Category: Auto Repair

How to Stop Safer and Faster

June 20th, 2018 by

      So let’s start by looking a few factors, in a previous blog article “Is it necessary to flush brake fluid?” we discussed the basic automotive brake hydraulic system. In the article “How much does it cost to get a brake job” we looked at the mechanical components of the brake system. And

What Does it Mean When the TPMS Light Comes On?

May 16th, 2018 by

  Why do we need TPMS? The purpose of TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) is basic. Primarily it is intended to save lives. Secondary is increasing tire life. A little history. Over the years there has been confusion about proper tire inflation and many serious accidents that may have been avoided had the tires been

How Much Does It Cost To Get A Brake Job?

March 28th, 2018 by

  So how much does it cost to get a brake job? This question just opens the door to more questions. Is it two wheel drive? Front wheel drive or four wheel drive? Do you need brake rotors? Will it require calipers? Can you get by with just brake pads? How much will that cost?

What is a Timing Belt and What Does it Do?

March 14th, 2018 by

Simply put, the timing belt is a toothed belt that keeps the engine in sync, or as its name implies, in time. You can look at an engine in this manner, there are essentially 2 halves of an engine, the upper half and a lower half.   In the lower half of the engine you

What Fluids Are Used In a Car

March 1st, 2018 by

What Fluids Are Used In A Car?   The question has come up “What fluids are used in a car” So I thought I would take a few minutes and try to briefly cover automotive fluids. Other related questions that I will try to answer are “What color are the fluids in my car” and

Is It Necessary To Flush Brake Fluid?

January 20th, 2018 by

 Generally speaking, most of us don’t look forward to spending money on car maintenance. Often the questions that come up are not only “Is it necessary?” but also “How often do you need to flush brake fluid?” – and most basic “Why?” Let’s start with why. Brake fluid is an often overlooked, but vitally important

Why Is Car Repair So Expensive?

December 7th, 2017 by

  Wow, why so much? This is not an uncommon question when discussing auto repair. If you’ll give me a few minutes of your time I will explain some of the reasons that car repair has become so expensive. Let’s address these items first;   Is that a fair charge? Am I being overcharged? Modern

What Does It Mean To Winterize Your Car

November 21st, 2017 by

See A Short YouTube Video About Winterization From London’s Automotive, Inc. At this Linkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmDhjR1LEpE&feature=youtu.be When asked the question “How do I prepare my car for winter” People often think of changing their coolant (antifreeze). This may be part of winterization, but many of today’s vehicles use “long life coolant” that only requires replacement every 5 years

Got Fresh Air?

November 2nd, 2017 by

“What is a cabin air filter?” This is an accessory found on most late model cars and trucks. It filters or cleans the outside air as it enters the interior of the vehicle through the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system. It will filter out dust, pollen, mold spores, leaves and other airborne material. This