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Flushing Your Radiator: Is Your Vehicle Due?

Have you ever been stranded on the side of the road while steam billows from your engine bay? If so, you know just how critical your vehicle’s cooling system really is. A radiator flush is an important part of your vehicle’s regular maintenance routine, and if you don’t know when to flush your cooling system, the experts at AA Auto tech can help. Below, we discuss three common signs that your vehicle is ready for a new round of coolant.

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What Are Your Dash Lights Telling You?

If you feel like your car’s dashboard looks like a commercial jet operating panel, you’re not alone. Many of the drivers that come into our oil change shop or service center complain that a vehicle warning indicator is on, but have no idea what it means. Although it is possible that a warning light could be triggered accidentally (we need to reset the computer), it usually says that there is a necessary auto repair such as an engine replacement or a tire repair. Below is a quick rundown of all the warning indicator lights on your dashboard and what they mean. If any of these lights come on and stay on, you should bring your car to AA Auto Tech so that a car mechanic can look at it.

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What do All Those Indicator Lights on Your Dashboard Mean?

If you feel like your car’s dashboard looks like a commercial jet operating panel, you’re not alone. Many of the drivers that come into our oil change shop or service center complain that a vehicle warning indicator is on, but have no idea what it means. Although it is possible that a warning light could be triggered accidentally (we need to reset the computer), it usually says that there is a necessary auto repair such as an engine replacement or a tire repair. Below is a quick rundown of all the warning indicator lights on your dashboard and what they mean. If any of these lights come on and stay on, you should bring your car to AA Auto Tech so that a car mechanic can look at it.

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What is a Tune-Up and What Does it Include

Although you may know that your car needs a tune-up, you may not know what a tune-up is. Therefore, we have put together a short description and a guide so that you have a better understanding of how essential tune-ups are to the health of your vehicle.

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The Importance of Changing Your Oil Before Winter

During the winter months, the temperature dips below the freezing mark. This can be rough on the fluids in your car, particularly the oil. It is important to have the oil in your car changed before the winter months hit. This helps to winterize your car, ensuring it operates properly during the cold months and keeps your engine safe. Here are a few of the reasons why it is important to change your oil before winter.

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Ten Things Not to Ignore on Your Car

Some things can wait, but here are the top ten things you need to check immediately.

 

Some  auto repairs  that can be avoided by simple maintenance included engine repair , transmission replacement, tire replacement, and a host of others. Are there more? Of course. The point is to just be aware of your car's condition, and fix what needs fixing sooner rather than later. Better for you and better for everybody else on the road.

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Signs Your Fuel Injectors Are Going Bad

The fuel injectors play an important role in the function of your engine. They spray a light gasoline mist onto the engine that helps combine with the oxygen the engine receives to receive and burn gas efficiently. If the fuel injectors are clogged or going bad, your engine may not receive the right amount of gas, causing your car to stall or damaging the engine. Knowing what the signs are of fuel injectors going bad can help you identify the problem when it first develops, ensuring you can get them repaired before major issues develop. Here are a few of those signs.

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What to Do When Your Car Overheats

Imagine this: You are driving down the road when you notice the temperature gauge in your car shift to hot or you notice smoke coming out of from under the hood of your car. Both of these signs are indicative of a car that is overheating. If you have never experienced this before, you may be unsure what you should do. Follow these steps if your car begins to overheat.

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The Check Engine Light Is On... But It Runs Ok

We all have friends and relatives who have done it. Many of us might have done it ourselves. We may even know the possible risks of such behavior. Yet it continues. Across our great country, drivers everywhere are driving while their check engine light on.

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