How often should I rotate my tires?

2017-10-25T20:45:09-04:00October 25th, 2017|

Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.

What should I do if my car starts to overheat?

2017-10-25T20:42:11-04:00October 25th, 2017|

This is a very serious problem - if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to the nearest, trusted auto repair facility.

Why is engine oil milky brown?

2017-10-25T20:41:14-04:00October 25th, 2017|

Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (or other gasket), a failed transmission cooler, or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician immediately.

Should I consider using synthetic motor oil in my vehicle?

2017-10-25T20:40:11-04:00October 25th, 2017|

Synthetic motor oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or supercharged engines. Or for vehicles that are used for towing (especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in extremely cold or hot climates. Although more expensive than mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and provide longer intervals between changes.

When should I change my spark plugs?

2017-10-25T20:39:15-04:00October 25th, 2017|

For maximum fuel economy and peak engine performance, your spark plugs should be replaced every 30 months or 30,000 miles, unless your vehicle is equipped with 100,000-mile platinum tipped spark plugs.