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Fred's Automotive is located in the North Hill district of Akron Oh. It has been owned, by Fred and Pam Price for 21 years. We are a local shop.
Our story is simple, it is about honesty; it is about putting the customer first and mostly for us its about the integrity of knowing we have done the job right . This is how we started all those years ago and continue to operate today.
Big changes coming to Fred's Automotive stay tuned for updates!
Unlike the old days, when a pair of "snow tires" would be mounted to the drive wheels only for winter use, today we recognize that a vehicle should have four matching tires: same type, same model and, yes, even same degree of wear. The reason is simple: A car with four tires that behave the same — w...
Its that season. road construction and all the common suspension issues that can happen to your car.
Suspension components, including springs, shock absorbers (or struts on some vehicles), anti-roll bars, control arms and other parts, are like combat troops serving on the front lines: They take a pounding daily from pock-marked streets, railroad tracks, rain, snow, road salt, gravel, all manner of…
The drive belt is a reinforced rubber belt that allows the engine's rotating crankshaft to drive components such as water pumps, alternators, air-conditioning compressors, power-steering pumps or superchargers. Your car may use separate belts for one or more components or hit multiple pulleys with a...
This is a great question, but we must examine what "acting funny" means when referring to one's drivetrain before recommending a course of action. Do any of the following seem familiar to you?
CARS.COM — Temperatures this June hit higher than average on all but three days in parts of the U.S., according to the National Weather Service and The Weather Channel, and this pattern is expected to continue throughout the summer. How can you help your car beat the heat? Here are some tips to keep...
That is a signal that the onboard diagnostics system (or OBD II) has detected a malfunction in the vehicle's emissions, ignition or fuel systems. It could be something as simple as a loose gas cap or something as severe as a faulty catalytic converter, so you shouldn't ignore it. All cars and light…
If steam is pouring from under your hood, a temperature warning light is glowing bright red on your dashboard or the needle in the temperature gauge is cozying up to the High mark, it's time to pull off the road and shut down the engine before it fries from overheating.
Very excited just signed up for my second 5k come join us if you can http://www.active.com/akron-oh/running/distance-running-races/kylie-rose-s-run-2016
Here is a link for the run for Kylie
Kylie Rose’s Run is celebrating its 2nd Annual 5K event. Kylie Rose Jacobs, at the age of five, was diagnosed with cancer on January 6, 2015 and has since been treated at Akron Children’s Hospital. This year’s race proceeds will benefit Akron Children’s Hospital C...
The air-conditioning condenser is a radiator positioned between the car's grille and the engine-cooling radiator in which the gaseous refrigerant sheds heat and returns to a liquid state. The liquid refrigerant flows to the evaporator inside the dashboard, where it cools the cabin. Is your car not c...
Just because there's a little tread left on your car tires doesn't mean it's safe to keep driving on them. Here's how to know when your old tires need to go.
The water pump, often referred to as the coolant pump, circulates liquid coolant through the radiator and engine cooling system, and is powered by the engine itself. It ensures that the engine temperature is maintained at a safe level while operating. If it fails, the engine may overheat, causing se...
Maybe forever, if you rely on an overly liberal interpretation of the maintenance schedules set by some vehicle manufacturers. That doesn't mean you should ignore them or even accept the manufacturer's recommendations, though; instead, add them to your list of items that should be checked annually a...
The most likely reason that you feel vibrations through the brake pedal is because a rotor — the rotating disc that the brake pads are pressed against — is unevenly worn.
Want cold air in the summer or clear windows in the winter? Then you'll want a functioning air-conditioning compressor. It is the power unit of the air-conditioning system that puts the refrigerant under high pressure before it pumps it into the condenser, where it changes from a gas to a liquid. Fe...
When your air conditioner blows only mildly cool air or no cool air at all, it's probably low on refrigerant. That means it's probably time for an air-conditioning recharge, but there's more to it than just filling up. Because the refrigerant operates in a closed system, the most likely cause for lo...
The most likely reason is that the system is low on refrigerant because of a leak, but hot air blowing into the interior can result from mechanical or electrical failure in the air-conditioning system.
We recommend driving every two to three weeks to keep your car in good shape
Traditional advice says that when your tire tread is worn down to 2/32 of an inch (and that's the law in some states) or when the tread wear indicators are showing, then it's time for new tires.
You deserve a gold star if you check your brake fluid on a regular basis, because it plays such a vital role in stopping your car. However, if you have to regularly add fluid, it's likely there's a leak in your brake system that needs to be addressed, and pronto.
Heating and air conditioning systems are maintenance-free for the most part, so when something bad happens, it's seldom because the owner neglected to have it serviced. The systems just wear out over time.
All cars and light trucks since the 2012 model year have come with standard traction control, and many vehicles from earlier years that had antilock brakes also got traction control. That’s because traction control piggybacks on the antilock brake system and uses the same wheel-speed sensors to cont...
Did you ever wonder what a check engine light is about? Well check this article out.
Discover what those lights on the dashboard – known as car engine sensory lights – are really telling you about your car.
Worn ball joints allow too much movement in the suspension, so the driver may feel more vibrations -- or hear squeaks or rattles on bumpy surfaces or when turning -- caused by looseness in the suspension. Other signs of worn ball joints include uneven tire wear and steering that wanders instead of g…
For some vehicles, you're advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant isn't even on the maintenance schedule.
Summer's heat, dust, and stop-and-go traffic, will take their toll on your vehicle. Add the effects of last winter, and you could be poised for a breakdown. You can lessen the odds of mechanical failure through periodic maintenance...Your vehicle should last longer and command a higher resale price,…
Here are some things to think about when it comes to summer maintenance
It's time to take your family to the beach. But take care of your car's summer maintenance. Don't let this be the year you get stranded on the side of the road.
Now this is different some out of the ordinary car cleaning tips to try.
We found simple, cheap, unexpected tips on how to wash your car to keep it cleaner for longer.
Sad to see people go,but happy when it benefits them and their family. Wanna give a big thank you to Gary Chaplin, for all the years of service. You have been a great friend and brother to us here and we wish you all the best as you take over at the University of Akron Garage. All the love in the world to you and your family.
Car shop owners have a lot to juggle when it comes to running an auto repair business. As a customer, an improperly run repair shop can lead to inflated pr
Here is some valuable advice.
Car breakdowns can happen when you least expect it, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared. Here are some keys tips to remember so you’re ready when t
5 day weather forecast for Akron, OH (44310). The five day forecast for Akron, OH (44310) includes weather conditions, temperatures and chance of precip.
Here we cover the 5 most common types of wiper blades attachments and explain how to change windshield wipers on just about any car, truck or SUV.
It is important to know the differences between a air filter and a cabin air filter the the important jobs that they do.
Upgrade your visibility with this simple headlight cleaning trick.
A woman in Perth, Australia scrubed her car interior with foaming brush at self-serve car wash.
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