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Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

Why You Shouldn’t Ignore Your Check Engine Light

Thanks to sturdy engineering and advanced technology, more cars than ever are still with their first owners when they hit 100,000 miles. This is a major milestone in every car’s life, but it’s not one you can reach if you continually ignore your check engine light.  It’s easy to disregard your check engine light and tell yourself you’ll get it checked out tomorrow or next week, but every day that you wait may cost you more money in the long run, especially since a check engine light can indicate something as serious as engine or break issues.  Make sure you’re not left stranded on the side of the road with an inoperable vehicle by giving your check engine light the attention it deserves. Make a service appointment as soon as it comes on to avoid problems with any of these vehicle lifelines. Timing Belt Your car’s timing belt is a rubber belt that helps to synchronize the engine’s functions, like rotation of the ca ... read more

Why Choose Import Experts for Your Auto Repair

Why Choose Import Experts for Your Auto Repair

Import automobiles have a unique reputation. Their signature design elements make an unforgettable first impression with distinct and elegant shapes, while their advanced engineering ensures the ultimate power and performance in every model.  In order to continue enjoying the cutting edge technology that gives you an invigorating and efficient driving experience, you need to take your vehicle to an import specialist.  There are many reasons that an import specialist is the only person qualified to care for one of your most expensive and valuable investments.  A Specialist Only Uses OEM Parts An import specialist only uses Original Equipment Manufacturer, or OEM, parts. This is important because it guarantees that any broken or worn parts are replaced with exact replicas of the parts originally installed on the assembly line. This is dramatically different than aftermarket parts, which are not sourced from your car’s manufacturer and don’t ... read more

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

What Does a Cabin Air Filter Do?

Hundreds of pieces and parts work together to keep your vehicle functioning each day. While you may never ever see or notice some of them, others require ongoing maintenance to extend the life of your car.  The cabin air filter is one of many parts that need a bit of TLC from time to time. Here’s what you should know about the cabin air filter and how frequently to replace it. What Is a Cabin Air Filter? The cabin air filter is one of the vital components of your vehicle’s heating and cooling system. It’s the part responsible for removing contaminants from the air that circulates through your car as you drive.  The contaminants caught by the cabin air filter include dust, pollen, and harmful pollutants. It works just like the air filters in your home to capture particles and remove them from the air before it circulates and gets inhaled.  How To Find Your Car’s Cabin Air Filter You can find the cabin air filter located behin ... read more

What Is the Correct Oil Change Interval for My Vehicle?

What Is the Correct Oil Change Interval for My Vehicle?

Every vehicle requires ongoing maintenance to remain in superior driving condition. The oil change is a simple and standard maintenance service, but it can be tricky to determine exactly how often your car needs an oil change.  Is it every 3,000 miles, like your dad once told you, or every 10,000 miles, like some modern engines, claim to allow? The real answer for your vehicle is probably somewhere in the middle. Here’s what you need to know to determine the correct oil change interval for your car. Change Your Oil More Frequently If You Drive in “Severe Conditions” Many factors influence how often your car needs an oil change, including how much you drive in severe conditions. This doesn’t just include bad weather, but other considerations as well: Long-distance trailer towing Long drives on dusty or gravel roads Driving at low speeds for long distances Stop-and-go driving in very hot weather Daily short trips (under 10 miles) in ... read more

Reasons Your Car Is Veering to the Right

Reasons Your Car Is Veering to the Right

What happens if you’re driving down the highway and you take your hands off the steering wheel briefly? Does your car continue down a straight path, or does it veer to the left or right and threaten to take you off the road? This issue of “pulling” is common, frustrating, and dangerous, so it’s essential to understand the most likely causes and best solutions.  Alignment If your car is pulling to one side when you drive, alignment is the most likely culprit. Alignment is the adjustment of your car’s suspension system, which connects your vehicle’s body to its wheels.  When car wheels are properly aligned, the wheels and axles make a rectangle and stay parallel to each other and the road at all times. The key to proper alignment is adjusting the angles of the tires, which impacts how they make contact with the road.  Other than pulling to one side, other indications of poor alignment include uneven tread wear, stee ... read more

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