Category: Maintanance

How Often Should I Change Engine Coolant?

CARS.COM — When is the right time to change your engine coolant? For some vehicles, you’re advised to change the coolant every 30,000 miles. For others, changing it isn’t even on the maintenance schedule. For example, Hyundai says the coolant in the engine (what many refer to as “antifreeze”) in most of its models should be replaced after […]

Why Do I Need to Check the Drain Holes in My Doors?

Why do you need to check the drain holes in your car doors? Because water can get past window seals and inside the doors when it rains or when you wash your car, and the water is supposed to exit through drain holes at the bottom. However, those holes in the bottom of the doors […]

How To Tell When Your Car Needs Maintenance

The contents of your car’s engine may be a mystery to you. However, you don’t have to be a certified mechanic to figure out when your car needs maintenance. A few handy tips can help you understand how often your car needs servicing. Consider the Mileage How often you use your vehicle determines when it […]

Why Does My Automatic Transmission Act Funny?

CARS.COM — Why does your automatic transmission act funny? The most common causes include leaking seals, mechanical damage, worn-out transmission fluid or inadequate transmission fluid level, but we must examine what “acting funny” means when referring to one’s transmission before recommending a course of action. Do any of the following symptoms seem familiar to you? Slipping […]

How to Find the Best Collision Repair Shop

Getting in an accident can be frightening and frustrating. Dealing with the insurance company and the other driver is difficult enough, but you also have to go through the process of fixing your vehicle. Though you may want it fixed as soon as possible, it’s important to take the time to find a reliable repair […]

How Far Should I Go on My Brakes?

CARS.COM — Trying to put a time or mileage limit on how long brake pads and rotors should last is harder than trying to predict what kind of gas mileage you should expect. Brake life depends on how much we drive, where we drive (think city versus highway) and how we drive (meaning lead foot versus […]

Is Oil for High-Mileage Engines Worth the Extra Cost?

CARS.COM — Most major oil brands market motor oil made specifically for engines that have more than 75,000 miles of wear, claiming that additives help reduce engine wear and provide anti-aging benefits. They are often a blend of synthetic and petroleum-based oils, and they typically cost at least a couple of dollars more per quart than […]

Is Oil for High-Mileage Engines Worth the Extra Cost?

CARS.COM — Most major oil brands market motor oil made specifically for engines that have more than 75,000 miles of wear, claiming that additives help reduce engine wear and provide anti-aging benefits. They are often a blend of synthetic and petroleum-based oils, and they typically cost at least a couple of dollars more per quart than […]

Ensuring a Long Life for Diesel Engines

So you’ve made the switch to a diesel engine. Like most drivers who choose a car or truck with a diesel engine for personal or commercial use, you will want to take care of your vehicle in such a way that the life of the engine is as long as possible. Diesel engines are often […]

Finding a Reliable Automotive Repair Shop

When your car needs maintenance or repair, you might be on the lookout for a reliable automotive repair shop to get your car back in tip-top shape. Sometimes independent mechanics can’t provide the necessary tools and equipment to fix more complex problems. That’s why you should seek a shop that does automotive repair canoga park ca. But before […]