Warning Lights On Your Vehicle’s Dash #2 Article
November 03, 2022
The warning lights we will be discussing in this article, have to do with the safety features of current and newer vehicles and may not apply to every vehicle that is being driven on the road. One thing to be aware of is that warning lights come in red or amber. The red color light […]
What Are The Warning Lights On Your Vehicle’s Dash?
October 27, 2022
The dashboard of your vehicle is full of warning lights. These lights are your vehicle’s way of talking to you (the driver) about your car. Some of these lights are pretty obvious as to what they are warning you of, like fuel level low or seat belt not being buckled. However there are some warning […]
My Check Engine Light Is Flashing What Should I Do?
September 22, 2022
When the Check Engine or Service Engine Soon light illuminates on your dash, it means that your vehicle’s computer recognizes that there is a system, circuit or sensor that is working out of it’s proper parameters. The computer(s) in your vehicle try to compensate for that problem and keep the vehicle running as close to […]
When Should I Tow My Car Instead of Driving It
October 26, 2021
There are definitely times when a vehicle, even though it will still drive, 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 $75.00 to $100.00 on a tow bill much less expensive, than the possible damage that could cost […]
How Often Do Car Fires Occur?
October 26, 2021
The last article we wrote we talked about some of the causes of vehicle fires and how to avoid them. Even though we saw another car fire on I5 South last weekend, some of our feedback indicated that most consumers do not feel that a vehicle fire occurs very often, or would ever affect them […]
How Can You Optimize Fuel Efficiency in Your Vehicle?
April 30, 2020
Keeping Your Vehicle Fuel-Efficient The cost of fuel seems to be on the rise this fall, so it may have you wondering what is the best way to make your vehicle more fuel-efficient. There are a few ways that you can keep your vehicle as fuel-efficient as possible. Regular Vehicle Inspection for Fuel-Efficiency Having your […]
Do Pocket-Sized Plug-in Devices for Your Vehicle like FIXD or HUM Diagnose Your Car?
April 16, 2020
Great Information, But Not Diagnosis The FIXD device is being touted as one of the top 10 gifts for Christmas and that is can save you $1,000’s in unnecessary car repairs. This device along with the HUM device are great little informational tools that can give you the code(s) that your computer sees when you […]
Are Fuel Injection Cleaning Services Really Necessary On Today's Cars?
April 02, 2020
Carburetors VS. Fuel Injection Systems When vehicles were equipped with carburetors, it was a very common practice to clean and adjust the carburetor regularly. In the 1980s manufacturer’s phased out most carburetors, and switched over to fuel injection systems for the fuel mixing and delivery system of the vehicle. Even though the primary function is […]
Symptoms of a Problematic PCV System
April 26, 2019
The PCV system is relatively easy to test and work on. The components in the PCV system are inexpensive parts. Symptoms and signs to look for in a failing PCV system are: check engine/service engine light oil leaks/consumption air filter element is contaminated with oil whistle, whine or low moaning noise while engine is running […]
How Often Do I Need a Tune-Up?
March 10, 2014
In today’s cars that are computer controlled, the definition of a tune up has really changed. On most cars the only parts that can really be replaced on most cars, are the Spark Plugs, Spark Plug Wires, Fuel Filters, Air Filters and Positive Crankcase Ventilation Valves (PCV Valve). There are not any components that require […]