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Why is my TPMS light flashing?

10/01/2021TPMS59 Auto Repair

TPMS stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System and is the system in your vehicle that monitors the tire pressure. If the light comes on solid, the tire pressure on your vehicle is low. When the light is flashing, there is a problem with one of the tire pressure sensors. Each tire has a sensor inside connected to the valve stem that has a battery. The battery on the TPMS sensor typically lasts 5 years.

When the battery on the sensor dies, it will no longer send a signal to your vehicle; this will cause the TPMS light to come on and flash. The technician will test each sensor to determine which one is failing. Once they know which sensor is failing, they will be able to break down the tire and replace the sensor. Call us at (815)254-9959 to schedule your appointment today!

What does winterizing a car mean?

01/03/202259 Auto Repair
Each winter, you should have an inspection done on your vehicle to make sure it is ready for the colder weather. So, what does a technician check in the wintertime? The technician will inspect the tires for good tread life as well as proper tire inflation. The battery should be tested for proper cold-cranking amperage as well as reserve capacity. Batteries typically last about 5 years before they will stop holding a charge. The oil should be replaced based on your vehicle’s regular maintenance s

How do I check my power steering fluid?

12/29/202159 Auto Repair
With power steering fluid, there are 2 main ways to check the fluid depending on what kind of vehicle you have. If your vehicle has a clear bottle, there will be a minimum and maximum line. When the vehicle is warm, the fluid should be between these two lines. If it is below the minimum, power steering fluid should be added. If the vehicle has a dipstick for the power steering fluid, this should be used to determine if the fluid is full. When the vehicle is warm and off, you should remove the po

How do I keep rodents out of my vehicle?

12/03/202159 Auto Repair
With winter and colder weather fast approaching, many animals will start to look for new, warmer homes. What makes a better home to fight off the cold than your engine compartment? The mice in the area feel the heat coming from your nice warm car that you just parked and decide to make it their 5 star hotel. They start snacking on all the tasty wires under the hood. This causes all kinds of electrical issues on vehicles. Every winter, we see vehicles come in with electrical issues due to rodent

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