FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q. Will it hurt my engine if I drive
my car when the check engine light is on?
A. It is possible but not too likely. However,
you do need to get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. You
may see a decrease in performance.
Q. What is the primary
cause of tire damage?
A. Although there are many things
that can cause tire damage, improper inflation is the main
problem we see. Always keep a tire pressure gauge
in your vehicle and frequently check the pressure of all
Q. How do I know when
my car needs a tune up?
A. You may see your gas mileage decrease. Your
vehicle may start running rough. If your check engine
light comes on that could also be an indicator
that your vehicle needs a tune up. The owners manual
that came with your vehicle may suggest a tune up at a certain
Q. When should I have
my timing belt changed?
A. Depending on the vehicle a timing
belt needs to be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000 miles.
When do I need to replaced
my belts and hoses?
A. If you can see cracks in your belts,
it is time to have them replaced. We recommend replacing your belts
and hoses at least every three to four years. If
your hoses look swollen or soft that could be an indicator
that they need to be replaced. However, hoses can
deteriorate on the inside and if this happens there is
no visual evidence that the hose needs to be changed.
Why do I need to have my engine oil changed every 3,000
A. The additive in the oil starts
to break down as soon as it heats up to high temperatures. The
engine in your vehicle will reach over 200 degrees almost
every time you drive it. History has proven that the
3,000 mile mark is a good interval to have your engine
oil replaced. You never want to just drain your engine
oil out and put new oil in without changing the oil filter. The
oil filter will hold about a quart of oil. If you do
not change the oil filter when changing the engine oil in
your vehicle you are combining your clean engine oil
with deteriorated engine oil and this will lessen the effectiveness
of the new engine oil you just put in your vehicle.
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