A simple oil change is not so simple anymore!

Today’s cars and engines are very sophisticated  many of them have multiple timing chains and tensioners, the engine requires a certain type of oil to operate correctly. In the past it was pretty much one oil fits all, today we have multiple types and weights of oil for different cars be sure your service center is up to date and using the proper oil for your car. #oil #weight #typedownload (67)

A simple oil change is not so simple anymore!

A car came in today with a dead battery, the customer was told by another shop they needed a alternator…But.

As we took a look at the car we found that the battery was in deed dead, so we installed a fully charged test battery and sure enough the alternator was not putting out any power, upon further inspection we found that the signal to turn the alternator on was not there, in this car the alternator is controlled by the electronic control module. That’s where the real problem was we had to replace the E.C.M. and the alternator was fine.

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A car came in today with a dead battery, the customer was told by another shop they needed a alternator…But.

My power window won’t go up, what could be the problem?

You could have a switch or a regulator problem, the most common these days is the window regulator, this is the part that actually raises and lowers the window. The regulator is a combination of cables and pulleys most often one of the pulleys breaks and the cable gets raped around the motor and we have to replace the complete regulator to repair it. many times the regulator comes with a new motor as well.

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My power window won’t go up, what could be the problem?

Why is my brake warning light on?

The brake warning light comes on for a number of reasons, one may be that the brake fluid is low in the master cly. you can just top it off but this may be an indication that your brake pads are getting low. A brake inspection would be in order. Also if the parking brake is applyed this light will be on. There may also be a A.B.S. problem, either way a brake inspection is the right thing to do.

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Why is my brake warning light on?

Tire repair, plug or patch?

Patch is the only way to go. I have plugged a lot of tires over the years without a problem but the potential for trouble is great.  When plugging a tire you can’t see inside to inspect for any damage from the tire being run low on air, it may look just fine on the outside but the inside may be ready to break. There have been many documented times when that exact thing has happened and people have been hurt or worse. At Poirier’s we no longer plug tires for that exact reason.

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Tire repair, plug or patch?