Monthly Archives: March 2017

How to Find the Best Auto Mechanic

How to Find the Best Auto Mechanic

How to Find the Best Auto Mechanic It would be easy to tell you to not bother looking around for an auto mechanic once you've found us. Because we really think that we are the best. But we want you to be happy and satisfied from the start, so here are some things to do when you need a new mechanic and a place to take your car. Ask around. Ask family, friends, and neighbors for recommendations. Keep your search local. Unless you need a restoration for something like, oh, a 1925 Bugatti, you want a shop you can get to in a hurry. Or one that's simply convenient. See if your local newspaper does a "best of" series. Many times auto shops are covered. If you belong to a car club, all the better. The same recommendations will show up again and again. Check online. Take a look at Yelp and Angie's List and Google. It's good to see the negatives (should there be any) as well as the positives. Stop by the shops you're interested in. Take a look at the cars on the lot - hav ... read more

Is Your Head Gasket Blown?

Is Your Head Gasket Blown?

Is Your Head Gasket Blown? When you were a kid and begging for your first car your parents probably warned you about the price of insurance and gas and maybe even upkeep. It's doubtful anyone ever mentioned a blown head gasket to you. By now you've probably heard the expression and you might be wondering what it is, since what you do know is that it practically screams the word money. You're right about that part. Replacing the head gasket is ranked third on a list of the four most expensive car repairs. Taking first place is a blown engine, following by replacing a transmission, then the head gasket, and then replacing the air conditioning compressor. Okay. So what is this thing? A head gasket is vital to an engine's running right. Aiding in the compression process, the gasket seals an engine's cylinders and stops coolant and oil from leaking. A blown gasket is often caused by problems with timing, cooling, and sometimes manufacturing errors. When a head gasket blows, it ... read more

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