When your check engine light comes on, it’s your vehicle’s way of telling you something isn’t right. don’t panic, but know it is time to take your vehicle into our after sales services for an inspection.
Each automobile manufacturer sets different standards as to when they recommend your vehicle needs an oil change. In our experience, we have found doing an oil change every 3,000 miles works best. If you have questions about what oil change schedule would work best for your vehicle, give us a call.
If your brakes make a grinding or squeaking noise, it normally means your brake pads are worn out and need to be changed. It is always best to have any noise your brakes make looked at by a professional technician to make sure it isn’t a safely issue.
Once you notice your vehicles temperature is starting to climb, it is best to take immediate action. First thing you should do is turn off your AC if you have it on and find a safe place to pull your car off the road. Do NOT attempt to remove the radiator cap or check any of the hoses. It is very dangerous to do this under these conditions, and you are likely to get severely burned. A car that has over heated can cause massive damage, very quickly. This is why it is important to pull off the road as soon as you safely can and have your vehicle towed to our shop for an inspection.
The amount of pressure a tire requires depends on its type and the vehicle. You can find out the optimum air pressure either printed on the door jamb, the side-wall of the tires, or in your owner’s manual. Too much pressure can make it difficult for you to maneuver your vehicle while too little pressure can result in a blow-out. You can always speak with a product expert to determine what pressure levels are most appropriate
Aside from engine oil, there are many other fluids that are vital to the health of your vehicle. Some examples include the transmission fluid, brake fluid, engine coolant, and power-steering fluid. Their levels are not only affected by how frequently you drive but extreme temperatures as well. As such, specialists advise checking them at the same time as your oil change or every month or two.
The standard battery is projected to last three to five years, but variables like hot and cold weather can influence its longevity, so it is best to keep an eye out for signs your battery power is declining. If your headlights and dashboard lights are starting to dim or if your vehicle has difficulty starting, these are clues that your vehicle may be due for a battery replacement.
As the main point of contact with the pavement, tires are subject to the most wear and tear. This is especially true if you utilize your vehicle for off-roading or have a two-wheel drive system which puts most of the labor on a specific set of wheels. That being the case, having your tires rotated every six months or around 6,000 to 8,000 miles is a good rule to uphold. Doing so will ensure your tires wear evenly.