Tag: Warning

Warm Up or Not To Warm Up Your Car

  It is that time of the year when we tend to let our vehicles “warm-up” or idle before driving. In fact, today’s modern cars are ready to drive in cold temperatures without excessive idling, says the Car Care Council.   “Unless you are trying to defrost the windshield or warm the interior of your… Read more »

It Happened Again.

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] What’s worse than breaking down, on the Interstate, on a trip with the family? Maybe one of the kids getting sick. But the transportation break down is close to the top of the list.     Monday, we received a desperate phone call from a business owner. His company van… Read more »

How Far Can You Run A Belt Pulley??

” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Click on the first picture – see the rusty brown part under the engine belt, Also notice the belt is grooved. Do you see what needs to be replaced?  The car made it to our shop because we towed it in. The lesson learned here – this person had an Angel… Read more »

Another trip and another issue – I should just stay home.

Have you ever wondered “Why me”. Thousands of people fly every day with little or no issues, not a home boy like me. I won’t go into the details of the trying day, but each issue was solved as it occurred. Some wringing of the hands here and there but, I made it to the… 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 »

Tire Pressure Amber Light On, Tire Pressure Is OK? Really?

Your peacefully on your vacation at last. Your cruising and notice a little amber tire looking light comes on (Tire Pressure Monitor Sensor  Light – TPMS ). Nuts! You had inflated the tires according to the decal on the door. What gives? Obviously, you should pull over to the side of the road and re-check… Read more »