Archive for the ‘Preventive Maintenance’ Category

Don’t Ignore Your Vehicle’s “Symptoms”

November 18th, 2019 by David Berney

When you develop a common cold, you may initially experience a variety of symptoms before the cold takes full hold of your body. Symptoms are our body’s way of telling us that something is wrong. Unfortunately, sometimes people ignore the symptoms that their bodies are communicating to them until they become more serious.

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The Five Most Commonly Neglected Vehicle Maintenance Items

August 14th, 2019 by David Berney

When most of us think of ongoing vehicle maintenance, we tend to only focus on oil changes, wipers or wiper fluid, or tire air pressure. While these are important to check regularly, there are some other important maintenance items that are often overlooked and neglected by vehicle owners.

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How Important is Your Vehicle’s Serpentine Belt?

March 6th, 2019 by David Berney

Serpentine Belt

Many vehicle owners are unaware of just how important the belts and hoses are to the longevity of the engine. Because they are constantly in use while your vehicle is running, they undergo a lot of wear and tear. Belts are responsible for powering parts like the water pump, power steering pump, air conditioning and more. In this blog post, we are going to talk about the serpentine belt – one long, winding belt that works to keep your alternator, power steering pump, air conditioner and water pump running. Lately, we have been fixing vehicles with broken belts or belts that have thrown off because of worn out idlers, tensioners, and seized water pumps. Here’s how it happens and what you can do about it. (more…)

You can avoid the 7 most expensive car repairs by doing these things

February 7th, 2019 by David Berney

Expensive vehicle repair bills can be such a drag, especially when they come unexpectedly. While you can’t completely eliminate expenses associated with fixing your car, you can reduce the probability of having to deal with the more expensive auto repair bills. How? By regularly maintaining your vehicle and replacing parts before they break. Proper vehicle maintenance will also extend the life of your vehicle. That’s a very good thing if you are trying to avoid expensive car payments. In this blog post, you will learn about the 7 most expensive vehicle repairs and what you can do to avoid having to deal with them. (more…)

How’s the Exhaust System Running?

January 11th, 2019 by David Berney

When most people think of the exhaust system, they imagine the tailpipe and muffler. In fact, it’s much more than those two parts and has a very important job to do – protect you and your passengers from being exposed to harmful gases. The system also minimizes pollution in the environment. In this blog post, you will learn about the exhaust system along with some of the signs there’s a problem that requires exhaust system repair. You’ll also learn how you can maintain the exhaust system. (more…)