When Do I Need to Change My Brakes?

The life of brake pads depends on a lot of factors and will vary depending on your driving pattern. Some of those factors may include driving habits, stop-and-go traffic, brake lining material and weather conditions. Some of the vehicles will have a built-in brake pad wear sensor that will let you know when is time […]

What Does the Turtle Light on the Dashboard Mean?

Output control warning light This light comes on when the ignition switch is on. It goes off when the electric motor is ready to run.  The warning light comes on when the hybrid vehicle battery temperature is low or high, or the hybrid vehicle battery capacity is decreased with the selector lever at “R” during driving. If the light comes on, […]

TPMS Light On!

Don’t ignore this light on your instrument cluster, because your plans can change in seconds flat. This light will turn on solid if one or more tire are low on air pressure. If the light blinks, it could indicate there is a problem with one or more tire pressure sensors. Make sure you check your tire […]

How Often Should I Replace The Engine Coolant?

For some modern vehicles, it is recommended to change the engine coolant every 5 years or 150,000 miles. For others, changing the coolant can be every 24,000 to 36,000 miles under severe conditions such as frequent towing or delivery service. Coolant can deteriorate over time becoming more acidic and losing its rust-inhibiting properties, causing corrosion. […]

Tire Pressure Sensor

You stop to fill up gas and want to check the air pressure and add a little air to your tires. Think twice, most gas stations do not filtered water out of the compressed air and you might be adding water to your tires and eventually damaging you tire pressure sensors. Creating rust inside the […]

Oil Sludge In Oil Pan!!!

Engine oil sludge can build up inside the engine blocking the oil from reaching all the way inside the oil passages resulting in engine failure. The oil sludge is difficult to diagnose because a blockage does not affect the oil level.   The lack of maintenance causes the oil to break down and oxidizes due to […]

Fuel Saving Magnets

Everyone is looking to reduce their consumption of fuel with the price of fuel rising everyday. One question that I get all the time is how to use magnets to improve gas mileage. My answer is would it be  possible that the major car manufacturers  have overlooked–or intentionally avoided–simple engine modifications that would give their […]

Engine Light On

The Service Engine Soon or Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most drivers. A flashing light usually indicates a severe engine misfire allowing unburned fuel to enter into the exhaust system. There it can quickly raise […]

Bent Rim and Ruptured Tire.

Ratchet your speed back a little bit to avoid hitting a pothole at high speeds. Hitting a pothole at lower speeds typically doesn’t cause as much, or as serious damage as hitting one at higher speeds. Rim bent and tire ruptured. In a case like this you will have to replace both the rim and […]

How Often Should I Rotate My Tires?

Rotating your tires every six months or 6,000 miles. It helps to maintain an even amount of tread wear on all 4 tires. Which will prolong the life of your tires improving gas mileage and having a smoother comfortable ride. While this is a good recommendation, many vehicle manufacturers make their own recommendations regarding how often tires […]