Serpentine Belts: Important for your Vehicle

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There are several components in the various systems housed within your engine, all of which need to be operating effectively in order to make your motor run and get your vehicle from Point A to Point B. While you’re most likely familiar with the more prominent components in your engine (transmission, etc.), the smaller or

MAKING THE (OCTANE) GRADE

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When you pull into a local gas station in Greensboro to fill your empty tank, it might be, for obvious reasons, tempting to reach for the fuel with the lowest price tag… But reaching for the “regular” grade isn’t always the right choice – consult your owner’s manual, the sticker on the gas cap, or

Warning Signs for Ignition System Failure

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In order to ignite fuel and turn the motor over, gas-powered vehicles are reliant upon an effective ignition system. If the ignition process doesn’t go smoothly or isn’t functioning properly, your vehicle won’t be able to operate correctly and may fail its next emission test. The vast majority of modern ignition systems are comprised of

Keeping your Parked Car Cool

Summer is officially here, and while that means road trips, family vacations, and spending time outdoors, it also means hot cars and sticky seats. Your vehicle spends more time parked than running, which means it spends a lot of time in the hot summer sun. Before you get hit by a muggy wave of hot

Biggest Driving Distractions

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Preventative maintenance is important for keeping your vehicle safely on the road, but just as important is safe driving practices! This includes avoiding driving distractions, which can seem minor but have major consequences… Every day, about 100 people die in car crashes, and 90% of all crashes are caused by driver error. Being less than

Warm Weather Car Maintenance Tips

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The days are getting warmer here in Greensboro and high temperatures can lead to issues for your vehicle such as overworked air conditioning systems, ineffective batteries or steering wheels that feel like they’re on fire. As such, your vehicle’s maintenance should very much be on your radar at this time of year. While you can’t

BAD VIBRATIONS: Reasons for Steering Wheel Shakes

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In an ideal world, when you hit the road in your vehicle the surface you’re driving on is even and smooth and you cruise along without any issues whatsoever. Unfortunately, roads are rarely perfectly smooth and even when they are, you can still have issues with steering and navigating the terrain you’re driving on. The

Does Your Vehicle Need Transmission Repair?

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Transmission repair can be expensive, but without a properly working transmission, your vehicle cannot run. Both manual and automatic transmissions ensure that power moves from the vehicle’s engine to the wheels. Your vehicle’s engine works at speeds called RPMs or Revolutions per Minute. The transmission’s job is to transmit power to the wheels while keeping

Signs You Need a Tune-Up

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Modern automobiles are highly-sophisticated feats of engineering that would seem like vehicles in a science fiction story to drivers a half-century ago. Despite significant advancements in design and technology, cars still need to be tended to regularly and have the occasional tune-up performed in order to ensure optimum mechanical performance. But how do you know

Brake Failure Warning Signs

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One of the most frightening scenarios that a driver can encounter comes when you suddenly slam on your brakes and they’re unresponsive… To help you avoid this precarious situation, here are a few brake failure warning signs that indicate your system is very likely in need of service: Vibrations: If when you go to put