Frequently Asked Questions

My Air Conditioning will not cool

Mileage does not dictate air filter replacement, condition of the filter does. The motor inhales through the air filter it and can not breathe with a dirty filter, it acts as if it has a cold.

How often should I rotate my tires?

Every 5K to 6K miles and balance the front.

How often should I request tune-ups?

Tune up is an old acronym which related to changing ignition points, spark plug wires, condenser and adjusting ignition timing ETC. Most vehicles today are not installed with the bygone era components. Today’s vehicles require two types of maintenance, one replacement of all fluids and the second checking the health of electronics, emission components and replacing the spark plugs ETC. So today’s acronym is electronic maintenance or fluid maintenance. Most manufacturers have a suggested schedule for maintenance.

How often should I change the oil in my automobile?

Follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. However read the fine prints in the owner’s manual. If you generally dispose your vehicle before 100K miles follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. If you retain your vehicle till it is ready to go to car heaven, then replace the motor oil at every 3K miles.

When does my automobile need a smog test?

Emissions test are performed biannually on all vehicles. Emissions test are performed on all salvaged vehicles. Emissions test are performed on out of state vehicles. Emissions test are performed where title is changing.

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