Frequently Asked Questions…

The check engine light came on in my car. What should I do?
If the car seems to be running ok, bring it in at your earliest convenience. It may just be a loose gas cap! If the car is running differently get it in here as soon as possible. In either case, we can check the car quickly (5 minutes), and advise you at that point.

How often should I change my oil?
We prefer a 5000 mile interval.

I hear an intermittent noise from the front of my car. Do I need to worry about it?
Every noise should be checked by a qualified technician. Use you best judgment, if it sounds bad, get it checked right away. Quick action on problems can many times save big dollars.

I have a leak under my car. How can I tell what is leaking?
The coloring of the liquid identifies the type of liquid. Coolant Fluid is orange or green, Engine fluid is Brown or Black, Transmission Fluid is Red or Pink, Power Steering Fluid is Light Brown, Differential Fluid- Brown. depending on the leak it could mean trouble, don’t wait until it’s too late!

When should I rotate my tires?
Rotating your tires should be done every 6,000-9,000 miles. This will ensure proper wear and extend the life of your tires while keeping you safe.

Why are there different types of oils?
Synthetic oils are premium , high concentrated lubricants. They are for all vehicles and provide higher mileage. Regular oil works just as well as synthetic oils when it is changed on a regular basis.

What is the difference between maintenance (service) and safety (repair)?
Maintenance is done to prevent any future problems from occurring to the vehicle. Safety is to prevent any incident that would cause damage to the vehicle, to you or to the driver who is driving next to you.

My engine light comes on, what should I do?
When you first start your car, all the dashboard lights will come on as a safety test. These lights will go off when the test is complete. If the engine light comes on after a test or sometime later, you need to have your vehicle checked. The check engine light is a warning from the on-board computer system. It could be a simple problem to fix, left alone it may become major, don’t ignore this light!

With the change of the season and the temperatures, do I need to have my car checked?
It is a good idea to have your coolant checked to determine its freezing and boiling points to verify whether it needs to be changed. Have your air conditioner tested soon, so that you are not inconvenienced during the peak season.