Auto Repair and Maintenance Tips

How Artificial Intelligence Will Change the Auto Repair Industry

Technology, and more specifically, artificial intelligence (AI), is something that is not only becoming more advanced with each passing year but it is also something that becomes more ingrained in our everyday lives as a result. AI is also becoming a big part of the auto repair industry and it could actually change the face of the industry before we know it. Below are three ways that we can expect AI to change auto repair. Assisted Driving Assisted driving will be here before we know it. Already, the industry has been experiencing bits and pieces of this new technology. This can be seen in things like rear facing camera to help people back up and see clearly what is behind them and in lane assist technology [...]

Preparing Your Car for Cooler Weather

Winter is right around the corner, and with it comes lower temperatures, snow and ice. To stay safe and keep your car running properly during this harsh season, you need to take steps to prepare before the cold arrives. Below are some tips to help you make sure your car is ready for the challenges of winter. Check your battery Colder weather puts more strain on your car's charging system. Before the cold weather arrives, check your battery to make sure it is still functioning properly. If it isn't working as well as it should, replace it before the cold weather arrives. Examine your tires In the winter, you are more likely to be driving on snow and ice. These conditions require that your tires [...]

Reasons to Use a Certified Mechanic for Your Car Repairs

When you’re looking for a local mechanic to repair your vehicle, chances are you’re thinking about price, convenience, and quality of work. However, there is one other VERY important thing you should look for in an auto mechanic--ASE (Automotive Service Excellence) certification. Why? Here are five reasons, just for starters. High Expectations - Certifications aren’t just given out at random. ASE requires documented experience and then the testing covers eight different areas of the automotive field. More Experience - When you choose an ASE certified mechanic, you are much more likely to get an experienced mechanic than you are when you pick a mechanic at random. This experience is well worth it, in many cases. Certification Is Not Permanent - Mechanics will have to retest [...]

Why You Should Visit an Auto Shop After Buying a Used Car

When you are purchasing a used vehicle, it is always wise to have a mechanic take a look at the vehicle before you make the purchase. They can listen for sounds that may indicate problems or inspect for leaks. However, they will not be able to detect all problems during this brief inspection. After you purchase the vehicle, there are many benefits to taking your car to an auto shop for a more thorough and in-depth inspection. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should visit a local auto shop after buying a used car. Make Sure Your Car is in Good Condition One of the top reasons to bring your car to a mechanic after purchasing it is to help ensure [...]

Benefits of Having Your Car Towed to an Auto Repair Shop

When you're experiencing car issues it can be difficult to determine whether you should drive your vehicle to the shop, have a mechanic come out to you to do the repair, or have your vehicle towed. In most cases, having your car towed will be the smartest choice in terms of both cost and safety. Here are the benefits of having your car towed to an auto repair shop. Peace of Mind One reason you should have your car towed to an auto repair shop is for peace of mind. If you decide to drive to an auto repair shop even though your vehicle is experiencing mechanical issues, it's possible that your vehicle will break down on the side of the road. As you probably [...]

Why is My Check Engine Light On? 

A check engine light is an indicator light on your car's dashboard that indicates there may be a problem with your vehicle. As such, seeing that indicator light stay on can cause a panic attack. Admittedly, some of the problems indicated by a check engine light are significant. However, most are easily fixed and shouldn't be feared or avoided. Check engine light on needs work from local mechanic.                                   Below are five of the issues that can cause your check engine light to illuminate along with information about why you shouldn't ignore the check engine light: 1. Oxygen Sensor: O2 Sensor One reason your check engine light [...]