What should I check on my vehicle before winter?
11/10/202159 Auto Repair
With colder weather just around the corner, we are here to help you prepare your car. Before snow comes, your tires should be checked for proper inflation as well as good tread life. It is common for cold weather to cause your tires to drop a few pounds of pressure. Good tread helps your tire grip the road and keeps control of the vehicle in bad conditions. We are always happy to check your tire pressure and tread life!
Your battery should also be inspected for proper cold cranking amps as w
When should I replace my coolant?
11/02/202159 Auto Repair
When should I replace my coolant? Over time, your coolant system becomes contaminated with moisture. This causes the boiling point of the coolant to change, as well as it to lose its rust-inhibiting properties. Over time, this will cause corrosion in the system and will cause the vehicle to overheat. As part of your regular maintenance service, coolant should be replaced every 5 years or 60,000 miles. When the coolant is replaced, the technician will burp the system to remove any air bubbles.
Why do I hear a clicking noise while turning?
10/20/202159 Auto Repair
A clicking noise can be an indication of a few different issues on your vehicle. One of the most common issues is a worn CV Axle Shaft. The CV axle joint has boots that contain grease. The grease helps lubricate the joint while the axle moves. When the boot starts to crack, it will leak grease, and when the grease is gone, the axle will make noise. Sometimes a worn cv axle will cause a vibration that increases with speed.
Other times, a cv axle will cause a knocking noise that can be more pron
Why is my TPMS light flashing?
10/01/202159 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
How do my brakes work?
09/16/202159 Auto Repair
Your foot pushes on the brake pedal to apply the brakes. The force of your foot is amplified by mechanical leverage and the brake booster. A piston then moves into the cylinder and squeezes the hydraulic fluid out of the end.
Hydraulic fluid runs through the brake lines and hoses to transmit pressure equally to all four brakes. The force creates friction between the brake pads and brake rotors to stop your vehicle. Over time, this causes the brake pad to wear down. When the brake pad is thin,
Corrosion on Battery Terminals?
09/10/202159 Auto Repair
Is there corrosion on your battery terminals? This is a sign that it is time for a battery service! The technician will apply cleaner to the battery terminal and then take a wire brush to scrub the terminals. Corrosion causes the battery cables to make poor connections.
If the cables do not have a good connection, the battery will not properly charge. This can lead to the vehicle not starting. It can also reduce the life of your battery. The technician will check the reserve capacity as well a