Vehicle Messages

Vehicle Messages

You don’t have to be a professional mechanic to know that something may be wrong with your vehicle.  If you stay alert to vehicle messages and use your senses while driving, in many cases you can identify when there is a problem.  In this months’ blog, we share how...

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Addressing Engine Knocking

Addressing Engine Knocking

If you spend any amount of time in your vehicle, then you are probably aware of the sights, sounds, smells, and sensations when the vehicle is working properly.  We are all familiar with the normal signs of a highly functioning vehicle.  The trick to keeping your...

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Shock and Strut Problems

Shock and Strut Problems

Your vehicle’s suspension system is critical to supporting the weight of your vehicle while cushioning the impact to vehicle occupants from the uneven surfaces of the road.  If you have ever experienced a bumpy, bouncy ride, there may be a problem with your suspension...

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The Belt Tensioner

The Belt Tensioner

If you are diligent about your vehicle’s ongoing maintenance, then you probably have your belts inspected on a periodic basis.   If not, this should be added to your maintenance routine. One common problem that you may encounter with your vehicle belts involves the...

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Vehicle Won’t Start?

Vehicle Won’t Start?

Have you ever experienced a time when your vehicle would not start?  You pushed the ignition button, or turned the key and nothing? After you get through the dread in that situation, the question that should run through your mind next: Is it the battery? The starter? ...

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Time For An AC System Check?

Time For An AC System Check?

With warmer weather on the horizon, now is the time you may want to consider having your vehicle’s AC system checked.  There’s nothing worse than a hot, sticky, August day while driving on the highway, and no air conditioner to keep you and your vehicle occupants...

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New Vehicle Purchase

New Vehicle Purchase

Does your stress level go up every time you get into your vehicle because you are not sure what problem will arise next?  If so, then it may be time to replace your current vehicle for a stress-free new or slightly used vehicle.  However, making a purchase decision...

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Time for a Tune Up

Time for a Tune Up

As automobiles have evolved over the years, so has the type of maintenance that is required to keep a vehicle functioning at its best.  There will always be the core maintenance tasks that never change.   For example, the periodic oil and filter changes, brake...

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Small and Simple Maintenance Tasks

Small and Simple Maintenance Tasks

If you are the “weekend warrior” who typically likes to tackle new and challenging household jobs, then you understand the satisfaction of completing a difficult chore that is usually reserved for professionals.  For those with that weekend warrior mentality, there...

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Your Steering System

Your Steering System

Like many components of your vehicle, the steering system is not only important, but it gets a lot of use every time you drive.  However, drivers tend to take the steering system for granted, until something goes wrong with it. In this month’s blog, we examine two...

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