We all know about winter tires. But did you know there is such a thing as summer tires?Most people have all-season tires on their vehicles. They work pretty well in a variety of weather conditions. But if you want better handling and performance, you might consider switching to summer tires. ...
Posted in Tires
on July 31, 2022
When Marion drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Marion drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and st...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on July 24, 2022
Here's a question for Marion, Iowa : How long have you been enjoying the romantic glow of your Check Engine light? Hey, it's not there to create ambiance; it's a warning that something's wrong. (And, by the way, Homer Simpson's fix of covering it with tape is not a good idea.)Many conditions th...
Posted in Transmission
on July 17, 2022
Your vehicle may be wearing boots right now and you might not even know it. They're called ball joint boots. They're actually protective, flexible things that protect parts of your suspension (called ball joints) from all the hazards the road can fling at them. If one of those ball joint boots...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on July 10, 2022
Those who know vehicles believe the steering system may be the most vital component of them all. Perhaps you've found over the years your steering has gotten loose. Or maybe suddenly, your steering wheel has gotten very hard to turn. Let's steer you in the direction of understanding why this may ...
Posted in Steering
on July 03, 2022