Yearly Archives: 2024

17th Street Automotive conducts a digital vehicle inspection (DVI) report on every vehicle for several key reasons:

17th Street Automotive conducts a digital vehicle inspection (DVI) report on every vehicle for several key reasons:

1. Transparency and Trust: Digital inspections allow repair shops to document and share detailed information about a vehicle's condition with the customer. Photos, videos, and detailed notes can be included, which builds trust as customers can see exactly what the technician is referring to. 2. Efficiency and Accuracy: Digital reports streamline the inspection process. Technicians can quickly and accurately record findings using tablets or smartphones, reducing the chances of errors that can occur with handwritten reports. This also speeds up the process, allowing more time for actual repairs. 3. Better Record Keeping: Digital inspections create a detailed and easily accessible history of the vehicle’s condition over time. This is useful for tracking recurring issues, warranty claims, and maintaining comprehensive service records. 4. Enhanced Communication: Digital reports can be instantly shared with customers via email or text, facilitating quicker communication and deci ... read more

17th Street Automotive Customer Privacy Policy

17th Street Automotive Customer Privacy Policy

17th Street Automotive Customer Privacy Policy   Effective Date:  May 20, 2024   1. Introduction Welcome to 17th Street Automotive. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to protecting the personal information of our customers. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, and safeguarding of your personal information.   2. Information We Collect To provide you with the best possible service, we may collect the following types of information: - Personal Identification Information:  Name, address, phone number, email address, driver's license number, and vehicle registration details. - Payment Information:  Credit card details, billing address, and other payment-related information. - Service Information:  Vehicle identification number (VIN), service history, and maintenance records. - Digital Information:  IP address, browser t ... read more

Best in the business! 17th Street Automotive 3 years / 36,000 mile Extended Peace of Mind Warranty

Best in the business! 17th Street Automotive 3 years / 36,000 mile Extended Peace of Mind Warranty

NAPA AUTO CARE PEACE OF MIND NATIONWIDE LIMITED REPAIR WARRANTY 36 MONTHS/36,000 MILES This limited warranty is extended only to you, original purchaser, and not to anyone who may purchase your vehicle from you during the term of the warranty. This limited warranty is made by the Independent Repair Facility (“Dealer”) who is so named on the original repair order, and whom performed the service/repairs on your vehicle. This warranty will be honored by any NAPA AutoCare Dealer participating in this program, or any other authorized repair facility anywhere in the United States. This warranty is not a warranty by National Automotive Parts Association (NAPA), its employees, jobbers, member companies, or the administrator, Sonsio Administrative Services, Inc., its affiliates, subsidiaries or any of their employees, or member companies. Sonsio Administrative Services, Inc. serves as the administrator only. WHAT IS COVERED BY THE WARRANTY This W ... read more

Importance of Proper Evacuate and Recharge Service

Importance of Proper Evacuate and Recharge Service

System Efficiency and Performance: Recharging the AC system ensures it has the correct amount of refrigerant, which is necessary for optimal operation. Too little or too much refrigerant can reduce the system's efficiency and cooling performance. Preventing Compressor Damage: The compressor requires a specific amount of refrigerant to function correctly. An improper charge can lead to compressor overheating and failure, which is often an expensive repair. Maintaining System Longevity: Regular maintenance, including proper evacuation and recharge, helps prolong the life of the AC components by ensuring they operate under optimal conditions. Environmental Considerations: Correct handling of refrigerants, especially newer types like R1234yf, is crucial due to environmental regulations and their potential impact on global warming. Proper procedures prevent refrigerant leaks, which can be harmful to the environment. Legal Compliance: In some regions, there are legal requirement ... read more

17th Street Automotive Vehicle Detailing, Car Wash and Vacuum Procedures:

17th Street Automotive Vehicle Detailing, Car Wash and Vacuum Procedures:   Exterior Detailing 1.  Pre-Wash:    - Rinse the vehicle with water to remove loose dirt and debris.    - Apply a pre-wash foam to break down stubborn grime.   2.  Washing:    - Use a high-quality, pH-neutral car shampoo.    - Employ a two-bucket method (one for cleaning, soapy water and one for rinsing your mitt) to avoid scratching the paint.    - Wash the vehicle from top to bottom in sections, rinsing the mitt frequently.   3.  Drying:    - Dry the vehicle with a microfiber towel or a blow dryer that is safe for automotive use.    - Avoid letting the car air dry, which can cause water spots.   4.  Claying:    - Use a clay bar on the paint to remove any bonded contaminants like tar, sap, or overspray.    - Keep the surface lubricated while claying to prevent scrat ... read more