Vehicle Belts 101

Posted June 2, 2021

VEHICLE BELTS 101 Vehicle belts transfer power from the engine to various components of your engine, ensure proper timing of moving parts, and connect key systems. Types of Belts: Timing Belt – responsible for timing the moving parts within your engine. Simply put, if these parts do not operate in…

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Summertime Battery Maintenance

Posted May 3, 2021

Summertime Battery Maintenance If you think the summer weather is easier on your battery than winter, think again. While warmer temperatures help to increase battery capacity, making it easier to turn over the engine, they also cause an increase in the rate at which the battery deteriorates. When the temperature…

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Oil Loss Prevention

Posted April 13, 2021

Oil Loss Prevention Oil loss will be experienced by a significant percentage of vehicles at some point in their lifespan. More often than not it comes in the form of small drips and minor leaks that can be prevented, but in some cases oil leaks require immediate attention from an…

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Vehicle Maintenance Services to Consider this Spring

Posted March 2, 2021

Vehicle Maintenance Services to Consider this Spring Spring is (almost) here and with it comes longer days, higher temperatures and unpredictable rain storms. Hopefully the harsh winter weather is over until after Halloween, but has it taken a toll on your vehicle? Consider these five maintenance services to keep your…

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Tune-Up Time?

Posted February 3, 2021

Tune-Up Time? Modern automobiles are marvels of engineering – finely-tuned machines that would seem downright futuristic to car owners just a couple of generations ago. That being said, your vehicle still requires regular maintenance in order to function at an optimal level and, every now and then, needs a tune-up.…

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Potholes: Menace to Drivability

Posted January 2, 2021

Potholes: Menace to Drivability With winter now at its peak here in Kansas, road conditions are currently at their most challenging. As temperatures oscillate between above freezing and below freezing the next little while, you’ll most likely begin seeing a menace potentially as dangerous as black ice or a blinding…

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Improve Your Gas Mileage This Winter

Posted December 2, 2020

Improve Your Gas Mileage This Winter Old Man Winter has definitely arrived in Kansas and before he makes his presence *too* obvious, here are a few tips on how you can save some money at the gas pump in the coming months: Check your tires’ air pressure. Maintaining your tires’…

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Why Brake Fluid is Critical

Posted November 2, 2020

Why Brake Fluid is Critical Your vehicle’s braking system is a complex assortment of sophisticated components and elements all working together to ensure you can stop when you need to and stay safely on the road. For this important system to work properly, it requires each and every one of…

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Exhaust System 101

Posted October 18, 2020

Exhaust System 101 Your vehicle’s exhaust system is most likely one of those things you don’t think about – or even notice – until something goes wrong. If your engine was 100% efficient, it would combust every ounce of fuel it’s supplied with and turn all of its gas into…

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MAKING THE (OCTANE) GRADE

Posted September 9, 2020

MAKING THE (OCTANE) GRADE When most drivers in Kansas fill up the gas tank, they probably select the cheapest price, paying little or no attention to the octane number. While cost is typically a major concern when purchasing gas, the lowest and cheapest octane can sometimes be the wrong choice.…

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