• 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: Jan 22, 2023
  • A Head Start on Starting (Battery Testing)
    If your vehicle isn't starting or doesn't sound like it used to when you crank it, the culprit may be the battery.  You may have left a light on, or something plugged into one of charging ports.&...
    Published on: Jan 15, 2023
  • Refresh Your Brakes (Brake Fluid Exchange)
    Brakes are one of your vehicle's most important safety components, and you may have noticed that they don't stop as surely as they used to.  Maybe it takes you applying a little more pressure to ...
    Published on: Jan 08, 2023
  • Road Trip? Check! (Trip Inspection)
    After months of postponing travel far away from home, a lot of us can't wait to hit the road and scream "Road Trip!" again.  But how long has it been since the vehicle you're planning on taking h...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2023
  • 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: Dec 25, 2022
  • I Can See Clearly (Wiper Blade Replacement)
    Warm weather can bring severe storms, and when the rain is coming down hard, that's one time you really need to be able to see as clearly as possible out your windshield.  Having wiper blades tha...
    Published on: Dec 18, 2022
  • 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: Dec 11, 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: Dec 04, 2022
  • Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)
    Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles.  Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, t...
    Published on: Nov 27, 2022
  • 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: Nov 20, 2022
  • Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)
    There's a belt that snakes through your engine.  It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt.  It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded.  So, it's good to know ...
    Published on: Nov 13, 2022
  • 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: Nov 06, 2022
  • A Clean Sweep (Fuel Injector Cleaning)
    Your vehicle gets its power from burning fuel, usually gasoline, and it counts on something called fuel injectors to send gas to the engine in a spray that is easy to ignite.  It’s a precis...
    Published on: Oct 30, 2022
  • 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: Oct 23, 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: Oct 16, 2022
  • 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: Oct 09, 2022
  • 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: Oct 02, 2022
  • 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: Sep 25, 2022
  • Steering You Right (Power Steering Signs of Problems)
    Nearly every modern vehicle on the road today has power steering, a wonderful invention that makes steering take far less effort than it did in the "good old days."  Today, we take our steering f...
    Published on: Sep 18, 2022
  • 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: Sep 11, 2022
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