Category: Repairs

The Most Common Problems With Traction Control

July 24th, 2019 by

Traction control and ABS are the foundational elements for a car’s stability control system. Traction control piggybacks on the antilock brake system (ABS) to detect tire slip during acceleration and maintains traction while accelerating. ABS does the same for braking, using the vehicle’s electronic stability systems to compare the vehicle’s trajectory with where the driver seems

When to Change Bald Tires

July 16th, 2019 by

We often hear from our customers that they dread buying new tires. And, as a result, most people put off replacing them until it’s absolutely necessary. But driving with bald tires is really dangerous.  Driving with bald tires drastically increases the risk of a crash or a flat, especially in bad weather. And the frightening

Common Serpentine Belt Problems & How to Fix Them

July 10th, 2019 by

Serpentine belts usually result from a misalignment or a defective tensioner. It might be hard to diagnose a problem just by listening but examining the belt itself can help you diagnose the problem- both before it’s removed and afterward. Excessive Cracking Excessive cracking is usually caused by old age. Serpentine belts stretch with age and

Common Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

July 8th, 2019 by

If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. When left untreated a rust spot can quickly grow to cause major structural problems. In many states, a car with rust holes in the body won’t even pass inspection, regardless where the spots are located or how small they are. Tha’s why it’s best

My battery light came on. What should I do?

June 12th, 2019 by

Most every car today contains a rechargeable 12-volt battery. This battery powers all of the electrical components in your car, from the engine’s control computer and ignition system, to the radio and headlights. Why did the battery light come on? The battery is vital to the car’s operation but, like all batteries, it will eventually go dead if it’s

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