Tips & Advice
How frequently should my tires be rotated?
Every 5,000 miles or every other oil change, your tires should be rotated. Premature tire wear is largely caused by neglected tire rotation.
Is it truly necessary to replace my timing belt at the intervals suggested by the manufacturer?
Yes, many cars' engines can sustain significant damage when a timing belt fails. A timing belt replacement is substantially more expensive than repairing an engine with a broken timing belt.
What does the "check engine" or "service engine soon" light indicate when it illuminates?
Your car's engine performance and emissions are controlled by numerous sensors and electronic parts. When one of these breaks down, the "check engine" light comes on. Despite the fact that your automobile may appear to be functioning OK, it is crucial to have the problem fixed in order to avoid more serious issues or failing emission tests.
How can I prevent my car from overheating?
This is a really serious issue because an engine damage might occur if your automobile overheats for an extended period of time. Find a safe spot to pull off the road as soon as you can, then turn the engine off! You risk getting burned if you try to check the radiator's fluid level. The best course of action is to have your car towed to a shop for repairs.
When should I replace my oil?
Every 3,000 miles or as specified in your vehicle's owner's manual, you should have your oil changed. Use oil that can handle prolonged mileage changes if the intervals are extended.
What causes engine oil that is milky brown?
Coolant in the oil is indicated by milky brown engine oil. A blown head gasket (or other gasket), a broken transmission cooler, or fractured casings can all contribute to this. This situation is urgently in need of a professional technician's inspection due to its seriousness.
How can I ensure that the electrical connection to my automobile battery is strong?
To ensure a solid electrical connection, battery cables and terminals need to be cleaned and examined.
Synthetic engine oil: what is it?
For high power, turbocharged or supercharged engines, towing vehicles (particularly in hot weather), or cars driven in severely cold or hot conditions, synthetic motor oils can be an excellent option. Though they are significantly more expensive than mineral-based motor lubricants, synthetic motor oils can increase fuel efficiency and extend the duration between changes. On startup, they also offer immediate lubrication.
When should I change the gasoline filter in my car?
Replace your car's gasoline filter around every 30,000 miles or as instructed in the owner's handbook to help maintain dependable, trouble-free operation.
When ought I to replace my spark plugs?
Unless your car has platinum-tipped spark plugs with a 100,000-mile lifespan, you should change your spark plugs every 30 months or 30,000 miles for best fuel efficiency and engine performance.
What should I do when a fuse has to be replaced?
Note that if a fuse continues to "blow," you should have the circuit checked professionally by one of our professionals for flaws. Always replace burned-out fuses with ones of the same amperage (written on the fuse).