Staying Safe in Ice and Snow

December 2nd, 2016
Tennessee can get some pretty tough winter conditions -- stay safe when you're out in it!
  Posted in: Tips & Tricks

Maintaining your hoses and belts keeps your car running smoothly and safely

April 15th, 2016

Auto Maintenance TN & VAAs with all mechanical devices, over time, many of your vehicle’s parts will wear down and need to be adjusted or replaced. Belts and hoses are such parts. However, the good news is, if you have them checked and maintained regularly and replaced as needed, you can avoid the much more costly and potentially dangerous prospect of replacing them after they fail.

Hoses convey liquids like oil, coolant and transmission fluids to various parts of a vehicle's engine and gas refrigerant to its air conditioner. They also maintain vacuums or keep pressures steady in various systems. Hose failures can range from irritating problems, such as air-conditioning loss, to dangerous issues, like your engine overheating, to disastrous, like your transmission grinding itself to p ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair, Auto Repair 101

Thanksgiving driving tips

November 24th, 2014

Driving Safety - Thanksgiving TipsThe Thanksgiving holiday is sometimes called the busiest travel time of the year. With severe weather potentially making driving conditions hazardous this year, consider these driving tips to make your trip safer and easier.

Check your tire pressure and fluid levels and fill your gas tank before you leave. Better to do these chores at a time of your choosing rather than being forced by necessity to do them somewhere along the road.

If your windshield wipers are old and leaving streaks, have them replaced before you start out. And if your vehicle is almost due for regularly scheduled maintenance or hasn't been maintenanced in a while, don't wait until after the holiday. Do it now.

Before you leave, check t ...[more]

  Posted in: Auto Repair, Auto Repair 101