• Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)
    If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop.  And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle.  That means your brakes ha...
    Published on: Aug 13, 2023
  • Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)
    Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going.  But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there ar...
    Published on: Aug 06, 2023
  • Full of Hot Air (Air Conditioning)
    In warm weather, you want to be in a cool vehicle. When we're talking cool, we don't mean stylish or trendy, but cool as in not sweltering inside.  And if your vehicle's air conditioner stops wor...
    Published on: Jul 30, 2023
  • Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)
    Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well.  And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important.  Engine oil i...
    Published on: Jul 23, 2023
  • A Hot Mess (AC System-Compresser)
    Air conditioning used to be a real luxury in a vehicle, but now it's standard in most.  Your vehicle's air conditioning system is built to last a pretty long time, but like anything mechanical, s...
    Published on: Jul 16, 2023
  • It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)
    Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them.  Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way ...
    Published on: Jul 09, 2023
  • Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)
    No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected.  Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered b...
    Published on: Jul 02, 2023
  • Tire or Re-Tire? (Getting Tires Ready for Hot Weather)
    Heat isn't easy on vehicle tires, and as the seasons change, make sure yours are ready to take the heat.  Let's talk first about inflation.  Heat causes air to expand, so heat alone can rai...
    Published on: Jun 25, 2023
  • Steering You Right (Tie Rod End Replacement)
    For drivers, S stands for safety.  And there are three other words that start with S that are all equally important: starting, stopping and steering. For your vehicle to be at its safest, all thr...
    Published on: Jun 18, 2023
  • More than Pads and Rotors (Brake Caliper Replacement)
    You might be familiar with brake pads and rotors, two components of your vehicle's brakes that have to be regularly serviced.  Here's another important component of your brakes: the calipers. Ca...
    Published on: Jun 11, 2023
  • A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)
    Distracted driving is bad, you know that.  Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror.  All bad.  But there's something else that causes more...
    Published on: Jun 04, 2023
  • All Lined Up (Alignment Inspection)
    When you head down a straight road, does your vehicle pull to one side?  Do you feel vibration in any of the wheels? If you've noticed any of these things, it's probably time for you to get your ...
    Published on: May 28, 2023
  • Oil Times are a-Changin' (Oil Change Synthetic)
    When it comes to oil changes, things are really changing.  Most newer vehicles require synthetic oil, and while it costs more than conventional oil, it doesn't need to be changed as often. When ...
    Published on: May 21, 2023
  • To Fix or Not To Fix (Tire Repair)
    You know that sinking feeling when you realize one of your tires has a problem.  It may be making an odd noise or behaving oddly when you're driving.  You may hit a pothole or curb and one s...
    Published on: May 14, 2023
  • Breathe Easier (Cabin Air Filter)
    When you get in your vehicle, how does it smell? If it's not so nice, it may be time to have your cabin air filter changed. It's not the same one that filters out the air used in the engine.  Th...
    Published on: May 07, 2023
  • A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)
    You may be fanatical about keeping the outside of your vehicle clean.  But what about what's under the hood? Have you ever thought about how dirt and grime may be affecting your engine's componen...
    Published on: Apr 30, 2023
  • I'm Cool With That (AC Exchange)
    On a hot day, you want your vehicle's air conditioning to work.  When the air blowing out of your vents isn't cold, it's easy to think, "I'll just take it by the shop and have them top off my ref...
    Published on: Apr 23, 2023
  • Shifty Letters PRNDL (Transmission)
    You probably figured out those shifty letters.  They're what you see on your automatic transmission shifter and stand for Park, Reverse, Neutral, Drive and Low.  Your automatic transmission ...
    Published on: Apr 16, 2023
  • The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)
    It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up.  PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes.  And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fu...
    Published on: Apr 09, 2023
  • Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)
    If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent.  But since we're talking about oxygen, you...
    Published on: Apr 02, 2023
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