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Is Your Car Starting To Drive You?

This Is Why Your Arms Feel So Tired It’s date night, and dinner is already calling your name. You jump behind the wheel of your vehicle, crank up that smooth engine, and ease your way onto the road. Except, something doesn’t feel right. The wheel keeps tugging you in a different direction. Your knuckles whiten […]

Every Car Needs A Tune-Up!

When someone says ‘car maintenance,’ what pops into your head? Oil changes? Putting air in your tires? Maybe topping off windshield wiper fluids? You’d be correct in all of those assumptions, but there’s more to it than that. Regular vehicle tune-ups are more than just oil changes and cleaning dirty air filters. Whether you’re restoring […]

So, Your Car Failed A Smog Check?

Diagnose the Issues In California, failing a smog check means your vehicle is releasing too many destructive chemical compounds into the air. Bummer, right? A licensed professional can help you diagnose and rectify the issue, but sometimes knowing what you’re up against can help with the anxiety of the situation. Smog checks are no joke; […]

How to Recognize the Need for Wheel Alignment

Does Wheel Alignment Really Matter? You’ve probably heard the expression about “reading the writing on the wall.” When it comes to your vehicle needing wheel alignment, the signs are nearly as clear. Instead of being written on a wall, however, you’ll detect them on the pavement where you drive. Even when the signs are present, […]

Understanding How the Exhaust System Works

Are You Exhausted with Not Understanding Smog Devices? If you don’t understand how certain components and systems of your vehicle work or what’s wrong with them, you can feel drained and overwhelmed. As applied to emissions and smog checks, your exhaust system might leave you feeling exhausted. If you’re feeling a little burned out, let […]

Hit the Gas and Drive Toward Your Career in Auto Repair

Fueling the Career That’s Right for You A couple of principles apply to your career opportunities. First, we’re fortunate to live in a country where we’re free to choose our own career paths. Second, a good bit of life is what you make it. Will you spend your working years in a dull job that […]

Is Limp Mode as Bad as It Sounds?

Is My Car Dead? Limp mode is a terrible sounding name. Understandably, it might strike fear in the heart of a car owner who has never heard of it before. Indeed, it might do the same for a driver who has never experienced this slowdown while operating an auto. As bad as it seems, limp […]

Sorting Through Your Motor Oil Choices

First Things First. Plan on Oil Changes. If you want your vehicle to run well and last a long time, you’ll want to make sure you have a solid plan of preventive maintenance services. One of the most important of those is regular oil change because it helps ensure that your car has a sufficient […]

How We Perform Wheel Alignments

Three Isn’t a Crowd A “third wheel” generally isn’t a positive label because it’s used when an extra guest interferes with two who had plans only with one another. When it comes to wheel alignment, however, you might want to rethink the relationship. There’s a lot to be said for having you, your vehicle, and […]

Coolant? Antifreeze? Water?

What Is It and Why Does it Matter? You know you need fluid in your vehicle, but perhaps you’re confused by the different terminology you’ve heard tossed around. You’ve heard that you need coolant. You’ve heard that you need antifreeze. Somebody asked if you’d checked the water in your car. Coolant and antifreeze are the […]