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Why should car fluid be changed?

Why should car fluid be changed?

                        It's time for an oil change. Can you please check my other fluids? Yes, that is a great habit to get into. The fluid exchanges can keep it running better than ever. There are no warning lights or reminders when these fluid exchanges are due. Each manufacturer has its own fluid exchange intervals. A very common and inexpensive fluid change is your oil change, the life line of the engine. Transmission fluid should be changed every 50,000 miles to help prolong the life of the transmission. Coolant is what protects your engine. If the vehicle does not have the correct amount of coolant in it, it can cause the vehicle to overheat. This can cause expensive repairs to be needed to your engine. We recommend the coolant to be exchanged out every 4 years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. Brakes; we need our vehicles to stop! Brake fluid is needed for your vehicle's brakes to stop. We recommend the ... read more

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Why does my car smell like gas?

Why does my car smell like gas?

  Are you driving around in your vehicle and noticing a distinct odor of gas in your car? A leak may be occurring in your fuel system. Gas leaks can happen anywhere in your fuel system. The best way to determine if your vehicle is leaking fuel is to check if there is a puddle under your vehicle. Gas leaks can be very dangerous and you should have it repaired at your earliest convenience. Issues with your fuel pressure regulator may also cause you to smell gas while driving your car. When the fuel pressure regulator fails, it interferes with the fuel mix ratio. This will cause the car to either run too rich or too thin. The engine will then burn gas excessively. When your car is burning too much gas, it will increase the amount of gas fumes coming out of your exhaust. The possibility of gas fumes making there way into your vehicle's ventilation system is pretty high. Smelling gas while you're driving can cause major issues to us the drivers. If you think your car h ... read more

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Fuel System

Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

Why does my car shake when I apply the brakes?

           As you apply the brake pedal does your car start to shake? Over time, brake pads start to gather road debris such as oil, dirt, and other materials. This can be what causes the vibration, especially when you are applying the brake pedal. When the brakes are applied, heat is generated and can cause the rotors to have uneven wear. When the uneven wear occurs on your brake rotors, it causes your vehicle to shake when the brakes are applied. If you have any concerns regarding the brakes on your vehicle, give us a call! 

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Brakes

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance is something to always keep in mind when it comes to your vehicle. Oil changes, filters, and tire rotations are easy preventative maintenance items. Spark plugs, fluid exchanges, belts and hoses, and wipers are ones that may be forgotten. Staying up on your vehicle's preventative maintenance will help you save money, keep your car safe for the road, and avoid serious damage. Small things like this can keep a peace of mind and help your vehicle stay on the road as long as possible. Call us today and our service advisors will be able to assist you with any questions.    

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Spring is near; think alignments!

Spring is near; think alignments!

After the winter months it is important to have your alignment checked. As the spring thaw begins the roads will shift which may cause stress on your vehicle's suspension and tires. It is important to keep up on your alignment to keep your suspension and tires in great shape. If an alignment is not in the correct specs, it can cause your tires to wear unevenly. It can also cause damage to the suspension on your vehicle. It is important to keep up on your alignments to prevent this damage from happening. Call us today to schedule your alignment for summer travels

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Alignment