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Squeaky Belts

Squeaky belts in in cars are very common. Make sure that the belt that is squeaking is inspected and replaced if necessary!

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Intake Filter

Make sure to replace your intake filter as the owners manual requires. A dirty filter could be causing poor MPG’s!

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What to do if Your Car Overheats

When the mercury begins to rise outside, it’s common for car engines to get overly toasty too. Thankfully, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure a temporary jump in temperature doesn’t lead to long-lasting trouble. To … Continue reading

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WHAT IS A TURBOCHARGER?

A turbocharger is an exhaust-driven air pump consisting of a pair of turbine wheels, not unlike pinwheels, on a single shaft. One turbine is positioned in the exhaust stream; when the engine revs, the exhaust makes it spin. This turns … Continue reading

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Types of Exhaust Smoke

Blue/Gray Smoke: Blue/gray exhaust smoke is an indication of oil burning in the combustion chamber. These are possible symptoms and causes: Valve Seals: Leaking valve seals will cause blue/gray exhaust smoke. Valve Guides: Excessive clearance between the valve stem and … Continue reading

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Summer Tires vs All Season Tires

When debating between all season tires vs summer tires, the differences between the two types can be easily misunderstood. Depending on your vehicle, driving conditions, and personal preferences, one may be a better option than the other. When choosing between … Continue reading

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