• 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: Oct 11, 2020
  • Power Failure (Broken Power Seat)
    Know anyone who doesn't love a power seat in an SUV, a car, truck or van? They're convenient and precise in their adjustments.  But when they break, oh, what a pain.  Not only is it inconven...
    Published on: Oct 04, 2020
  • If You Drive Like a Maniac (Aggressive Driving is Bad for a Vehicle)
    When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll ...
    Published on: Sep 27, 2020
  • Rear Window—Not the Movie! (Why Some Rear Windows Don't Go All the Way Down)
    Alfred Hitchcock once made a mystery thriller film called "Rear Window." It had nothing to do with the rear window of today's cars, SUVs, CUVs and light trucks.  But there is one thing that some ...
    Published on: Sep 20, 2020
  • A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)
    We've all been there.  You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands.  So you decide you'll use the parking brake. ...
    Published on: Sep 13, 2020
  • Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)
    Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a ...
    Published on: Sep 06, 2020
  • Alternator Facts (Failing Alternator)
    If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehi...
    Published on: Aug 30, 2020
  • 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: Aug 23, 2020
  • The Light Nobody Wants to See (Check Engine Light)
    You've probably had your Check Engine Light go on.  Then it goes off and you figure, hey, whatever the problem was, it's gone now and I don't have to worry about it.  Well, the problem may h...
    Published on: Aug 16, 2020
  • Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)
    We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the...
    Published on: Aug 09, 2020
  • A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)
    At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving.  But what happens when you tap on your horn and a...
    Published on: Aug 02, 2020
  • The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)
    Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation.  But ...
    Published on: Jul 26, 2020
  • A Fluid Situation (Check Fluid Levels)
    There's one fluid in your car you are always careful to keep at a certain level: the fuel. If you don't have fuel, you're not going anywhere.  Your vehicle has other fluids which are vitally impo...
    Published on: Jul 19, 2020
  • Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)
    Quick question.  Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat.  Think about it.  The battery often sits in the engine compartment next...
    Published on: Jul 12, 2020
  • DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)
    A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of...
    Published on: Jul 05, 2020
  • 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: Jun 28, 2020
  • All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Gabe's Truck & Auto Repair
    When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Fair...
    Published on: Jun 21, 2020
  • Visibility Disaster! (Windshield Washer Pump Replacement)
    Let's say you live in a cold climate where the snowy, icy weather challenges you to clear the salt and debris tossed up on your windshield.  You push your windshield washer switch expecting a goo...
    Published on: Jun 14, 2020
  • A Bright Idea
    You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's ...
    Published on: Jun 07, 2020
  • Pinch Petroleum Pennies! (Fuel Saving Tips)
    If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to mo...
    Published on: May 31, 2020
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