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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 [...]

What Does Exhaust Smoke Mean for Your Car?

2016-10-20T17:38:40-04:00March 8th, 2016|Categories: Car Care Tips, Tune Up Tips|

What Does Exhaust Smoke Mean for Your Car? Actually, back before the 1970s, plumes of thick, foul smoke pouring from a car’s exhaust probably meant your ride was running just fine. But car-centric cities like Los Angeles were choking on the fumes, so automakers had to clean up their acts. Today, exhaust streams are so [...]

9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up

2016-10-20T17:38:43-04:00February 25th, 2016|Categories: Tune Up Tips|

9 Signs Your Vehicle Needs a Tune-Up Sluggish. Squealing. Unreliable. Vibrating. If any of these descriptors fit your vehicle’s recent behavior, it just might be trying to tell you something – like it’s time for a tune-up. Today’s vehicles differ significantly from their decades-old brethren that required a tune-up every 10,000 or 20,000 miles. With [...]