Category Archives: Car Repair

Stay Cool on Summer Road Trips

Hit the open road. Turn up the radio, pack your favorite snacks, and grab a few friends for a summer road trip! Sounds like a recipe for a fun trip… except when the summer heat hits your vehicle. Summer in Hayes is hot! Which poses new challenges for your vehicle. Here are three ways to stay

Problems with the Timing Belt

The timing belt operates in the extremely hot and demanding conditions of your vehicle’s engine. Which means, like the other components in your engine, the timing belt is subject to normal wear and tear over the course of its life in your vehicle. Most manufacturers recommend replacing the timing belt between 60,000 and 100,000 miles,

3 Causes of Slippery Brakes

Winter roads are tough on vehicles, from rain and slick snow to ice and freezing temperatures. Your vehicle needs to be able to remain in control driving and stopping, even when there are several factors working against you. Below are three reasons you may experience slipping brakes: Too Little Tire Tread. Your vehicle’s tires should have

What you need to know about Oil Changes

An oil change is one of the most basic car care services, yet there is still confusion about it. How often do you need an oil change? What type of oil should you use? How can I save money on my oil changes? The most common rule of thumb is that you should change your

Cleaning your headlights

The winter solstice marks the shortest day of the year, with fewer hours of sun and daylight than any other day of the year. That makes December and January dark, and headlights even more important on winter roads. Most drivers rarely need to think about their headlights. New cars automatically turn on the lights and

Defogging Tips

The temperatures are dropping in Hayes! You’ve probably noticed a thin layer of fog creeping up your windshield as you drive. While this is a nuisance, why does it happen, and how can you fix it? Interior fogging happens because of the temperature difference in and out of your vehicle. When it’s freezing outside, you

Why Your Car Needs Coolant

Fall is in the air, which means temperatures are dropping across Hayes, VA. As the temperatures fluctuate, one important fluid keeps your car running at the right temperature: Coolant. When it’s cold, why would your car need coolant? The truth is, your engine is like Goldilocks. Too hot, and your engine will overheat and break

Hacking into Vehicles – Are you Safe?

Did you catch this story? These guys remotely hacked a Jeep – here’s how to prevent it from happening to you. When two hackers found a weakness with the vehicle’s Uconnect system, they were able to control a moving car many miles away. But these two didn’t have malicious intent – they shared their findings

Buying a Used Car

With special back-to-school promotions, now is a great time of year to take advantage of deals to buy a new vehicle! But before you sign for a new-to-you used vehicle, make sure the vehicle doesn’t have any lurking surprises waiting to cost you time, money, and stress to repair. If the dealer where you are

Is Battery Corrosion Safe?

As temperatures rise in Hayes, we’ve seen more and more customers coming in with failing batteries. One common culprit: Corrosion. Corrosion on your car battery can reflect normal wear and tear on your vehicle as the battery ages, but it can become worse with high temperatures in the summer months. And while it can be okay to