Category: Domestic Repair

Why is my Engine “Knocking”?

January 31st, 2020 by

If you notice that your engine is making a “knocking” sound, this is your vehicle’s way of letting you know that something is right with the engine. Also described as a “pinging” sound, a knocking from the engine can point to a couple of different issues. The most common cause for this sound is the

Prepping Your Vehicle for Winter Travel

December 31st, 2019 by

Whether you’re planning to travel by car this winter season or will just be driving to and from work each day, prepping your car for winter can help you avoid car troubles on the road and keep you safe while driving in winter weather conditions.  Before you hit the road for any type of extended

Avoid These Distractions While Driving

October 30th, 2019 by

Driving safely on the road can be the difference between getting to your destination safely and finding yourself in an unexpected accident. Accidents can happen, but often times can be avoided by staying focused on the road and driving as safely as possible. Following the speed limit, giving yourself plenty of time to slow and stop,

How to Top off Your Engine Oil Properly

September 29th, 2019 by

The engine oil in your vehicle is extremely important to the overall health and operation of your car. Although your regular oil changes should never be missed, you can top off your own engine oil if you do so properly in between oil changes if you find that your engine oil is low or needs

What Causes Alternators to Fail?

August 29th, 2019 by

The alternator has an important job – it keeps the battery charged while driving by recycling energy created by your vehicle which helps to power all of your electrical components, such as the radio, lights, and more. Often times when our car won’t start or stay on, we blame it on the battery. However, sometimes

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

July 31st, 2019 by

Your vehicle’s TPMS warning light is the Tire Pressure Monitoring System. If this light illuminates, it can mean a number of different things, but more than likely your car has detected that one or more of your tires has low air pressure that can be dangerous on the road.  The Tire Pressure Monitor System monitors

Vehicle Tune-Ups – How Often Are They Needed?

May 31st, 2019 by

Unlike an oil service, tune-ups are a larger service that are typically required every 30,000 miles or so, depending on the age of your vehicle and your driving habits. If you are wondering when your vehicle will be due for a tune-up, the best thing to do is to refer to your vehicle’s owner’s manual.

5 Signs That Indicate You Need New Brake Pads

April 26th, 2019 by

Brakes are one of many vehicle components that are vital to your safety on the road. Your brakes help you slow and stop when needed, and compromised brakes can put your safety at risk. As soon as you notice something off about your brakes, it is important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop

Spring Vehicle Maintenance

March 31st, 2019 by

Spring is a great time to take control of your vehicle’s maintenance. Driving in the winter weather can take a toll on our vehicles, causing wear and tear that can affect overall performance and fuel efficiency. Before your spring and summer road trip plans, be sure to come by our shop for a spring vehicle

Is Your Car Making Strange Noises?

February 28th, 2019 by

If your car starts making strange noises while driving, this is usually a sign of an issue within your vehicle. The source can vary depending on the sound and when you hear it. If you do hear a strange noise, don’t ignore it! The best thing to do is to note down the noise, including