Always follow your manufacturer’s recommendations as outlined in the owner’s manual. Typically, the cooling system should be flushed out at least once every two years or 30,000 miles. The best time is to have this service performed is in the spring or fall. A flush should never be done as a repair for an overheating […]
You should have the alignment checked if you are experiencing any of the following: Excessive or uneven tire wear (provided the tires have been inflated at the proper air pressure) Steering wheel pulls to the left or right (again, first check air pressure in each tire) Steering feels loose or the car wanders on the […]
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. […]
If you can see cracks in your belts, it is time to have them replaced. We recommend replacing your belts and hoses at least every three to four years. If your hoses look swollen or soft that could be an indicator that they need to be replaced. However, hoses can deteriorate on the inside and […]
Depending on the vehicle a timing belt needs to be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000 miles.
Routine brake inspections should be conducted during regular maintenance intervals, tire rotations, or every 15,000 miles. All routine maintenance to a car’s braking system such as a brake fluid flush, ABS check, rear brake adjustment, emergency brake adjustment, machining of the rotors, or replacement of brake pads or brake shoes should be completed according to […]
Tire rotations are typically done every 15,000 miles. During your tire rotation we also inspect the vehicle’s rotors, brake lines, brake pads, calipers, and wheel tread.
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The “Check Engine”, “Service Engine Soon” light or MIL (Malfunction Indicator Lamp) means that the vehicle computer detects a system not functioning within its pre-programmed parameters. Many things can trigger the check engine light: A loose fuel cap (computer sees a pressure loss in the fuel system), a vacuum leak, a bad fuel pump, a […]
Tire Inflation: Tires are one of the most important and often overlooked components of our cars. Tires are the only things that attach our cars to the road, and tire problems affect your car’s ride comfort, handling and safety. Here are some simple tire safety tips to help keep you and your car’s occupants safe. […]