Your vehicle’s engine is a complex machine that requires ongoing maintenance to keep it running smoothly. One important maintenance task that should never be ignored is to stay on top of your vehicle fluids. Each unique vehicle fluid may follow a different maintenance schedule, and this month’s blog we highlight the timeframes for fluid replacements for your oil, brake fluid, power steering, coolant, and transmission. In addition to fluid replacement, you should be checking and/or replenishing fluids on a regular basis within the vehicle systems. (more…)
Getting a flat tire is something you cannot anticipate, but you can be prepared to handle it when it happens. Flat tire prep means knowing how to change your tire, having a functioning spare tire, and ensuring you are equipped with the proper equipment. In this month’s blog post, we share proactive steps to prepare if you unexpectedly get a flat tire on the road. (more…)
Did you know that 84% of new year’s resolutions made by Americans are about their physical or mental health and well-being (Forbes)? It makes sense to reset your focus on what is important, and that includes your vehicle health. As you plan your personal resolutions you may want to think about how you can establish a vehicle health resolution for this upcoming year. In this month’s blog post, we show you how easy it is to establish a vehicle health resolution that you can keep! (more…)
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 vehicle in good condition is to be alert to the unusual signs that may lead to problems with your vehicle’s engine. One of those signs that drivers should be alerted to is the “knocking sound” that may come from the engine. In this month’s blog, we discuss the common causes of engine knocking, and ways to address causes of knocking to avoid serious engine damage. (more…)
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 cool. (more…)
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 inspections, or tire rotations. But one maintenance function, the tune up, has changed alongside the mechanical and technology advances over the years.
In this month’s blog post, we look at the modern tune up for your vehicle. We discuss why they are important and what you should expect when you have your vehicle serviced with a tune up. (more…)