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Key Benefits to A Fuel Induction Service

Key Benefits to A Fuel Induction Service

Just starting your car is a major combustion process that strains the engine. Over your vehicle's life, air and fuel deposits can build up on engine components such as the piston crowns, injection novels, and the combustion chambers. Build-up can choke the air induction system causing the engine to work harder to perform. In severe cases, gas mileage will be impacted, breaking your wallet at the gas station. A fuel induction service may be the best option to remove carbon deposits ensuring proper air and fuel flow.  What are the signs that you need a fuel induction service?  There's a noticeable loss of engine power. The drive is more rough than usual.  Shaking will your vehicle is idling.  The check engine light comes on.  Your vehicle fails the emission test.   Before a fuel induction service, we will inspect your vehicle to perform an induction service compatible with your vehicle's needs. The multi-point inspection will include c ... read more

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

4 Signs it’s Time for a Brake Flush

There are several types of fluids your car needs to perform its best. While most drivers remember their engine oil and coolant, the brake fluid is often overlooked. Brake fluid is essential for safe braking. The brake fluid is a hydraulic fluid; this means that any pressure your foot puts on the brake pedal also transfers to the brake pads and wheels. No vehicle component can last forever without proper maintenance. Over time, the brake fluid can break down. In some cases, the lines that carry the fluid can also become worn and damaged. Your vehicle’s owner’s manual will have recommendations from the manufacturers on a set time frame brake fluid should be changed. However, your driving habits can play a significant factor in how often you should have your brakes serviced. Below are four common signs it’s time to have your brake fluid changed.  A Burning Smell A noticeable burning smell can indicate that the brakes are overheating. If you recen ... read more

Shocks vs Struts

Shocks vs Struts

Suspension and road imperfections such as potholes and speed bumps can cause a rough and bumpy ride for a driver. If your suspension system is in faulty shape, your drive can become uncomfortable and unsafe. A vehicle’s suspension system is important and consists of many parts including the shocks and struts. Shocks and struts are frequently used interchangeably. They serve the same general purpose of making your ride smoother. However, they aren’t entirely the same. What are the differences between shocks and struts?  Shocks Shock absorptions are the suspension system component that prevents the vehicle from excessive bouncing and swaying when it encounters uneven road surfaces. The shocks keep the drive smooth by managing the movement of the suspension.  Struts Struts are the structural elements of the suspension and support the weight of a vehicle. Proper functioning struts enhance a vehicle’s maneuverability and ensure it has adeq ... read more

Things You Should Never Do to Your Car

Things You Should Never Do to Your Car

The goal is always to keep your car driving safely and efficiently. Most drivers know to get their oil changed, tires rotated, and brakes changed. However, there are a few car things you should never do to your vehicle if you hope for it to run for the next few years to come. Below is a small list of things not to do if you plan on keeping your car long term: Overfill your tires Overfilling your tires can cause premature tire wear and cause a rougher ride. Always use the recommended tire pressure for your specific vehicle; this can be found on the driver’s door frame. Drive if your oil light is on If your engine oil light illuminates, this is a sign it’s no longer safe to drive. The light usually indicates that the engine oil is low or ultimately out altogether. If it’s too soon for your oil levels to be low, it could indicate a leak. Use dishwashing liquid to wash your car Dishwashing liquid has an excellent formu ... read more

Loud road noise? Check Your Tires

Driving can be a tedious task. Whether you’re commuting or stuck in traffic, driving can take a lot out of you. One aspect that can make driving even more frustrating is the excessive road noise in your cabin. While engine noise and wind can cause some distinctive sound, a primary culprit can be your tires. When the rubber of the tire rolls across the asphalt, it creates friction and vibrations that can be quite noisy. Unfortunately, tire noise is unavoidable. However, there are things you can do to reduce the noise associated with your tires.  With the popularity of hybrid and electric vehicles, the market for quiet tires is also growing. Some tires will indicate how well it handles noise with a wave symbol. The more waves, the higher the noise level.   Check your vehicle’s load number and tire speed rating. All cars have a load index number that tells you how much weight your tire can hold. Check your auto manual to ensure your tires aren’t below the re ... read more

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