Yearly Archives: 2020

Establishing Yourself as a Leader

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Why You Need to Follow Factory Recommendations

Regular Checks Can Save You Hundreds Many routine maintenance steps come with owning a car. Brake pad replacement, oil change services, and wheel alignment are just a few key maintenance steps to take to keep your vehicle operating efficiently. Learn why you should follow factory recommendations to schedule these and other auto repair services to keep your vehicle running efficiently and safely in Louisville. Avoid Major Auto Repair While an oil change every 5,000 to 7,000 miles may seem like an unnecessary inconvenience, several significant issues can arise from skipping this factory recommendation. Bad oil can cause your engine to start grinding and even seize completely. Similarly, worn-out brake pads can begin to wear on your brake calipers and rotors. When you avoid a minor repair cost, it can quickly escalate to a major repair. These major repair tasks take more time and money to restore your vehicle’s performance and safety. By investing in a minor repair service, you&r ... read more

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Auto Repair

Common Check Engine Light Causes

What To Trouble Shoot First Your vehicle’s check engine light is designed to offer you a warning signal for many performance issues. From a small spark plug inefficiency to a major engine issue, learn what common causes to expect from this warning signal. Damaged Oxygen Sensor A common cause of a check engine light is a damaged oxygen sensor. Your vehicle has one or more oxygen sensors that monitor air intake and exhaust. A damaged sensor can dramatically reduce the fuel economy of your vehicle, so it’s important to replace it promptly. An oxygen sensor alert can also be a sign of a more significant issue, like a clogged catalytic converter. Clogged Catalytic Converter All vehicles are equipped with a catalytic converter to reduce dangerous emissions. A catalytic converter can become clogged with contaminants over time, which reduces its efficiency. Once completely clogged, it can cause your engine to stall without warning. Have a local mechanic inspect your converter ... read more

Why is Bad Alignment Dangerous?

How To Spot Misaligned Wheels Many people don’t realize that improper wheel alignment is much more than an inconvenience. It can be extremely dangerous. Here’s what you should know about wheel alignment and the potential hazards bad alignment can cause. What Is Wheel Alignment? Wheel alignment refers to an adjustment to the suspension system of your vehicle. This is the system that connects the wheels to the vehicle. When an alignment is conducted, the angles of the tires are adjusted to make sure they track straight and true. A wheel alignment should be done every two years, as recommended by most mechanics in Louisville. However, it should also be done anytime new tires are installed—regardless of when the last alignment was performed. Some vehicles may require a wheel alignment more often than the recommended two-year span. In particular, sporty cars such as BMWs, Audis, and Mercedes may need alignments more often. Additionally, if your vehicle has tires that a ... read more

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Wheel Alignment