Let’s Talk Cars Q#1 The heater on my husband’s 2008 Chevy Silverado has been slowly losing blower speeds. Now it seems that the only speed that works is high. Knowing my husband he’ll wait until the heater stops working completely. Is the blower motor starting to fail?
Q#1 What is a cabin air filter and what does it do? The cabin air filter is what I call a people filter A cabin air filter is a lot like the air filter for your car’s engine… it filters dirt, dust and debris from the air that the engine uses. The air that enters […]
Charles’s Law….Expansion of Gases Under equal pressure all gases expand at the same rate. A gas expands by the same proportion as the temperature rises, provided external pressure remains the same. How does this relate to tire pressure warning lights? Simply put, as a tire warms up, the air pressure in the tire increases. As […]
Alternative Fuel Vehicle Service With the rapid growth in Hybrid and Alternative Fuel vehicles, training is important. To be on top you have to start training early. Here you can see one of our youngest potential technicians,
Hyundai & Kia 1 Million car recall Here’s the list of affected Hyundai vehicles *2006-2009 Accent *2007-2011 Azera, Sonata and Santa Fe *2006-2007 & 2009-2011 Tucson & Elantra Touring *2007-2010 Elantra *2008-2011 Veracruz *2009-2010 Genesis *2010-2011 Genesis Coupe *2007-2008 Entourage *2006-2008 Tiburon Here’s is the list of affected Kia vehicles
Why Flush Brake Fluid? Brake fluid is a special oil. It is designed to withstand cold temperatures without thickening as well as very high temperatures without boiling. It is a recommended service for many vehicles and should be flushed about every 30,000 miles. Brake fluid is an odd duck, it’s like an oil, but it […]
Goodyear Wrangler All-Terrain Adventure Beats out Michelin It started with my son’s Chevy Silverado needing a set of tires. It’s not like he’s one of those picky engineer type people. His list was simple. I need a tire that… *Resists damage that can be caused by construction site debris *Smooth and quiet at highway speed […]
When the Devil comes a Knockin’ It started with a phone call. “I have a bad water pump on my ‘04 Acura MDX. Can you email me an estimate?” Acura’s MDX is their top tier crossover vehicle. With the confidence of all-wheel drive, a strong 3.5 liter V-6 and well appointed accessories, the MDX is […]
Data System Compromised at Michelin Tire Michelin Tire’s data system has been compromised, meaning somebody got a hold of a good amount of customer information. Knowing this, you should use care in opening any e-mails or providing personal information. Below is a copy
Tire Pressure Monitors Don’t Cry Wolf Don’t you just love it when the the tire pressure warning light comes on? I hear customers say, ” When colder weather hits it seems “that light” is on most every morning”. The tire pressure warning light is a blessing that is “cursed at!” I often hear from […]
Subaru Head Gasket Failures Subaru’s are great year round cars for New England. On any giving day you drive by our shop it can look like a used car lot for Subaru’s. We do service that many. As I said they are great cars, but like all things good they’re not perfect. There are three […]
The Mystery of Neil’s Truck The image to the left is the under-hood of a Chevy pick-up. The customer’s concern was for a slow loss of coolant and this coolant loss was a bit of a mystery. Neil, the owner of the truck, reported that he would have to add a couple […]
Cold Weather Tire Pressure Warnings Q1; The tire pressure warning light has recently started to come on most every morning. The display shows 2 to sometimes 3 tires being low in pressure. None of them look flat or low. After I drive the car for 15 minutes the warning light goes out and I don’t […]
Isuzu Rusted Frame Recall, Time Running Out Isuzu Corporation has announced the recall on 1998-2002 Rodeo and certain 2002 Axiom. This safety recall is so late that it’s a joke!…
Traction Control Goes Bad Love it or hate it, today’s cars have great technology, making you a safer driver. This technology can handle adverse weather conditions better than most any driver! Growing up in New Hampshire before this technology reared its ugly face, meant great driving fun in the winter. Ripping across an ice covered […]
Chrysler Wheel Bearing Problems Chrysler Corporation has extended the warranty on their Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan for wheel bearing problems. The wheel bearing/hub assemblies are now warrantied for 5 years or 90,000 miles, whichever comes first. Below you’ll find a
Rodent Damage on the Rise Rodent damage to cars has been on the rise. In New Hampshire we can thank the mighty Oak tree for the amazing abundance of acorns that have fallen over the past 2 years. With such a splendor of winter food the rodent population has exploded. Though you may not know […]
The cold of a New Hampshire winter will quickly suck the energy out of any battery including the battery in a Nissan Leaf. The Leaf electric car will/does have major short comings that could leave you stranded on the side of the road.
cold weather starting tips for your car
Worn tires on the rear of a vehicle will allow the rear of the car to slide out in a turn during wet driving, due to hydroplaning.