Category: Maintenance

Winter is coming. It’s time to get a heater inspection.

November 6th, 2019 by

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s critical that your car’s heater is up to spec. If your heater isn’t working, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger– and not because your car’s cabin will be freezing cold. A failing heater can prevent your defroster from clearing ice and frost off your

How often do I need to get my tires rotated?

October 16th, 2019 by

Tires are a critical part of your car’s safety and performance. Rotating your tires simply repositions them in specific patterns to prevent wear and, in some cases, it may even be required under your tire’s warranty agreement. In this article, we’ll talk about why it’s worth the cost. What does a tire rotation do? Tire

That high pitched squeak? It could be your serpentine belt.

October 9th, 2019 by

The serpentine belt, or drive belt, connects auxiliary engine components to the crankshaft pulley. Most modern vehicles only have one serpentine belt which runs all of the accessory components on the vehicle though some may have up to four, depending on the type of engine. The high temperature of the engine bay can cause the

Maintaining Your Engine Air Filter And Why It’s Important

September 18th, 2019 by

Do you know the difference between an engine air filter and a cabin air filter? Although these two terms sound the same, they play vitally different roles. Engine air filters are important for your car’s engine, while cabin air filters are essential for your health. Cars and humans both require clean air in order to

Here’s Why Bald Tires Are Dangerous

September 3rd, 2019 by

Recently, a customer came into the shop with a pretty serious problem– they were experiencing intense rattling at highway speeds of about 70-75 MPH. The culprit? Bald tires. What are “bald” tires? When tires go “bald,” it means that their tread has been worn to the point of being smooth– and it’s a big safety

Nine Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

August 26th, 2019 by

With cooler weather creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for the coming drop in temperature. Our Fall Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Headlights As the days slowly start to get shorter, it’s important

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

August 12th, 2019 by

Modern electronic fuel-injection systems are some of the most easily-maintained systems in your vehicle, and rarely experience problems. But, once your vehicle has accumulated more than 75,000 miles, the system will need to be tuned up. The two most common maintenance jobs for this system are fuel-injector cleaning and throttle-body cleaning. In this article, we’ll

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