If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Carson CIty area.The sam...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 07, 2019
Today we're going to talk about on-board diagnostics and the questions we hear from folks around Carson CIty, Nevada, who need answers about diagnostic services. They want to know what diagnostics are, what's involve...
Posted in Service Standards
on June 30, 2019
When we shop for shoes, most of us know that we can get two pairs of cheap shoes or one good pair for about the same price. And since the two cheap pairs wear out in about the same time as the good pair, there reall...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 23, 2019
If someone told you that your vehicle could have the same power but with a smaller engine, wouldn't that sound like great idea? Just think, a smaller engine would save you money at the gas station and you'd still get the same horsepower.
The technology to do just that has been around for a long t...
Posted in Following Recommended Intervals
on June 16, 2019
Good brakes are obviously very important. If you've ever had your brakes go out while you're driving around the Carson CIty area, you'll know how terrifying it can be. Today we'll focus on how to tell when you have a brake problem and how to make good repair choices. Often, the first i...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on June 09, 2019
Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ...
Posted in Battery
on June 02, 2019
No matter what vehicle you drive, when certain things break, you have to make a decision. Should I get it fixed now, later or never? Air conditioning is one of those things. You can certainly live without air conditioning, but it sure is nice to have on a sweltering day.
Let's say your air con...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 26, 2019
The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Carson CIty residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All Nevada folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but someti...
Posted in Exhaust
on May 19, 2019
Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Carson CIty knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Carson CIty area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passeng...
Posted in Fuel System
on May 12, 2019
There was a man in the Carson CIty area who learned that most car accidents occur within a mile of home – so he moved. (Just kidding!)When we think of defensive driving, we often focus on our local Nevada highway situations. The fact of the matter is we need to be just as careful close...
Posted in Steering
on May 05, 2019