Have you ever said, "Don't worry about the battery; I can handle that, " to your auto technician?Read More
Topics: car battery, battery, auto battery maintenance, auto battery testing
Our all-time most popular blog post is all about shaking. It is titled: "Is Your Car Shaking? 3 Common Problems that Cause Cars to Vibrate", and it's had almost a quarter of a million page views. Or, to put it in the words of Jerry Lee Lewis, there is "...a whole lot of shakin' going on."Read More
Topics: diagnose car problems, diagnostic forms, noise and vibration problems, car vibrations, shaking car
As April showers head our way, here are a few things to consider.
Is your car a convertible? Does it have a sunroof? Is water pouring on your foot when you turn? Do you park under a lot of trees? Does your car smell musty or feel damp? If so, check out this important tip! It could save you a lot of money.Read More
Topics: water damage, moldy smells in cars, car smells, musty car
Know what season it is? Pothole season.
All the melting snow has left behind a wonderful gift. POTHOLES!
In some places around the city, it's more like driving around an obstacle course. The important thing to remember is that sometimes potholes can do a lot of damage, so it's important to be cautious and avoid them. It may mean driving a bit slower, but it is worth it in the long run.
If you hit a pothole and notice that your car seems to be veering off to the left or right, it's a sign that there is a problem. Cars just don't go out of alignment by themselves. Something has to happen to cause it, and if you hit a pothole, it's the likely culprit.
Here are some things to check should a pothole catch you by surprise.Read More
Topics: misalignment, potholes, wheel alignment, steering, suspension problems
We see quite a few Mini Coopers with direct injection engines that have carbon build-up on the intake valves. While direct injection engines do offer enhanced fuel performance and cleaner emissions, these engines are more likely to have an issue with carbon build up on the intake valves.Read More
Topics: mini auto repair, intake valves, direct fuel injection, Mini Cooper, clogged intake manifold, carbon build up