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Should You Put Off Auto Repair in the Winter Months?

If your car is not running how it should, you will typically take it in to the repair shop to have it repaired. However, if temperatures are extremely cold, you may find yourself wondering if you should hold off on taking your car in. You may think the cold temperatures are contributing to your car running poorly, or that certain repairs cannot or should not be made in the cold. Here is some information that you should know if you find yourself in need of car repairs in the dead of winter.

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Why Specialty Vehicle Repair is So Exacting

Why Specialty Vehicle Repair is So Exacting

At AA Auto Technicians, we work on all types of vehicles, imports and exports. We've been specializing in auto repair services including tune ups, engine repair, engine replacement, transmission replacement, exhaust/muffler service, brakes and more since 1995.

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What to Look for in a Mechanic

Everybody knows how important it is to maintain a great relationship a good mechanic. Hopefully, . you only need the mechanic to conduct oil changes and routine maintenance on your car rather than repairs because the car is broken down. Unfortunately, cars can and do break down and when they do it's going to be an inconvenience for the driver. When it happens, the process is a little easier if you already have a mechanic lined up who you know and trust.

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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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How Do Bad Spark Plugs Impact Vehicle Performance?

It may seem counter-intuitive that something as small as a spark plug could influence the performance of your vehicle in a big way, but it does. Bad spark plugs lead to a myriad of performance issues ranging from acceleration problems to low fuel efficiency and start-up failures. These negative impacts can ruin your day and make your vehicle less fun to drive.

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How Long will my New Car last?

Is a million mile car possible and how can you get one? New cars are expensive and when you purchase one how long it will last is one of your prime concerns. Years ago, 50,000 miles was " Old" for a car, and 100,000 miles was virtually unheard of. Today these are just milestones for a modern automobile and even 200,000 plus miles can be achieved. Three million miles is even possible, as a retired science teacher from Long Island, New York has discovered reaching that lofty number with his 1966 Volvo P1800. The fact that his car is in the record books is a clue that three million miles is not  typical but it does make the point that proper care and maintenance can prolong the life of your automobile significantly.

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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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How Are Engine Light Diagnostics Done?

Most cars have a check engine light. This light helps makes you aware of potential problems within your car that can be damaging to the engine. Often times, this is your first indication that anything is wrong, helping you to catch small problems before they turn into large ones. However, if you have never had this issue before, you may be curious as to how engine light diagnostic, or determining the reason why the light is on, happens. Here are three different ways.

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Can an Oil Change be Worth $10,000?

If $10,000 sounds like a lot to pay for an oil change it is, but that is the potential cost of replacing the engine in some new cars. That is also what could happen if you do not change your engine oil at the specified intervals.

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