Do I need to replace the brake rotors when I replace the brakes?

We need to know a bit more to answer that question. Most of the time we can resurface the rotors to bring them back to a like new surface, we use an on the car lathe to accomplish this. We have to measure the thickness of the rotor because there is a minimum that it can be cut to, below that minimum we have to replace the rotor. If you have driven the brakes until they were scraping the rotor you can bet we will have to replace them as well.

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Do I need to replace the brake rotors when I replace the brakes?

I have a nail in my tire should I have it patched or plugged?

Always have the tire patched. I’m sure many of you just like me have plugged a tire in the past and had no problem, unfortunately that’s not the case with everyone. There have been many times that at high speed the plug has come out, the tire deflate’s rapidly  and can cause loss of control of the car. Here at Poirier’s we no longer plug any tire, in order to keep you safe we only patch.

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I have a nail in my tire should I have it patched or plugged?

My car shakes at high speeds, around 65 m.p.h. what can I do to have this fixed?

Almost every time we have this kind of concern it turns out to be tire balance, you should stop in to your service center and let them know whats going on. They will check the tire balance and correct it if necessary.  Many times people confuse wheel alignment with causing a wheel shake, alignment won’t do this. Alignment can correct a tire wear issue or a pull to the left or right.

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My car shakes at high speeds, around 65 m.p.h. what can I do to have this fixed?

My car seems to have no power when I accelerate, what could be the problem?

There are many things that can cause this problem, here are just a few.  A clogged fuel filter, a bad fuel pump, a bad mass air flow sensor, a bad ignition coil, all the way to a bad computer that operates the fuel injection.  Your first step is to get your car to your service center for a scan and diagnosis.

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My car seems to have no power when I accelerate, what could be the problem?

I need two tires on the front of my car, do they need to be the exact same tires as the rear?

Rule of thumb it’s always best to keep the same tires all the way around on your car, if that’s not possible you must keep the same tire left and right on the same axle.  Different tread designs react to road conditions like rain differently, if you have different tires on your car each one will push water at a different rate causing more or less grip to the road, and maybe causing loss of control of your car.

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I need two tires on the front of my car, do they need to be the exact same tires as the rear?

Is it important to change the oil filter at every oil change?

Yes, you should always change the filter at each oil change, it’s a cheep insurance policy to protect your engine. Normal engine operation will leave contaminates floating  in your oil, the filter removes these contaminates and stops them from hurting the engine. Just as important as changing the filter is to have the oil itself changed at the proper intervals. here’s a picture of a very overdue oil and filter change, the engine this filter came from has major damage, and major dollars in repair.

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Is it important to change the oil filter at every oil change?

I here a high pitched sound only when my car is rolling, what could this be?

Many times this will be a brake pad warning sensor touching the brake rotor to let you know the brakes are getting thin. You should get into your service center as soon as possible to have this checked. The warning sensor won’t cause any damage to the rotor but if you drive right through the sensor you stand a good chance of destroying  the brake rotor and making the brake job much more expensive.

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I here a high pitched sound only when my car is rolling, what could this be?

Why do I only have two speeds on my cars A/C blower fan?

Many times this is because the A/C blower resistor has failed.  Your service technician will have to check this for you, also they may check the current draw of the blower motor because if it is more than the spec. that’s what will damage the resistor, if you just replace the resistor you will be doing it again very soon.

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Why do I only have two speeds on my cars A/C blower fan?

My A/C seems to be not as cold as it used to be, what might be the problem?

This time of year in south Florida we get this complaint many times a day, and when it’s 95 degrees outside with in-car temps well over 110 degrees it takes any A/C system some time to cool the car down. If the system is not running at 100% efficacy, because it’s a little low on freon or the cabin filter is dirty well it can make a huge difference on how long it takes to cool down your car. An A/C service is a good idea to be sure all is well and working at peak efficacy. It’s still hot outside but this may help a little.

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My A/C seems to be not as cold as it used to be, what might be the problem?