Posts Categorized: Maintenance Tips

What Does a Coolant Flush Entail?

Coolant Flush

Vehicles utilize antifreeze, aka engine coolant, to remove excess heat made by internal combustion engines. This heat gets removed through the radiator. The term antifreeze comes from the idea that the coolant has chemicals in it that keeps it from freezing in cold weather. If did freeze up once the temperature dipped below 32, your… Read more »

What Happens if You Skip Oil Changes?

Could your body function without blood? Nope. Could your vehicle function without oil? Nope. Traditionally, vehicles needed their oil changed every 3,000 miles. Nowadays, some still do, while others can go 6,000 or even 10,000 miles, depending on how they’re made. Consult your vehicle’s manual to find out how often the oil should be changed…. Read more »

What Does a Check Engine Light Indicate?

If you’re like most people, you dread seeing certain “lights” come on when you’re sitting in your vehicle. For instance, there’s that darn “check engine light,” which really doesn’t tell you much, except that you should probably take the vehicle to a mechanic and have them check the engine. Vehicles today have an “onboard diagnostics… Read more »