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4 Ways to Have Fun with Your Car This Summer

4 Ways to Have Fun with Your Car This Summer

Summertime is known to be a time of adventures and relaxation, but some of us aren’t ready to take that risk of traveling yet. However, there are still plenty of fun and Covid-free things to do in your car this summer. Here are four fantastic ways to have fun with your car this summer:  Get Ice Cream  Having delicious scoops of ice cream is a quintessential activity that can be done almost anywhere. Choose a local creamery and head on over with the family. Most importantly, don’t forget the sprinkles!  Go Stargazing  If you have a convertible or wide panoramic roof in your car, this activity is perfect for you. Check the local news to scope out when the next meteor shower or celestial event is happening. Additionally, there are also plenty of stargazing apps that can help you map out the sky. Head outside of the bright-lit city and enjoy the beautiful views.  Go to a Drive-In  Drive-in theaters may seem outdated, but there are still plent ... read more

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor?

What are the Symptoms of a Bad Oxygen Sensor?

Oxygen sensors have a specific job to do, and that is to check the oxygen levels in your vehicle. They send their findings straight to your vehicle's powertrain control module, and from there important information regarding your exhaust system is processed to detect any potential problems. Your oxygen sensor does its part in modulating these oxygen levels in your exhaust. This helps in detecting issues with the balance between fuel and oxygen inside the exhaust system. When this delicate balance gets disrupted, you'll know. You will start to notice changes right away which signal the need for immediate attention. Yes, it is possible to have too much or too little air inside your exhaust. Too much of it tells you that there is a fuel deficiency, whereas too much of it indicates that your oxygen levels are too low. Either way, the powertrain control module receives this vital information and starts to adjust those levels accordingly. If fuel levels are off, adjustments will be ... read more

Why Does My Vehicle Need a Coolant Flush?

Why Does My Vehicle Need a Coolant Flush?

To ensure optimal performance of your vehicle, you should have the fluids regularly flushed as part of your routine maintenance. As a rule of thumb, you should have a coolant flush every 30,000 miles. The coolant plays a vital role in keeping the engine cool and prevents likely heat damage. Benefits of Getting a Regular Coolant Flush: • A coolant flush helps remove scale deposits and rust that might have accumulated over time. If left unchecked, these deposits may reduce the efficiency of the cooling system, damage it, and lead to overheating, even when there is adequate coolant. • The new coolant brands have an antifreeze that helps lubricate the water pump, thereby extending its life. Regular change helps enhance the lubrication. • The coolant has anti-rust properties that lower the accumulation of rust deposits in the cooling system. A car needs a new supply of coolant every while to prevent rust in the metallic parts. The reason is that the coolant loses these pr ... read more

Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

Is it Safe to Drive with Your Check Engine Light On?

It has happened to most of us at one time or another. You might be driving around the city just fine only to suddenly discover that your check engine light has come on. Not knowing exactly why that light has come on might trouble you, but you might not notice anything wrong with the vehicle. That is why you might also be wondering if it is ok to just keep driving with the light on. The simple answer is, no, you should not drive with that light on for any longer than is absolutely necessary. The check engine light is a warning system built into the design of your car for exact reasons such as this. What Can Happen if You Keep Driving? To be fair, there are no guarantees that something bad will happen if you keep driving your vehicle when the check engine light has come on. However, the consequences of doing so can be rather severe. To begin with, this could be an indicator of a serious problem with your engine. If that is the case, you will become a hazard to other vehicles while driv ... read more

How Often Should You Change Your Spark Plugs?

How Often Should You Change Your Spark Plugs?

Spark plugs might be a small part of your vehicle, but they have a large task. Any car has a lot of parts that have to work well together. When one thing goes wrong, even if it's a little thing, it all shuts down. The spark plugs in your vehicle are one of the parts that keep the engine running well. If you don't change them out often enough, the engine can suffer. Spark plugs create the spark that ignites the air and the fuel in the cylinders that engage the engine. There are many signs that will show you that it's time to change out those spark plugs. If you notice your vehicle idling roughly or if it jerks when you try to accelerate, get the spark plugs checked out. If you notice a delay in the engine starting when it cranks or a drop in gas mileage, you should get them changed. Or, if you lose power in the vehicle, even when you are stepping on the gas, the plugs might be the issue. Spark plugs are pretty durable and they don't have to be switched out that often ... read more

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

What is 30/60/90K Vehicle Maintenance?

