When is it time for a Car Tune Up?

Has your vehicle seemed sluggish when trying to go up a hill or passing a slower vehicle? Has a dashboard light come on and you don’t know why? With the cooler fall days, now is a good time to schedule a car tune up after driving through summer’s hot temperatures. Your mechanic will probably recommend an automobile diagnostics, which should include an …

Wondering What Does An Exhaust System Do?

Do you want to improve the power and performance of your vehicle? If so, you may want to consider an inspection of your exhaust system and muffler. To do its intended job, the components of the exhaust system must work in harmony to funnel gases from the engine’s combustion chamber out the back end of the car. If anyone or more of …

Auto AC Service: Keep Your Cool!

Fall is on the way with cooler mornings, but many people still need their car A/C in the afternoon to get them comfortably home from work or school. You find yourself wondering why your air conditioner is not cooling. The A/C probably needs a little attention after working so hard through the hot summer. The heating unit in your car …

What are the Benefits of Preventative Maintenance?

Unfortunately, there are many vehicles being driven down the road that are not road-worthy in terms of maintenance. Some vehicle owners think they cannot afford preventative maintenance or they simply do not want to put out the money for it. Car maintenance is definitely a necessary expense. You really don’t save money by extending the time intervals between the recommended car …

How Often Do You Need to Rotate Your Tires?

Ready for a change?  In case you didn’t know, tire rotation is an important part of regular car maintenance. Just what is tire rotation, you ask, and how often do you need to rotate your tires? To put it simply, tire rotation is moving around the tires to a different position on your vehicle to make sure that the tread wears …

What are the Signs of a Bad Transmission?

As an informed vehicle owner, you are aware that if you want to keep your vehicle for very long, you must follow the transmission service intervals recommended in your owner’s manual (i.e., between every 60,000 to 100,000 miles). Because the transmission system is constantly exposed to both heat and stress, it is crucial that you keep up with transmission service, …

Do You Know What Makes the “Check Engine” Light Come on?

You’re on your way to work and you see the Check Engine light illuminate on your dash. You don’t have time to stop at your auto shop. However, remember that it’s important to make sure that long-term damage isn’t taking place in your engine and that you aren’t compromising the safety of your vehicle. This little yellow warning light can mean various things, …

Why Does Synthetic Oil Last Longer Than Conventional Oil?

Most vehicle owners know that synthetic oil typically performs better than conventional oils in providing protection for their vehicle, but they probably don’t know why. Do you know why synthetic oil lasts longer than a regular oil change? Here is a simple explanation. Both conventional and synthetic oils begin in the ground, but synthetic oil is not only refined but also …

3 Signs of Radiator Failure!

Spring is here and people are starting to plan summer road trips for some fresh scenery after the cold and dark days of winter. Part of your planning should include an inspection of your vehicle, including the radiator and cooling system. The last thing anyone wants is a breakdown on the side of the road due to a radiator that …

What are the Symptoms of Bad Struts or Car Shocks?

Because it’s not necessary to replace car shocks or struts at specific mileage intervals, knowing how to identify the warning symptoms of bad struts and shocks is vital to your safety and the safety of your passengers. Shocks and struts wear out over time as your vehicle accumulates mileage. When they fail, the results can be dangerous. Replacing shocks and struts can …