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December 8, 2014
Engine Cooling System

What is the cooling system and what does it do? The engine cooling system affects your car’s overall dependability and engine longevity by removing heat generated from the combustion of fuel in the engine block. The water pump circulates coolant through the engine. The coolant absorbs heat and returns it to the radiator where heat […]

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November 19, 2014
Is your TPMS light annoying you?

Does constantly seeing your TPMS light come on bother you to no end? Temperature change, of course, mostly creates this ruckus and a tire pressure adjustment usually remedies this. So, what is the point of having these if they are such a nuisance? Statically, 80% of vehicles on the road have at least one under-inflated […]

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October 17, 2014
Cold Weather Basics

Kentucky weather has clearly been uncertain the past couple years.  Cold winds and temperature has caused many drivers to be more aware of keeping their vehicles in optimal operating performance.  Reviewing all our past customer literature, we have listed below what seems to be most important to drivers for our type of weather.  We have […]

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October 2, 2014
Tune-Up Basics

Why is it that you call a couple of shops for a tune-up estimate and they all give you different explanations and prices?  You may not even be sure what a tune-up is, you've just always heard the term.   Here's how we explain things to customers to get a full grasp of the tune-up concept.  […]

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August 28, 2014
My Poor Brakes

Let's begin with this scenario. You hear some brake noise when backing out of the garage but don't hear noise under normal braking. Should this be enough to get it inspected?  This could be signaling a need for adjustment or grease, maybe shims, or it could mean you're close to needing new brakes.  Either way, […]

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July 25, 2014
Is a comfortable ride really all that important?

Your car’s suspension system is more than just offering you a comfortable ride over bumps in the road. What if I told you a worn shock absorber could add up to 6 feet when stopping? That may seem a short distance but if you are stopping quickly at a cross walk, it could result in […]

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July 8, 2014
Belt Maintenance

Your car's belt(s) are essential to the engine, starting and charging system, AC, and cooling system of the car.  The belt transmits power from the front of the engine to the components that need to be driven. This is one example of how a serpentine belt may be routed around the components One sign that […]

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June 18, 2014
What's that Smell??? Funky smells your car makes.

You spend a lot of time in your car. Identifying the source of smells can be very tricky.  We've found everything from old soured baby bottles under the seat to dead mice under the hood.  However, there is a certain list of smells that can come from your car, and knowing what areas to look […]

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June 13, 2014
Is your car ready for summer travel?

A pre-trip inspection can make all the difference between a "Great" vacation or a totally "Forgettable" vacation.  Breaking down is never planned, but breaking down in an unfamiliar town can lead to a stressful situation for you and your family.  Hastily having to find an open repair shop and no time for researching their business […]

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