• When Wheels Align

    To align or not to align… that is the question.  The answer may be more important than you think. Your car’s wheel alignment should be checked when you get new tires, install suspension components, if there is any unusual wear patter on the tires, if your car starts to pull to one side and/or when you encounter a major pothole or have a serious run in with a curb. When you think of your vehicle’s tires you probably think of them sitting snuggly on the wheel and not doing... read more

    Posted on: Thursday, 13 February 2014
  • Using the Correct Coolant

    What’s cool about coolant? Coolant (or antifreeze) ensures your car’s engine runs at maximum efficiency by keeping it at just the right temperature. Conventional coolants are a mixture of anticorrosive additives, ethylene glycol, and water. Your car’s engine performs best at high temperatures but not so high as to cause damage to its components. This is accomplished by cold coolant being forced through the radiator by the water pump and into the engine. Hot coolant coming out... read more

    Posted on: Friday, 18 October 2013
  • The 411 on Air Filters

    Every automobile engine has an air filter in order to run properly. Most engines run on an air to fuel ration of 14:1 for general driving. That means your engine has to breathe 14 times more oxygen than fuel in order to run at maximum efficiency.The air filter keeps the oxygen relatively clean by trapping dirt particles, as well as keeping contaminants off the airflow sensor. It also helps to quiet your intake system. Your engine can use up to 40,000 litres of air for every 3.5 litres of fuel bu... read more

    Posted on: Thursday, 15 August 2013
  • Engine Oil 101

    Where there's oil… Every time you start your engine, the oil pump pushes oil from the sump through the filter and out to the pistons, crankshaft, camshaft and rocker arms, keeping them lubricated. Oil cools your engine, lessens friction, and picks up dust and debris along the way. Oil Service Intervals Oil services are necessary to prolong the life of your car. Years ago people were told to change their oil every 5,000 km. With today's new engines, that is no longer the case. Wh... read more

    Posted on: Thursday, 08 August 2013
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