Rhode Island RV Repair

If you drove on a highway this summer, especially around Rhode Island, you probably saw at least one—or 100—RV’s on the road. Comfort, convenience, and cost have made RV travel an increasingly popular way to vacation over the last few years.

In fact, according to the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association, about 35 million Americans are seeing good old USA in a recreation vehicle. From folding camping trailers to luxury motorhomes, people are embracing RV-travel- style memorialized in so many movies. For families, it’s easy to see why this option is growing in popularity. With space to move around, kids aren’t constantly poking each other in a cramped back seat. Additionally, if you need to pull over for a nap, meal, or diaper change, there’s no need to find facilities other than a rest stop.

And RVing is also popular with retirees and snowbirds. Free from squabbling kids in the back seat, they might choose to take their times migrating across the country and seeing sights they missed when rushing to a hotel reservation or amusement park.

Plus, everyone likes to save money, and RV travel can be a very affordable alternative when compared to car, plane or train when you factor in hotels and restaurants. RVing is also a very affordable way to go. Initial purchase can range from just a few thousand dollars for a pop-up camper all the way up to several hundred thousand for a high-end motor home. But when you factor in lodging and restaurant costs, you often can still come out ahead in the long run.

Thinking you might want to give it a whirl? The best way to see if this type of travel is right for you is by renting one and taking a short trip. Depending on the vehicle you choose, cost can very from $30-$300/day. With nearly 15,000 parks and campgrounds (with costs ranging from $15-
$50/night—with some less or even free) across the country, you’ll find no shortage of places to stop and rest.

RV Repairs in Rhode Island

If in your travels you sustain any dings, dents, or damage, come see our Rhode Island RV repair specialists at Grieco Collision Center of Rhode Island and trust them to restore your vehicle safely and affordably using quality parts and products, such as PPG Refinishing products and state-of- the-art welding equipment. Our technicians specialize in all types of RVs and Campers, such as Winnebago, Fleetwood, Coachmen, and Gulfstream.

Conveniently located in Johnston, Rhode Island, Grieco Collision Center of Rhode Island is a short ride for Massachusetts residents. We treat each customer’s needs with paramount concern and seek not only to meet but to exceed your high expectations. Allow our experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff to demonstrate our commitment to excellence. We encourage you to browse our website or please feel free to request additional information by using our online form or by calling us at 401-231- 1118.

Grieco Collision Rhode Island – Fall Car Care

Although many of us are focused on candy corn, apple cider, and the mini candy bars that tend to show up at every grocery store check-out around this time of year, let’s not forget that October is fall Car Care Month. With the amount of time we spend commuting, taxiing, carting, and traveling, now is a good time to make sure our cars are in tip-top shape before harsh winter weather hits.
Here are a few tips from automotive experts to make sure your vehicle is performing at its best:
Fluids: Make sure engine oil, brake, power steering, and transmission fluids are all filled correctly. Also top off windshield washer solvent and check anti-freeze and coolant. Don’t wait for a notification to tell you one of these vital fluids is low; be proactive.

Tires: Check tire pressure, measure tread, and look for bald spots and bulges that could be signs of uneven wear. If you do notice this, that means it’s time to get your wheels aligned.

Battery: Check for corrosion and make sure connections are clean and tight. Replace if necessary.

Brakes: Have your brake system inspected to be sure pads, rotors and drums are in good shape. Mechanics will usually check this out during routine oil changes, but always ask to be sure.

Hoses and Belts: Check for tight connections and signs of excessive wear including: cracks, brittleness, and fraying.

Lights: Check interior and exterior lighting to make sure it’s unobstructed and functioning properly

HVAC system: Check for proper heating and cooling performance not only for comfort purposes but also for safety reasons such as proper defrosting.

Engine: Check to be sure your car’s engine is properly balancing power and fuel economy while producing a low level of emissions.

Wipers: Check for worn wiper blades and replace to allow for proper visibility when rain and snow storms hit unexpectedly.

 Steering and Suspension System: Inspect shock absorbers, struts, and chassis parts including ball joints and tie rods.

Exhaust system: Check for leaks, damage or unusual noise. Exhaust leaks can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening and should be corrected immediately.

Basic car care is vital to improve the dependability and longevity of your vehicle as well as your family’s safety and comfort. Make sure that you add a fall car care check to your to-do list today and schedule an appointment with your preferred car care professional! Trust your vehicle to the professionals at Grieco Collision Center of Rhode Island. Call us anytime at 401-231-1118