Your Oil Questions Answered

Today’s engines are quite a bit different than engines in the past. They need less maintenance, are more powerful, and need less fuel. Since they don’t require as much maintenance as older engines, oil changes have become even more important for keeping your engine in good shape. All oil used today is “paraffin-based” oil; this…

How to Spot Car Trouble Using Only Your Senses

One of the best things about owning a car for years is that you really get to know it. You know what it sounds like when it’s running well, which vibrations are normal, and what to expect from its performance. So, it’s generally easy to tell when something feels different or “off” with your car…

What You Should Know About the Oil Warning Lights

Engines run at extremely high temperatures; they rely on oil to provide lubrication and carry the potentially damaging heat away. To be able to do this, however, you need to have enough motor oil, and it needs to be flowing at the right pressure. If there’s a problem detected with the oil system, it will…

Is Your AC Ready for Summer? Find Out with 5 Simple Steps

Did you know Yuma is one of the hottest, sunniest cities in the U.S.? Needless to say, air conditioning is a lifesaver here! Unfortunately, many drivers don’t think about their AC until there’s a problem. There’s nothing worse than being in 100+ degree weather and discovering that your air conditioning isn’t working! For that reason,…

6 Common Maintenance & Repair Issues That Could Be Costing You Money at the Gas Pump

As gas prices continue to climb around the country, you might be wondering if there’s any way to improve your vehicle’s fuel efficiency. Believe it or not, keeping up with routine maintenance is one of the easiest things you can do to save money at the gas pump. As you’ll see, there are several common…

Simple Tips for Preventing a Vehicle Breakdown

No one wants to experience a breakdown—especially breaking down on I-8 in the middle of the desert with no water! Whether you’re taking an extended road trip or just driving across town, you want your car to be as reliable as possible. Fortunately, by understanding the most common causes of breakdowns and understanding how to…

Should You Get Your Car Repaired – Or Buy a New One?

If your car is older and you’re facing repair bill after repair bill, you may wonder whether to repair it again or replace it. A new car would be nice, but is it necessarily the best decision? Maybe you’d be better off just doing another repair. Since everyone’s situation is different, there’s no clear-cut answer;…

Is Vehicle Maintenance Really Worth the Cost?

With our busy lives and numerous expenses, it’s easy to overlook the importance of routine maintenance. However, putting off maintenance items is one of the most common reasons many people end up needing expensive repairs. Especially when coupled with ignoring signs of developing issues like squeaks, vibrations, or dashboard warning lights, putting off maintenance often…

How Can I Save Money on Car Repairs?

Car repairs are always inconvenient and often expensive. Is there anything you can do to cut the costs to your time and wallet? Believe it or not, the best way to save money is by following your manufacturer’s recommended service intervals. Scheduled maintenance ensures your car is treated proactively, rather than reactively. It helps you…

Are Old Tires Safe?

You likely know the dangers of bald or under-inflated tires, but what about old tires? Do tires have an “expiration date?” Are they still safe to drive on? The answer might surprise you.  The Dangers of Old Tires Older tires are substantially more likely to fail than newer tires. Why? Tires are mostly made from…