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Take the Financial Stress Out of Automotive Repairs

Take the Financial Stress Out of Automotive Repairs

We all have busy, full lives. Our minds are filled with everything that we need to do in a day/week/month/year and often have plans to get it all done. But what happens when our plans get interrupted by an unexpected repair or maintenance of a vehicle? The economy is crap, inflation is through the roof and now this!? Have no fear, we at Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber are here for you in your time of need! We offer financing options for you when you don’t know how you’re going to get it done. VIDEO HERE   The first option we offer is the NAPA EasyPay. This is a service provided through Synchrony Bank. It offers a 0% interest promotional rate, if paid off within 6 months. It’s a line of credit you can use on the immediate repair as well as any future vehicle repair needs. The other option is a snap! Loan. This service is provided through TAB Bank which looks beyond FICO scores and provides a loan of up to $3000. snap! Loans provides a quick and easy ap ... read more

Routine Oil Changes Blog

Routine Oil Changes Blog

Did you know that your vehicle is not a crock pot? Yes, of course you did! Your vehicle is not a set-it-and-forget-it kind of thing. This blog's topic for the Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber is the importance of routine oil changes. When you talk to anyone at Automotive Magic and Magic Lube and Rubber, we will unequivocally preach the good word of routine oil changes! “Why do we want routine oil changes?”, you may be asking. “They are just trying to get more money from me, it’s a racket in the auto industry,” you may be thinking. This couldn’t be farther from the truth.  When you change oil at the recommended intervals, with oil that meets or exceeds the manufacturer's specifications, you will extend the life of the engine and increase its efficiency. Right after an oil change is the closest you will get to the brand-new, right-off-the-lot feel of driving. Your engine has full power as the oil lubricates all the moving parts ... read more

Tyler Zehnbauer

Tyler Zehnbauer

Tyler Zehnbauer is our newest team member and technician here at Automotive Magic. He's a graduate of Warren County Community College's Automotive Program. He brings with him seven years of dealership experience. Tyler’s our “Honda” guy. If you have a question about your Honda vehicle, his seven years of dealership experience dedicated to just Honda's can set your mind at ease, that he's the right technician to see. He is ready to meet all your automotive needs. He's eager to tackle any job big or small and prides himself on taking each one through to completion with perfection. Tyler is from Hackettstown, NJ where he currently lives with his girlfriend Courtney and their four dogs Ruby, Tyke, Riley & Gunner. Tyler loves to work on all things mechanical. When he's not working on a vehicle, he's out fishing, riding on his quad, or hitting the open roads on his motorcycle. He also enjoys whipping up a little magic of his own in the kit ... read more

Maintenance tips that can save you money when fueling up

Maintenance tips that can save you money when fueling up

Fuel Saving Tips: Here in New Jersey, we are no exception to the price of fuel rising every day. We know that making every gallon count is on everyone's minds. There are some services that we offer that can help you extend those fill-ups and possibly save you some money. When it comes to your tire inflation, nitrogen is a larger molecule than the molecules in the air which in turn makes it much less prone to leaking. Keeping the correct amount of PSI in your tires makes the vehicle roll effortlessly and efficiently. When the PSI is low the tires do not perform to their capacity and it's equivalent to trying to run in the sand.   A fuel injection cleaning is a vital part of vehicle maintenance, a clean injector atomizes the fuel into a fine mist which makes for complete combustion equaling maximum power and fuel mileage. Injectors easily get dirty from contaminants in the fuel and carbon build-up from combustion making poor atomization of the ... read more

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Gas saving tips

Must-Knows for New Teen Driver

Must-Knows for New Teen Driver

So life has progressed at warped speed before your eyes and your baby, your baby is getting their License, how can you even stand it??  You’ve been through every 1st with them, bitten your nails down to nothing, your teeth are ground to disrepair, but in all this, you are proud, supportive, encouraging, and secretly scared to death.  The license… On one hand - you are Finally giving up the taxi driver hat, your 24/7 mom/dad, can you bring me wherever it is imperative that they be. You’ve just received absolute freedom, and then it hits you, MY BABY. What if? How can this be, What if? Well, we can’t ease every worry and doubt that will come up through this transition, however, we do have some key safety points and suggestions that might make mom & dad relax a little, while Jr. is out taking on life behind the wheel. Here are some very important tips to get  you started ... read more

