• Differential Service
    When you're driving and turn a corner, you probably aren't aware of all that's going on with your wheels.  The outside wheels have a longer distance to travel than the inside wheels, so there are...
    Published on: Mar 26, 2023
  • Low Power Mystery (Ignition Coil Service)
    It's no fun when your vehicle just doesn't run the way it used to.   You may notice (especially in cold weather) the engine won't start easily or when it does start, it doesn't run smoothly....
    Published on: Mar 19, 2023
  • Alleviate the Creaks and Squeaks (Chassis Lubrication)
    If your vehicle creaks and squeaks when you drive down the road, it may mean that some of the metal parts are rubbing against each other and need to be lubricated.  Those could be parts of the su...
    Published on: Mar 12, 2023
  • Read a Good Tire Lately? (Tire Wear)
    There's lots of good information to read in books and online.  You might not know that you can also "read" your tires and learn a lot about what shape they're in and if they are in need of attent...
    Published on: Mar 05, 2023
  • Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)
    It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store.  You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb.  When it happens,...
    Published on: Feb 26, 2023
  • Bad Vibrations (Brake Rotor Replacement)
    If you’ve ever stepped on your brake pedal and felt your vehicle vibrate, that’s a signal that you shouldn’t ignore.  A pulsating brake pedal is a sign that something is wrong.&...
    Published on: Feb 19, 2023
  • Go With the Flow (MAF Sensor Replacement)
    A driver brought her vehicle into the shop the other day and told us how she was getting lousy fuel economy and that the engine was running rough.  Plus, the Check Engine light was on.  Our ...
    Published on: Feb 12, 2023
  • I Want a New Vehicle. Or Do I? (Vehicle Maintenance Payoffs)
    Spring is a peak season for vehicle sales; companies aggressively market new models and offer all sorts of incentives.  So you may be tempted to buy a shiny new beauty.  But should you? If ...
    Published on: Feb 05, 2023
  • Fears and Gears (Signs of Automatic Transmission Problems)
    Automatic transmissions rule. The old days of shifting your own gears are a thing of the past for most drivers.  But automatic transmission trouble can be a big inconvenience for any driver if it...
    Published on: Jan 29, 2023
  • Light Up your Life (Headlamp Replacement)
    Did you know that having a burned out headlight can result in your rearview mirror reflecting some flashing lights? In other words, you might get pulled over by the police for only having one working ...
    Published on: Jan 22, 2023
  • The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)
    Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't.  Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories.  By the way, if your tempted...
    Published on: Jan 15, 2023
  • Plugging Away (Spark Plug Replacement)
    If you drive a vehicle with a gasoline engine, thank the spark plugs for igniting the gasoline/air mixture in each cylinder that keeps your vehicle traveling smoothly down the road every day.  Yo...
    Published on: Jan 08, 2023
  • Road Ready (Trip Inspection)
    Maybe you've been cooped up for a while and are yearning for a change of scenery.  Or maybe you need to visit a relative who lives far away.  You choose not to fork out the big bucks for air...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2023
  • Rubber Match (Tire Replacement)
    A set of new tires isn't probably high on anyone's list of exciting purchases.  But since your life is literally riding on them, it's probably a good idea to know when it's time for you to buy ne...
    Published on: Dec 25, 2022
  • A Clean Start (Battery Cleaning)
    Your vehicle is loaded with electrical devices. Computerized components are everywhere, so good electrical connections are important.  Those begin with your vehicle's battery, so it's important t...
    Published on: Dec 18, 2022
  • Restore Your Get-Up-and-Go (Fuel and Air Induction Cleaning)
    You may have heard the old saying, "My get-up-and-go got up and went." If your vehicle's engine's fuel economy is noticeably worse, your engine is idling roughly or stalling or your vehicle's accelera...
    Published on: Dec 11, 2022
  • Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)
    You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times.  By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side.  When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facilit...
    Published on: Dec 04, 2022
  • The Light Many Drivers Fear (Check Engine Light)
    Ask just about any driver about one thing they fear seeing inside their vehicle and they'll say it's the Check Engine light coming on. You know, that little light on your instrument panel that is in t...
    Published on: Nov 27, 2022
  • Put the Brakes On! (Brake Caliper Replacement)
    Keeping your vehicle's brakes in top shape is one of the most important things you can do for your safety and those on the road with you. Most drivers know a little about brake pads and rotors but may...
    Published on: Nov 20, 2022
  • In That Case… (Transfer Case Exchange)
    Ever wonder how all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive vehicles get the power from the engine to the front and rear wheels? The magic happens in what's called a transfer case.  In some all-wheel-drive ...
    Published on: Nov 13, 2022
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