Welcome to Shorey Automotive
Family Friendly Auto Repair Shop
Shorey Automotive has been providing auto repairs in Topeka since 1989. We take pride in being honest with our customers – if your vehicle doesn't need a repair then we don't try to sell it to you. In fact, owner Mike Luellen is known for giving customers the straight truth on what is going on with their car, truck, van or SUV – which is why customers return again and again.
To provide skilled & professional auto repair at a fair price
We hire skilled & experienced mechanics so your vehicle gets fixed right, the first time.
Automotive Repair, Service & Maintenance
At Shorey Automotive we can take care of all the services, repairs and maintenance your vehicle needs including:
Our goal is to keep your vehicle safe and reliable so you can depend on it, like your family depends on you. Read more about our Automotive Services
Areas We Service
Located in the Topeka area, we service the following communities:
and surrounding areas.
Car Care Tips
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Our Auto Mechanics in
Shorey Automotive is proud of their great mechanics and their customers return because Shorey's technicians are highly skilled and experienced. Our mechanics stay on top of the latest technology in the automotive industry and strive to give you the best service possible for your vehicle needs. We take pride in being an up to date, clean and efficient shop. And we do everything possible to get your car, truck, van or SUV in and out quickly so you can get back on the road. Read more about our Staff and Mechanics.
WINTER CAR CARE TIPS
How to Drive in Ice and Snow
Tips for Driving in Icy Conditions
Ice on a roadway is not like ice in a glass of water. You don’t necessarily see it. If it’s a sunny day you can have glare on the road that makes the roadway look wet when there is actually ice on the road and it can catch you by surprise. If you have to drive on ice, slow down to a crawl.
When it’s freezing or near freezing be extra careful on bridges, overpasses, and streets shaded by trees or buildings. These areas tend to freeze before the rest of the roadway and they’re the last to thaw out. If it’s icy and you approach a curve, slow down before you get to the curve. If you suddenly slow down or speed up while turning, you will go into a skid.
Snow Driving Tips
Like ice, snow can be deceptive too, once it starts to pack down and then you have temperature changes where it melts some, freezes, melts some, and freezes. You end up with that icy condition again. Yes you can see it but it can still be very deceptive in terms of how slick it can actually be. Again, it is essential to slow down. If you’re driving in packed snow cut your speed to half of what you would normally drive. To increase traction use snow tires or tire chains placed over the tires.
Safe Driving Tips
Whether you’re driving in snow or rain the American Automobile Association gives seven tips for safer driving.
One, prepare in advance. Clean your windows and lights. Check the tread and pressure of your tires. Check your windshield wipers, lights and other equipment to make sure they are in good working order.Two, be extra careful. Drive slower and allow extra space between your car and others.Three, Drive in the tracks of the vehicle in front of you. Since those tracks are drier than the surrounding pavement they provide better traction.Four, give plenty of advanced notice to other drivers. If you plan to stop or slow down let other drivers know early enough so that they have time to react safely.Five, be alert. Watch for pedestrians trying to get out of the weather.Six, keep your low beam headlights on. This help you to see better and help others to see you.Seven, ease your way into turns or curbs avoiding any sudden starts and stops.
Cited from: Defensivedriving.com
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