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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Fall Headlight Safety

Fall Headlight Safety

I absolutely LOVE Fall! The weather is great and the tree colors are vibrant and beautiful. The Fall season also means less daylight hours. The Car Care Council would like us to be aware that with less daylight means we will be using our vehicle’s lights more. We know this of course, but may not think of it in regards to safety. If you haven’t already, check all your lights to make sure they are working correctly. This includes headlights, tail lights, brake lights (all three), turn signals, fog lights, and your interior dome lights. Pay particular attention to your headlights and tail lights. It is crucial for your safety and the safety of others that these lights work, are aimed correctly and the covers are clean for best visibility. If your car sits outside a lot, the headlights will start to look fogged over. At any local parts store, you will find a special cleaner that is available to clean them so they shine like new! Not to mention being safe and visible

Why is my power steering wheel starting to be difficult to turn?

Why is my power steering wheel starting to be difficult to turn?

For many of us, driving without power steering sounds impossible! Having to crank those great big steering wheels… oh my! How did people do it? Well, it was quite a work out that’s for sure! Maintaining Your Power Steering Let’s take a look at how to maintain your vehicle’s power steering, so you don’t have to go without this luxury. Vehicles today have a hydraulic pump, electric pump or an electric motor to help you steer. This pump is powered by your vehicle’s serpentine belt. Just like other parts of our vehicles, pumps and motors will eventually wear out and the hoses will start to leak. It pays to be proactive and have this service completed on your vehicle. Check with your vehicle’s manual and get the advice from your service adviser as to the best schedule for this service. Power Steering Service This service will include replacing the power steering fluid, and lubing the mechanical parts as needed. During a routine oil change, our technicians will also lube any parts as ne ... read more

What Causes Corrosion On Top of My Battery?

What Causes Corrosion On Top of My Battery?

Corrosion on top of a battery is usually caused by the battery itself leaking acid through a seal and around the post. The corrosion could also have built up due to a bad connection. You should clean up the corrosion. If it comes right back, it is time to replace the battery. Be very careful when handling a corroded battery and take preventive measures. Wear latex or latex-free gloves and safety glasses. Stay safe

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