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The History of Performance Vehicles

November 15, 2022

The automobile was invented in the late 1800s and was perfected throughout the 20th century. From the Ford Model T to the Ford GT40, the automobile underwent a gradual transition from a slow and reliable form of basic transportation into truly impressive performance vehicles capable of traveling hundreds of miles per hour for up to a full day without stopping for anything other than fuel and a change of tires and brake pads. The following is a quick look at the history of performance vehicles over the years. Ford Model T Standardizes Production The Model T is not recognized among performance... View Article

Why Used Vehicle Inspections Are Important

November 1, 2022

Whenever buying a used vehicle, it’s always best to make sure it’s in nearly flawless mechanical condition. If you’re buying from the owner, the car might have maintenance or repair issues. Vehicles sold through commercial resellers might have hidden damage due to flooding or other issues. Used vehicle inspections help take the guesswork out of your purchase. Here’s a closer look at some of the most important aspects that make used vehicle inspections one of the smartest moves a buyer can make. Ensure Equipment Works as Designed A skilled and experienced auto mechanic can check the various electrical and mechanical systems... View Article

What Causes Transmission Fluid Leaks?

October 15, 2022

Transmission leaks are costly problems with vehicles, and they usually end up with the driver needing to visit a transmission repair shop. These are some reasons transmissions leak and what you can do if you notice you have such an issue. A Bad Transmission Gasket Bad transmission gaskets are common causes of fluid leaks. Gaskets are rubber items that seal the area between the transmission pan and the transmission. These items can wear over time and start leaking when they degrade. Alternatively, they can leak if someone performs a transmission repair and removes and reinstalls the pan without replacing the... View Article

How to Tell If You Need a Muffler Replacement

October 1, 2022

The muffler is a very important part of your vehicle’s exhaust system. Without a properly functioning muffler, your vehicle will be too loud and might earn you a ticket. It also could lead to additional pollution that contributes to the development of smog. Fortunately, muffler repair services can quickly and affordably repair or replace your muffler. A properly working muffler will keep your vehicle quiet, get rid of exhaust fumes, and enable your engine to run with maximum efficiency. Signs You Need a Muffler Repair or Replacement Mufflers are durable and built to last a long time, but they have... View Article

The Maintenance and Repair of Disc Brakes and Drum Brakes

September 15, 2022

The brake system on a vehicle is probably one of the most critical to overall safety. Understanding the type of brakes you have and the care and maintenance they require is crucial to vehicle maintenance. This quick guide will walk you through the differences between disc brakes and drum brakes, and give you some tips on maintenance and brake repair.  Disc Brakes Disc brakes are the most common type of brakes on today’s vehicles. These are mounted to the front and/or rear axle. In order to stop the wheel, the disc brake will use a caliper. This caliper is equipped with... View Article