What Is the True Definition of Preventive Maintenance when it Comes to Your Vehicle?
February 07, 2017
Preventive Maintenance or Preventative Maintenance have the following meanings — The care and servicing by personnel for the purpose of maintaining equipment, and facilities in satisfactory operating conditions by performing systematic inspections, leading to detection, and correction of incipient failures either before they occur or before they develop into major defects. Maintenance, including tests, measurements, […]
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 […]
What Are the Four Expenses You Should Consider when Buying a Vehicle?
March 03, 2014
We recently worked with the Sun Summer Program at Gresham High School, helping through a game of “The Amazing Race” to learn about the expenses associated with vehicles, and also information about the proper maintenance of vehicles. What we found is almost all the high school students were aware of the purchase price expense and […]
Does My Vehicle Have a Timing Belt and Why Should It Be Replaced?
July 18, 2013
Timing belts breaking or failing on a vehicle can cause extreme engine damage. On a monthly basis we see vehicles towed in, that the timing belt has failed. We recommend all consumers check with their manufacturer or trusted repair facility to find out if their vehicle is equipped with a timing belt, and if so […]
Timing is Critical
May 25, 2010
The timing belt of a vehicle plays a vital role in running the engine. Vehicle’s used to be equipped primarily with a timing chain, but now most import vehicles and many of the domestics are being manufactured with a timing belt. The manufacturer of the vehicle sets the mileage interval for the recommended replacement based […]