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Monthly Archives: December 2015

How do I know if my Car Needs Engine Repair?

It's one thing that nobody wants to hear regarding their car, "It's going to need engine repair." Many people instantly assume that this means their vehicle is going to require expensive repair, but that may not be the case. As long as you take your car into a professional auto repair shop as soon as you notice a problem there is a good chance it can be resolved with minimal work. If you ever experience the following four symptoms of engine trouble be sure to make that appointment right away. Engine knocking noise One of the most common signs of engine trouble is a knocking noise coming from under the hood. This is often times the sound of worn out engine bearings. Without proper lubrication or simply due to high mileage wear and tear these bearings, which support the movements of the interior engine pieces, may wear thin and could eventually seize up. To avoid this be sure to get to the repair shop as soon as possible. Increased exhaust smoke I ... read more

Auto Maintenance Tips to Increases MPGs

Gas pricing are reaching lows across the nation that haven't been seen in years. While this is great news for all drivers it doesn't mean that people shouldn't still be trying to get the most distance possible out of a tank of gas. There are many auto maintenance procedures that you can perform for your vehicle in order to increase your fuel efficiency, saving you hundreds of dollars at the gas pump over the course of a single year. Here are 5 quick tips to maximize your vehicle's miles per gallon. Change the Air Filter One of the most best things you can do for your car is ensure that you maintain a clean air filter. Your vehicle runs on a combination of air and gasoline and if the proper amount of air is not able to get into the combustion chamber due to a clogged filter your vehicle will compensate by burning additional gasoline, lowering your MPGs and potentially causing major engine damage. New Spark Plugs Spark plugs are fed an electrical ... read more

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