Three Ways to Prepare for an Unexpected Car Repair

Last year, the AAA estimated that around one-third of drivers are unprepared for unexpected car repairs. Car and truck owners often forget to budget for depreciation after they buy a vehicle which can lead to trouble in the long run. Here are some things you can do to make sure that you won’t be caught out if you need unplanned repairs.

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4 Reasons Why Your Car’s Air Conditioner Might Be Blowing Hot Air

So, you got up this morning, drank your morning coffee, showered and got out the door – so far so good, right? It’s June and you noticed that today is a little muggier than usual. No problem! You’re only a few feet away from the sweet, sweet air-conditioned comfort of your car. You get in, buckle up, turn the key, and switch the A/C fan up to high. And in that very moment, you’ve realized your car has betrayed you and it’s blowing nothing but hot air. But why?

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Why is My Car Shaking? The Answer May be Internal

Picture this: you’re going down the road, enjoying the drive on a sunny afternoon when your car starts to shudder. Not only are you physically shaken, but you’re also suddenly nervous. A shaking, shuddering vehicle is never a good sign. There are many different things that could cause your car to shake. The important thing is to get your car inspected as soon as possible so you can see if the shaking is caused by some external factor, like a bumpy road, or if it’s an internal issue.

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Why a Computerized Diagnostic Service is Essential

A computerized diagnostic is one method of electronic testing that mechanics use to help vehicle owners figure out what’s going on in their car or truck by using computerized equipment. Similar to an X-Ray or CATscan, a computerized diagnostic service is non-invasive and gets a look at what’s going on behind the scenes. Every car or truck owner is familiar with the frustration that comes when a service light appears on your dash but you don’t know why – the “Check Engine” light is the most familiar for most drivers. The service lights on your dash can be indicators of a variety of issues, some minor and some serious. A computerized diagnostic, like the ones performed in our shop, provide the answers you need.  Continue reading “Why a Computerized Diagnostic Service is Essential” »

5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic

Sometimes you have minor issues with your vehicle that you don’t give a second thought. Other times, major repairs are needed. It’s essential that you seek a mechanic’s advice sooner rather than later when you think you might have a serious automobile problem. If you notice any of these five signs, you may be in need of immediate vehicle repair. Continue reading “5 Signs It’s Time to Visit the Mechanic” »

Are Your Bad Driving Habits Dooming Your Car?

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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?” »

Three Things To Do If Your Car Won’t Start

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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” »

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” »

4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking

We discussed what to do if your engine overheats but did you know that a leaking radiator can cause major problems if your car does overheat? Your radiator is in charge of regulating your engine’s temperature, so if there’s not enough coolant, things can heat up pretty quickly. Pay close attention under your vehicle’s hood and look for these signs to make sure you catch leaks before they catch you. Continue reading “4 Ways to Know Your Radiator is Leaking” »

Staying Safe if You’re Stranded on the Highway

It’s the plot of horror movies and every road trip’s worst nightmare: the moment your car comes to a grinding halt on the side of the highway. Once you’ve called a tow truck to take your car to the nearest repair shop, the waiting game begins. There are many dangers when you’re waiting on the side of the highway – here’s what we recommend to keep yourself safe: Continue reading “Staying Safe if You’re Stranded on the Highway” »

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