Prepare your vehicle for upcoming road trips

Prepare your vehicle for upcoming road trips

E As we enter into the warmer weather, summer is rapidly approaching, vacation destinations are top of mind and planning is in motion. A lot more people will be driving this year, as opposed to flying to their chosen location. While making your itinerary and deciding on beach gear and suitable clothing, you may want to consider getting your vehicle prepared as well. The extra weight of luggage, bicycles, and passengers in your vehicle can put an extra burden on your vehicle.       A quick visit to our shop can help prevent some unfortunate mishaps along the way. Checking the condition of your tires, making certain that they have proper pressure and tread can make for a smoother ride and help in obtaining better gas mileage. A fresh oil change is a good idea, to make sure all those engine parts that are working extra hard are lubed and moving easily. New wiper blades can make for better visibility especially when traveling on unfamiliar roa ... read more

Recover from winter suspension damage

Recover from winter suspension damage

We can definitely say that we had what many consider a “real” winter this year with the cold weather, snow, and ice.  One of the impacts of multiple snowstorms is that the potholes in the roads that are created by the ground freezing and thawing, salt and brine solutions being applied to the road service, and the plows that move the snow off of the roads keeping a safe driving environment.    Now is a great time to have your vehicle’s suspension looked over. The suspension components that can be affected by these harsh winter roads are the vehicle’s shocks, struts, ball joints, and steering components. This winter driving could have also affected your vehicle’s wheel alignment and as simple as losing a weight that keeps your tires balanced. At Automotive Magic we have the equip ... read more

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Suspension

Roxbury Township Town Planner March 2021 Special

Roxbury Township Town Planner March 2021 Special

This year Automotive Magic is happy to be a sponsor of the Roxbury Township Town Planner. We’ve been servicing Kenvil, Roxbury and the surrounding areas with superior automotive repair and maintenance since 2003. Make sure that you check out their site for savings and coupons throughout our area. Now and throughout the the month of March, 2021. You can save up to $40 on your brake service at Automotive Magic. Click here for site link and subscribe to their weekly newsletter for up to date news and events that are happening here in our community.     Schedule you Brake Assessment Now    

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Brake Noise

What is that chirping coming from under my cars hood

What is that chirping coming from under my cars hood

Now that the cold weather is upon us you may notice that there is a chirping sound coming from your car's engine. This is probably not Tweety Bird flying around under your hood! It’s most likely your serpentine belt. read more...   The serpentine belt on most vehicles is a single belt that is used for driving multiple devices on your engine such as the alternator, power steering pump, water pump and air conditioning compressor and that is why is essential that the serpentine belt, belt tensioner and pulleys are in proper working order. When the rubber from the belt gets cold and the elements have caused some negative effects on it, it’s a sign that it’s probably time to replace it. Along with the serpentine belt, the belt tension ... read more

Winter Wiper Blades

Winter Wiper Blades

It’s wiper blade season. Time to get prepared for the inclimate weather that is approaching. With the cold weather upon us we tend to try to rush getting into our vehicles and get out of the cold.  When you fail to let the vehicle warm up properly you can experience the wiper blades sticking to the windshield. Some will use the wipers to remove the dirt or even use the snow from the ground to clean the windshield for better visibility. This can cause damage to the wipers, make them wear out prematurely or even damage the arms and the motor. It’s recommended to prepare with a set of winter wiper blades. Winter Blades are intended to do a heavier removal of ice and snow and have a smooth surface to eliminate the accumulation of  snow and ice and get better contact with the glass.  Snow and icy weather limits visibility, if your wipers aren’t doing their intended job, it can build up and further diminish your sight, making driving even more difficult an ... read more

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