This page provides answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about vehicle repair and service. We've thrown in some of our favorite tips and recommendations, too. Please call us or consult our Contact Us page for answers to your specific questions. We are happy to assist you!


    • How much air should I put in my tires?
    • Should I rotate my tires?
    • How important is wheel alignment?
    • How often should I have my car aligned?
    • An illuminated light on my dash shows that I have a low tire. Can I just put air in it?

    Vehicle Maintenance

    • My check engine or service engine soon light comes on. What should I do?
    • I have 100,000 mile spark plugs in my car. When will I need a tune-up?
    • What are all of the chemicals and fluid flushes for? Are they really necessary?
    • What does it mean if my "check engine" or "service engine soon" light comes on?
    • What is the difference between maintenance and safety?
    • With the change of the season and the temperatures, do I need to have my car checked?

    Fluid Leaks

    • I see a fluid leak under my car, what is it?
    • I have a leak under my car. How can I tell what is leaking?

    Vehicle Smells & Sounds

    • I smell something in /around my car, what could it be?
    • I hear an intermittent noise from the front of my car. Do I need to worry about it?

    Oil Change

    • How often should I change my oil?
    • What is synthetic motor oil?


    • What should I do if my car starts to overheat?
    • What dashboard lights should I worry about and which are just precautions?

    Electrical System

    Fuel System

    Improving Gas Mileage

    • How can you increase fuel mileage?

    Cabin Air Filters

    • What is a Cabin Air Filter?
    • Is a Cabin Air Filter the same as an engine intake filter?
    • Where are Cabin Air Filters located?
    • What happens if they are not replaced at the recommended interval?

    Auto Glass

    • How long does the repair process take?
    • Repair vs. Replacement - How do I decide?
    • What does the windshield have to do with safety?
    • What's the difference between my windshield and the other glass in my car?