Author: cwtaylor

Spring is a great time to perform routine car battery maintenance. After all, your vehicle worked hard all winter, often in freezing temperatures. A battery inspection will determine if your car battery is rechargeable or requires replacement. In addition, a vehicle battery service can clean the battery terminals and cables of rust & corrosion, improving the battery's performance and lifespan. Finally, you can check and...

An annual wheel alignment is a routine maintenance task you should add to your calendar. The stresses of driving on uneven roads, hitting potholes, and parallel parking can easily misalign your wheels. How often have you winced after driving at speed over an unseen pothole or bumped into the curb while parking? All those minor incidences add up and can negatively affect the performance and...

Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) sensors are now a standard feature in all modern vehicles. They provide an extra layer of safety and peace of mind on the road. By maintaining proper tire pressure, you not only stay safe but also enjoy benefits such as improved fuel efficiency and reduced environmental impact. This blog will explore the importance of TPMS sensors in ensuring your safety...

Few components are as crucial as spark plugs for maximizing fuel efficiency and achieving optimal vehicle performance. These small but mighty parts play a major role in igniting the air-fuel mixture in your engine's cylinders. If you're looking to boost your fuel efficiency, improve vehicle performance, and reduce emissions, don't overlook the power of your spark plugs. This blog explores how replacing your spark plugs...

When faced with issues or minor wear and tear on our vehicles, it's easy to consider trading it in for a newer model. However, you can save money by being faithful to your car maintenance and car repairs. This blog will explore the economic benefits of taking care of your current vehicle instead of opting for a new one.   Saving Money Lower Depreciation Depreciation is one of the...

Your vehicle is a complex machine that relies on many electronic and mechanical systems and fluids. Coolant regulates temperature, inhibits rust, and lubricates the engine. Cooling system flushes and replacing worn-out hoses and gaskets can prevent coolant leaks, engine corrosion, and engine overheating. Therefore, every auto manufacturer recommends routine Cooling System Maintenance to avoid the common auto risks below.   7 Common Auto Risks Of Coolant Leaks 1)...

Your vehicle's tires ensure your safety and provide optimal road performance. Over time, tires wear down, and you will need to replace them. But how do you know when to invest in a new set of tires? Signs that indicate it's time to replace your tires include low tread depth, uneven tread wear, and poor fuel efficiency.   1) Worn Tires Tread Depth Tread depth is an excellent...

The last thing anyone wants to do is drive around town while freezing in their car. Even short trips seem too long when your car heater is not working. Below are a few common issues that can affect the performance of your car heater. We will cover troubleshooting tips for the car heater thermostat and cabin air filter, plus how low coolant can shut down...

The check engine light is a small warning sign on your dashboard. It indicates something is wrong with your vehicle's engine or emissions system. But what exactly does it mean when that light comes on? There are various reasons for a triggered check engine light, from a faulty gas cap to a defective catalytic converter. This blog post will explore common causes your check engine...

In this 4-part blog series, we have explored how auto maintenance applies to the safety and performance of our vehicles. The suspension, wheel alignment, and auto tires comprise the three parts of the auto stability triangle. In this final installment, I will show how vital auto tire maintenance is for vehicle safety. I will explain tread depth, tire pressure, and tire balancing. Additionally, we will...