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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Save on vehicle ownership costs.

Your vehicle is one of the most expensive objects you own and it loses value every year. Vehicles just about always fall in value as you “use” them for your day to day travels. To call them an investment would be a poor choice of words unless you calculated time saving.  A vehicle gets you to your destination quickly, saving your un-renewable asset called time. Over the past 43 years of maintaining vehicles I have my own theory of how to minimize the expenses of owning a car. This theory includes the top three reasons people buy new cars. The first is the same reason you buy new clothes. Your old clothes are not worn out; you just need a new “fashion” statement. The second reason for buying a new car is your old one is worn out, undependable, needs a lot of repair, has too many dents, lack of shine. The third reason is it doesn’t fit your life style anymore, family expanding or contracting, and you need for larger or smaller vehicle. When I buy ... read more

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Car Trouble's cause not always clear

Car Trouble's cause not always clear

As modern vehicles get more advanced with modern luxuries and safety equipment, so do the challenges of diagnostic and repair. Most folks think you hook up the scanner and it tells you what is wrong. This is so incorrect, it doesn’t. It will sometimes give you an idea of where to start looking but very often digging in deep to consider all the remote possibilities is the only way we get to the answer. Newer vehicles have an incredible amount of information that is gathered from sensors placed around the chassis, brakes, engine, interior, transmission, even sun sensor on the dash to determine the best setting on you climate control. All of this information is feed into control modules or electronic control units (ECU) placed around the vehicle. Newer vehicles have many sensors and ECUs for safety equipment to help avoid crashes or surviving a crash a higher probability. These include anti-lock brakes (ABS), traction control, stability control and the air bags, air curtains sys ... read more

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Winter Driving tips

Winter Driving tips

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300k Mile Club

300k Mile Club

We would like to congratulate Daphne Stone, for 300,000 miles of driving in her 2001 Honda CR-V! She has been a wonderful customer who has allowed us to service her vehicle for 15 years. An extra kudos to Daphne for being such an efficient driver, she is still on her original factory installed clutch. With correct adjustments over the years and a light foot she has accomplished a feat many other are not able to do. It’s always rewarding for us to be able to service a vehicle routinely, and see a customer happily get this amount of miles out of their car. Thank you Daphne for trusting us with your Honda. We’re excited to help keep you on the road for another 100k and more

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