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Monthly Archives: August 2020

What Does My Car's Cooling System Do?

What Does My Car's Cooling System Do?

If your vehicle is constantly overheating or you are experiencing other engine problems, there may be a problem with the cooling system. The cooling system helps to circulate lubricant to keep engine parts cool and regulated. As you drive your vehicle, the engine emits a large amount of heat. In order to regulate the temperature of the engine, the cooling system distributes lubricant to coat the engine and protect vital components. If the cooling system isn’t working properly, the engine is exposed to an extensive amount of heat, resulting in engine overheating, corrosion, and damage to critical components. This damage can lead to expensive engine repairs that can otherwise be avoided with regular inspections of your vehicle’s cooling system and engine.  Catching an issue early on with the cooling system can help you save time and money on expensive engine repairs. Some symptoms of a failing cooling system include the engine running rough and constantly overheat ... read more

Tough Times

Tough Times

It’s no secret that we’ve had a rough time lately.  Jobs have disappeared.  Savings are being depleted.  Life is uncertain.   If you’re looking for ways to cut costs, you might have considered doing your own car maintenance or have even avoided having needed maintenance done.   Remember what your mom said, “just because you can, doesn’t necessarily mean you should!”  Here’s a short list of what you can easily do to keep your car running well, and other things that you might want to leave to the professionals (but we’ll still tell you how to save money on those!)   DIY MAINTENANCE   Every month you should clean the inside and outside of your vehicle.  Dirt and grime builds up. Food left in the car is an open invitation for all types of animals to try and get in (from mice to bears!) Outside grime can damage your car’s finish and chrome. Bird droppings are particularly bad for the f ... read more

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