The performance of regular and proper maintenance is essential to keep any machine working optimally. Our vehicles also require adequate upkeep services to detect any underlying issues in the system and prevent them from worsening. Due to this reason, most manufacturers recommend scheduled factory maintenance or 30/60/90K vehicle maintenance, which implies that every vehicle must receive proper maintenance services every 30,000 miles to keep it functioning efficiently and safely. Each mileage interval is a milestone requiring maintenance for specific systems or components of the vehicle. Is 30/60/90K Maintenance really Important? Upkeep of your vehicle should never be optional. Preventive maintenance identifies faulty vehicle systems so that they can be fixed early on. Timely maintenance service not only keeps the vehicle in favorable driving conditions but also saves the owner from future expensive and unexpected ... read more

What are the benefits of winter tires?

What are the benefits of winter tires?

As the winter season commences, it brings about the hazards of snowy highways and slick, slippery roads for drivers in the regions of extreme cold. The risk of a car skidding on an icy road, getting stuck on a snowy ramp, or worse, sliding back from a hilly stop sign can become a reality if your vehicle is not equipped with the proper gear to deal with colder temperatures. Among these gear, the most important are winter tires. How are Winter Tires Different from Regular Tires? Most of the cars are supplied with all-season tires nowadays serving the driving purpose well throughout the year, but it is recommended to switch the regular tires of your vehicle to the winter ones in the colder months. This is because, in comparison with all-season tires, winter tires possess some unique qualities that allow a safe and risk-free driving experience on icy roads. Composition Winter tires are designed for colder climates, so the material used in its composition is made to sustain harsh condit ... read more

Prepping Your Vehicle For Winter Travel

Prepping Your Vehicle For Winter Travel

Whether you’re planning to travel by car this winter season or will just be driving to and from work each day, prepping your car for winter can help you avoid car troubles on the road and keep you safe while driving in winter weather conditions.  Before you hit the road for any type of extended travel, we recommend bringing your vehicle into our shop for a winter car inspection. This will give you peace of mind on the road knowing that an expert took a look at your vehicle and made sure that everything was in working order to stay reliable in the cold weather.  Here are some of the top ways in which you can prep your car for traveling this winter:  Get your car serviced if it is due and inspected for other issues Check your manufacturer’s website for any recalls Inspect your tires to verify they have good tread and are in overall good condition Install new windshield wipers and top-off wiper fluid Check all vital fluids  Be sure to test your vehi ... read more

What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

What is a Timing Belt Replacement?

While looking at your vehicle's recommended list of services, you may have noticed that it recommends a timing belt replacement at a certain mileage interval. You may have even been recommended to have your vehicle's timing belt replaced recently while visiting an auto repair shop. Your vehicle's engine is extremely complex with many different working parts, so not understand what a timing belt is or when it needs to be replaced is common. Let us break it down and explain what this part is and why it is important.  What is the timing belt? The timing belt is an internal combustion engine component that synchronizes the rotation of the crankshaft and the camshaft to ensure that the engine's valves open and closes at the correct times during each cylinder's intake and exhaust strokes. It is an essential part of your vehicle's engine and is necessary for proper function.  When does it need to be replaced? The best way to understand when your vehicle ... read more

The Importance of Fall Tire Maintenance

The Importance of Fall Tire Maintenance

The fall season is one that many people cherish. It is filled with cozy weather, changing leaves, and stunning views. Plus, it brings the excitement of many holidays to come and the end of the year. With the change of season from summer to fall comes the need for certain vehicle maintenance. The summer takes a toll on your vehicle's health, and getting it back into shape for the fall season will ensure your safety on the road.  A critical part of fall vehicle maintenance is tires. When you think about fall, you typically think about the rainfall that is sure to begin soon. With wetter roads, your vehicle's condition becomes extremely important to your safety. Have you ever been on the road and experienced hydroplaning? This is a scary occurrence that happens when your tires can't make traction with the road, which is usually caused by low tread. You basically have no control over your vehicle in these moments, and it can put you at risk for an accident.  So, in ... read more

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