Quick question. Which is tougher on a vehicle's battery, the heat or the cold? Believe it or not, it's the heat. Think about it. The battery often sits in the engine compartment next to that motor generating lots of heat. That can accelerate corrosion in the battery and may even cause water i...
Posted in Fluids
on June 28, 2020
If you've walked through the automotive fluids section of an auto parts store in Grove City, you'll know how overwhelming the sheer number of products available can be. How do you know what's right for your vehicle?As you know, these fluids all serve a function in making your car run as you driv...
Posted in Fluids
on June 21, 2020
One topic that hits the news in Ohio on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Ohio drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in Grove City who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel economy any way...
Posted in Fuel System
on June 14, 2020
There are a number of factors that contribute to the high nighttime accident rate in the Grove City area, things like drowsy driving and a higher rate of impaired driving. Without a doubt, visibility is a major contributor. Let's focus on visibilityIt's said that 90 percent of our driving decisio...
Posted in Headlamps
on June 07, 2020
Most Grove City drivers know something about preventive maintenance on a vehicle. We know we should routinely replace the oil and wiper blades and other fluids. But have you heard of a PCV valve ? This little car part needs to be replaced regularly or it can cause some serious problems in your ve...
Posted in Exhaust
on May 31, 2020
Our vehicles are not massage chairs. While we may enjoy a good vibration in an overstuffed recliner, we generally want as smooth a ride as possible in our vehicles. One way to achieve this is to keep a vehicle's wheels in balance.When a tire is mounted onto a wheel, it is usually out of balance...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on May 24, 2020
Okay. You went to your local Grove City car wash, and while your vehicle was under the dryer, the Check Engine light started flashing. Panic! What did you just do? Something is seriously wrong with the vehicle! You head for the nearest Grove City service center, but on the way, the Check Engine ...
Posted in Diagnostics
on May 17, 2020
Local Grove City roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Grove City...
Posted in Parts
on May 10, 2020
Hello Grove City, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck rolls...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on May 03, 2020
Have you ever driven a vehicle without power steering? If you have, then you probably appreciate how much easier it is to drive today's modern vehicles. Before power steering, all of the force to turn a vehicle had to come from the driver's arms. That's why old cars had such large steering wheels...
Posted in Steering
on April 26, 2020