Category: Auto Repair

Replacing Bald Tires: How long can I wait?

July 16th, 2020 by

We often hear from our customers that they dread buying new tires. And, as a result, most people put off replacing worn tires—even totally bald tires—until it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, research has shown that more than 1 out of every 10 vehicles on the road has at least one bald tire. Unfortunately, driving with aged

Can I drive with a broken air filer clamp?

June 18th, 2020 by

The engine air filter prevents harmful debris, dirt, and contaminants from entering your engine; the air filter clamp is a relatively small but critical part of this system. The band creates an air-tight seal around the filter to protect the air filter from contamination and ensure that only clean air passes through the engine systems.

Four Common Symptoms of a Broken Axle Shaft

June 16th, 2020 by

An axle is a rod or shaft that rotates the wheels and supports the weight of your vehicle. Axles are essential components of any vehicle—if they break, it’s a major repair. Wobble or Vibration When you’ve bent or broken an axle shaft, like the one shown above, one of the first signs you’ll notice is

Common Symptoms of a Failing Brake Rotor or Disc

May 21st, 2020 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

Is it safe to drive a car with ABS light on?

May 19th, 2020 by

The ABS light a dashboard warning light that is tied to sensors in the anti-lock brake system. These lights are usually yellow or orange or even red in some vehicles. They typically look like the letters ABS in a circle and flanked by two parentheses, or just letters ABS. What is ABS? The anti-lock braking

Failing Heat Shield? Here’s what to watch out for.

May 6th, 2020 by

While most heat shields will last the life of the vehicle, they can still be susceptible to failure. Heat shields wrap around the exhaust manifold; they’re designed to direct heat out of the engine the exhaust and protect vulnerable engine components from under the hood and potentially causing damage. With the extreme stress they’re under,

3 Benefits of Replacing Your Engine Air Filters

March 10th, 2020 by

Your engine air filter plays a big part in how your entire engine functions. Here’s why you should consider a replacement: 1. Contaminants can impact the fuel-air mix. When you push your gas pedal, the engine releases a very specific amount of fuel from the tank. The fuel mixes with the oxygen running through the

Signs of a Broken Muffler

February 26th, 2020 by

Regardless of the precise cause, a broken muffler will usually exhibit some standard symptoms. Below are a few of the warning signs that your muffler is broken, bad, or failing and needs to be repaired: 1) Engine misfires Modern engines are finely tuned, precision machines—all of the components must work together in order to work