How often should I rotate my tires?
Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear. Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles.
Is it really necessary to replace my timing belt at the recommended interval?
The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. Repairing an engine with a broken timing belt can be very costly and much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
What does it mean when my "service engine soon" or "check engine" light comes on?
Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have any issue addressed to prevent long-term problems. There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle's engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the "check engine" light is illuminated.
When should I get my oil changed?
You should get your oil changed every 3 mohnths or 3000 miles and/or as recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual.
Why is engine oil milky brown?
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (or other gasket), a failed transmission cooler, or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician immediately.
How do I make sure my car battery has a good electrical connection?
Battery cables and terminals should be cleaned and inspected periodically to make sure they provide a good electrical connection.
What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
This is a very serious problem - if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to the nearest, trusted auto repair facility.
When should I replace my car's fuel filter?
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car's fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual.
When should I change my spark plugs?
For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.
How do I replace a burned out fuse?
Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (printed on the fuse) and note that if a fuse continues to "blow," you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our technicians for defects.