How often should I have my car aligned?
Follow your vehicle manufacturer’s recommendation. But, generally, your vehicle’s alignment should be checked over 10,000 miles or once a year.
How important is a wheel alignment?
Very important. A car that is only slightly out of alignment will drag its tires sideways.
My Check Engine light is on. What should I do?
If your car is functioning normally, don’t worry too much. Check the other gauges and warning lights. If they are normal, you probably have a sensor or emission problem. Bring it to your repair shop when it’s convenient.
If your car is sluggish and the Check Engine light is on and the rest of gauges look fine, bring your car to a repair shop ASAP.
If your Check Engine light is on the other gauges are not normal, turn off your car immediately. Call a tow truck and have it bring you to a repair shop.
How do I keep my car from breaking down?
Proper maintenance is required. Change your oil every 3,000 miles, rotate your tires every second or third service. Every 15,000 miles change your air filter. Every 30,000 miles service the transmission and replace fuel filters. At 60,000 miles bring your car in for a full service.
What is a tune-up?
The term tune-up indicates the need for routine maintenance.
Why is it important to keep my exhaust system in good working condition?
The exhaust system of a car plays a vital role in carrying lethal carbon monoxide gas away from the passenger compartment. Without a properly functioning exhaust system, you’ll be endangering your life and life of your passengers by simply driving in your car.