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  • Oil Is Oil Right?

    Friday 02 February 2018

      Nowhere are the advances in automotive fluids more evident than in motor oil. Many new weights and formulations have been created to meet the demands of today’s modern engine designs. Modern engines have more parts and much higher tolerances. Every year, vehicle engines make more power and get better fuel economy. And with all the complication and sophistication, they still have to be durable for 5,000 miles or more. That's where the new grades of engine oil come in, Oils have... read more

  • What Brake Fluid Does My Vehicle Take?

    Wednesday 31 January 2018

          Brake fluid is confusing for some drivers. For a very long time, most vehicles used Dot 3 brake fluid. Now we have Dot 4 and Dot 5. Some people mistakenly think the higher number is an upgrade. You know, if 3 is good, then 4 must be better.  That’s not how this works. There are different formulations to meet the requirements of different brake systems. DOT 3 and 4 are compatible with each other but DOT 5 is not. Only one of them is recommended for you... read more

  • Can I Use Any Type Of Antifreeze In My Car?

    Monday 29 January 2018

                The answer is ....... no, it is important to use the correct fluids in your vehicle. Big advances in the automotive technology have led to the development of high tech fluids to keep pace. A simple example of this is the cooling system.  For decades it was primarily made out of iron, steel and rubber hoses, There was one kind of coolant that protected these components from corrosion.   Now cooling system components are mad... read more

  • MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON, BUT MY MECHANIC TOLD ME DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT. IS THAT RIGHT?

    Thursday 16 February 2017

    If your mechanic is telling you don’t worry about a check engine light, it might be best advise to find a new mechanic. If your check engine light is on there is a problem, it may be hard to find and it may not be something that will make your car break down, but there is still a problem. If the lights on and you have another failure you will have no way of knowing. If the engine light is on it needs to be inspected

  • HOW DO ANTI LOCK BRAKES WORK?

    Monday 30 January 2017

    It’s a fact that your car will stop in a shorter distance if we can keep the wheels rolling, sliding or skidding the tires will increase your stopping distance. These systems were designed to keep your wheels rolling in a panic stop. Each wheel has a sensor to let a computer know if the wheel is spinning, if a wheel stops in a hard stop situation the system will remove some of the pressure to that wheel and allow it to spin, in turn shorting your stopping distance