Best Way to Maintain a Vehicle That is Not Getting Used Often
November 16, 2021
We are in an unprecedented time with the Covid-19 Pandemic and it seems to grow larger almost every day. For those people who are not driving their cars for work, and are definitely not going out for entertainment, they can experience an unexpected complication with their vehicles. What is the best way to keep our […]
How Are the Starting and Charging Systems in Your Vehicle Working?
August 09, 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 […]
Which Battery Is Best?
May 30, 2014
If your car battery is dead or even weak, it can leave you stranded. It is the leading cause of starting trouble, whether it is because the lights were left on, or a charging system problem or an electrical draw. Sometimes a battery has just outlived its usefulness. But even at best, a healthy battery […]
Is Your Vehicle Ready for Winter Driving?
November 27, 2013
The US Department of Transportation has statistics that show more than 70% of vehicles on US Highways have not been prepared for winter driving. Is your vehicle in that 70%? If you want your vehicle prepared what needs to be done? Listed below is a quick check list of things to have tested or inspected […]
Dash Warning Lights – Battery, Oil, Coolant, and Transmission
November 19, 2013
Battery/Charging System Indicator Light The Battery/Charging System Indicator Light is amber in color and looks like a battery. When this light illuminates or stays illuminated or comes on and off while driving, it is indicating that there is an issue in the charging or starting system of your vehicle. There are several things that this […]
The Heart of Your Car’s Electrical System Is the Battery
October 23, 2013
In order for your vehicle’s electrical system to work properly a good healthy battery is essential. The primary purpose of the battery is to start the engine. But it is also used to stabilize power and provide extra power for the ignition, lighting and other accessories that when combined the load exceeds the capability of […]
When Is Investing in Vehicle Inspection Worthwhile?
June 05, 2012
Purchasing a used vehicle can be a bit of a risk at times. Getting as much information about the vehicle ahead of time can make that purchase a little less risky. Using Car Fax and obtaining maintenance history can be very helpful. But if there is no maintenance history available what can be done to […]
Do I Really Need to Replace Cracked Belts on My Vehicle?
September 30, 2011
Many of the key components and systems of your vehicle are run or powered via a rubber belt that connects to the engine’s drive shaft. With the aid of pulleys, these belts drive the engine fan, water pump, air-conditioning compressor, power-steering system, and the alternator in most vehicles. The alternator is a very important component […]