Why did my engine light turn on? Why did my engine lock up? Why did my engine overheat? Engines are the life of a vehicle, without that your car won’t get very far. Bob’s Main Street Auto & Towing does repairs from oil changes all the way to engine overhauls. Engine lights may illumiante from something as simple as a faulty gas gap all the way to a misfire in the engine. Our state of the art equipment makes it easy for our ASE certified technicians to be able to diagnose an engine issue. If you find yourself on the side of the road Bob’s Main Street Auto & Towing does offer road side assistance. Call us today and we will be happy diagnose your vehicles runability issues.
Oil changes are an important routine maintenance. For these newer cars with such infrequent oil change recommendations, we still suggest getting your oil changed every 5,000-7,500 miles. Why? Think of oil in your vehicle like your body and water. Our bodies are 60% water. There's always H2O streaming through us. Yes, we can go a few days without it, but it is still important to replenish ourselves and stay hydrated since we lose that water in different ways. However, the longer we go without water, the more our body starts to shut down and not cooperate. The same goes with our vehicles. Oil is constantly pumping throughout the vehicle and its engine. Our job, as the user, is to maintain the oil so that it's always clean and at the level it needs to be. Yes, the vehicle could last months on end without changing the oil, but in the meantime the oil is getting more and more dirty, sludge-like, and building up particles. The more dirty the oil gets, the wo ... read more
The cold weather is here and not leaving for a few more months. With the cold weather you may notice your tire pressure light popping up on your dash. If you feel your vehicle pulling to one way, either the left or right, start with checking your tire pressure. The tire pressure can decrease about 1 PSI for every 10 degrees the temperature changes. To get the correct tire pressure for your vehicle, as they are different for every make and model, check the plaque on the driver's side door jam. Be sure to not under inflate or over inflate the tire as that can cause uneven wear on your tires as well. Stop in at Bob's Main Street Auto and we will be happy to assist you with checking your tire pressure in each tire.
As you're driving down the road, do you notice your temperate gage on the vehicle's dash doing up? Do you have to add coolant to the reservoir? This could be a result in a few things. If you are needing to add coolant your hoses may be leaking or even the radiator may be leaking. Call Bob's Main Street Auto to check over your cooling system to repair the fixes it may need. We do recommend to still do a fluid exchange for maintenance on your vehicle if you are not experiencing any issues. The coolant fluid exchange cleans debris from the cooling system, removes rust, scale and sludge from cooling system fins, cleans rust from coolant, and replenishes depleted coolant additives. Doing a coolant fluid exchange will benefit your vehicle by increasing the coolant life and the vehicle's performance. Call Bob's Main Street Auto & Towing today to speak to a professional service advisor