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  • What are the signs that I need a brake job?

    Wednesday 12 December 2018

    Signs of brake problems often fall into one of two categories for Gilbert : making noise or a pulsation in the brake pedal. Let's start with the noise. Most brake pads have an audible brake wear indicator. This is a small piece of metal that rubs on your brake rotor when the brake pads are worn to the point they should be replaced. The noise is a chirp or soft squeal. This noise gives Gilbert drivers enough w... read more

  • Tires: Four seasons versus Winter

    Wednesday 07 November 2018

    There's more to winter tires than Gilbert drivers may think. Those days of clunky, tractor-like snow tires are long gone in AZ, replaced by high-tech winter tires with special rubber compounds and advanced tread designs. In Gilbert winter temperatures, the rubber in summer tires becomes hard and inflexible, and they don't grip the road as well. In contrast, winter tires use special rubber compounds that are more pliable when the thermometer drops below 45 degrees in AZ... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil

    Tuesday 02 October 2018

    Gilbert drivers who are a couple quarts or liters low on oil don't have enough oil to lubricate their engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy. Same goes for dirty oil. It doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you get to watch those numbers at your Gilbert gas pump rolling higher and higher. The transmission also needs the proper amount of clean fluid to do its work. When your transmission is in need of... read more

  • Six Ways You Could be Killing Your Car

    Tuesday 25 September 2018

    Owning a car can be a dream or a nightmare depending on how well you take care of your vehicle, says the non-profit Car Care Council. The following are six things that many motorists do that can harm their car and their wallet. Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs. At the very least, this warning light could alert you to an engine problem that is negatively impacting fuel economy. Failing t... read more

  • Engine light on = Evap System problem

    Wednesday 12 September 2018

    The oil and fuel in your vehicle give off vapors that are very harmful to the environment. Evaporative emissions control systems – EVAP for short – are mandated in all cars and trucks. The job of the EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind of an on-board recycling program. The EVAP system is a complicated network of hoses, valves, filters and such. Issues with the EVAP system are in the top 5 reasons for a Check Engine light t... read more

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