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 […]
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 […]
Why Does the Automatic Transmission in My Vehicle Need Servicing?
March 26, 2020
Automatic Transmission Service Less Expensive Than Repair One of the most overlooked vehicle maintenance services is the automatic transmission service. The transmission of your vehicle is a major component that can be very expensive to repair. While we regularly change the engine oil in our vehicles, the emphasis has not been placed on the other […]
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 […]
How Often Should You Service Your Car’s Coolant?
July 12, 2019
A proper mix of water and coolant is designed to protect your engine from extreme temperatures of heat and cold. Coolants carry special lubricating properties to keep all moving parts lubricated while circulating through the cooling system of the vehicle. Having the proper mix in the cooling system raises the boiling point and lowers the […]
When Should I Tow My Car Instead of Driving It?
July 05, 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 […]
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. Cooling System Inspections Whenever […]
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 […]
December 05, 2016
Cold weather is just around the corner, is your vehicle ready? Take advantage of our Winterization Special $29.95 Includes: Installation of New Wiper Blades Installation of the Proper Cold Temperature Blend of Windshield Washer Fluid Inspect all Fluid Levels Test Protection Level of Fluids Inspect Tire Tread Fill and/or Adjust Tires to Proper Pressure Level […]
Why Is a Proper Functioning Exhaust and Emission System in Your Vehicle Important?
February 14, 2014
In the greater Portland area our vehicles are required to pass the Department of Environmental Quality Test every other year, to be legal to drive. There are a few key things that need to be in proper working shape for the vehicle to pass this test, good tune condition, proper fuel/air ratio and the exhaust […]