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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

What Does A Catalytic Converter Do?

It is generally hard to know all the parts in your car and even harder to know what all of them do. A catalytic converter is one of those parts. In recent years, thieves have gained interest in this specific part, but what is it? What is a catalytic converter? A catalytic converter is a component of your car's exhaust system that, through a chemical reaction, transforms hazardous engine exhaust particles into less hazardous ones. Usually, the majority of the exhaust's "bad" hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, and nitrogen oxides are changed into "less harmful" carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and water vapor. Midway through the 1970s, catalytic converters started to appear in a lot of cars, and they swiftly spread to practically all of them. Although they can be any size or shape, catalytic converters are often placed in the exhaust system in between engine and the muffler. The converter is positioned near the engine practically because it requires tremendous heat to ... read more

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