Want to Repair Your Winter Damage Before Summer Starts?
Winter weather can be rough on a car.
You might have picked up a few dents and scratches from driving in the snow. Maybe you scraped something that was obscured by snow, or the sand and slush scratched up the bottom of your doors. The dry winter air isn’t always kind to paint, either. (more…)
Is a Visual Estimate Good Enough?
Whenever you get in an auto accident, your first question is probably, “When will my car be fixed?” (more…)
Spring Cleaning for Your Car
As the weather heats up, it’s time to shake off the winter and get ready for summer. For most of us, that means spring cleaning — and while you’re cleaning up the house and yard, don’t forget to pay some attention to your car, too. Here are a few things you should do every spring to get your car ready for the summer months:
The Serpentine Belt: A Small Belt with a Huge Impact
What is a serpentine belt?
The serpentine belt is a triumph of efficiency. Rather than the older multiple belt system in which individual belts were used to run engine accessories off of the crankshaft, the serpentine belt does multiple jobs all by itself. Not only does this save engine space, it makes repair and replacement of the belt itself far easier. You don’t have to remove three belts to replace one.
Staying Safe in April Showers
As April warms up, jet streams carry along heavy precipitation. Rain is a welcome visitor in the Southwest, but it’s rarely seen and people are often caught unaware in sudden deluges. Roads are designed with inclement weather in mind, but that doesn’t make them foolproof. The greatest aid to your safety in rainy weather is you. Keep these tips in mind as monsoon season approaches for safe driving:
How Important Are OEM Parts?
OEM stands for “original equipment manufacturer,” and it’s a common designation for parts that might be used during your vehicle’s repair. An OEM part isn’t necessarily made by Ford or GM, though. What it means is that the engineers who designed that car selected the OEM part in your car. They had this particular part in mind during construction, and it is the part they intended to be used throughout the
When April Fool’s Pranks Go Too Far
It’s the day of the year set aside for pranks and, for some people, it’s a time-honored tradition to pull a joke. Everyone loves a good laugh, but there’s just something about April Fool’s Day that encourages going the extra mile. This can result in a prank going too far, resulting in injury or damage. (more…)
Signs It’s Time for an Oil Change
Motor oil ensures that the moving parts of the car engine receive the lubrication needed to keep running without wearing each other down in the process. It is also responsible for removing impurities that build up, turning into sludge, which is an engine disaster waiting to happen. (more…)
Air Conditioner Maintenance: Why Spring is the Best Time
Spring is just around the corner, and along with it comes much-anticipated warmer weather. However, that weather quickly changes from warm to hot, and before you know it, you’re ready to close up the windows and turn on the AC. (more…)