Why Should You Always Have a Tire Inflator in Your Truck?

There are some truck accessories that exist purely to make your vehicle look cool. However, there are others that are quite useful and essential, such as the tire inflator. Not many people use this handy little gadget, but it can make all the difference when you’re stranded on the side of the road.  Continue reading “Why Should You Always Have a Tire Inflator in Your Truck?” »

Understanding the Difference Between Gas and Diesel Engines

If you drive a vehicle with a gasoline engine, a diesel engine might seem like something from another universe. There are actually quite a few similarities between the two, with a few vital differences. The experts at Performance Auto Repair are available to help you learn the differences between the two engines so that you’re prepared for any future vehicle maintenance situation.  Continue reading “Understanding the Difference Between Gas and Diesel Engines” »

What Happens to Your Vehicle if Your Wheels Aren’t Aligned?

Maintaining proper tire alignment on your vehicle not only protects your tires; it also helps to prevent accidents down the road. Without proper alignment, your tires suffer, which means your vehicle suffers. Here’s how:
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Three Things To Do If Your Car Won’t Start

We all know that there’s nothing worse than when you’re running behind in the morning and your car won’t start. Before you panic, there are a few things you can do to determine why your car won’t start. Once you have an idea of the problem, you may be able to find a solution! Continue reading “Three Things To Do If Your Car Won’t Start” »

If Your Check Engine Light Comes On, Don’t Freak Out!

When your check engine light comes on, it can seem completely random and have no logical explanation. Figuring out what triggered the indicator can be frustrating. However, there is hope: automotive technicians can delve deep into your car’s memory to find out exactly what’s going wrong, saving you valuable time and money.
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Spark Plugs: What Are They & Why Are They Important?

The spark plugs on your engine are more than just confusing bits of metal. They are complicated pieces of technology that send electrical energy to the combustion chamber in your engine. This little spark sets off the “explosion” that creates controlled chaos in the chamber and starts your engine. Not a small role, by any means.  Continue reading “Spark Plugs: What Are They & Why Are They Important?” »

When is the Best Time for You to Bring Your Car in for Service?

Many drivers know all too well that they have to bring their car in for maintenance if they want it to run smoothly. Regular auto maintenance keeps your car running like a dream, and it will save you money in the long run. Preventative auto repair, when performed by experienced mechanics, will ensure that you are less likely to be stuck with a major repair bill. But when is the best time for you to bring your car in for repairs?  Continue reading “When is the Best Time for You to Bring Your Car in for Service?” »

Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked

The alternator in your car is a very important component: it charges your battery while you drive. If your alternator dies while you’re on the road, you only have a few miles to move to safety before you lose power completely. However, a dead alternator doesn’t have to catch you off-guard on the highway if you are taking care of it. Here are five signs for you to be aware of so you don’t end up stranded on your next road trip!  Continue reading “Five Signs Your Alternator Needs to be Checked” »

Strange and Unusual Automobile Laws Across the U.S.

Sometimes strange and unusual laws remain because lawmakers forget about them. Sometimes they get forgotten and no one remembers to change them. No matter why they’re still in effect, you can still get tickets for disobeying these odd laws. We’ve put together some of these laws so that you can be prepared if you find yourself suddenly pulled over in Alabama or New Jersey.

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7 Car Hacks For the Savvy Car Owner

We’ve all had a moment where we see a cool hack and wonder why we didn’t think of it first. We have some handy car hacks that will not only help you take care of your car but will also make you the talk of the neighborhood!  Continue reading “7 Car Hacks For the Savvy Car Owner” »

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