Using the Right Engine Oil for Your Car
Modern cars are very understandably a whole lot more complex than what we grew up with through advancements in technology and environmental awareness. Fuel efficiencies have become the more important bi-product of engine design, along with the ever-growing mandates for cleaner emissions. There are many different motors on today’s roads, cloaked underneath sleek bodies,... continue reading.
2.0T Cam Bridge Induced Engine Failure
The purpose of this post is to educate owners of 2.0 liter TSI Volkswagen / Audi motors about a critical design flaw which can lead to very swift, catastrophic engine damage. For 2.0T TSI VW/Audi motors that have engine code CBFA, CCTA, CAEB or CPMA; it is vital that you... continue reading.
The Long Lasting Effects of Old Man Winter on Metal
What Is Rust? In short, it’s a combination of iron and oxygen known as iron oxide. A chemical reaction forms this unbalance which takes place as iron (or alloys containing iron, like steel) is exposed to water and air. H2O and CO2 from the air (moisture and carbon dioxide) creates... continue reading.
DIAGNOSTICS AND DIAGNOSTIC STRATEGY
We all experience the woes that come along with sudden warning lamps and strange or startling noises or the feeling of instability in our vehicles from time to time. Even though we inspect your vehicle at every service visit, there are times when parts and components fail in an unplanned... continue reading.
TPMS FORECASTING: A GUIDE TO YOUR CAR’S TIRE PRESSURE SYSTEM
TPMS = Tire Pressure Monitoring System. This warning notification system was introduced by our Federal Government following a series of fatal accidents that occurred in the late 90s and early 00s which spiraled into multiple legal proceedings and subsequently the development and mandate of tire pressure monitoring systems to be required in all vehicles. As... continue reading.
EDUCATING FUEL STATION SELECTION
The Environmental Protection Agency has introduced a variety of new additives to our fuels over the past few decades in corroboration with their Clean Air Act. Some of these chemicals are ok, but some can be harmful to our engines. Many automotive enthusiasts understand the impact ethanol has on both... continue reading.
THE TRUTH IN BRAKES
Many people these days price shop. We are blessed that most of our clientele are trusting of our expertise and integrity and don’t generally go down this path (because we all know of the headaches that come along with trying to match prices for parts and labor that don’t compare apples to apples). With... continue reading.