Category: Auto Repair

What Costs More to Repair- a Manual or Automatic Transmission?

September 6th, 2018 by

Vehicle repair costs aren’t always black and white. Different makes and models, warranties and individual driving styles can all influence when a specific vehicle might need transmission work. While there is certainly room for debate, it is fair to say that automatic transmissions are generally more costly to repair than manuals. While repair costs might

5 Signs You Need Brake Replacement

August 10th, 2018 by

Brakes are arguably one of the most important safety components of your car. In an ideal world, they would work perfectly forever without needing repair, but unfortunately wear and tear can take a toll on your brakes and compromise their safety. Drivers should be aware of their vehicle’s health and watch out for warning signs

Can you drive a car with bad brake rotors?

July 18th, 2018 by

   Short answer, I don’t recommend it! We have discussed the basics of brake physics and operation in a couple of previous blogs to which I will leave links at the end of this article, But in a nut shell your brakes convert kinetic energy into heat through friction and dissipate this heat in order

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