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What are the basic tests performed on a car?

2015-05-04T19:22:51-04:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: |

Testing for DTS’s (Diagnostic Trouble Codes), using PCM Scanner. Testing Pressure, to find out if you have the right fuel pressure test with gauge on fuel rail. Check for vacuum leaks, listen for obvious leaks. Check for plugged exhaust system. Test for weak ignition spark. Checking transmission/clutch slippage.

What maintenance guidelines should I follow to avoid costly repairs?

2015-05-04T19:19:25-04:00May 4th, 2015|Categories: |

Follow the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule in your owner’s manual for your type of driving. Some repair shops create their own maintenance schedules, which call for more frequent servicing than the manufacturer’s recommendations. Compare shop maintenance schedules with those recommended in your owner’s manual. Ask the repair shop to explain – and make sure you understand [...]