5 Ways to Ruin Your Ride

broken-down-carWe’ve told you what you need to do to extend the life of your vehicle but some may find that list overwhelming. So, let’s come at it from the other direction and discuss the easiest ways to destroy your ride. We culled this list from a variety of internet sources as well as the guys in the Butler Service Center so, if you’re looking to help your vehicle along to an early demise, this is the list to follow.

5. Use dishwashing detergents (or other cleansers not designed for automotive care) to wash your vehicle… in the sun

4. Keep driving when the vehicle overheats

3. Ignore the check engine light

2. Postpone regularly scheduled maintenance (including oil, oil filter, and fuel filter changes)

1. And the number one thing you can do to ruin your ride is ignore regularly scheduled/recommended maintenance, especially oil changes

Sources:  www.finance.yahoo.com, www.ridelust.com, www.carcarepeople.com, www.coolcarautoair.com

All Had Big Fun at Butler Ford and Acura New Owner’s Open House

Thank you, all! We were so pleased with the turnout at last evening’s New Owner’s Open House at Butler Ford and Butler Acura. It was a pleasure to get to share a light meal with you, learn about how you’re adjusting to your new car, truck or SUV, introduce you to our sales, service, parts and finance staff, and answer your questions. We hope you come back when we throw another Ford and Acura party later this year. And next time, bring a friend!

Free Alignment Inspection at Any Butler Service Center

Free Alignment Inspection 2 copyIs it starting to feel like your car or truck’s out of alignment?  (Signs include uneven tire wear, vibration, and a vehicle that pulls or drifts to one side while you’re driving on a straight-away.) Don’t wonder any longer!  Print and redeem the coupon above for a FREE alignment check any of our four Butler Service Center locations.  If your vehicle’s fine, you’ll be on your way with no cost.  If an alignment is needed, and you decide to let us do the work, you’ll be entitled to $20.00 off the regular price.  It’s a win-win!  Call us to set up an appointment or just drop by.  We’ll be ready for you!

New Ford and Acura Owner’s Open House to Be Held January 24, 2013

AcuraEblast copy FordEblast copyHow much time have you spent looking under the hood of your car, truck or SUV? Have you been intimidated? Here’s your chance to score a guided tour of the inner workings of your vehicle! Butler Ford and Acura are holding their first New Owners Open House of 2013 this month. Join us the evening of Thursday, January 24th. We’ll have all our sales and service staff on hand to answer any questions you may have about your automobile, its technology, engine capabilities, warranty, or anything else you may be curious about. Plus, you’re guaranteed to leave with swag, and you’ll instantly be eligible to win one of a handful of cool raffle prizes worth up to $195.00. You don’t even have to be present to win! So, RSVP to customersfirst@butlerman.com and let us know you’ll be joining us. See you there!