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What Air Conditioning Smells Indicate

Normally as a car becomes older, mold, bacteria, fungi and other micro organisms begin to grow. This is especially true in areas rarely accessed such as the vents of the air conditioner and on the evaporate right behind the dashboard….

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transmission stick automatic

Ways to Keep Your Transmission Healthy

We all want to keep our vehicles running better and longer. Your transmission needs care and maintenance just like your engine. 10 Ways to Prolong Your Transmission Check transmission fluid regularly and properly. Check transmission fluid after running while it’s…

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engine belts service

What Makes a Belt Squeal?

Are you the one with the “noisy vehicle” that squeals every time you start your engine? Your engine belts make a screech or squeal noise usually because the rubber belt is slipping on the metal pulley and just like your…

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Use an App to Track Your Maintenance

Keeping personal tabs on the work you have done to your car can be a pain. A few of our customers have said they like to keep receipts in the glove compartment so they can look through them when needed,…

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engine air filter

Do I Really Need This Service : Engine Air Filter

The engine air filter may be one of the most up sold items in the entire automotive world. But do you really need to have your air filter replaced? Today we will talk about some of the reasons why you…

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Do I Really Need This Service : Serpentine Belt

What is a Serpentine Belt? This is the belt on your car that drives the accessories. In order to technically be a serpentine belt, it must drive multiple accessories. Things like: Power steering pump Alternator Air conditioning compressor Water pump…

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tires

Do I Really Need This Service : Tires

If you want to learn a little more about tires, check out “Know Your Tires“. That article breaks down the parts of tires, how to read the sizes, and tons more great information. Why are tires important? Consider that your tires…

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brake service

Do I Really Need This Service : Brake Job

There are a lot of variables that go into making a choice on replacing brakes.  It is not always a cut and dry choice.  Let’s first break down the common types of brake jobs.  Then we will give you some…

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timing belt

Do I Really Need This Service: Timing Belt

What is a timing belt or chain? In older vehicles, this might be a timing chain.  For simplicity, we’ll use the more modern “timing belt” for the remainder of this article. A timing belt may be a difficult thing to…

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April is National Car Care Month

Because basic maintenance can go a long way toward improving the safety and dependability of your vehicle, every April is designated as National Car Care Month to encourage owners to give their cars some extra attention. Results of community car…

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