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Driving Safely in Adverse Weather

 

August 23, 2019


Weather plays a huge role in your ability to drive a vehicle safely. Our insurance company just released statistics that 1 in every 6 accidents is caused by weather conditions. By allowing for weather conditions, prepping the vehicle, and driving appropriately for winter conditions, many car accidents could be avoided. PRECIPITATION Precipitation, which we see Read more...

My Vehicle Is Maintenance Free For The First 100,000 Miles!

 

August 16, 2019


Newer vehicles today are being sold with the misconception that they are maintenance free. As an example, the manufacturers have extended the life of oil changes to every 7,500 up to as many as 15,000 miles, instead of what has always been the automotive industry standard of every 3,000 miles. Transmission services have been extended Read more...

How Is The Starting and Charging System of Your Vehicle Working?

 

August 9, 2019


When fall approaches and cold mornings begin, it is a good time to have your vehicle's charging and starting system inspected and tested. The battery is the heart of the system, supplying power to start the engine and the current to operate the accessories when the vehicle is not running, and it protects the Power Read more...

What is the Best Way To Take Care of My Fuel System?

 

August 2, 2019


The fuel system of your vehicle is either mechanical or electronic. Most of today's cars are equipped with an electronic fuel system. The fuel pump is responsible for pressurizing fuel from a vehicle's gas tank and sending it to the engine. Since the electronic fuel system is most common, we will discuss that design in Read more...

How Can I Extend My Vehicle’s Life Expectancy?

 

July 26, 2019


Preventative Maintenance is the Key to Longevity What do we mean by preventative maintenance is the key to vehicle longevity? It means replacing fluids and parts when they are worn by age or mileage, not waiting for them to bad first. Whenever we have a customer with a 10-year-old, approximately 100,000 mile car and say Read more...

What Is The Life Expectancy Of My Vehicle?

 

July 19, 2019


We hear this question a lot and, according to the US Department of Transportation, the average life expectancy of a vehicle is 13 to 17 years. The USDOT just published that the average age of vehicles on US Highways is 11.5 years old, which is the highest the average has ever been. The life expectancy Read more...

How Often To Service Your Car’s Coolant

 

July 12, 2019


A proper mix of water and coolant is designed to protect your engine from extreme temperatures of heat and cold. Coolants carry special lubricating properties to keep all moving parts lubricated while circulating through the cooling system of the vehicle. Having the proper mix in the cooling system raises the boiling point and lowers the Read more...

When Should I Tow Instead Of Drive My Car?

 

July 5, 2019


There are times when a vehicle, though still drivable, should be towed. Many times a consumer will drive their vehicle to a repair facility to save money on a tow bill. Isn't spending $75 to $100 on a tow bill much less expensive than a bill for several hundred dollars for additional repairs? As the Read more...

What Should I Do If My Vehicle Is Overheating?

 

June 28, 2019


If the temperature on your vehicle is in the red zone, it is getting hot, or your warning beeper goes off, pull over and turn it off immediately. If you see coolant leaking, smoke from under the hood or smell coolant (sweet syrup smell), pull over and turn it off immediately. Whenever there is a Read more...

Motor Mounts, What Are They and What Do They Do?

 

June 21, 2019


Essentially, motor mounts are typically made of rubber or a fluid filled rubber that are bonded to metal brackets that bolt to the engine and frame of the vehicle. They are designed as insulators that support, hang, or cradle the engine and transmission assemblies. There are usually 3 to 4 engine/transmission mounts on a vehicle. Read more...

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