Yearly Archives: 2014

DON’T WAIT FOR A BRAKING EMERGENCY!

DON’T WAIT FOR A BRAKING EMERGENCY!

How Often Should I Get My Brakes Inspected? When it comes to brakes, it can be difficult to determine what’s going on with them or when they need replacing. A good rule of thumb is to have your brakes serviced at regular intervals. If your vehicle is used in an abnormal capacity, such as newspaper delivery or excessively long business trips, then you should have the brakes checked every few months or so. It can be tempting to let them go until you hear a high pitched squealing or screeching sound. This could indicate complete brake failure, so how often should you get your brakes inspected? Well, the industry standard is every 5, 000 miles or every five months. It just depends on which marker comes first, but if you notice that it’s harder than normal to stop your vehicle or if the brake pedal feels soft or spongy when pressed. Then, you might need to have the brake system flushed and bled. S ... read more

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GET A PROFESSIONAL OIL CHANGE FOR YOUR CAR!

GET A PROFESSIONAL OIL CHANGE FOR YOUR CAR!

Need a Professional Oil Change? Everyone that drives a car can tell you a few simple things about their vehicle and should know that routine maintenance is needed on all vehicles. One of the most important, yet simple, maintenance procedures is to change the oil. Aside from fueling up the car regularly, having oil changed on your car is one of the most vital services you can perform. This service is best left to professionals who will be able to quickly change the oil and will be able to spot any potential problems your vehicle has. Oil changes seem like a very simple task; however, if ignored, they have the potential to shorten the life of your car. In general most car manufacturers suggest that you change your oil every three thousand miles or every three months. That might sound like a pretty frequent timeline to change your oil, but if you fail to change it regularly then your engine oil can quick ... read more

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STOP PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK!

STOP PUTTING YOURSELF AT RISK!

Dangers of fixing your car’s AC The vehicle’s car conditioner is designed to provide cool air to passengers who would otherwise be exposed to hot temperatures emanating from the outside environment. However, air conditioners do have a number of hazardous materials which should only be handled by a trained auto-mechanic or technician. The coolant hazard emanates from Freon gas which is usually compressed inside the vehicles air conditioning compartment in order to provide a cooling effect via evaporation. The health hazard posed by Freon gas can lead to cardiac arrhythmia, in addition to causing damage to the ozone layer when released in the atmosphere. Benzene is one of the toxic substances present in the air conditioner. Benzene is a well known carcinogens that cause anemia and cancer, in addition to affecting the normal working of the liver and kidney after prolonged exposure. Attempting to ... read more

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WHAT MUFFLER IS RIGHT FOR MY CAR?

WHAT MUFFLER IS RIGHT FOR MY CAR?

What Muffler Is Right For My Car? Mufflers are usually located under the car and are designed to reduce emissions and noise. They are consisted of a back box and one or more tailpipes. When a person takes his or her car through emission testing, the inspector will insert a probe inside the tailpipe to read smog emissions that being release from the engine. After the emission testing is complete, you will either get a pass or fail certificate. As you can see, mufflers play a vital role when it comes to maintain a clean and noise free environment. On occasion a muffler may need replacing due to failing emissions or for the reason one may desire to pay for upgrades. Whatever the case may be, we need to make sure the muffle is right for the vehicle. The question is how do you know a muffler is right for your car? Well to answer this question, you will first need to determine what kind of ... read more

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WHAT CAUSES AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINE TO OVERHEAT?

WHAT CAUSES AN AUTOMOBILE ENGINE TO OVERHEAT?

What Causes An Automobile Engine To Overheat? When a customer visited his car dealership recently about his vehicle overheating, the dealership responded with a “customer is always right” attitude. In turn, the dealership mechanics checked the automobile for any obvious engine problems or defects. In turn, the mechanic found mishandling of the vehicle by the owner when it came to simple self-maintenance checks that the driver failed to make. For instance, the car’s radiator was nearly empty and thus caused the car to overheat. A car overheats for various reasons While there are many things that can go wrong with a motor vehicle today, the issue of an overheating engine is a huge problem because it can cost an owners lots of money. Still, there is a commonly held point of view from automobile dealership mechanics that “many engines run hot because they were not maintained.” Thus, to help remedy this common problem, both top mechanics and deal ... read more

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WHAT ARE SOME REASONS MY CAR WON’T START?

