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Why Does My Oil Light Keep Coming On?

Anytime your oil light comes on, it can be cause for concern. Most drivers think that the oil light indicates when your oil is low but it actually comes on when there isn’t enough pressure to inject the oil into your engine. If your engine doesn’t get enough oil, the cylinders can be damaged and you’ll end up paying a lot of money for a new engine. To save yourself the hassle, be aware of the different problems that could trigger your oil light. Continue reading “Why Does My Oil Light Keep Coming On?” »

Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?

There are so many different ways that drivers unintentionally hurt their car and send it to an early grave. You may think that there’s a lot that your car or truck can handle, but there are certain things that you should try to avoid at all costs if you want to keep your vehicle out of the shop or junkyard.  Continue reading “Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?” »

Keep Your Headlights Shiny With These Cleaning Tips

Over time, you may notice that the headlights on your vehicle have become dull and yellowed. This effect is most often caused by age and the harsh result of being in the sun. Getting your headlights back to their cleanest and safest is a simple, DIY task you can complete at home; here’s how:  Continue reading “Keep Your Headlights Shiny With These Cleaning Tips” »

Why is Tire Repair Important?

In 2000, the Federal Highway Administration reported nearly 200 million licensed drivers. Most drivers in their thirties and forties clock around 15,000 miles every year. That’s a lot of driving! It also means that their tires see a lot of wear and tear. This means that they may need to be repaired sooner rather than later. Continue reading “Why is Tire Repair Important?” »

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?” »

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