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Dependable Car Care

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A better running engine equals a better performing and economical vehicle. It also helps to prevent major engine repair so that you’re not sitting in an auto shop wondering about the reasons why the service engine light comes on.

Consider these five easy and inexpensive maintenance tips for your engine:

Wondering about the reasons why the service engine light comes on, consider these five ways that will help keep your engine running better and longer.
05
Oct
2018

A better running engine equals a better performing and economical vehicle. It also helps to prevent major engine repair so that you’re not sitting in an auto shop wondering about the reasons why the service engine light comes on.

Consider these five easy and inexpensive maintenance tips for your engine:

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Have you noticed dashboard lights coming on and wonder what the problem might be? There is a way to find out! Today's vehicles are designed with computer processors, microchips and sensors, which can be linked to a specialized diagnostic computer. This computer scans the operating systems, producing fault codes indicating a problem.

Mechanics are trained to read these codes that are stored in the vehicle’s memory system, which can save you a lot of time and money because you’re not paying for repairs performed on a "trial-and-error" basis. Because the problem can be identified quickly, parts can be ordered and the problem fixed before it gets any bigger.

So what does car diagnostics tell you? It will indicate problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system, and other components. It also indicates ignition timing issues, level of buildup in the combustion engine, fuel injector performance, whether the ignition coils are firing, engine rpm levels, air, and coolant temperature, crankshaft and camshaft position and throttle opening. In other words, it’s time for a tune up!

How do you know if your car needs a tune up? Your auto mechanic will explain what does car diagnostics tell you at your next car service.
20
Sep
2018

Have you noticed dashboard lights coming on and wonder what the problem might be? There is a way to find out! Today's vehicles are designed with computer processors, microchips and sensors, which can be linked to a specialized diagnostic computer. This computer scans the operating systems, producing fault codes indicating a problem.

Mechanics are trained to read these codes that are stored in the vehicle’s memory system, which can save you a lot of time and money because you’re not paying for repairs performed on a "trial-and-error" basis. Because the problem can be identified quickly, parts can be ordered and the problem fixed before it gets any bigger.

So what does car diagnostics tell you? It will indicate problems associated with the transmission, oil tank, gas tank, exhaust system, and other components. It also indicates ignition timing issues, level of buildup in the combustion engine, fuel injector performance, whether the ignition coils are firing, engine rpm levels, air, and coolant temperature, crankshaft and camshaft position and throttle opening. In other words, it’s time for a tune up!

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For many, wheel misalignment is one of those pesky problems that are just part of owning a vehicle.  And while wheel misalignment can occur naturally over time, it’s more likely that there’s a specific reason causing your misalignment problems, leading to uneven tire wear, poor vehicle handling, decreased fuel efficiency, and shorter tire life.

When your tires are out of wheel alignment, it basically means they aren’t pointing in the right direction. You may notice your vehicle pulling to one direction or another, vibrating as the wheels pull against each other, or that your steering wheel is crooked even though you’re driving straight. This all negatively affects your steering, suspension, and tires, but more importantly, it compromises your safety on the road.

So, what causes a wheel alignment to go bad?

Wondering what causes a wheel alignment to go bad? Call a certified technician at Dependable Car Care to schedule a car alignment service.
05
Sep
2018

For many, wheel misalignment is one of those pesky problems that are just part of owning a vehicle.  And while wheel misalignment can occur naturally over time, it’s more likely that there’s a specific reason causing your misalignment problems, leading to uneven tire wear, poor vehicle handling, decreased fuel efficiency, and shorter tire life.

When your tires are out of wheel alignment, it basically means they aren’t pointing in the right direction. You may notice your vehicle pulling to one direction or another, vibrating as the wheels pull against each other, or that your steering wheel is crooked even though you’re driving straight. This all negatively affects your steering, suspension, and tires, but more importantly, it compromises your safety on the road.

So, what causes a wheel alignment to go bad?

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