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The Best Way to Defrost Your Windshield

Few things are more frustrating than realizing you still have to defrost your vehicle when you are running out the door to head to school or work. Hitting the defrost button and turning up the heat is a start, as well as breaking out the ice scraper (if you have one) and trying to get […]

By |February 26th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

What the Flashing Engine Light Means

At some point you may have experienced the check engine light coming on in your car, and continued to drive for a bit before taking it to the shop to get checked out. But what does it mean when it is flashing instead of just lit up? This is often a sign of a more […]

By |February 3rd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Emergency Vehicle Kit

Often you don’t think about preparing supplies for a bad situation until after you need them. Be ready for the worst by thinking ahead and packing an emergency vehicle kit in case you or someone else has car troubles. Some supplies will depend on your specific vehicle due to unique features or sizing differences.  These […]

By |January 22nd, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Gifts for Gearheads

Get your favorite car enthusiast gifts he or she will cherish all year round by making them automotive-themed items! You can pick out gifts for the garage, car, or house by thinking outside the box this year. Even if you’re not an enthusiast yourself, it can still be easy to shop for those who are.

Handy […]

By |December 22nd, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Common Cold Weather Car Issues

Winter weather and low temperatures can take a toll on your vehicle. Getting stuck out in the cold is never a good situation, so it is good to be prepared before you run into any issues. Here are some things to watch out for and ways to avoid common cold weather car problems.

Dead Battery

Your worst […]

Mechanic Speak

Communicating car issues with your mechanic effectively can be difficult when you are unsure of what parts of the vehicle are not functioning properly. Making sure that the correct problem is investigated and repaired can save both time and money.

Describing the Problem

Instead of trying to imitate noises or motions your car may be making, try […]

By |November 18th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Troubleshooting Alternator Issues

The alternator is the part of your vehicle’s electrical system responsible for powering your car’s accessories, such as headlights
, gauges, radio, and even electro-hydraulic lifts on snow plows. It converts the mechanical energy produced from the engine into electrical current for these devices, and also recharges the battery while you are driving. A faulty alternator […]

By |October 30th, 2015|Categories: Vehicle Repairs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Troubleshooting Battery Issues

When you count on your vehicle for daily transportation, it can be a big hassle when the battery dies and your car won’t start up one morning out of the blue. There are a few warning signs than can give you a heads up about a bad battery before you run into bigger issues.

If you […]

By |October 23rd, 2015|Categories: Vehicle Repairs|Tags: , |0 Comments

Summer, Winter, and All-Season Tires

Some tires are produced for use during particular weather. It may be necessary to switch out your tires with seasonal changes in some areas, depending on the climate and what kind of terrain you will be driving on. These are some of the basic differences between summer, winter, and all-season tires to consider when deciding […]

By |October 12th, 2015|Categories: Vehicle Repairs|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Troubleshooting Timing Belt Issues

What is a Timing Belt?

A timing belt works to keep the top and bottom halves of your engine working in sync. It is a ribbed belt alongside the engine that keeps the crank and camshafts timed properly. Timing belts are used in most vehicles made in the 90’s and earlier, as well as several modern […]

By |August 31st, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments