Inspection Time! Fail! That was the dreaded four-lettered verdict during my recent New York State auto inspection at NYE’s Ford service center. The NYE Automotive Group knows there‘s probably no better way to make sure your vehicle is running as safely as possible than with that annual inspection — it‘s the time when problems are caught that you didn‘t even know existed. So I suppose the failure is really a victory because my friendly and experienced technician found the troubling tie rod, and let me know about it. Of course, once he arrived back to the waiting room with the news and the estimate, there really wasn’t a choice for me. Did I want to have it fixed, or risk who knows what extra damage and maybe even personal injury by driving the car? It was nice to be asked, though. The decision was a quick “Let’s do it,” even though he would be doing all the work. Now, my day’s schedule comes to mind. I’m at the Ford shop before work, taking advantage of their convenient early morning hours to get a jump on the day and get the inspection done before I had to punch in two hours later. How long is this likely to take, and will I still get there in time? That’s the best part of bringing my Ford Focus to NYE’s Ford service. Somewhere else, they likely would have had to order the corresponding tie rod. Here, they walk a few feet to the Ford parts department. That’s convenience, and with all of the hustle and bustle of today’s world that time savings is a big plus. Not to mention these are all Ford-certified technicians, so they know their Ford vehicles better than anyone else. Might that tie rod have gone unnoticed elsewhere? Who can say? I’m just know I’m driving now with renewed peace of mind knowing they caught it before it was an even bigger problem. And I didn’t have to worry about getting to work … even with this unforeseen hurdle, I was in and out of that inspection and repair within an hour. That estimate was right to the penny as well. So all in all, once again NYE Automotive served me well, and will keep me coming back for years to come. When it’s time for your annual inspection, give your favorite NYE service shop a call. They’ll make sure you are driving a vehicle that is safe for you and all of your passengers, and quickly and efficiently get you back on the road. Even a failure is a win when you have your vehicle inspected at NYE Automotive! The NYE Automotive Group is located at 1479 Genesee St. in Oneida, N.Y. 13421. For more info on any of our vehicles and services, call (315) 363-0600 or email email@example.com.