• Lean Times (Shocks and Springs)
    You may have noticed your vehicle going through lean times.  By that, we mean it's literally leaning to one side.  When you notice that, you should get it checked out at your service facilit...
    Published on: Nov 01, 2020
  • The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller
    Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around.  But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants l...
    Published on: Oct 25, 2020
  • Free Money (Almost) (Fuel Saving Tips)
    You spend a lot of money on a vehicle, probably the most money you'll spend on anything except a house.  But the spending doesn't stop after you've bought it.  It goes into things like insur...
    Published on: Oct 18, 2020
  • Don't be Fuelish (Signs Fuel Pump is Failing)
    A driver of a large SUV loaded with equipment was heading on a 7-hour work trip when he stopped at a gas station to refuel.  When he went to restart his SUV, it turned over but wouldn't catch.&nb...
    Published on: Oct 11, 2020
  • The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)
    They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one c...
    Published on: Oct 04, 2020
  • Gas Smell! (What Causes Gasoline Odors)
    If you've ever walked into your garage and noticed it smelled like gasoline, pay attention. Gasoline can be dangerous, both from the health problems fumes can cause and the fire danger gasoline presen...
    Published on: Sep 27, 2020
  • Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)
    Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by.  You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immedia...
    Published on: Sep 20, 2020
  • It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)
    Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them.  Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way ...
    Published on: Sep 13, 2020
  • Got it Covered! (Timing Cover Maintenance)
    You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine.  And you may know that if they fail… well, let's just say that there can be s...
    Published on: Sep 06, 2020
  • Stuck! (Vehicle Door Issues)
    This may have happened to you.  You drive somewhere and get out of your vehicle only to try closing the door and it just won't stay closed!  What a helpless feeling.  You can't lock it;...
    Published on: Aug 30, 2020
  • Do you have a Clue (Get the Most Out of a Service Visit)
    When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good.  That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You...
    Published on: Aug 23, 2020
  • Weather Station on Wheels (Vehicle Sensor Maintenance)
    You probably never thought about it, but your vehicle is like a rolling weather station.  It can check the outside temperature, let you know when the roads are slippery and help you deal with rai...
    Published on: Aug 16, 2020
  • The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)
    Let's face it.  Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts.  And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need ...
    Published on: Aug 09, 2020
  • The Flat Fix that Fits (Tire Repairs)
    Can you think of anyone who likes getting a flat tire?  Of course not.  But when one of your tires winds up with a flat or leak, whether it be from things like hitting a curb, running over a...
    Published on: Aug 02, 2020
  • The Sign of the Shield (Heat Shield Repair and Replacement)
    Even in the months where temperatures are cooler, heat is still an enemy of your vehicle.  When your engine runs, it creates heat, so there are numerous heat shields that protect other parts from...
    Published on: Jul 29, 2020
  • Not So Cool (Air Conditioning Systems)
    There's nothing quite like getting in your vehicle on a hot day, switching on the air conditioning and having warm air blow out of the vents.  You may have had no problem for months and then, one...
    Published on: May 03, 2020
  • Taking the Heat (Batteries in Hot Weather)
    Quick question.  Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat.  Think about it.  The battery often sits in the engine compartment next...
    Published on: May 01, 2020
  • Time for a Brake (Brake Pad Replacement)
    Stop! It's one of those things your vehicle has to do consistently and reliably.  That's why brake maintenance is vitally important, worthwhile for you to make sure stays up to date. A brake sys...
    Published on: Apr 05, 2020
  • Why Alignment Matters (Vehicle Alignment Maintenance)
    It's one of those things that can happen on a multi-day road adventure or a quick trip to the grocery store.  You hit a pothole, go too fast over a speed bump, nail a curb.  When it happens,...
    Published on: Mar 29, 2020
  • A Non-Starter (Alternator Problems in Cold Weather)
    As the temperatures dip, we all know there could be problems starting our vehicles. After all, batteries can grow old and not hold a charge as well as when they were newer. Or starters can go bad.&nbs...
    Published on: Mar 22, 2020
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