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Monthly Archives: January 2017

Car Tune Up: Did You Make It A New Year's Resolution?

Car Tune Up: Did You Make It A New Year's Resolution?

Need a Car Tuneup in the New Year? If you're noticing that your car needs a little more attention than usual, it may need a car tune up. Make it a New Year's resolution to give your car the care it needs. You may think your vehicle runs well, but your auto mechanic can inform you of what is happening in all the little-hidden places of your vehicle. This article explains how a diagnostic test on your vehicle can help with a tune up. #1: How Does The Diagnostic Tune Up Work? When you bring in your vehicle at the appointed time, the mechanic will attach a diagnostic computer directly to your vehicle's computer. It will scan all the components and the results can be printed and used as a guide for any needed service or repair. It could be just a small adjustment that's n ... read more

How Are Your Tires Holding Up This Winter?

How Are Your Tires Holding Up This Winter?

Each winter, roads will ice over as the snow melts to water and freezes up again. Most people only think that a vehicle needs maintenance on its engine and brakes. The truth of the matter is that tires can wear out very easily throughout the year. As wheels spin and travel on different types of roads, they cause a great deal of friction that eventually wears down their treads. When winter comes, if the wheels don't have any tread, there is nothing there to make sure the wheels can grip the icy roads, and thus the wheels slip and slide around freely. New tires help to make sure that cars stay safe on the road and are able to drive without too much difficulty in all types of weather. Driving with bare wheels is a safety risk that should be avoided at all cost. There are many different types of tires available on the market. This time of year, the best selection to purchase would be specifi ... read more

Need Transmission Repair? Know the Signs!

Need Transmission Repair? Know the Signs!

You may not be a transmission repair expert, but you know when it is not functioning as it should. You feel the gear shift jiggle in your hand, or you hear a grinding noise that cannot be accounted for. This is a story of how you know when it is time to visit your local transmission service technician for help. #1: The Transmission Must Be Smooth Every shift in your transmission involves a momentary loss of power, a shift of the gears from one to another and the car picking up speed again. If any shift of your transmission is not smooth, creates a noise, or causes the car to jerk, is a sure sign the unit has been damaged. #2: Schedule Transmission Service Annually The transmission is the most-expensive part of your vehicle, and it is so expensive that is may cause you quite a lot of headaches over the life of the vehicle. Spending money on ... read more

What Does Winter Car Service Include?

What Does Winter Car Service Include?

Winter time can be very brutal on cars. Drivers should take the necessary steps to ensure that their vehicles are roadworthy and can stand up to the cold. The following information will explain the type of car service a person will need to winterize their automobile during the winter. 1. New Battery Wintertime kills a battery quicker than operating in the heat. Cold has a tendency to kill batteries and it is important for a person to have a new one installed within their vehicle. Also, if a person has a good battery they should make it a point to get it checked and charged throughout the winter. 2. Good Tires--Essential for Snow and Ice Every driver needs to have a set of tires with good tread while driving on winter roads. This is an essential part of winterizing a vehicle. Ice and snow is brutal on a vehicle's wheels. Car service that offers ... read more

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