Category Archives: Maintenance

How to keep your vehicle happy longer, working smoother and generally prolonging it’s lifespan… by following proven advice.

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

How Often Should You Wash Your Car?

You can always tell when it is spring, hoses and buckets get hauled out, the wax gets found in the garage and cars get washed. Growing up in the Midwest, we washed cars in the winter to keep the salt and ash that they put on the roads to melt ice off of the body… Continue Reading

How to Diagnose Your Car’s Problems

How to Diagnose Your Car’s Problems

If you own a car, then it’s important that you understand the basics of how it works and that you can deal with most problems that arise. In fact, we believe that everyone should have a very comprehensive knowledge of their vehicles. After all, when you get inside a car you are essentially putting your… Continue Reading

How To Remove Mold from Car Upholstery

How To Remove Mold from Car Upholstery

A number of your car’s odor problems may have been caused by the growing mold, particularly in your upholstery. Mold starts breeding there because perhaps you failed to properly clean up a spill or when you tried to detail your car, you were not able to permit your upholstery to dry up thoroughly. Of course,… Continue Reading

How To Keep Hybrid Engine Running Well

How To Keep Hybrid Engine Running Well

If you don’t know how to continuously run the hybrid internal combustion engine in the Toyota so that testing can be carried out, here’s the tricky little formula. The following four steps must be taken within a 60-second timeframe. Turn the power switch ON (IG) Fully depress the accelerator pedal twice with the transmission in… Continue Reading

The Good Oil on Exhausts Gas Turbochargers

The Good Oil on Exhausts Gas Turbochargers

The rising number of turbocharged vehicles in the market should translate to new sales potential for aftermarket workshops. Although the service life of a turbocharger should be identical to that of the engine, certain circumstances like poor maintenance, inadequate lubrication or excessive exhaust gas will require premature replacement. A turbocharger is designed to match the… Continue Reading

Do Not Wait For A Vehicle Inspection

Do Not Wait For A Vehicle Inspection

No one wants to think about their car breaking down. It’s not something that is on the mind of many drivers. You may be driving to work and home daily, and this notion of breaking down doesn’t cross your mind. That’s ok, no one really wants to worry about this, but it’s important to consider… Continue Reading

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