• 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: Aug 13, 2023
  • Not-So-Smooth Operator (Transmission Signs of Trouble)
    You are heading down a flat, newly paved street when all of a sudden you feel it.  Your vehicle jumps a little bit when you're accelerating and changing gears.  You know it's not the surface...
    Published on: Aug 06, 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: Jul 30, 2023
  • 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: Jul 23, 2023
  • 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: Jul 16, 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: Jul 09, 2023
  • 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: Jul 02, 2023
  • Always on Guard (TMPS)
    One of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running safely is to make sure your tires are properly inflated.  If one or more is vastly over- or underinflated, that has the po...
    Published on: Jun 25, 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: Jun 18, 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: Jun 11, 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: Jun 04, 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: May 28, 2023
  • The Last Gas (Fuel Pump Replacement).
    You're heading down the road and you notice your vehicle is sputtering, like it's running out of gas.  But the gauge show's it's still got a quarter of a tank.  So what gives? It could be t...
    Published on: May 21, 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: May 14, 2023
  • Round and Round (Wheel Balancing)
    In a perfect world, all wheels and tires would be perfectly round and weigh exactly the same at every point of the wheel.  Unfortunately, they're not, and if they're out of balance, they can redu...
    Published on: May 07, 2023
  • Oh, Stop! (Disc Brake Service)
    Every time you drive your vehicle, you wear down your brakes just a little bit.  And after a while, that adds up.  Gradually, your stopping power isn't like it used to be.  Since brakes...
    Published on: Apr 30, 2023
  • Rotation Explanation (Tire Rotation Patterns)
    You may notice that when you get your vehicle's oil changed, your service adviser may recommend that you have your tires rotated at the same time.  The reasons are simple.  That will allow y...
    Published on: Apr 23, 2023
  • Your Vehicle's Hissy Fit (AC System)
    When you hear hissing sounds coming from your vehicle, you might start thinking the worst.   One type of hissing coming from around your air conditioner may be a normal sound, or it could be...
    Published on: Apr 16, 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: Apr 09, 2023
  • 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: Apr 02, 2023
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