Inspecting the Lights on your Vehicle

The lights play an important part for your vehicle. This is what helps you to see when you are driving. If the lights are poor, you increase your chance for an accident. This is because you will not notice where or what might be in the road ahead. By inspecting the lights regularly, you can determine what is ahead of you. If you notice that the lights are dim or no longer aligned properly, make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it properly.

 

By having properly working lights, it can also improve the visibility when you are driving. This alerts you to those that are around you, as well as what might be in the road up ahead. By seeing what is ahead of you, it can help to reduce the chance of an accident from occurring. Also make sure that you clean off the windshield of your vehicle so you can see properly. read more

Improving the Fuel Efficiency When you Drive

Owning a vehicle can be a big investment. It then makes sense for the vehicle to be taken care of properly. The best way to do this is bring the vehicle in for regular maintenances. We can check the parts and components of the vehicle to ensure they are working the best that they can. Making sure the parts are operating and wearing, as they should, will help you prolong the life of your vehicle, as well as working at top performance levels.

Besides going to regular maintenances, there are some parts you can check yourself. This is important because you can notice if a part is starting to fail. This can include the tires, hoses, belts, or even an increase in how fast the fluid levels go down. If you notice a fluid level that decreases more quickly than other fluid levels, it could mean that there is a leak in the system. Make sure to bring the vehicle in, and we can inspect the fluids and systems for you. Any odd sound or smell you notice should be taken seriously as well. If there is a grinding noise or screeching noise, it may mean that parts are wearing poorly with one another. read more

Inspect the Heater for your Vehicle

In the winter you will want a nice, warm vehicle to drive. If you notice an issue with the heat temperature or amount being produced, it could be caused by a poor heating core. This is a component of the engine that is part of the cooling system under the hood. The heater core allows the heater and defrost to function. Not only does it help to warm the vehicle internally, but it also helps to prevent the vehicle from overheating. If you notice the temperature gauge going up on the dashboard, one issue could be the heating core. read more

Reasons why a Battery Loses Charge

On occasion, your vehicle’s battery will suddenly lose charge. Sometimes it will gradually begin to weaken and have signs that will be noticeable. Having the battery inspected can help you to know the condition it is in. That way you can help to avoid a possible dead battery when you need it the most. If your vehicle’s battery is starting to lose power, it may be from a number of things. It is important to go to scheduled maintenances regularly so we can inspect it for you. In between visits, you may start to notice how your vehicle is handling or sounds. read more

5 Signs of Brake Issues

One of the most important parts on your vehicle is your brake system. There are several signs you might notice if the brakes are starting to go out in your vehicle. The brakes my start to make odd noises or produce vibrations when the brake pedal is applied. If you notice anything out of the norm, make sure to bring your vehicle in as soon as possible. This way the issue can be looked at and repaired before it gets worse.

Noises

The brakes may produce a squeal or squeaking noise. This is caused from unwanted movement of the brake components, sometimes causing friction. Make sure to have the brakes properly inspected on a regular basis. We can also check for corrosion, worn parts, or damaged components. If there is grinding noises, there could be an issue with the brake pads and rotors. read more

Keep your Vehicle in Great Condition

With school starting, now is a great time to have your vehicle properly inspected. If parts are starting to show signs of wear and tear, make sure to have them replaced as soon as possible.

The tires should be inspected regularly. Since the tires are the only part that will make direct contact with the surface of the road, it is important to have them inspected. The proper inflation will help the tires to rotate and wear evenly. If you notice that the air pressure is low on a regular basis, there could be a leak on the tire. If a tire is over inflated it has a great chance to pick up sharp objects on the road. When a tire is under inflated, it may be more prone to blowing out. It is important to remember to check the spare tire along with the regular ones as well. This way it will be ready to use incase you need it. read more

The Belts and Hoses for Your Car

If you hear a squealing or other noise coming from under the hood, it may be a loose or damaged belt. If a belt slips or breaks, waiting to have it fixed could possibly cause damage to your vehicle. If the belt comes off at any time, it can cause your engine to lock up, which can be a major issue and expense. While belts break down with heat, mileage, and age, it is a good idea to have regularly scheduled maintenance done to make sure all the belts are in good working order. If you are not sure how often to have your vehicle inspected, make sure to bring it in so we can inspect the vehicle for you. read more

Tips for New Drivers

Being a new drive on the road can be fun and exciting. You will want to make sure that your vehicle is well maintained and in good operating condition. If you suspect there is an issue, make sure to schedule an important so we can inspect the vehicle for you. By having the issue corrected, you can help avoid inconvenience and potential safety hazards.

By inspecting the vehicle, you can help keep it operating efficiently and at top performance levels when you drive. There are some things you should check regularly to help prevent a breakdown. read more

Having a Reliable Vehicle

When driving, you want the vehicle to be as reliable and safe as possible. By inspecting the vehicle regularly, you can help to prevent an unexpected breakdown. If you notice anything out of the norm with the vehicle, make sure to schedule an appointment. This can help to have parts and components inspected so a larger issue does not form.

Regular maintenances can improve the fuel efficiency of your vehicle. This can also help to save money at the pumps. Without regular maintenance, parts may start to wear against one another. This can require them to be replaced much sooner than they typically should. If you notice an issue between visits, make sure to contact us. That way we can inspect the vehicle for any issues and have them resolved quickly. read more

Engine Tips to Know

The engine is a finely tuned mechanical machine that is built to handle a number of explosions every second in order to power a vehicle. The power from the engine goes to each of the wheels. If you notice any strange noises from the vehicle, make sure to bring it in as soon as you can. This way we can inspect the engine for you. If there is an issue, we can alert you to it as soon as possible.

When the engine works, it causes a rapid burst to cause the pistons to go up and down. By doing this power is created, which is then shifted to the wheels, as needed. This includes the front, the rear, or all four depending on the current transmission configuration. The pistons go up and down in their cylinders. The cylinders lacking proper lubrication is the source of the most dangerous problems of the engine, as a lack of lubricants can cause the engine to seize up. read more