Category: West Springfield

Everything You Need to Know About Tune Ups

August 5th, 2018 by

Just like you should make frequent visits to your doctor for your health, your car needs regular check ups at the auto shop. Tune ups are like annual physicals for your car’s engine to take a look at the important parts that keep it moving everyday. If you are unsure about how a tune up

What is my CV axle shaft seal and why is it leaking?

July 11th, 2018 by

The CV axle shaft seal is what keeps fluid from leaking out of the transmission or differential housing as the CV axle rotates when the vehicle is in motion. In some vehicles, the axle shaft seal also helps to keep the axle shaft in proper alignment with the transmission. This small part serves a simple

My car’s AC just stopped working! What should I do?

July 7th, 2018 by

Air conditioner systems, like the one above, require regular maintenance and monitoring. And with the July heat blazing down on us, it can be tempting to use a cheap, store-bought fix if your AC needs some work. But one-size-fits-all solutions, like AC Pro and other self-repair kits, usually do more harm than good. Here’s why:

Common Symptoms of a Failing Brake Rotor or Disc

July 6th, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive.. Disc brakes tend to wear out faster because they slow the vehicle by creating friction with the brake pads, and will eventually need to be replaced. Maintaining your disc brake rotors is critical to the

Can I Drive My Car With a Broken Axle?

July 5th, 2018 by

Your axles are what transfers power from the transmission (in a front-wheel drive setup) or the differential (in a rear-wheel drive system) to the wheels so your car can move. If these parts fail, you could be looking at huge repair bill. What are the signs and symptoms? Usually, when your axle starts to go,

How often should I get my brakes serviced?

June 29th, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it comes to brake wear. You use your brakes a lot more in urban