An exhaust leak can cause dangerous carbon monoxide fumes to enter the cabin in your vehicle. These fumes are odorless, colorless and lethal. With an exhaust leak you may hear an increase in engine noise, experience poor fuel economy or notice a burning smell. If you have ANY suspicions of an exhaust leak, have us check it out at once. Safety comes first!
Do you own a newer vehicle? Have you thought about keeping this vehicle for an extended period of time? Maybe for its lifetime? There are many advantages to holding on to your vehicle; even after it has reached the Cinderella Era. You ask: "What's the Cinderella Era?" This is the period after the loan is paid off, but your vehicle is still in good condition. "The financial benefits of keeping your vehicle long after you have paid it off are significant," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. Wouldn't be nice to drive your vehicle without worrying about it breaking down. Rich White also has a very wise proposition to how we can financially prepare for those maintenance and repair bills: "By allocating the equivalent of just one car payment annually during the Cinderella Era and saving the rest, you can cover an entire year's worth of basic maintenance and grow your nest egg." Some great advice!
Such a dedicated eagle, keeping those eggs warm! Was it a late winter? Is this a female or male eagle? Did the eagle break the snow pile loose? Did those eggs survive and eaglets hatch? So many questions! Thankful this was not how eagles in our area woke up this morning!
The water pump plays a major role in the operation of our vehicles. When talking about auto repair we generally think of maintenance items like belts, hoses, tires, brakes, oil change etc. A failed water pump just isn't something we think of needing replacement. Our vehicles just will not run if the coolant is not circulating through our vehicle's engine. Yes, the water pump is a very important car part! Eventually the fuel pump will fail. You may notice a growling or squealing noise coming from the engine area. You may also see coolant leaks under the vehicle around the timing belt area. You may also get the notification of low coolant. The NAPA link below has some great information on the water pump as well as a couple videos. Check them out! https://bobsautoservice.napawebtools.com/topic/water-pump/
It's that time of year when we finish up gathering all the papers and forms needed for filing our taxes for 2023. If you are expecting a refund and the state and/or federal level(s); how do you plan on spending that refund? Tax refunds are really nice to use to purchase something that you have been wanting or needing for a while. It's almost like a bonus birthday present! I'm going to plant the seed to perhaps put some of that tax refund towards some maintenance needs for your vehicle(s). What?? That's right, give your vehicle some "maintenance love"! As this video explains some preventive maintenance may just be what your vehicle needs to keep you on the road and possibly save you money in the long run. Take a look ... read more