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Why we’re taking the fear out of auto repair.

July 16th, 2019 by

Many are overwhelmed at just the thought a major auto repair. “Who can I trust?” is top of mind when the searching for a reputable auto repair shop. We all have heard horror stories in the auto repair industry and today the internet has made it easy to search for anything, or has it? When Tony

Auto Repair Assumptions

June 10th, 2019 by

The definition of assume is to think that something is true or probably true without knowing that it is true. Here’s how auto repair assumptions and perception can ruin an everyday experience. With the advancements in automotive technology, many don’t understand how their vehicle works or what maintenance is needed and when. This can make

Do You Need Brake Service?

April 22nd, 2019 by

Warning Signs to Look Out For Outside of having your vehicle’s braking system regularly serviced, the best way to ensure it’s long term performance is to understand the signs of brake failure. By knowing the signs, you’ll be able to determine what’s wrong with it and even anticipate when it may fail soon! If you’re

Heater performance

November 6th, 2016 by

  HEATER PERFORMANCE It is very distressing to turn on a passenger-compartment heater and receive only cold air. If there is no sound, it may mean that debris is jamming the fan or the blower motor doesn’t work and needs replacing. Otherwise, the problem may rest with an electrical fault such as a blown fuse,

Oil Pressure Gauges

October 30th, 2016 by

OIL PRESSURE GAUGES Oil pressure gauges are no longer included among the dashboard instrumentation of modern vehicles. We now have oil pressure warning lights. Oil pressure gauges act as indicators of the engine’s overall well-being and as early warning systems. A zero reading with the engine running above idle indicates that the gauge is faulty,

Tire Degradation

October 23rd, 2016 by

TIRE DEGRADATION While vehicle owners can rely on tread wear gauges and their tires’ wear bars to assess the need to replace worn tires, they must rely on visual inspection to spot surface cracks that also reflect tire degradation. The fact is that tires are constantly exposed to acid rain harsh chemicals vehicle exhaust ozone

Noise Under The Hood

October 16th, 2016 by

Noise Under The Hood When drivers hear unusual or excessive noise coming from under the hoods of their vehicles, it may be indicative of an engine problem. If a clicking or tapping noise is heard that gets louder as the engine is revved, it may be an upper valve train (“tappet”) noise caused by low

Non-Starter

October 9th, 2016 by

A Non – Starter If a vehicle fails to start when turning the ignition key, the problem could be the starter. Other culprits Other potential culprits can be eliminated by turning on the headlights and trying to start the automobile. If the headlights dim while doing so, a bad battery or corroded battery terminals may be suspected.

Jump Start

October 2nd, 2016 by

JUMP START If your car battery is dead and someone is willing to give you a jump start, attach the red positive cable clamp to the positive (+) battery terminal of the dead battery. Then, secure the red positive cable clamp on the other side of the jumper cables to the functioning vehicles’ positive (+)