Author: Kerry Stover

Like Paying Pennsylvania Fines!! Probably not —-

Unless you like paying into Pennsylvania ! We have been noticing quite a few late Pennsylvania State Safety Inspections late this year. Amazingly – no fines! Dodging the bullet so far. To help remind our customers, we send out reminder cards or Emails, usually arriving the first week of the month showing on your PA… Read more »

Why did my tires get so noisy?

This is an interesting subject for 4×4 truck Junkies. They really like their big Knobby tires. Oooh that wonderful sound of “A REAL TIRE” spells traction to them. The average person? Well, not exactly what we are looking for on our rides. The biggest cause of noisy tires, would be a flip between improper wheel… Read more »

Where is my Transmission Dip Stick?

    Last week we discussed how to check transmission fluid level. So what did you see/smell?  The fluid should be  red and clean. It may have a very slight burn smell, this is normal. When the fluid is either very clear, smells burnt, looks burnt, ( very dark red/ brown ), a trip to… Read more »

What Can I Do? My Transmission is Slow Going Into Gear.

Your automatic transmission / trans-axle,  ( trans. ) has many moving parts, as the cut-away shows below. The fluid is the life blood of the trans., with low or worn out fluid, the transmission will self destruct. So how do you check the fluid and if it is low, what fluid do I use? Both… Read more »

Save Money – Understand PA Inspection Information on your Billing

The information contained in this article are for guide line purposes only. Our 35 plus years of experience In the automotive world, have taught us there seems to an exception to every rule. When looking over your PA Inspection invoice, you may have noticed the following under/beside the PA Inspection heading – TIRES: LF (4)… Read more »

My car shines, why would I bother to wax?

My car still shines OK; why go through all the work of washing,drying,and waxing my ride? Real answer: waxing your car is something that should be done on a regular basis. Regular waxing helps to protect/seal the paint  and clear coat on your car by preserving oils in the paint to help to prevent oxidation…. Read more »

My engine belt has some cracks; is it OK?

Your about to go on your favorite vacation; just for peace of mind you decide to look under the hood one more time. Not a bad idea, fluid containers are made to see the fluid level without taking the lid off. Check You even get brave and check the oil level. Check As your checking… Read more »

Fuel Additives ~ More is better, Right?

As being human, we tend to think ” if some is good, More has to be better”. Actually, when adding fuel additives, we need to be careful. The more advanced electronic engine management and fuel control, (read as newer model cars approximately 2010 and up) the more problems we can unknowingly cause.   For example, adding… Read more »

So why are my car tires so wide? It’s not a sports car.

  Some of the complaints I’ve heard; Wider tires are usually more expensive, don’t always ride as nice and seem to wear out faster. The answer I found was not what I expected. It is true that wider tires commonly have better traction. The main reason why this is  does not relate to contact patch,… Read more »

1996 Ford F150 Survives Frozen Oil Filter!

.     Yes, you read correctly. My trucks oil filter froze off this past winter. Here is the story on why this occurred. My 1996 Ford is under severe driving conditions almost daily. Four trips a day totaling about 7 miles a day – 6 days a week. Regrettably, I dented the door in… Read more »