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Monthly Archives: May 2018

Check Engine light worries | Don’t let your check engine put you off from necessary car repairs.

Check Engine light worries | Don’t let your check engine put you off from necessary car repairs.

We have all been there where our car or trucks check engine light comes on. It is one of the worst feelings you can experience especially if it is completely out of a blue.  Some people will put off addressing their check engine light in faint hope that it just disappears like some kind of miracle. Has anybody ever had that feeling? Well latest reports from the annual CarMD Vehicle Health index reinforces what most of us already know. That hope of it disappearing is just making it worse. The longer you leave a check engine light repair unattended, the more damage it can cause potentially. It can cause you to get less miles per gallon and cause greater damage to your vehicle down the road. It is important to get out of that mindset of fear and go address the problem as soon as you can get scheduled. Here are some common check engine light repairs that you may ... read more

How Often Should I Change My Oil

How Often Should I Change My Oil

One of the most common questions when asked about general auto repair and maintenance is, “How often should I change my oil?” Changing your oil is very important to your vehicles general maintenance and you should do it regularly.  Your car is a big purchase. Behind your house, it is your next biggest investment so it’s vital you take good care of it and keep it well maintained. A well-maintained car can end up saving you thousands of dollars in the long run. Keep it running long after your final payment and you will save a LOT of money.  You may have heard different time frames for when you need to change your oil. The most common one used to be every 3,000 miles or every 3 months (whichever was first). Nowadays, vehicles technology is far advanced and general oil quality is much better than it used to be meaning your average oil change will last longer.  So, the real answer is that there is no real set standard. However, we can tell you some things ... read more