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How To Jumpstart Your Vehicle

How To Jumpstart Your Vehicle

How to Jumpstart Your Vehicle Almost everyone has been here at least once in your life: you get into your vehicle to head to work, turn the key...and nothing happens. The most common culprit in this situation is your battery having died during the night. And while it is sometimes the result of accidentally leaving your lights on, it can also just be that your battery’s useful life is coming to an end. But you don’t have to be left stranded – you can be on the road in about five minutes with a simple jumpstart. What do you Need to Jumpstart a Vehicle? Before you can jumpstart your vehicle, you need two things: a pair of jumper cables, and a “donor” battery, which is simply another vehicle with a functioning battery. Jumper cables can be purchased at any auto parts store, and even some large reta ... read more

How Often Should you Service your Transmission?

How Often Should you Service your Transmission?

How Often do you Need to Change your Transmission Fluid?   Though the importance of regular motor oil changes is well-known to most drivers, your vehicle also relies on a number of different vital fluids in order to function properly. One of the most important fluids aside from motor oil is transmission fluid, a special fluid inside of your transmission that keeps it working smoothly. A sometimes overlooked task, having your transmission fluid changed is an important part of regular vehicle maintenance that should be performed on schedule.     What is Transmission Fluid?   Transmission fluid is a slippery liquid that helps to lubricate the many moving parts within your transmission. In vehicles with automatic transmissions, the fluid also acts as a coolant to keep it from becoming overheated. While automatic transmissions use a standardized flu ... read more

How to Tell if Your Brakes Need Replacing

How to Tell if Your Brakes Need Replacing

  How to Tell if Your Brakes Need Replacing   Your vehicle’s brakes play an important role in keeping you safe on the road – and yet they also often end up being one of the most ignored vehicle maintenance tasks. But allowing your brakes to become too worn can lead to issues with other parts of your braking system, leading to more costly repairs. Many people wait too long to replace their brakes simply because they are unaware that their brakes are wearing out, but there are a few easy-to-read signs your vehicle will give you when your brakes need to be replaced. Read on to learn what signs to look for so you can know when it is time to have them serviced. Signs of Brake Wear Being able to tell if your brakes need replacing is quite often as simple as keeping your ears open when you are driving. All brake pads contain a component called an indicator, which is a small piece of metal buried in the brake pad that will rub on you ... read more

Why is Synthetic Motor Oil Better Than Conventional?

Why is Synthetic Motor Oil Better Than Conventional?

  Why is Synthetic Motor Oil Better Than Conventional? Synthetic motor oil may have been around since the late 1920s, but it has only been in recent years that synthetics have become an option everywhere you get your oil changed. After years of using conventional oil and enjoying its relatively low cost, seeing how much a synthetic oil change is can present a bit of a shock when it comes time to pay the bill. So why is synthetic oil more expensive than conventional, and is it worth the extra cost? What is Synthetic Oil? Much like conventional oil, most synthetic oils are made from highly refined crude oil. The main difference between conventional and synthetic is the amount of refining and the additives each contain. Synthetics are more refined than conventional oils, resulting in a much purer product made up of smaller, more evenly distribut ... read more

Subaru Head Gasket Repair - What You Need To Know!

Subaru Head Gasket Repair - What You Need To Know!

  Subaru Head Gasket Repair - What You Need To Know!   If your considering replacing the head gaskets in your Subaru then read thru this Q&A. We will be answering some of the most popular questions asked by Subaru Owners. If your experiencing intermittent overheating, loss of antifreeze or vent heat coming and going this may pertain to you.  Is my Subaru even worth putting the money into? If your Subaru was performing the way it should before you started noticing the symptoms and you enjoyed it. Then the odds are that it is worth repairing and you will start enjoying it all over again! Subaru Love!   Is it time to replace the timing belt? Clutch Assembly? Motor Mounts? When replacing the head gaskets, the engine does come out of the car. With that being said that’s the perfect opportu ... read more

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