Fuel economy is front of mind for many drivers. It just makes sense to try to get as many miles out of every gallon of gas used. Not only is getting the best fuel economy cost-effective, it is also the environmentally friendly way to drive! 5 Tips to Help Get the Most Miles Per Gallon1) Proper Tire Inflation It is simple but overlooked aspect of fuel economy. An under inflated tire creates more rolling resistance more heat inside of the tire. Inflating your tires to the recommended pressure (found inside of the driver's door frame of your vehicle) will boost your fuel economy and help keep you safe on the road. 2) Driving Conservatively Observing all speed limits will help you get maximum fuel economy. Gentle acceleration and limiting wide-open throttle events will save you big time at the pumps. 3) Avoid Extended Vehicle Idling When your engine is running it is using gas! Avoiding hanging out i ... read more
In this video, Tim will show you how to check your car's engine oil level. He will help you locate the dipstick and interpret the oil level markings. We want to give you the knowledge and confidence to monitor your engine oil, to help you keep your car running smooth and happy for many years! If you have any concern about your vehicle's engine oil level, let the mechanics at Tim's help! Make an appointment today!You may also be interested in: When Should I Change My Oil?
The two main factors of battery life are frequency of use and conditions the battery is used in. Batteries in vehicles that sit for weeks at a time and are infrequently used will often have a shortened life. Batteries used in extreme hot or cold temperatures will typically have a shortened life. We see many batteries fail when the seasons change and we have temperature swings from hot to cold and from cold to hot. Tim’s feels that there are 3 reasons you should replace your battery before it dies: 1) Safety and Reliability. Replacing a battery before your vehicle lets you down and does not start, can be safer than waiting for the battery to totally fail. 2) It is better for the vehicle. Your car depends on the battery to power up the electrical systems and to have the power to start your engine. A low amperage or poorly performing ba ... read more
It could be because your vehicle’s Under Hood Cooling Fan isn’t working. All vehicles have one or more large under hood fans. They are used to draw air in from the front of the vehicle to help keep the engine and transmission cool. They also make the vehicle's A/C work effectively. Especially with the summer heat upon us, we are seeing more engine overheating and vehicle A/C system problems due to a cooling fan issue. Cooling fans are cycled on and off by the electrical controls of the vehicle. When your engine gets warmer the fans will kick on to help regulate the engine temperature. They will shut off when the temperature has been lowered. Cooling fans will also be turned on when the vehicle’s A/C system is on. During the summertime your cooling fans get a workout! Not properly functioning fans can lead to engine overheating and poor A/C performance. If you are noticing your engine is running warmer than norm ... read more