Maintenance Tips 160
Maintaining your vehicle’s battery is important especially during winter months – what to do about it
That large and heavy rectangular looking black box under the hood of your vehicle or in your truck is the battery. There might be other places vehicle manufacturers place the battery, but in the majority of cases it’s under the hood. The battery serves two primary purposes. First, it is the primary source of power […]
If you are someone who parks underneath a tree, or in a wooded area, you may notice at this time of year, a collection of leaves grows in the area between your windshield and the hood. This is especially true if you are not a daily driver and leave the car parked for extended periods […]
My Car Has No Heat … But it was Working Fine Last Winter! 5 Potential Causes for no Heat in your Car.
Most of us take our car heaters for granted, not knowing how they work other than you run the engine, crank up the temperature, and hot air blows out from the vents. But what happens when the heat stops coming? There are few things as miserable as driving in freezing weather with no heat in […]
It’s not always necessary to jump start your battery, especially if you take preventive measures to keep your battery charged when you’re not frequently using your car or during cold weather months. Needless to say, there’s some confusion out there about what the different methods are. In particular, confusion reigns supreme about the difference between […]
A lot of people flake out when it comes to having their tires rotated on a regular basis, but did you know that failing to do so can cost you hundreds of dollars a year in tire replacement? It’s important to rotate your tires to ensure you are getting the maximum life out of our […]
Nobody likes to think about tire problems. But if you don’t anticipate what could go wrong, you’re practically guaranteeing that something will go wrong. And that’s not exactly a ball of laughs, is it? The bottom line is this: If you drive a car, you’ve got to think about your tires. Not only that, you’ve […]
Cars make the funniest sounds, but it’s only a laughing matter when they’re coming from someone else’s vehicle. Odds are you won’t think it’s so funny when it happens to you. If you’re hearing creepy, inexplicable noises coming from your car, it’s not the ghost of Halloween past catching up with you but the warning […]
Your car’s tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS for short) is the “voice” of your tires that sometimes speaks up and says, “Check my air, please!” But because not all cars can talk (yet), that urgent request is communicated to you through warning lights on your dash. If there’s an angry-looking light on your dashboard console […]
If you’ve ever had your car battery die on you, you know the pain of regret—regret that you didn’t do more to give it the long and happy life it deserved. But life gets in the way, and not everyone makes time to pay that all-important welfare check to make sure everything’s going okay under […]
Fall Car Care: 6 Ways to Prepare Your Car for Fall Driving When It’s Seen Less Use – Auto Repair Advice from the Openbay Master Technician
Winter will be here faster than most of us like to admit, so fall is a great time to get your car ready for the weather changes ahead. Most of us have not put many miles on our vehicles lately, this makes proper fall car care even more important. Here are the six most important […]
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