Warning Lights Article #3
November 08, 2022
This is the last article of a 3 part series discussing the warning lights on your vehicle. 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 Replace My Car Instead of Repair It?
September 15, 2022
When a vehicle hits the 100,000 mile mark and is moving into being a 7 or 8 year old car many consumers wonder if the vehicle is worth a major repair like a replacement engine, transmission, transfer case or other large expensive repairs. The average age of a vehicle on the road per the US […]
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 […]
What Should I Do If My Check Engine Light Is On and I Am Due to Get the DEQ Emissions Test?
December 21, 2021
If the Check Engine/Service Engine Soon light is illuminated on your dash, the computer of your vehicle is seeing an error that affects the performance or the emission operation of your vehicle. We recommend that you do NOT take it to DEQ. The vehicle will fail the test and it will be recorded in the […]
WHAT IS THE BEST OIL I CAN USE FOR MY VEHICLE?
December 14, 2021
There are really only 2 things that you need to know to use the best oil for your vehicle. What is the manufacture specified type, grade, and weight of the oil that your vehicle is designed to use. The best oil for your vehicle is CLEAN oil, keeping it changed often enough 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 […]