Category Archives: Auto Repair

CHANGES YOUR CAR CANT LIVE WITHOUT

You know that the engine oil in your vehicle needs to be changed regularly. But did you know that there are other fluids that need to be checked and changed at regular intervals? These other fluids are in your cooling system, power steering system, automatic transmission, and brake system. They are all products which go through temperature changes, have additive packages in them, and are petroleum-based just like your engine oil. Each fluid requires attention: 1. Your engine coolant turns acidic as it ages. When this happens, it will cause damage to the engine and cooling system components. Coolant in good condition will be within the neutral range of the pH scale. A thorough service center will check coolant pH and recommend coolant changes when needed BEFORE damage occurs. 2. Brake system fluid collects both moisture from the environment and wear metal from the brake system itself. These contaminants cause damage and premature wear to the brake system components, so the fluid c ... read more

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WHAT TO DO WITH THAT CHECK ENGINE LIGHT?

What is your first reaction when you see that Check Engine warning light appear on your dashboard? I have found that some panic, some question it, and others ignore it. Overall, I find that there is a lot of confusion about what a check engine light means, and unfortunately the automotive repair industry is mainly to blame. The consumer sees such a discrepancy in how the industry communicates with the public, that confusion is inevitable. Some places advertise they will diagnose your check engine light for FREE, while others ask for a substantial fee. What accounts for these differences, and what should you expect to have happen with a check engine light repair/service? Here is what you need to know: This service can only be performed correctly if the shop has invested in the right equipment, the right software and trained technicians with access to the right information to determine the cause of a warning light. The equipment and software must be updated every year, and that ... read more

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