Transmission Troubleshooting

By |March 2nd, 2015|

When purchasing a vehicle, it’s safe to assume that it will eventually require some maintenance down the road, whether it’s the tires, yearly inspections, or some not so simple repairs to the transmission. Although the most important thing a car owner can do is read the manual, some of these tips and tricks can provide […]

Three Common Winter Car Problems

By |January 16th, 2015|

There are some car issues that only present themselves in winter. Freezing temperatures, sleet, snow, ice, and the salting applied to roads in an effort to reduce ice buildup all take a toll on vehicles. Understanding some of these potential issues and what can be done to reduce problems can help you and your car […]

Why Inspect Before Buying Used

By |January 2nd, 2015|

Buying a used car can be a risky endeavor. Mileage alone does not tell you everything you need to know about whether or not a car is in good running condition. There are three things you should do when considering the purchase of a previously owned vehicle:

1)      Check the title for any mention of rebuild […]

Troubleshooting Power Steering Issues

By |December 26th, 2014|

The winter season can bring an array of conflicts within your car, even in the most conspicuous places. Your steering wheel is one of the most important parts of your car because it allows you to direct where the car is going, and can help you avoid unwanted obstacles. Power steering is a standard in […]

Why Antifreeze is Important, Even in the Winter

By |December 12th, 2014|

We’ve said this before and can say it all over again, it is extremely important to make sure your car is running in pristine condition in the winter. Antifreeze, which consists of a mixture of glycol and water, is important to have in your car year round, and is especially important for the winter season. […]

When to Get a Tune Up

By |December 5th, 2014|

Every vehicle comes with an owner’s manual that provides recommendations for maintenance and service. Some things should be monitored monthly and are easy enough for most owners to do themselves, such as checking tire pressure as well as oil and coolant levels. However, there are other checks and maintenance needs that require more technical understanding […]

Troubleshooting the Heating System

By |November 24th, 2014|

Winter is quickly approaching, and the last thing anyone wants is a cold car to drive in. Sitting in traffic shivering should be the least of your worries during this winter season. Sometimes cars suffer from problems that may occur in the heating systems. The engine is the main heating source that is used to […]

Getting Your Car Winter Ready

By |November 21st, 2014|

The threat of winter weather has come, which means it’s time to prepare your vehicle for the harsh weather conditions. Ice and snow can cause serious problems to not only roads, but cars as well. It is so important to make sure that your car is ready to brace winter weather because the last thing […]

Vehicle Rust Issues

By |October 31st, 2014|

Rust on cars can be inevitable. The elements of Mother Nature cannot be fought when it comes to rusting cars. Rust needs an electrolyte, anode (“the electrode through which positive electric charge flows into a polarized electrical device”), and cathode (“the electrode from which a conventional current leaves a polarized electrical device”) to form. Water […]

What is a Smoke Leak Test?

By |October 17th, 2014|

Leaks can present troubles for vehicle owners, but not all leaks are fluid leaks. Some leaks can be gas or air leaks. Unmeasured air flow through your engine throws off the fuel to air ratio. This can lead to poor engine performance. For example, one sign of this type of leak is engine hesitation, which […]