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What You Should Know About Changing Your Transmission Fluid

March 14, 2020 4:24 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Transmission fluid is an important part of your transmission system. It keeps all the parts of your transmission properly lubricated, which reduces the wear and tear that would otherwise happen much more rapidly due to heat and friction. Changing your transmission fluid does not damage your transmission’s condition, and if you haven’t been changing it frequently enough, the transmission may begin to slip. Why should you change your transmission fluid? Here’s a quick overview of what you should know about changing the transmission fluid in your vehicle in Madison, TN. When to change your fluid Every vehicle is going to... View Article

Consider Using Your Tax Refund to Invest in Your Car

February 26, 2020 12:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

We’re in the middle of tax season, and over the next couple months, a lot of people will be getting a good chunk of change back from Uncle Sam. What you do with your tax refund is absolutely your prerogative—some people will put it toward a trip, while other people will simply stash it away into savings. But if you’ve been putting off some repairs or maintenance for your vehicle because of the expense and don’t have any other grand plans for your tax refund, you might consider using that refund to invest in your vehicle. Here are a few... View Article

Why the Frequency of Your Oil Changes Matters

February 12, 2020 12:07 am Published by Leave your thoughts

The general rule for oil changes used to be that you should get your oil changed every three months or every 3,000 miles, whichever came first. However, upgrades in oil technology have changed this standard significantly. Today, a combination of upgrades to engines as well as the proliferation of more efficient synthetic oil will allow some vehicles to go 7,000 miles or more without getting an oil change. Of course, you should always check your owner’s manual for specific guidelines for your vehicle. While there have been some changes to the frequency with which you need to change your oil,... View Article

What to Do About Strange Noises in Your Vehicle

January 29, 2020 11:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Your car will always make noise during operation, but generally it should be nothing more than a pretty consistent hum or whir. If you start to notice strange, sporadic (or constant) noises appearing during operation of your vehicle, it’s important to listen carefully to where the noise is coming from and what it sounds like so you can get an idea of what the problem is and what steps you need to take to correct it. Here are just a few examples of some weird noises in wheels or other parts of your vehicle and what you should do about... View Article

Common Causes of Overheating Vehicles

January 15, 2020 11:20 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

If you notice your engine temperature quickly heating up, it is important to take immediate action for your safety. Turn off the air conditioner and turn on your defroster, setting the heat to hot and your fan on high. Try to get off the road as soon as you can, and call for roadside assistance. An overheating engine can quickly cause some significant damage to your car and can become quite unsafe in a hurry, so you must get your vehicle off the road and call for help as soon as it’s safe to do so. So how do you... View Article