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Yearly Archives: 2022

How Long Does it Take to Change a Flat Tire?

How Long Does it Take to Change a Flat Tire?

As a driver, certain skills are necessary regardless of your status, such as changing a tire. While it's not desirable, it will save you in unexpected situations. Fortunately, changing a tire is not hard. You can learn it in just a few minutes by watching an expert, or someone experienced doing it. Flat tires can happen anywhere, so you should always be prepared with the right tools or equipment. Tools Needed to Change a Tire Every time you drive, especially for long distances, ensure you check the state of your car and that you have the recommended tools for an emergency. For the tires, check the pressure, including that of the spare. Here are the tools you will need to change a tire. Spare tire Jack Wrench Vehicle owner's manual Flashlight with fresh and extra batteries Gloves Raincoat or poncho Wheel wedge A piece of wood, preferably 2x6, to secure the jack Once you verify you have all these tools, ensure you use the owner's manual for the specific steps. Also ... read more

Are Vehicle Inspections Important?

Are Vehicle Inspections Important?

If it has been a while since your vehicle has been inspected, you may be wondering if such a thing is important. Perhaps you typically get in and out of the shop without getting much else done, or you skip over your vehicle's recommended inspection intervals because you worry that a visit may cost you a lot. However, do you know how important vehicle inspections are and how going to a trustworthy shop can make all the difference? When you bring your car to an honest shop, such as ours, for a vehicle inspection, you can have peace of mind knowing that we would never recommend a service that your vehicle doesn't need. We have your best interest in mind, and would only recommend a service if we felt that it was completely necessary to the safety and health of your vehicle. A regular vehicle inspection is important for a number of reasons. Most importantly, it ensures that problems are detected early on. This can prevent the problem from spreading, and eventually leading to break ... read more

What Are the Dangers of a Damaged Exhaust System

What Are the Dangers of a Damaged Exhaust System

The exhaust system in your vehicle is important for several reasons: It ensures that the harmful engine byproducts are corrected before being released into the air.  It directs exhaust fumes away from vehicle passengers. In other words, it protects you and your passengers from breathing in harmful chemicals, like carbon monoxide, that can make you sick. So, don't put your health at risk by driving with a broken exhaust system. It controls the noise by dampening engine and exhaust sounds. It ensures a smooth engine combustion process, ensuring an even balance of performance and efficiency. With that being said, what all could happen if your exhaust system is damaged? Indeed, it will negatively affect engine performance and MPG. If the bad gasses aren't being moved, they can wear down the engine and surrounding parts. Symptoms That Indicate You Need Exhaust System Repairs Your engine is louder than normal, making tapping or hissing sounds Your engine power has decline ... read more

Show Your Car Some Love This Valentine's Day

Show Your Car Some Love This Valentine's Day

For most of us, our cars are what gets us from place to place every day. You could call it a special connection (if you will). Like any relationship, there's give and take; to ensure your car continues to provide you with safe, reliable, and efficient rides, why not give your sweet ride some love this Valentine's Day? Below are some ways you can give back to your car: Have your car detailed First and foremost, when was the last time you washed your car? The inside? A great way to kick off the year and show your vehicle some love is by having it detailed. This ensures your vehicle gets carefully cleaned inside and out; you (and your car) will feel brand new again. Check and rotate your tires During this time of year, the pressure in your tires often contracts, causing underinflated tires. As a result, you could experience a drop in your gas mileage and make your tires wear down faster. Regularly measuring your tire pressure, making adjustments, and rotating your tires are al ... read more

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