Tune Ups usually consist of replacing Spark Plugs, Filters and an Intake Cleaning. Tune ups are part of a good Preventative Maintenance schedule. Here are 3 signs that your car may need a Tune Up: 1. If you have noticed a decline in your Fuel Economy and a lack of acceleration. 2. If you have a Check Engine Light that is on or flashing. 3. If you are due by time or mileage. We recommend an intake cleaning every 3 years or 30,000 miles. Replacing filters as needed and changing spark plugs every 5 years or 60,000 miles. At Tim's we can help with all maintenance and repair needs. Let us look at your car and let you know if a tune up is needed! We are not your average Auto Repair Near Me, we truly care about keeping you in safe and reliable transportation. Let the mechanics at Tim’s keep you vehicle running smooth and safe! Make a re ... read more
After a month of near-record heat and some of the driest conditions we have experienced in years, we are really suffering in New Orleans. High temperatures are hard on people and pets but it can also stress our vehicles. Heat can cause many temperature-related failures on your vehicle. Here is a list of five things that you can check to make sure your car does the best it can in the heat!1. Check your coolant level. Be sure to consult your owners manual and never open your cooling system while hot! Low coolant levels can cause your engine to overheat especially on high heat days. 2. Check your engine oil level. Your engine oil not only lubricates your engine it is also one of the ways it dissipates heat. Watch our video on how to check your oil. 3. Check your transmission fluid level. Many new vehicles need either a special tool or to be on a lift so check your owners manual. If you can check ... read more
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?