WHAT ARE SOME REASONS MY CAR WON’T START?

What are Some Reasons My Car Won’t Start? Have you ever walked to your car, tried to start it up and nothing happens? If this happens to you, you may be in for a bad day ahead of you. There could be numerous things that could prevent your car from starting. If you have been in this situation before, don’t worry as our team of experts is here to help make sure your car is in good working condition once again If you try turning your key in the ignition only to hear a clicking noise, this typically means you have a dead battery. This is one of the more common reasons why your car may not start. You also want to be on the lookout for battery corrosion. The battery connects to the rest of the car, so if the connections are corroded, your car won’t start. Corrosion can also prevent electrical components, such as your starter, from working. Our team of expert technicians is able to test your st ... read more

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WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY CAR REGULARLY CHECKED?

WHY SHOULD I HAVE MY CAR REGULARLY CHECKED?

The Importance of Having Your Car Regularly Checked People rely on their vehicles to get to work, school, sporting events, the gym and go on vacation. Unfortunately, too often people don’t consider having car maintenance done until something goes wrong, and a car that has been neglected will need to be replaced years before it should be. The importance of having your car regularly checked cannot be overstated. Regular auto maintenance keeps vehicles running more efficiently, safely and for many more miles than a vehicle that does not receive regular care. Many people never bother to take their car in for servicing, thinking that since the vehicle is running fine they are saving a lot of money. However, once a problem does arise it will almost certainly be more expensive to remedy than if routine maintenance had been performed. Some ex ... read more

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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CAR’S AC NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED?

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CAR’S AC NEEDS TO BE REPAIRED?

Signs your car’s AC needs maintenance There is a sign for everything and when it comes to Cars, all you need is notice a few things. If you are worried about your Car’s A/C, here are a few things to look out for: Water- One of the subtle duties of your A/C is to clear water and moisture from the cabin. The A/C sucks out humidity out of the cabin and drains it out from somewhere under the chassis. If that piper is blocked, or clogged, then there is chance you will quickly notice increased humidity, sweaty cabin and eventually water puddles will start forming on the floor of your car. Noise- The rotating fan is part and parcel of your A/C, and as long as it is running and not noisy, everything should be OK. The truth is, many times this Fan might become noisy, and this is easily an issue that needs to be checked. Any unusual noise f ... read more

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HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CAR NEEDS AN ALIGNMENT?

HOW CAN I TELL IF MY CAR NEEDS AN ALIGNMENT?

Knowing When Your Vehicle Needs an Alignment People often want to know when it’s time for their car to have an alignment. This is important part of a car’s maintenance. When a vehicle is in alignment it helps to avoid wear on the tires as well as other vehicle parts. It can also impact a vehicle’s fuel efficiency. There are certain things that indicate when a vehicle is ready for an alignment. If a vehicle pulls or drift to one side. The steering wheel seems off center, and the tires have an uneven wear . Driving the vehicle just doesn’t feel right. All these could indicate an alignment is necessary. A vehicle could be put out of alignment from running over potholes, occasionally hitting a curb when parking and more. The goal of an alignment is to get a vehicle’s wheels and axles inline with one ano ... read more

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HOW CAN I MAKE MY CAR RUN BETTER?

HOW CAN I MAKE MY CAR RUN BETTER?

Signs Your Car is in Need of a Tune Up A lot of people neglect to get their vehicle serviced every 3,000 miles, or every 3 months. If you’re one of these people, you need to start maintaining your vehicle more frequently to increase longevity. If you are having any of these issues, a tune up is a must. Reduced Fuel Economy: A lot of drivers don’t know that they are spending more money on gas, and filling up more frequently because they need a tune up. If you have noticed that you don’t get as many miles per gallon, and you haven’t had your oil or other fluids changed, you need to make an appointment. This is going to help you spend less on gas, and extend the life of your vehicle. The Lights are On: Do you have lights that keep flashing, indicating that there is something wrong under the hood? Dirty fluids and sensor ... read more

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