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Frequently Asked Questions

Should I drive my car when the check engine light is on?

If your check engine light is on, you should get your vehicle checked out as soon as possible. While you can probably still drive your car short distances, you may see a decrease in performance.


When should I have my timing belt changed?
Timing belts should be replaced between 60,000 and 120,000 miles, depending on your vehicle.

These photos show damage that was caused by a broken timing belt on an interference motor:

Timing Belt Break on Interference Motor     Timing Belt Break on Interference Motor


When should I rotate my tires?
You should rotate your tires every 6,000 - 9,000 miles in order to extend the life of your tires and ensure your safety.


How often should antifreeze be replaced?
You should replace your vehicle's antifreeze every two years because of deterioration of important additives, which lubricate the water pump and protect the engine from rust and oxidation.


Should I have my car checked before a long trip?
Having your car serviced before a long road trip can save you time, frustration, and money. Because tires, belts, hoses, and other vehicle components eventually deteriorate, scheduling preventative maintenance for your car will ensure that everything is working properly and can even help increase your fuel economy?


How do I know when my car needs a tune-up?
If your vehicle starts running rough, your check engine light comes on, or your gas mileage decreases, it may be time for a tune-up. Your owner's manual may also suggest getting a tune-up at certain mileage intervals.



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