Maintenance Tips 158
As warm weather makes its way to the northern states during summer months, many more vehicles become exposed to higher than normal temperatures. Any concerns of the impact high temperatures have on a motor vehicle’s operation during this time period is most likely the furthest thing from people’s minds, but cannot be ignored. Whatever the […]
Car battery dead? Let’s take a guess: it’s an inconvenient time, right? Car batteries always die at the wrong time. Not that there’s necessarily any good time for a battery to give up the ghost. But you usually only discover it’s dead when you’re in a rush to get somewhere and your engine won’t turn […]
When check engine lights are scanned, a p0420 code is a very common result. It’s actually a generic code, meaning it can be thrown from any vehicle after 1996. Commonly, people think the p0420 code indicates that the oxygen sensors need to be replaced, but that’s definitely not always the case. p0420 Code: Time to Replace […]
Let’s say you own a six, seven, eight-year “young” car. Your odometer reads between 100,000 – 120,000 miles. Your dash is illuminated with a wrench or a display that says “Service.” Your car’s telling you it’s time for service, but you’re not sure what’s involved in a typical 100,000 mile service checklist. Service indicators at […]
School is out, states and cities are starting to open up, and we are all ready for a summer vacation. After all, don’t you think we deserve it after everything our country has been going through in the last few months? Summer travel will be different, though, that’s for sure. When you’re ready to get […]
Many of us have not used our motor vehicles at all since the Work-From-Home (WFH) order was enforced by employers due to COVID-19. Some of you may have used your vehicle only a few times. The good news is we are no longer sitting in traffic, spending our cash on gas, parking fees and general […]
Do you own one of the 8.3 million Honda Civics that have been sold in America since 1972? More specifically, do you own a Honda Civic DX, LX, HF, EX, EX-L, or Si that is nearing the 100,000-mile mark? If you do, you’re not alone. Civics just don’t die. Properly maintained you can get 250,000 […]
If you are driving an Acura TSX sedan or wagon, you are already familiar with the “service needed now” alert that pops up in the instrument cluster when it’s time for scheduled maintenance. But if your ride is about to hit the six-digit mark, 100,000 miles, the alert takes on a milestone quality. After all, […]
Ever thought about tipping your mechanic? Here in the U.S. we tip waitstaff at restaurants, baristas when we get coffee and valets when they park our cars. Because these are common situations, we don’t think twice about tipping. What about less common situations, like when you have your car serviced? It is nice to let […]
If you are one of the millions who own America’s most popular pickups, the Ford F-150, and you’re coming up on 100,000 miles, congratulations. If you have kept up with scheduled maintenance, your engine is just getting broken in. Just the same, 100,000 miles is a lot of miles, and you’ve got to start wondering […]
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