• 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: Mar 26, 2023
  • Keeping Your Cool (Coolant System)
    No matter what the weather is like outside, your internal combustion engine expects to keep its cool all the time, even when it's really cold.  That's because engines create the power that moves ...
    Published on: Mar 19, 2023
  • Keeping Your Cool (Water Pump Replacement)
    No matter what the temperature is outside, it's important for your vehicle's engine to remain cool, calm, and collected.  Well, cool, anyway. If your vehicle has a gasoline engine, it's powered b...
    Published on: Mar 12, 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: Mar 05, 2023
  • 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: Feb 26, 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: Feb 19, 2023
  • Stopping "Brake" Downs (Brake Pad Replacement)
    If someone tells you to put the brakes on something, you know it means stop.  And stopping is one of the most important safety maneuvers you can do in any vehicle.  That means your brakes ha...
    Published on: Feb 12, 2023
  • TCB your PCV (PCV Valve Replacement)
    Your gasoline engine goes through some exhausting work.  Yes, it's truly exhausting, as in: it produces exhaust! And when your engine starts behaving like it's exhausted, such as running poorly o...
    Published on: Feb 05, 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: Jan 29, 2023
  • 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: Jan 22, 2023
  • 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: Jan 15, 2023
  • 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: Jan 08, 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: Jan 01, 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: Dec 25, 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: Dec 18, 2022
  • 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: Dec 11, 2022
  • Heat and your Tires (Tire Pressure Monitoring System)
    With hotter weather and brutal heat waves becoming more common, the pressure in your vehicle's tires goes up.  After all, heat causes air to expand, and the air in your tires follows the laws of ...
    Published on: Dec 04, 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: Nov 27, 2022
  • The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)
    It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up.  PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes.  And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fu...
    Published on: Nov 20, 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: Nov 13, 2022
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