I’m ready for my summer trip, what should i have checked on my car?

It’s almost summer time and getting your car ready can sometimes be one of those things you leave to the last-minute. It’s always good to have your brakes checked as well as belts,hoses,fluids,wiper blades just to name a few. Take advantage of promotions from a trusted service center and you can save some money, many shops run specials this time of year. Be sure to pick a shop with great reviews, and one that supports the community.

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I’m ready for my summer trip, what should i have checked on my car?

Are engine oil filters all the same?

Quick answer no they are not. You should stick with a name brand or high quality filter. Many of the discount oil change places cut corners in this area to save money. The outside of the filter looks the same but the filter element is smaller making the filter less efficient which can lead to engine damage. Stick with a place you trust someone with a good reputation, or someone that has done good work for you in the past, and you might want to stay away from the deep discount places.

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Are engine oil filters all the same?

Why would my brake pedal be hard to push and my brakes not working?

Most likely you have a bad brake booster or a vacuum problem going to the booster. The booster is what gives the power assist to make the car stop. If the booster has gone bad or the vacuum source to the booster has failed you will experience a hard high pedal and very little stopping power. A less common power brake system is called a hydra boost system, this system uses power steering fluid to produce the power brake action.

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Why would my brake pedal be hard to push and my brakes not working?

I have a high mileage older car that burns oil, what can I do to stop this?

There really is nothing you can do, short of rebuilding the engine to stop this condition, but you can slow it down by using a high mileage motor oil at your next oil change from then on. These oils have additives that can and usually do help.  Another thing is to be sure the crankcase vent system is working properly.

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I have a high mileage older car that burns oil, what can I do to stop this?

Why would my tire monitor light be on in the morning and go out by noon?

The pressure in the tires is to low but just low enough to turn the light on, as you drive the air in the tire heats up which raises the pressure just enough to turn the light off. Just stop by your service center and have the pressure checked and topped of. Of course there’s always that chance that you have a puncture and a slow leak your service center should check that

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Why would my tire monitor light be on in the morning and go out by noon?

Why is my cars engine light on?

The check engine light can come on for many reasons, emissions is the most common. You will have to take it to your service center to run a diagnostic and determine what course of action is needed. It may be as simple as a vacuum hose to a problem with the electronic control module. A properly trained technician can come up with the answer and correct the problem.

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Why is my cars engine light on?