides getting your oil changed, getting your tires rotated and balanced is one of the most important vehicle maintenance service. Today, we will be talking about how to tell if you need to get your tires rotated or balanced. Keep reading to learn about the signs!

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What should I do to maintain my car in cold weather?

Friday, November 22nd, 2019
Car covered in snow

Winter Vehicle Maintenance Tips 

With winter there are a lot of things you need to remember when it comes to vehicle maintenance. With the shorter days and a lot to do around the holiday season, it can be easy to forget about taking care of your vehicle this time of year. We have some easy to remember winter vehicle maintenance tips that you can use to make sure your vehicle stays in tip top shape.  (more…)

Why does my fuel efficiency decrease in winter?

Friday, November 8th, 2019
Tire on snowy road

Tips for Gas Mileage in Cold Weather 

Winter is here and it’s draining everybody’s fuel tanks. With colder weather means a lower fuel efficiency. Driving in cold weather can decrease a vehicle’s gas mileage to about 12%. Hybrid models see an even deeper decrease of about a third. Let’s take a look at what some tips for gas mileage in cold weather can do for you.  (more…)

What can I do to keep my vehicle from being too hot on the inside?

Thursday, May 9th, 2019

How to keep your car cool this summer 

The summer can be a great time and be a lot of fun, but sometimes it can be a little too much to handle. We want to give you some tips on how to keep your car cool this summer. Let’s take a look and see what you can do to keep your car from turning into a sauna this year.  (more…)

How do I increase my gas mileage?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
Ford Fusion Dashboard

4 tips for getting the most miles out of your car

We all want to make our wallets happy and stick to the budget. Gas is one of the more fluid aspects of the budget that isn’t necessarily set in stone. We have compiled some tips together to help get you the most out of your fuel and save you some cash.

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Why is my gas mileage worse in the winter?

Thursday, March 7th, 2019
car driving in snow

Ever notice that you have to fill up your car more often in the winter? Seems like a cruel joke having to wait outside to fill up your tank more frequent when it’s cold out. Have you ever wondered why? Here is why it’s so low and how you can improve the fuel economy of your car.

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When should you replace your Ford vehicle’s tires? 

Tuesday, November 20th, 2018
Mechanic inside repair shop surrounded by tires

Ladies and gentlemen of the Lehigh Valley – it’s finally winter time yet again! Like it or not, we’re just about to replace the sights of leaves falling with beautiful coatings of white snow, but that also means that there are extra precautions you must take to ensure that your Ford is up for the challenge of winter driving. So, if you’re wondering “When should you replace your Ford vehicle’s tires?” allow our Kovatch Ford team to enlighten you today!  (more…)

Safe driving tips: What 4 things should you always keep inside your vehicle for winter driving?

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018
SUV driving through snow

4 things you should always keep inside your vehicle for winter driving 

With Christmas trees and New Year’s cheers unfortunately comes ice, snow, and below-freezing temperatures. While these conditions may be optimal for snowball fights or sitting by a fire, driving in these conditions does not exactly make it feel like a winter wonderland. Icy roads and white-out conditions are dangerous for even the most seasoned drivers. That’s why we’re sharing our top 4 things to keep in your vehicle for safe winter driving. 

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