Before taking your vehicle on a long road trip, schedule a “health check up” with us. As a general practice, the health check up will inspect the oil change interval, the timing belt replacement schedule, all fluids, belts and hoses, Read More
If you are in traffic and your temperature gauge begins to rise, shut off power-using systems such as the air conditioning. Next, turn on the heater and fan to the hottest/highest setting. The heater unit will act as a small Read More
Battery terminals can only be successfully cleaned by removing the cables. Multiple tools are available designed to clean the terminals and cable ends once separated. Smokey’s Auto Repair offers this service free of charge.
Improvement in spark plug technology does allow for some styles of plugs to function properly for 100,000 miles. Check with your mechanic to verify the correct spark plugs and expected mileage before requiring replacement.
Tire pressures are normally listed on the tire label found inside the driver’s door on most vehicles or the owner’s manual. Tire and auto manufacturers also have suggested tire pressures available on-line.