Have you heard the phrase "If it looks, sounds, and feels like trouble it is"? In the case of vehicle trouble, the more you know about your vehicle, the more likely you'll be able to head off repair problems. You can detect many common vehicle problems by using your senses: eyeballing the area around your vehicle, listening for strange noises, sensing a difference in the way your vehicle handles, or even noticing unusual odors.
There is a list put together by the Federal Trade Commission on vehicle auto repair basics that we would like to share with you.
Do you hear a funny clicking sound when you turn the wheels of your vehicle? It could be your car or truck CV or Drive Axle, and it may be in need of repair. Safety is the number one priority for our customers, and it is our goal to keep your vehicle running smoothly to avoid any complications. Driving around with a damaged CV Joint or Drive Axle problem can be extremely dangerous. The axle is a structural component that bears the weight of the vehicle, any cargo and the acceleration forces between you and the ground, so it is important to have your vehicle inspected regularly by a trained automotive repair professional to ensure its safety.
Getting ready for a Vacation? Don't take a road trip without first getting your car or truck checked out for potential problems by our team of professional automotive technicians! This will save you from a disaster while you travel! You don't want to spend your time of "FUN AND RELAXATION" in a garage or even worse, on the highway!!!! We want to keep you safe and confident behind the wheel.
Most auto owners come to the shop with specific services in mind and an idea of how much they’ll be spending. Sometimes, a courtesy car inspection and a review of your service history will uncover additional items that require attention. How should you react to that?
Here’s some advice: It’s not as if your service advisor is saying “Do you want fries with that?” or “Supersize for 59 cents more.” We are not recommending something extra or something you don’t need. Recommendations are either based on the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule or on a problem uncovered during an automotive analysis.
Judging by the number of near-rear-endings we witness on our morning commutes, the typical attitude toward brake maintenance appears to be, “Brakes: Don’t let them stop you!” Which puzzles us, because monitoring your braking system’s health is one of the most straightforward aspects of car ownership. You do have to know what to look for, though, or rather, what to listen and feel for. So let us, uh, break it down for you. Here are the top three signs that your brakes need fixing.
Summer’s coming, and with it, warmer temperatures, vacations, and longer trips. We don’t want to be downers, but if your car’s cooling system isn’t up to par, things could go from fun-in-the-sun to stranded-in-the-sun too quickly for anyone’s liking. Because the truth is: cooling system failure is a leading cause of vehicle breakdowns.
Don’t let it come to that. The easiest way to make sure your summer plans stay on course is to pay attention to your vehicle’s cooling system now, while the weather’s still mild. Trust us, you’ll avoid a lot of aggravation, and possibly an unnecessarily expensive vehicle repair. Here’s how to maintain your cooling system.