Automotive Diagnostics and Reading Codes

The truth about reading codes and diagnostic fees. I can’t tell you how many times I have heard: “You can just hook it up to the computer and KNOW whats wrong with my car!” Or how many times I get “Autozone told me I needed to have this part replaced” The truth is when we […] Read more »

Seven Car Repairs Worth The Money

Going to an independent garage can feel like going to the dentist. In fact, around 40% of U.S. drivers put off car repairs, with some respondents even reporting that the reason they didn’t go wasn’t financial, it was that they were embarrassed by the state of their car. We say no worries, when it comes to car maintenance […] Read more »

Tire Vibration

Tire vibration In case your car makes unexplainable squeaks, rattles, or rumblings, diagnose the issue your self first prior to taking it to a mechanic's shop or tire store.  You may save some cash by checking and tightening the following items before looking for professional help:   Loose screws and bolts: Check both inside the […] Read more »

Check engine light codes

Check Engine Light The "check engine" light is part of your car's diagnostic system. Since the late eighties, automotive manufacturers have been using computers to monitor how cars perform.  Today, computers monitor almost everything including acceleration, gas mileage, transmission shifting, brake pads and literally hundreds of other processes. The check engine light codes CAN unlock the […] Read more »