Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

2016-10-20T17:38:30-04:00March 29th, 2016|Categories: Electrical, Engine, Service|

Signs You May Need a Tune-Up If your engine misfires, hesitates, stalls, gets poor mileage, is hard to start or has failed an emissions test, it clearly needs something, though a tune-up in the traditional sense might not be the cure. If you tell a repair shop you need a tune-up, the mechanic should ask [...]

How to Restore Your Vehicle’s Headlights

2016-10-20T17:38:34-04:00March 23rd, 2016|Categories: Car Care Tips, Cleaning Tips, Electrical, Maintenance 101|

How to Restore Your Vehicle's Headlights Cars get old and if you're part of the vast majority of Americans who own a set of wheels at least 11 years old, we're pretty sure those front headlights could use a makeover. Clean headlights not only make your vehicle look like new, but they allow for safe [...]

Common Alternator Problems

2016-10-20T17:38:34-04:00March 22nd, 2016|Categories: Electrical, Tune Up Tips|

Common Alternator Problems A vehicle's alternator generates the power that charges the battery, and when that power flow slows to a trickle or stops, you will be unable to use its electrical accessories, or the car will just stop running. If the alternator is the culprit, it could be because the accessory drive belt that [...]

How Long Does a Car Battery in a New Car Last?

2016-10-20T17:38:37-04:00March 17th, 2016|Categories: Electrical, Maintenance 101|

How Long Does a Car Battery in a New Car Last? Though battery problems are often associated with cold weather, Consumer Reports magazine says heat is a bigger enemy of car batteries and will take a bigger toll on performance and reserve capacity. The magazine recommends that vehicle owners in hotter parts of the country [...]