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

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

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

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HOW DO ANTI LOCK BRAKES WORK?

HOW DO ANTI LOCK BRAKES WORK?

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

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Things to Know About Your Car’s Temperature Gauge

Things to Know About Your Car’s Temperature Gauge

The temperature gauge in your vehicle is designed to measure the temperature of your engine’s coolant. This gauge will tell you if your engine’s coolant is cold, normal, or overheating. It is an important dial that is located on the dashboard of your vehicle. Reasons the Temperature Gauge Reads High If the temperature gauge is reading high, this can mean your vehicle is overheating. Another reason your reading might be high is you could be losing coolant. A small leak or evaporation may be the cause of losing coolant. A third reason your temperature gauge is reading high could be because the thermostat is broken. If this is the case, you may need a coolant temperature switch replacement. The last reason the temperature gauge is reading high can be because of a water pump, or water pump gasket failure. If the water pump is malfunctioning, it may need to be replaced so it is best to have the vehicle looked at by a professional. Reasons the Temperat ... read more

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What Can Causes Hoses to Leak?

What Can Causes Hoses to Leak?

While the largest part of your engine is mechanical, hydraulics plays a significant role. You’ll find fluids at work in a number of different areas. Your car’s fluids include: Engine oil Transmission fluid Coolant Power steering fluid Brake fluid Washer fluid All of these fluids must be transported from one place to another in order to do their job. While some fluids run primarily within the engine or another component (oil, for instance, or transmission fluid), others don’t. Consider engine coolant – it’s stored in your radiator and overflow tank/reservoir, but must move from there to the engine and then back again. Power steering fluid is another prime example – it must be moved from the power steering fluid reservoir at the pump, into the rack and then recirculated once more. Moving fluid from one area to another requires hoses, and hoses are prone to wear and tear. They’ll eventually decay a ... read more

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WHY DOES MY CAR VIBRATE AT IDLE?

WHY DOES MY CAR VIBRATE AT IDLE?

Most of the time this is because of bad engine mounts or perhaps a slow idle speed. But most of the time it’s the mounts. there’s no real repair for the mounts except replacement. Your certified repair center can replace them and get you humming along in no time. #engine #mounts #certified

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HOW FAR CAN I DRIVE WITH A POWER STEERING LEAK?

HOW FAR CAN I DRIVE WITH A POWER STEERING LEAK?

As soon as you here the whining sound you need to get to your service center, that noise is a sign that the system is so low on fluid and air is passing through the pimp if you continue to drive you will damage the pump and the cost of the repair will go up. So as soon as you here that sound you need to get to the shop. #powersteering #fluidleak #whiningsound

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Fuel Filter

There are a surprising number of small, inexpensive parts that can lead to expensive engine damage when they fail. It doesn’t seem right. Fortunately a lot of those things can be taken care of in routine maintenance. They may not be easy to remember, because it is a long list, but your service center can help you know what’s scheduled to be taken care of. Some of us really don’t look forward to going in for an oil change and then getting a list of the other things the manufacturer recommends. But automotive maintenance is all about prevention, and addressing small problems before they get big. Let’s take the fuel filter for example. You may not know this but the median age for private vehicles on our roads is over nine years. When cars get older, five years or so, they’ve accumulated a lot of dirt and rust in their gas tanks. If that dirt gets into the engine it can cause thousands of dollars worth of damage. So somewhere between that ... read more

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Tire Safety Test

Tire Safety Test

A simple penny can make a huge difference when it comes to your safety on the road. # TireSafety #PennyTest #RoadReady

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Is Your Vehicle Slow To Start?

Is Your Vehicle Slow To Start?

This could mean you need a new battery. Have your car battery checked with each shop visit. Severe temperature changes can affect your car battery whether it is hot or cold. We offer a free battery check with every visit. #battery #startup #starter #car #batteryrepair ... read more

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Why Is My Coolant Low?

Why Is My Coolant Low?

My coolant level is dropping but I don’t see any leaks. This could be caused by an internal coolant leak from a failed head gasket or from a porous cylinder head casting. We have had two vehicles in the shop recently that were losing coolant with no visible leaks. We found them both to be leaking through the cylinder head casting and getting into the engine oil. If you have any fluid levels that are dropping with no visible leaks don’t ignore it. It could lead to more expensive repairs the longer it’s put off. #coolantleak #fluidleak #overheating #lowlevel

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