Why does my car battery keep dying?
07/08/202159 Auto Repair
The battery's job is to start the vehicle. Once running, the alternator powers all the electronics and recharges the battery. If the alternator is not working properly, the battery will not charge and the vehicle will not start. Over time, batteries lose their charge. If your vehicle sits, the battery will die. A car battery typically only lasts 5 years. After this, there is not enough reserve capacity to keep the battery charged. If the battery light comes on while driving, the alternator ma
What does a car air filter do?
06/23/202159 Auto Repair
The main air filter removes contaminants from the air that goes into your engine. It is part of the vehicle's air intake system and it removes water, dirt, pollen, bugs, and any other debris that comes through your vehicle's grill. The air filter should be checked during every oil change and should be replaced when it is dirty. When the air filter gets dirty, the engine will not breathe properly. In extreme cases, it can cause decreased gas mileage, strange engine noises, reduction in horsepow
Why is my vehicle making a whining noise while turning?
06/15/202159 Auto Repair
Why is my vehicle making a whining noise while turning? If the Power Steering Fluid on your vehicle is low, there will be a whining noise when you turn. Power steering fluid is a hydraulic fluid used in the steering system to create a link between the front wheels and the steering wheel. This decreases the amount of effort it takes to steer the vehicle. If the power steering fluid is low, it will be hard to turn. Power steering fluid should be changed every 5 years or 60,000 miles for mainten
My check engine light is on. What do I do?
06/07/202159 Auto Repair
Your check engine light can come on for any number of reasons, from a loose gas cap to a more serious issue such as misfiring. The check engine light is your vehicle’s way of telling you something is wrong. If the check engine light is flashing, your vehicle is telling you there is a more serious issue. When the light is flashing, you should pull the vehicle over and turn it off as soon as it is safe to do so. Driving with a flashing check engine light can cause further damage to a vehicle. If
05/18/202159 Auto Repair
Why is my wheel getting hot while I am driving? Brake Calipers use the brake fluid to apply the brake pads to the brake rotors to stop the vehicle. If the brake caliper is sticking, it will cause the brakes to stay applied, causing the tire to heat up. This will cause premature or uneven wear of the brake pads. If the vehicle is making a grinding noise while driving, it may be time to have your brakes inspected. When the calipers are replaced, the brake fluid should also be replaced. Now throu
In need of a tune up?
05/14/202159 Auto Repair
When was the last time your vehicle had a tune up? Tune ups help keep your vehicle in great running condition. A typical tune up consists of replacing the spark plugs and either the ignition wires or spark plug boots. Sometimes the plenum needs to be removed in order to replace the spark plugs; the plenum gasket would then also need to be replaced. A tune up can help your vehicle run smoother as well as increase the gas mileage of your vehicle. If your vehicle is misfiring, the spark plugs ma