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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...

What Should I Expect From The Repair Facility That I Choose?

 

June 14, 2019


You should know now where to look for referrals and how to research an automotive repair business. We've also discussed the questions that you should ask of the repair facility about their warranties, training, and equipment. Additionally, there are some things that you should be able to expect as a customer from the repair facility Read more...

What Should I Look For In A New Auto Shop?

 

June 7, 2019


In the last article we talked about referrals, review sites, and researching a business to help in finding a reputable, trustworthy shop. We also talked about trying out a repair facility with minor repairs to begin the development of a relationship with them. This week, we will discuss some of the things to ask and Read more...

Finding A Trustworthy Auto Repair Shop

 

May 31, 2019


Today's vehicles are automated and equipped with networks of computer-controlled systems. Most consumers find they are unable to repair or service their own vehicles, but finding a trusted repair facility can be daunting. Here are a few things to know when choosing the type of shop: Independent Shops can offer more personalized service by working directly Read more...

How To Keep Vehicle Ownership Affordable

 

May 24, 2019


There are a few ways to help keep vehicle ownership more affordable. First of all keeping your vehicle well maintained with regular oil changes, filter replacements, inspections, tire rotations, keeping tires properly inflated, servicing the fluids in your vehicle, having the fuel system serviced, brakes serviced, and regular tune-ups will help to reduce repair costs Read more...

What Is The Annual Cost of Vehicle Ownership?

 

May 17, 2019


Car ownership can be a double-edged sword; it's necessary to have a vehicle to get to work, but it can be expensive. Sometimes unexpectedly expensive. We see consumers each month who own vehicles that need major repairs that exceed the value of the vehicle, and they still owe money on the vehicle. This is tough, Read more...

How Does The Fuel System In My Vehicle Work?

 

May 10, 2019


The fuel system in today's vehicles can be complicated. To properly maintain the fuel system, it is important to understand its full function. The fuel system stores and supplies fuel to the engine cylinders. The fuel is mixed with air and becomes vaporized, then it moves to the engine cylinders to be burned to produce Read more...

How To Keep Our Environment Clean!

 

May 3, 2019


Air pollution seems to be the big focus of the type of pollution that vehicles cause. But due to tighter DEQ & EPA regulations, emissions from road vehicles have been reduced greatly. A recent study published by the Vehicle Certification Agency states: it would take 50 new cars that traveled one mile to produce the Read more...

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