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Yearly Archives: 2019

Brake Pad Replacement Signs

When it comes to brakes, any sign that there is a problem should be considered urgent. If you ever notice a strange noise or suddenly know that there is a lack in performance while braking, it’s time to have your brakes inspected. Your brakes are extremely important because they help you slow and stop when needed. As soon as you notice something off about your brakes, it is important to have your vehicle inspected at our shop to determine what the cause may be. Repairing the issue early on will save you money and will also help protect you and your family while driving.  Your vehicle’s brake pads are an essential component of the brake system and help produce the friction that allows your vehicle to stop or slow down. However, brake pads do not last forever and will need to be replaced periodically. Over time, they begin to wear down and will need to be replaced. Here are 5 telling signs that your brake pads are due for a replacement:  If you hear a clicking no ... read more

What To Do When Your Check Engine Light Turns On

We understand that it can be stressful to see your vehicle’s check engine light turn on. It can be scary wondering about what the issue could be and how much it is going to cost you to fix it. When your vehicle’s check engine light turns on, it’s letting you know that it has detected a problem that needs to be addressed. The best way to get peace of mind and figure out the problem is to bring your vehicle into your local auto repair shop for computer diagnostics.  Computer diagnostic testing is done using a tool that essentially snaps onto your vehicle’s computer system. It will read the error code which will indicate which system the problem is coming from. This will help your mechanic pinpoint the issue and perform further, more specific testing if needed. Once the issue is determined, you will better understand the problem and how much it will cost to restore your vehicle.  Engine problems can manifest in other ways as well, so look out for any of ... read more

How to Handle a Car Emergency

Nobody wants to get stuck in a vehicle emergency situation, but chances are it may happen to you in your lifetime. The best thing you can do is be prepared for anything while on the road and understand the steps you need to take in a certain situation to protect yourself and your safety. If you get into an accident or your vehicle suddenly stops working in the middle of the road, here are some helpful tips to remember: 1. Stay calm and don’t panic. If you start to panic, you may lose sight of what you need to do in the situation and make things worse. Just breathe, and try to think of the next step that will be best for you in whatever situation you catch yourself in.  2. If you’re in an accident, pull over off of the road or to a safe place if possible. Never get out of your vehicle in the middle of the road. If you cannot move your car to safety, stay in your vehicle and call the police. If you can get over safely, make sure you can exit your vehicle without being ... read more

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