The maximum solar eclipse will occur on Monday morning, August 21st at 10:19. All commuters should take extra precautions for the upcoming weekend, as well as early next week. With the influx of people coming to our area, the roads will be busy, plan for extra time driving to your destin...
Written on Thursday, August 17, 2017 by
3 Easy Steps to Long Lasting Tires
Your vehicle’s tires are the only thing between the vehicle and the road. Tires should never be neglected and should always be a part of your regular maintenance plan. Stay up on your tire maintenance and avoid blowouts, maximize tire life, and increase your vehicle’s gas mileage. Here a...
Written on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 by
Back to school to do list
Before school starts, there are several tasks that need to be accomplished. Purchasing new school supplies, clothes, backpacks and shoes are not the only chores. Confirmation of after-school daycare, immunizations and child allergies notification are more things on the “to do...
Written on Tuesday, August 8, 2017 by
Developing a Maintenance Plan
Ok, you’re developing a maintenance plan. You know you need to keep up on all of your vehicles fluids, but what else needs to become part of your regular maintenance routine? Here are a few things to make sure to discuss with your technician when developing your plan.
Alignment: Check it at l...
Written on Monday, July 17, 2017 by
The Reality of Diagnostics
Let’s talk a little about the cost and importance of diagnostics.
Now, nobody likes to pay for diagnostics, that includes us. Only about 1 in every 20 automotive technicians is truly qualified to diagnose your vehicle. Which means, they’re rare. And like anything else that’s rare...
Written on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 by
6 Quick Tips for Summer Driving
Summer brings its own unique set of challenges and struggles when it comes to daily driving. Here are a few quick tips to make your driving experience as pleasant as possible this summer.
Drape a towel over your driver’s seat and steering wheel to keep them cool. No towel? Prevent burni...
Written on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 by
7 quick tips to keep your diesel engine running smoothly
Diesel engines and gas engines have a few key differences. Diesel engines, unlike gas engines, do not have electrical wires and plugs for ignition. They also don’t have a lot of moving parts that their gas counterparts require. Things like distributor rotors that wear down over time. Due to th...
Written on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 by
4 Signs of Possible Engine Damage You Shouldn't Ignore
While not all engine problems are easily detectable, there are a few warning signs that should never be ignored. Here are four examples that should prompt you to get your vehicle inspected immediately. Early diagnosis of engine damage can prevent very expensive repairs in the future.
Written on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 by
5 things you might be doing that are hurting your vehicle
1. Not regularly changing your fluids and filters. This should be considered the bare minimum of car care. All your vehicles fluids are vital for the operation of your vehicle’s most important components. Make sure to check your fluids and filters REGULARLY....
Written on Thursday, April 27, 2017 by
What's That Smell?
A burning smell coming from your vehicle can have a number of causes. Oil dripping onto a hot engine or exhaust system is a common one. If your vehicle has a manual transmission, a worn out clutch plate could be overheating from riding the clutch pedal. Another possibility is overheated brake pads o...
Written on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 by
Getting Rid of Your Used Oil
Catching your old oil
1. The first thing to keep in mind when draining the crankcase and removing the oil filter is the importance of catching every last drop of the used oil. Anything you miss can get washed away into the nearby soil or a storm drain.
2. When y...
Written on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by
Keeping Up On Your Air Filters
Engine Air Filters
Air filters are important for one reason, they’re the only thing that stands between your engine and the dirty outside air, which is trying to get in and steal your horsepower.
Today’s air filters can block up to 98% of the harmful things floating in the air, trying ...
Written on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 by
Why Do My Brakes Squeak?
Why do my brakes squeak?
If you only hear your brakes squeak first thing in the morning, especially after a rainy or snowy night, you might be lucky. That squeak could just be surface rust or moisture and dirt being scraped off your rotors by your brake pads. If the noise goes away after a few time...
Written on Tuesday, April 4, 2017 by
7 Rules for a Safe Engine Clean
Make sure the engine is cool – Working on a hot engine can be dangerous. But beyond that, putting cold water and chemical cleaners onto a hot engine can severely damage it. Trust us. Let it cool down.
Pick your cleaner – Start by removing any large debris; branches, leaves, dirt clods....
Written on Friday, March 31, 2017 by
The Importance of Oil Changes
Motor oil protects and lubricates the moving parts in every engine. It is the lifeblood of your vehicle. It contains additives that protect against corrosion, help reduce harmful deposits, and reduce friction. Over time, however, these additives break down and new oil is required. Your vehicle&rsquo...
Written on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 by
Save Money with Preventative Maintenance
Consistent preventative maintenance is one of the most important aspects of owning a vehicle, especially a diesel. It can help extend the life of the engine as well as improve fuel economy. In fact, a well-maintained diesel engine can improve its fuel efficiency by up to 10%.
Not only will consiste...
Written on Tuesday, March 7, 2017 by
5 Ways To Get Your Vehicle Ready For Winter
Check your battery. Cold weather is tough on your car’s battery. The chemical reactions required to generate power in a car battery slow down in extremely cold temperatures. On top of that, during cold weather, your engine requires more current from the battery in order to get the engine ...
Written on Monday, October 24, 2016 by
Listen To Your Brakes!
Your vehicles brakes are a normal wear item, which means they will eventually have to be replaced. Exactly when they need to be replaced depends on a lot of factors including your driving habits, operating conditions, and your vehicle type. Check your owner’s manual for your vehicle’s sp...
Written on Thursday, September 1, 2016 by
Going Back to the Future with House Bill H.R. 2675
Let’s take a journey through time, shall we? In 1981 John DeLorean began privately producing his own sportscar. By 1983, that car had been discontinued due to elevated production costs and poor performance. In 1985, the car was featured in the classic film "Back to the Future" and reached new ...
Written on Wednesday, August 24, 2016 by
12 Must-Haves for your Roadside Safety Kit
If you’re planning a road trip it’s important that you’re prepared. An emergency roadside safety kit should be atop your list of priorities before hitting the road. It’s nice to have AAA or a newer model car, but those things can lull you in to a false sense of security when ...
Written on Tuesday, August 16, 2016 by
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