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The Importance of the Timing Belt

timing belt

Like every other component in your vehicle, your timing belt will ultimately wear out and need to be replaced. Waiting until yours is broken to get a new one can highly problematic though; avoiding this scenario is definitely something you want to avoid.    The majority manufacturers recommend that your timing belt be changed out

Time for New Tires?

tires

Trying to figure out when the right time to change your vehicle’s tires can be tough. You obviously don’t want to wait too long and drive around with a dangerously low amount of tread on your tires but you don’t want to get them changed too early either since it can be an expensive undertaking.

Making the (Octane) Grade

fuel

When you pull into a local gas station in Shelby County to fill your empty tank, it may be tempting to reach for the fuel with the lowest price tag. After all, how can one little number be so important? But reaching for the regular grade isn’t always the right choice. Here are a few

Three Fluids to Check this Month

fluids

In order to run smoothly, your vehicle’s engine is dependent upon countless moving parts and fluids. Just like the components in your engine, vehicle fluids need to be tended to regularly in order to ensure they’re in good working order and can perform their particular functions at a high level.    With that in mind,

Brake Failure Indicators

brake failure

One of the scariest scenarios that can happen to a driver is brake failure. You do NOT want to be driving down a steep hill and all-of-a-sudden lose your ability to stop.    As such, if you’re a car owner you should always be on the lookout for signs of brake failure, including the following:

Keep Your Battery Running in the Summer Heat

car battery

It’s May which means summer is right around the corner and with that comes more heat for your vehicle’s various components to deal with – including your battery.    Higher temperatures may help out with your battery’s capacity, making turning the engine over easier, the extra heat can also expediate the deterioration process for your

The Importance of Proper Tire Inflation

tire inflation

What supports the weight of your vehicle? If you answered your tires, you are wrong. It’s the air pressure inside the tires that supports the weight. This is why proper tire inflation is so important.    The correct tire pressure can help you save money on fuel because over- or underinflated tires can cause your

Biggest Driving Distractions

distractions

Preventative maintenance is important for keeping your vehicle safely on the road, but just as important is safe driving practices! This includes avoiding driving distractions, which can seem minor but have major consequences…    Hundreds of accidents happen every day and 90% of all car crashes are caused by driver error. Being less than totally

Oil Loss Prevention

oil loss

The vast majority of vehicles on the road today will experience some form of oil loss at some point during their lifespan. More often than not, it’s just usually minor dripping and smaller leaks that are preventable but, sometimes, more significant oil leaks occur which require the attention of an experienced mechanic.    Most commonly,

Don’t Neglect Your Vehicle This Fall!

maintenance

It’s a frequently-seen sight when you are on the road today: a car on the side of the road. When you see this it’s more than likely that the car has broken down, leaving the car owner stranded waiting for a tow truck to come and take it to a shop… They probably wish they’d