If you do the regular maintenance on your car and take care of it by keeping it clean, keep the filters changed as the manufacture recommends, a car today can easily go 200,000 miles and more. Many times depending on how hard and where you drive you may need to perform maintenance more often. Your service center can keep you informed about this. We even have a few customers with 300,000 miles on the cars. But it works both ways if you want to destroy a car, neglect the maintenance and many times it will fall apart around you. This is what a neglected oil filter looks like.
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Most of the time this will be a balance issue. many times people confuse this condition with a bad wheel alignment, but alignment won’t cause a shake. Alignment has to do with how the tires are wearing or if the car is pulling to one side or the other. Balance on the other hand has everything to do with a shake, the other thing we have to check is that the tire is not out of round enough to cause a shake.
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Most of the time we find that an interior light was left on by accident or a door was not closed completely, something simple like that. There can also be bigger problems like a bad alternator that is causing a drain on the battery, it can even be a bad battery that just can’t hold a charge any longer. If you have checked the simple things and found no lights on you will need to go to your service center to have this checked.
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This is a normal, if not frustrating thing. Air will slowly seep out of the tires and will have to be topped off once a month to keep them in the optimum pressure range to get the best mileage and performance. One way to help with this is to have your tires filled with nitrogen, most shops can do this for you today. The nitrogen molecule is larger than the air molecule so it stays in the tire longer, it will still need to be topped off just not as often.
#tire #air #nitrogen
It is always a good idea to have the alignment checked after the investment in a new set of tires. If you have had to replace your tires recently you know they cost alot of money, it’s good insurance to have the alignment checked and adjusted to get max tire mileage as well as better fuel mileage.
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There are a number of reasons for this, it may be the compressor is bad, this is the least likely problem, it may be the clutch or clutch relay, it may be that the a/c system is low on freon. there is a safety switch that won’t let the compressor run if the freon is low. You will need to get to your service center so they can diagnose the problem and get you an estimate for the repair.
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Quick answer, yes over tightening of the lug nuts can cause the threads to be pulled or distorted everything will be fine until the next guy tries to remove them. Many times the threads will be so badly damaged that the nut will damage the thread on the stud and the shop will have to come to you to tell you we need to replace a wheel stud, you get mad at them when really it was the last person that messed things up. Wheels should always be tightened with a torque tool or a torque wrench.
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It can be, many times it may be a small leak that only leaks under certain conditions, such as a hot day which increases the high pressure in the system, it may only leak when the a/c is running, in today’s cars so much is crammed under the hood it’s hard to even get to the different components to check them. We have a verity of testing equipment to help us find leaks various electronic testers as well as adding dye to the system to help us locating a leak.
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This can be caused by a number of things a cupped up tire will do it, this is when you can feel chopped up edges on the tire. It can be caused by a bad wheel bearing, if this is the cause it will usually change as you turn left to right, it can even be a splash shield rubbing the tire. Best thing to do is stop by your service center and let them drive it with you.
#tires #bearings #shield
You know as the saying goes you get what you pay for. There are many different grades of oil out there. There is even recycled motor oil being sold as new oil, there is really very little way you can know what you’re getting, That’s why it’s important to stick with someone you trust, someone who has a track record. Like great reviews, and great customer service, someone that won’t miss a bad belt that can leave you broken down on the road. There are some cheaper deals out there but they can’t work for free either so they push whatever they can to make more money many times whether you need things or not.
#oil #change #trust