Blogs - Auto Repair, Automotive Service, Car Tips
Now more than ever it’s important to maintain your vehicle. Many people overlook preventative maintenance or skip it during the holidays to save money. The best way to save money and extend the life of your vehicle is preventative maintenance.
With love your car month just around the corner, start a little early; get your oil changed or buy new tires. A vehicle is...Read more
With tax time just around the corner are you prepared? What do you plan to do with your tax return? Will you fix up your house, maybe upgrade some household items?
If you want your tax return to get back to you all year long, put some money aside for your vehicle. The average maintenance on a vehicle is $1,500 to $2,000 a year.
Vehicles that are left...Read more
Our goal is to provide you with the finest repair and maintenance services available. We know your time is valuable in other pursuits, so we will do our job as quickly as possible to minimize impact on your day and schedule.
When you come in, we’ll prepare an estimate, explain the job that is needed, and when you can expect to be back out on the road. Along with...Read more
Gas prices are up, everywhere! To save money on fuel without having to impact your present lifestyle, try these tips…
NO jackrabbit starts! Your vehicle uses the most fuel when accelerating.
If you accelerate slowly, you can minimize the surge of fuel to meet the demands of getting rolling. In fact, if you can keep your vehicle moving and reduce the need for...Read more
It’s a busy time of year. Kids are back in school; chores need to get done around the house before the holidays sneak up on us. And traffic always seems to get worse! Not to mention the road hazards of wind, falling leaves, early darkness, and new potholes.
Now is the time to make certain that your vehicle’s brakes are in perfect working order. A brake inspection...Read more
Whether you have a heater only, heater and A/C, or a fully automatic climate control system in your vehicle, they need periodic maintenance to perform correctly. Heaters are completely dependent on the operating condition of your engine’s cooling system, as they use the hot coolant as a heat source for your passenger cabin. Air Conditioning systems use an engine-driven belt to turn a...Read more
Out of the blue, there’s suddenly green, red, or other color fluids under my car. WHAT’ S GOING ON!! No need to panic…yet.
Depending on the manufacturer, some coolants are red, some are green, and some are yellow.
Never mix colors, and always use the color your vehicle already has in the radiator. Also, many transmission fluids are red. If any of these are...Read more
If you notice that your car, truck, or SUV is wandering, or pulling to one side of the road, that’s an indication of a safety issue with your steering. It may be caused by bad tires, a steering component failure, an alignment issue, or some other problem.
Once it starts, it’s likely to get worse, and could lead to a catastrophic failure and a collision. At the first sign of this, come...Read more
The braking system on your vehicle is just as important as the drivetrain that moves it under power. While your engine and transmission provide the “GO”, it’s your brakes that slow you down when you’re ready to “WHOA”! On all vehicles, brakes take a beating every time they are applied.
They take the rotational energy of the turning wheel, and by hydraulic pressure...Read more
At this time of year, there is less daylight each day. There is more rain in the forecast, and our trips for after-school and evening meetings are now ending at dusk or in the dark. This is the time to play it safe by changing all the wiper blades on your vehicle so you’re ready for any changes in the weather.
Also, it’s time to safety-check your exterior lights, to...Read more