FAQ

1.      How ofter should I change my oil? – It is recommended that you change your oil every 5,000 miles. If you do not perform this change regularly, the oil will no longer lubricate properly causing the engine to wear faster.

 

2.      How regular should I take my car for maintenance?  – Getting your car regularly serviced is essential as it will save you a lot of money if any issue is discovered on time.  Your car’s service manual is what shows you how regular to do any maintenance or change any replaceable parts.

 

3.      Why should I rotate my tires? – As tires may wear differently, it is crucial to rotate them in order to avoid premature tire wear and poor performance. Every 5,000 to 8,000 miles is the desirable interval for tire rotation.

4.      Why is it important to have your wheels aligned? – Improper wheel alignment may cause uneven pressure on the tires, in which case the car faces more resistance from the road surface and works harder. This results in higher fuel expenses and not smooth driving experience.

 

5.      Why is Cabin Air filter important and when do you need to replace it? – Cabin Air Filter keeps the pollutants such as dust, pollen, smog from entering the vehicle’s cabin, leaving the air inside clean. It is recommended to replace the cabin air filter every 15,000 to 25,000 miles.

 

6.      My brakes are making strange noises. What does that indicate? Typically, noisy brakes indicate unsafe brakes, it is extremely important to take your car for an immediate check-up. Depending on the noise , it could alert the need of new brake pads or damaged brake rotors.

 

7.      If I continue driving my car when the ”check engine” light is on, what will be the consequences? – If your ”Check Engine” lights up, this means there is an issue somewhere in the emissions system. If your car isn’t performing differently than normal, you will be safe to drive. But in any case you should have it checked to avoid any expensive repairs.

 

8.      What is the correct tire pressure for my vehicle? – Keeping your tires in good condition and with the right pressure will ensure you a safer drive. You can find the recommended tire pressure for your vehicle in your service manual or stop by to check your accurate tire pressure.

 

9.      What needs to be checked with the change of the season? -It is always a good idea to do some checks before the coming of every season. Tires have to be replaced according to the weather conditions, ensure all lights and indicators are working properly, check all fluids such as your coolant, brake and transmission fluids.

 

10.  How often should I change my wiper blades? –  Wiper blades help you have a clear vision while you are on the road. In order for them to be effective and remove debris, rain, snow, it is recommended to change the wiper blades every 6 months.

 

11.  Is it necessary to change the timing belt and how often? – The timing belt is the lifeline of an engine. Its function is to reduce the friction as well as to generate more horsepower in an engine. A broken or stretched timing belt can be really damaging and expensive. Its replacement depends on the mileage or the previous change. If you are not sure, call us now for a check up!

 

12.   Why should I check my oil level? – It would be best to check your oil at least once a month to make sure that there is enough oil and that it is in proper condition. Oil plays a key role for the engine and it keeps it running smoothly. If your oil is dirty or smells of gasoline, it should be changed.

 

13.  What dashboard lights should I worry about if some lit up? – Knowing your car dashboard’s warning lights can save you from an expensive repair bill and keep you safer on the road. If any of the following lights are lit you need to have your vehicle looked at: ”Engine light” , ”Oil light” , ”ABS light” , ”Traction light” , ”Tire pressure light”

 

14.  Will premium fuel improve my gas mileage or give more power? – No. Performance cars have large engines which generate more power and require higher octane fuel to minimize the risk of  preignition inside highly-stressed, hot engine cylinders. Premium doesn’t mean more power or fuel economy, it should be used if your owner’s manual recommends it or contact us for more details.

 

15.  One of my indicators/ blinkers is flashing faster than the other. What is the reason? -If your blinker flashes quicker when indicating one way than when indicating the other way, this means one of the bulbs has blown and needs to be replaced.