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Monthly Archives: July 2017

Is the cost of a Car Tune Up worth it?

Is the cost of a Car Tune Up worth it?

>What is a Car Tune Up and why is it important to get one? A car tune up is like a check up at the doctor for your car. It is important to get one because during a tune up service, your mechanic can discover any serious problems with your vehicle well in advance. Just like a doctor can discover the symptoms of a major disease in its early stage, a mechanic can discover a serious mechanical problem with your vehicle while they are checking it. During a vehicle check you can expect the mechanic to test your brakes, gas pedal, have a look at your engine, tail lights, steering wheel and electronic control system. If they are all in good working order, you will be given the go ahead. On the other hand, if a problem is discovered you will be told what the problem is and whether it needs urgent attention or not. Some problems may be fixed later on. Others such as a faulty b ... read more

A Healthy Exhaust System Means Clean Driving!

A Healthy Exhaust System Means Clean Driving!

If you want to enjoy safe and smooth driving at all times, proper vehicle maintenance is key. That means that you have to keep your exhaust system in check. It's important to have an exhaust system that's free of issues such as rusting and leakage. A strong exhaust system can contribute to a clean and fresh environment as well. If you suspect that anything is wrong with your muffler, you should take action and invest in professional repair service as soon as possible, too. Failure to get muffler repair can often encourage potentially dangerous fumes to get into the air that surrounds you and other people. You should keep your exhaust system healthy for numerous big reasons. These systems take care of more than just doing away with waste that's part of combustion. They also minimize sounds that are produced by engi ... read more

What Are the Signs of Needed Radiator Repair?

What Are the Signs of Needed Radiator Repair?

How to Tell if Your Radiator Has Sprung a Leak A healthy radiator is crucial to your car's performance and can help prevent catastrophic engine problems. It can also alleviate the need for a costly radiator repair, or even worse a costlier radiator replacement. There are several common signs that something may be amiss. The number one sign that you have potential radiator trouble is leaking fluid. Always check your garage floor and driveway. The antifreeze(coolant) used in radiators is sticky, bright-colored, and often sweet smelling. It also pays to keep an eye on your temperature gauge. This will give you an indication if the engine starts to run hot. Check for significant drops in the coolant reservoir. It's normal to have small fluctuations but a large drop in coolant may signify a serious leak. When radiator trouble is suspected, an inspection of belts, hoses, a ... read more

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