• The Key Won't Turn! (Ignition Problems)
    You've just arrived at the store shopping and you're ready to head home.  You put your key in the ignition and… oh, no! The ignition won't turn! What do you do now? Don't panic.  The...
    Published on: Mar 14, 2021
  • Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)
    Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going.  But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there ar...
    Published on: Mar 07, 2021
  • Don't Miss a Beat (Importance of Regular Maintenance)
    In many places, license plates have to be renewed every year or else you can't drive your vehicle legally.  Usually, you'll get a reminder from the agency that issues the plates. That kind of re...
    Published on: Feb 28, 2021
  • Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)
    No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you.  The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine.  If yo...
    Published on: Feb 21, 2021
  • The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)
    There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle.  A lot of us are quick to blame the battery.  But it may instead be your alternator that'...
    Published on: Feb 14, 2021
  • Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)
    If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent.  But since we're talking about oxygen, you...
    Published on: Feb 07, 2021
  • 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: Jan 31, 2021
  • Positive and Negative (Battery Care)
    You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you.  It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new.  Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, m...
    Published on: Jan 24, 2021
  • Objects in the Mirror (Rearview Mirror Safety and Maintenance)
    You may remember a song that went, "Objects in the rearview mirror may appear closer than they are." While that was a song about life's lessons, there are a few things we should all know about how imp...
    Published on: Jan 17, 2021
  • Beware of Potholes! (Avoiding Pothole Damage)
    You may live in a region where roads become pockmarked with craters known better as potholes.  They're caused by moisture seeping through a compromised road surface that can freeze, expand and li...
    Published on: Jan 10, 2021
  • Emergency! (Vehicle Emergency items)
    "I never expected it could happen to me." Countless drivers have said that after they've had an emergency turn their lives upside down. So before that happens to you, let's thinking about planning ahe...
    Published on: Jan 03, 2021
  • Winter Watch List (Winter Maintenance Items)
    Don't love winter weather? Here's a list of four things you need to keep a watch on during the winter months. Let's start with coolant levels.  Coolant is as important in cold weather as it is i...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2021
  • Passing the Test (How to Prevent Emissions Test Failure)
    Vehicle emission testing has become ubiquitous in North America and for a good reason.  Clean air quality is important for the environment and all of us.  Since vehicle emissions are among t...
    Published on: Dec 27, 2020
  • Don't Be Shocked (Shock Absorbers)
    If you've ever ridden down a rough road on your bicycle, you know how hard a ride it can be.  Yet drive down the same road in your car, truck or SUV and it miraculously will smooth out the ride.&...
    Published on: Dec 20, 2020
  • Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)
    Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times.  You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically.  There wer...
    Published on: Dec 13, 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: Dec 06, 2020
  • The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)
    If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things.  But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job.  A power out...
    Published on: Nov 29, 2020
  • No Fountain of Youth (Aging Tires)
    Can you think of anyone who enjoys aging?  Wrinkles where you don't want them, gray hair, eyes that won't focus any more, no stamina.  Believe it or not, your tires age, too, and they don't...
    Published on: Nov 22, 2020
  • 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: Nov 15, 2020
  • Conventional or Synthetic? (Switching to Synthetic Oil)
    If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil.  It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it.  Mobil's oil was different from conventi...
    Published on: Nov 08, 2020
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