• 3 Winter Windshield Tips (Care of Windshield)
    Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle's windshield.  Think of it.  Your windshield is your window to the world when you're driving, and clear visibility...
    Published on: Mar 15, 2020
  • Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)
    Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle.  But those exterior lights are more important than you think, a...
    Published on: Mar 08, 2020
  • Thoughtful Gifts for the Winter Driver
    You may be one of those romantics who don't like giving (or getting) practical gifts for special occasions.  Just wait until one of those gifts helps you out of a big predicament in cold weather,...
    Published on: Mar 01, 2020
  • 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: Feb 23, 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: Feb 16, 2020
  • The Need for Speed (Wheel Speed Sensor Maintenance)
    Today's vehicles have some pretty amazing technology in them, including a computerized braking system we all pretty much take for granted these days.  Antilock brake systems (ABS) have been aroun...
    Published on: Feb 09, 2020
  • Clean Slate (Protecting Vehicle's Finish)
    Winter is one of the hardest times to keep your vehicle clean. But did you know neglecting to wash your vehicle in winter could cost you a significant amount of money in the long run? Here's why. Man...
    Published on: Feb 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: Jan 26, 2020
  • Chilly Warning (Diagnosing a Noise in Cold Vehicle)
    When the weather gets colder, sometimes the noises your vehicle makes will change.  For example, you may notice a whining sound when you get going in the morning.  It may go away when the ve...
    Published on: Jan 19, 2020
  • Idle Talk about Engines (Causes of Rough Engine Idling)
    When you slow down at stoplight, your vehicle's idle should be smooth as silk.  But what happens when the engine is missing or idling roughly? That's your engine's way of telling you, "Hey, I've ...
    Published on: Jan 12, 2020
  • Unlock the Secret (Malfunctioning Door Lock Actuator)
    What a convenience power door locks are on a vehicle.  The latest don't even require you to push the button on the key fob; all you have to do is have it with you.  But sometimes there's a c...
    Published on: Jan 05, 2020
  • In the Hot Seat (Repair and Maintenance of Seat Heaters)
    It's chilly outside. You flip on that switch that looks like a picture of a seat with little heat waves rising from it.  You expect soon you'll feel that warmth but… wait! It's not getting...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2020
  • Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)
    When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges.  Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze.  Just thinking about it can get your h...
    Published on: Dec 29, 2019
  • Your Biggest Fan (Radiator Fan Problems)
    Your vehicle's engine makes a lot of heat when it's powering you down the road, so it needs a way to get rid of that energy.  That's why your vehicle has a cooling system, complete with a radiato...
    Published on: Dec 22, 2019
  • A Squirrely Problem (Animals Nesting in Engine)
    If you park your vehicle outside, you are exposing it to all sorts of critters that would love to use it for nesting, food storage and shelter.  There are plenty of pictures online of people who'...
    Published on: Dec 15, 2019
  • Growing Old Together (Maintaining an Older Vehicle)
    More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer.  A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 yea...
    Published on: Dec 08, 2019
  • Not a Good Vibe (Driveshaft Failure)
    When you feel your vehicle vibrating as you're driving down the road, one cause could be something you may not have ever seen: your driveshaft.  It is underneath the vehicle and most drivers don'...
    Published on: Dec 01, 2019
  • H20 No! (Driving Through Standing Water)
    In a year marked by unusually heavy flooding in North America, drivers are very aware of the possibility they may find themselves driving where water has come over the road.  It can be a daunting...
    Published on: Nov 24, 2019
  • 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: Nov 17, 2019
  • The Byte Stuff (Your Vehicle's Computers)
    Nobody has to tell you that computers are a part of so many things in our lives.  Smartphones, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaners, televisions.  You name it—it has a computer in it.&n...
    Published on: Nov 10, 2019
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