What Is More Important Quality Or Price In Auto Repair?
October 01, 2022
The recession that hit our nation has changed how people save, invest and spend their money. We have all learned not to be quite so frivolous with our money and our continued and current economic situation has led more consumers to be fairly price conscious. While price is important, it is also important not to […]
How Do You Minimize Vehicle Breakdowns?
September 29, 2022
Vehicle breakdowns, are inconvenient, expensive and always seem to happen at the worst times. There is also a huge safety factor, getting way off to the side of the road, using flares, hazard flashers and having an emergency kit, a plan and equipment in the event of a breakdown is always a good idea. […]
Is Oil Consumption In Our Vehicles Acceptable and O.K.?
September 08, 2022
Oil consumption is when your vehicle’s engine is consuming oil during normal engine operation and that oil passes through the exhaust system. While oil consumption does cause oil loss it is different than an oil leak(s) that can also cause oil loss. Low oil level can lead to loss of oil pressure and can cause […]
How Often Should I Change the Timing Chain on My Engine?
December 23, 2021
The timing chain of a vehicles’ engine is designed to last the life time of the engine, if that engine is maintained properly. Timing chains are not typically a maintenance service that needs to be replaced after so many miles or years like a timing belt. The best way to maintain an engine and […]
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 […]
A CAR FIRE – COULD THIS HAPPEN TO YOU?
October 21, 2021
Approximately one in eight fires in our nation is a highway vehicle fire. This does not include the tens of thousands of highway vehicle accidents that might end up with a fire too. 45% of vehicle fires are caused by mechanical failure. While it is an extreme case of what can happen if you have […]
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 […]
How Often Should I Have the Oil In My Vehicle Changed?
April 09, 2020
This tends to be a hot topic, the vehicle manufacturer’s have increased mileage change intervals, and there is a lot of information on the internet about how this can save you money. Granted since the introduction of synthetic oils and the further refinement of oils, the suggested oil change intervals have increased to anywhere from […]
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 […]