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Engine Oil

November 30th, 2015 by

ENGINE OIL Don’t Neglect According to a recent survey of owners of vehicles that range in age from new to 15 years old, nearly four in ten of those polled indicated that they either never checked their engine oil or only have it checked when they take their automobiles in for service. In light of

Appealing Features

November 23rd, 2015 by

Appealing Features Survey Results Each year, a study conducted by the J.D. Power marketing firm examines how gratifying a vehicle is to buy and own. This year, the 2015 U.S. Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study once again asked owners to evaluate 77 aspects of their automobiles, which combine into an overall APEAL Index

Getting Your Bearings

November 16th, 2015 by

Wheel Bearings   A “wheel bearing,” which is one of the most important parts of a vehicle’s suspension system, is composed of a set of metal balls that is held in place in a metal ring called a “race.” Fitting tightly inside the hub of each wheel, the bearings allow the wheels to spin smoothly.

Headlights

November 8th, 2015 by

Headlights: Illuminating Discussion When the American Automobile Association recently conducted tests to assess the performance of headlights found on vehicles sold in America, they found that halogen headlights (found on 80 percent of vehicles) do not illuminate the road ahead as well as high-intensity discharge (HID) and light-emitting diode (LED) lamps. Of particular concern is

Automatic Transmission Fluid

November 1st, 2015 by

Automatic Transmission Fluid Check Concerns If the automatic transmission in your vehicle produces: strange sounds(including grinding) problems shifting gears exhibits slippage while shifting surges unexpectedly delays movement when put in gear it may be time to service the automatic transmission fluid (ATF). Aside from contamination, low levels of transmission fluid may also lead to: clutch