Yearly Archives: 2019

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

Spring is a great time to take control of your vehicle’s maintenance. Driving in the winter weather can take a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that can affect overall performance and fuel efficiency. Before your spring and summer road trip plans, be sure to come by our shop for a spring vehicle inspection. Here are the top spring maintenance items to keep your vehicle running smoothly into the summer! Read your vehicle’s owner’s manual and see if any recommended services are due Make sure you are current with your vehicle’s oil and filter change Have coolant levels, condition, and concentration checked Inspect belts & hoses for any wear and tear Test air conditioning and verify if it is working properly Check your tires - look at the overall condition, tread, and check tire pressure  Look at all lights, interior and exterior, to make sure they work properly including headlights, tail lights, and brake lights Change your windshield wi ... read more

How Often Should My Car Get a Tune-up?

Many vehicle owners are uncertain about tune-ups - what are they exactly and how often are they needed? A tune-up is basically a couple of preventative and general maintenance items that will make sure that your vehicle is running well and that necessary parts are replaced or cleaned.  Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will indicate the proper interval for your vehicle in regards to how often you should have a tune-up performed. We usually recommend a tune-up every 20-30k miles or whenever your vehicle has dropped noticeably in performance and fuel efficiency.  A tune-up helps to boost the overall performance of your vehicle and restore your vehicle back to top working condition. Depending on the make, model, and age of your vehicle, the specific services that your vehicle may need for a tune up will vary. A typical tune up service may include one or more of the following services:  Check belts & hoses Computer diagnostics Engine filter replacement Engi ... read more

Signs of Faulty Brakes

When it comes to our vehicle’s, our brakes are one of the most important safety features. Your brakes should always be in top working condition at all times to ensure your safety on the road. If you ever suspect an issue with your brakes, you should have your vehicle inspected as soon as possible. Different issues with brakes can occur that can affect their performance, including leaks, worn brake pads, warped rotors, and more.  Chances are you’ve probably already experienced something strange with your brakes if you’re looking online for signs of faulty brakes. Here are some symptoms that indicate a brake problem:  The brake system warning light has turned on Your car pulls to one side while braking The brake pedal vibrates while braking The steering wheel vibrates while braking You notice a lack of performance Leaking fluid underneath car The brake pedal feels spongy or goes to the floor A squealing or grinding noise while braking If you notice an ... read more

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