I change my own engine oil, how do I properly dispose of the old oil?

Most auto service centers will accept your old oil as a courtesy, at poirier’s service center we will glad to take care of that for you. We look forward to serving you with your other automotive needs.  At Poirier’s we are concerned about our environment and we are glad you are as well.

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I change my own engine oil, how do I properly dispose of the old oil?

Is alignment just to stop tire ware and to make my car drive straight?

In days past this was true tire ware and keeping your driving straight was all done in the alignment, but in today’s cars we have to keep the alignment right to keep the stability control system working as well as anti skid, A.B.S. systems. The car’s computer controlled systems need to know where true straight ahead is  this is accomplished through the alignment. After the alignment is complete, if the technician is doing his job he will reset the steering angle sensor so the car knows where true straight ahead is.

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Is alignment just to stop tire ware and to make my car drive straight?

My radiator is leaking can it be repaired or do I have to replace it?

In years past we could repair radiators the tanks were brass or a metal that could be welded in order to repair a crack or split. Today’s radiators are aluminum and a plastic type material for the tanks, the idea was tabs could be bent back and new tanks installed, the problem is the tabs break and the new tanks can’t be sealed. Most of the time if we have a radiator leaking today we have to replace the complete radiator. Today’s radiators are much more efficient at heat transfer then in the past so they work much better. It’s a bit of a trade-off.

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My radiator is leaking can it be repaired or do I have to replace it?

Is it important to service the brake fluid in my car?

Short answer yes!  Brake fluid has the characteristic of absorbing moisture and moisture can play havoc with your automatic brake system {A.B.S.} some of the main components of the A.B.S. can cost as much as $2000.00 so it’s much better to flush the moisture and contaminants from the system before you have a problem. And of course this will keep your brake system in good working order and keep you safe .

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Is it important to service the brake fluid in my car?

My power window is stuck down, I can hear something in the door but the window won’t go up. What could be wrong?

Most of the time this problem will be the window regulator. The window motor drives the regulator which moves the window up and down. The cable breaks or one of the pulley’s for the cable and the window drops, the noise you hear is the cable being wrapped in the motor and destroying itself. The window regulator will have to be replaced.

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My power window is stuck down, I can hear something in the door but the window won’t go up. What could be wrong?

Why does my car crank a long time before it starts?

Many times this is because the fuel pump check valve is going bad. If this is the case the fuel drains back into the tank when the engine is off and when you try to start the fuel has to be pumped back to the engine and the fuel system has to be charged with pressure for the injector’s to work and the car to start. The repair for this is replacing the fuel pump.

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Why does my car crank a long time before it starts?