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Tips for Preventing Catalytic Converter Theft

December 9, 2021 10:47 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

It seems that any time you log onto social media these days or turn on the news, there’s always one story that gets mentioned: an uptick in the number of catalytic converters that are being stolen directly off of cars. Thieves are able to quickly and efficiently remove them from parked cars, sometimes even from a person’s own driveway. This is a serious issue, as a catalytic converter replacement can be an extremely expensive proposition. Thieves know that these pollution-decreasing devices contain precious metals that can fetch high prices on the black market, so the incentive is there. Also, instances... View Article

What Vehicle Components and Systems Can Be Damaged by Potholes?

November 25, 2021 10:46 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Hitting a pothole can be a sickening feeling. You might have seen it and not had time to react, or it might have been a complete surprise. No matter the scenario, it can leave you with a feeling that your teeth are rattling in your head and a dreadful premonition that your car is damaged. If you really hit a deep pothole at any speed, it is entirely possible that you broke something on your car or truck. Assessing the damage can be a headache, which is why you usually want to rely on an auto repair shop to make... View Article

What Is a Blend Door Actuator, and How Do I Know if I Need One?

November 11, 2021 5:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Temperature control in your car’s cabin has made traveling long distances much more comfortable. Regardless of the weather outside your car, you and your passengers can ride in a room temperature environment. Your car’s blend door actuator is what makes it all possible. It controls not only the temperature in your car’s cabin but the airflow as well. If you ever have problems with this small device, you’ll want to search for auto electrical services. This article will discuss what a blend door actuator is and some signs you need a new one. What is a blend door actuator? The... View Article

Why Cooling System Problems Show Up in Cold Weather

October 28, 2021 5:39 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your car’s cooling system is one of the more underappreciated aspects of vehicle maintenance. You might not notice it until it stops working. This can become readily apparent in the winter months if your car’s heater doesn’t function correctly. But a key part of auto maintenance is understanding when various systems within your car are at risk and taking the appropriate measures to account for these issues. It might seem backward that your car’s cooling system might not work as well when the weather is cold, but this article will explain why that is. Coolant issues Coolant is a fluid... View Article

Precautions to Take When Jump-Starting a Vehicle

October 18, 2021 11:24 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With colder weather fast approaching, there’s an elevated risk of battery issues that could result in you needing a jump start for your vehicle. Jump starts are among the auto electrical services we provide all year round, but if you have the proper tools and equipment, you can jump start your vehicle on your own. If you choose to go the DIY method, it’s important to take all of the proper precautions to ensure you complete the task safely. Here is a brief, step-by-step overview of how to safely jump-start your vehicle—that is, if you choose not to seek professional... View Article