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What To Do When Your Engine Overheats

Your engine can overheat because of many issues. You can still save your car from damage if you take the right steps after an engine overheat. Here are the things to do when your car's engine overheats. Pull Over Safely and Turn Off Your Car If your car is overheating and you're on the road, try to pull over safely and turn off your vehicle. Don't just turn off the ignition. The most important thing is to ensure your engine is not running or hot before you get out of the vehicle. If you are on a hill, pull over so that your car is in a safe location. If you can, open all windows and vents (and even take off sunroofs) so that air can circulate throughout your car. You should then call for a mechanic from an auto repair shop as soon as possible. Check the Coolant Level You can check your coolant level when the engine is completely cool. The first place to look is in the radiator, the reservoir and an overflow tank (if equipped). Checking this will let you know if your co ... read more

Time for a Tune-Up?

What Is a Tune-Up? Most people confuse a tune-up with many other things. We’re here to set the record straight and explain all you need to know about a vehicle tune-up. A tune-up is a form of auto maintenance to keep the engine running smoothly and efficiently. This service includes checking and/or replacing parts related to the ignition system, fuel system, and exhaust system. The parts can include the following: Spark plugs Air filter Fuel filter Fuel injectors Oxygen sensor PCV valve Belts … and more! Depending on your vehicle’s make and model and point in the vehicle’s life, some of these components may not need service until a later time. Either way, a technician will usually not skip over its inspection.  How Often Should You Get a Tune-Up? Your car’s manufacturer may or may not explicitly recommend when you should get a tune-up. You can refer to your owner’s manual to tell. However, the frequency of a tune-up depends on how ro ... read more

What Are the Benefits of Changing Your Cabin Air Filter?

Cabin air filters are a vital part of your HVAC system. They are responsible for keeping dust, pollen, bacteria, dirt, and other contaminants away from the passenger cabin, so you can breathe fresh and clean air. If it has been more than a couple of years since you replaced this filter, please bring your car to our shop for an inspection.  Most of the time, this filter is positioned in an area that is hard to reach. That is why you can trust our team to lend you a helping hand. At your next oil service, please do not forget to ask your trusted auto mechanic to check on the condition of this filter. If the filter is clogged or dirty, we will happily replace it. It is inexpensive and quick, so there's no need to break the bank! What Are the Benefits of Replacing the Cabin Air Filter? Cleaner air Improves airflow going through vents -> efficient HVAC system Limit allergens Eliminates odors How Often Should You Change the Air Filter? Most a ... read more

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