Category: Repairs

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

June 4th, 2019 by

Air conditioner systems require regular maintenance and monitoring, especially during the summer months when we rely on them almost daily. And with the June heat ramping up, it can be tempting to use a cheap, store-bought fix if your AC needs some work. But one-size-fits-all solutions, like self-repair kits, usually do more harm than good.

Four Signs It’s Time to See the Mechanic

May 28th, 2019 by

Even the most reliable cars malfunction from time to time. And, in those moments, drivers face the ominous question, “Do I need to see the mechanic?” If your vehicle running differently than it normally does, you should always take it in to get a diagnosis. Here are a few common indicators you should call your mechanic

What Fleet Service Can Do For You

May 24th, 2019 by

Why Your Business Needs Fleet Management If you own a business that relies on a fleet of vehicles to keep things running smoothly, you know how much goes into maintaining cars and keeping them fit for the road. There are oil changes, wheel alignments, tire rotations, and so much more to worry about! And each

Mileage Milestones for Belt Replacement

May 20th, 2019 by

Wondering when to replace the belts under your hood? Common signs of wear can be hard to see if you’re not a trained mechanic. Here are a few mileage milestones to look for: Auto V-Belts V-belts act as a transmission belt. It connects to pulleys and transmits the force from the engine to the ancillary components

Motor Oil Made from Natural Gas

April 24th, 2019 by

A Cleaner Alternative? Shell Releases Natural Gas-Based Motor Oil For years, base oil has typically been derived from crude oil and converted to make motor oils. Today, that changes as Shell has given its customers a new option: premium motor oil made from natural gas. Natural gas has long been seen as a strong alternative

Why is my car’s batttery terminal coroded?

April 2nd, 2019 by

No matter what kind of battery you have, the terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. Contrary to popular belief, corrosion won’t make your battery catch on fire– but it can weaken or cut off its connection to the engine. This is a common cause of rough or failed starts– eventually,

My wheel bearing’s gone bad! What now?

March 27th, 2019 by

Wheel Bearings & Your Vehicle The wheel bearing allows the wheel to rotate freely and smoothly. The wheel bearing typically is made up of two rows of ball or tapered roller bearings, surround by and inner and outer bearing race which is the surface the bearing rolls on. The bearings are filled with grease and

Best of the Blog: Understanding Your Transmission

March 20th, 2019 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

Why You Shouldn’t Drive With a Damaged Tire

March 18th, 2019 by

Find Tire Repair Fast You hear it time and time again from professionals in the automotive industry. When there’s a problem with your vehicle, you should handle it as soon as possible to avoid further damages. We can’t give better advice than that when dealing with a damaged tire. If you notice any damages, here