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Signs You May Need a Tune-Up

2016-10-20T17:38:30+00:00March 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 [...]

Why Do I Need to Change My Head Gasket?

2016-10-20T17:38:31+00:00March 28th, 2016|Categories: Engine, Maintenance 101|

Why Do I Need to Change My Head Gasket? The head gasket seals the gap between the cylinder head and engine block, and when it fails coolant can leak outside the engine or inside, into the combustion chambers. In either case, the engine is losing coolant and will soon overheat, which could cause expensive damage [...]

How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Timing Belt?

2016-10-20T17:38:33+00:00March 24th, 2016|Categories: Engine, Maintenance 101|

How Do I Know It’s Time to Replace My Timing Belt? The timing belt connects the crankshaft to the camshafts and controls when valves open and close. A loose or worn belt will cause ticking or rattling noises, poor engine performance and overheating, usually triggering the Check Engine light. If the timing belt breaks, the [...]

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