• The “Man-Made” Engine Oil (Synthetic Oil Change)
    If you own a newer vehicle, your vehicle’s manufacturer may require that it use synthetic oil instead of conventional oil.  Synthetic oils are more stable, don’t break down as easily,...
    Published on: May 19, 2024
  • Full Stop (Brake Master Cylinder Replacement)
    When you step on your brake pedal, you want to feel confident that your vehicle’s going to stop.  If your brakes aren’t working right, it’s a risk to your safety and the safety ...
    Published on: May 12, 2024
  • Steering You Right (Power Steering Fluid Service)
    It’s important for safe driving that two of the most important systems in your vehicle work right.  One is the brakes.  The other is the steering.  Nearly all vehicles on the road...
    Published on: May 05, 2024
  • How Cool is That! (Coolant level sensor replacement)
    Your vehicle’s engine runs hot.  It should, since it’s a series of little explosions that create the power that gets you going where you want to go.  To keep the engine cool, eng...
    Published on: Apr 28, 2024
  • Let’s Shift Gears (Transmission Fluid Replacement)
    If you have a vehicle with an automatic transmission, you probably never think about gear shifting.  When motor vehicles were invented, all of them had to be shifted manually.  But that wond...
    Published on: Mar 03, 2024
  • Catalytic Converter Replacement
    Many of us have become aware of how important it is to keep our planet’s air clean, and your vehicle has a key component that helps do just that: the catalytic converter.  It’s in the...
    Published on: Feb 25, 2024
  • The Vivacious Vernal Vehicle (Preparing Vehicle for Spring)
    Most of us look forward to spring because the days are longer, the weather's warmer and we can finally get our vehicles into warm weather mode.  Here are a few things that will breathe fresh ener...
    Published on: Feb 18, 2024
  • Feeling Powerless (Why Is My Battery Light On?)
    When one of your vehicle’s warning lights comes on, the first thing that comes to mind is, “Oh, no, what’s wrong now?” When it’s the battery light, it means there’s...
    Published on: Feb 11, 2024
  • Losing Your Cool (Why is My Air Conditioning System Not Working?)
    When you turn on the air conditioning in your vehicle, you expect cool air to come out of the vents.  You depend on it, especially in hot weather, but it can also be important in humid weather wh...
    Published on: Feb 04, 2024
  • A Bumpy Ride (Strut Assembly Replacement)
    If you’ve noticed your vehicle’s ride has lately been bumpy or you’re hearing strange noises when you drive over bumps, you may need new struts.   The strut assembly is par...
    Published on: Jan 30, 2024
  • Muffler: Victim of Winter (Muffler Repair)
    So you almost got through the winter until, one day, your muffler started sounding like a dragster, loud and obnoxious.  It's not surprising.  All that road salt and brine can cause rust to ...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2024
  • Staying In Charge (Alternator Repair)
    Seems like these days, we're hearing about more and more electric or hybrid vehicles.  Keep in mind that conventional gasoline internal combustion vehicles have important electrical components, t...
    Published on: Dec 24, 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: Dec 17, 2023
  • In a Fog (Fogged Windows in Cold Weather)
    It's bad enough in cold weather when ice and snow block your visibility.  Add to that fog on the inside of your windows and you could be driving blind.  So here are a few tips on how to keep...
    Published on: Dec 10, 2023
  • Oil's Well That Ends Well (Oil Change Grades and Weight)
    Changing your oil regularly is one of the most important things you can do to keep your vehicle running well.  And knowing the right type of oil to use is also very important.  Engine oil i...
    Published on: Dec 03, 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: Nov 26, 2023
  • Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)
    When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges.  Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze.  Just thinking about it can get your h...
    Published on: Nov 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: Nov 12, 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: Nov 05, 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: Oct 29, 2023
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