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Is a Tire Patch or Plug Better?

If you have run over a nail or other type of road debris, you may suddenly have a flat tire. But before you replace the tire, you should check to see if it can be repaired. Many times, if the puncture wound is small and clean, the hole can be repaired and you can avoid the costs associated with having to buy a new tire. There are two ways to repair holes in tires. This includes a patch or a plug. Here is a bit of information about both of these tire repair options and which is better in various situation.

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What Is Done During an Automotive Tune Up?

It is recommended that you have a tune up in your car if your car begins to run poorly or sluggishly. This may leave you wondering what exactly is done when this automotive maintenance process is performed. Here are a few things that occur when your car is given a tune up by an automotive specialist.

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Do Rotors Always Need to Be Resurfaced When You Are Having Your Brakes Done?

When your brakes are screeching or squealing, you likely need to have your brakes done. Typically when your brakes are done, the pads or shoes are replaced. In some instances, your rotors may also need to be resurfaced or replaced. If it seems like a shop is recommending you resurface or replace your rotors every time the shoes are replaced, you may find yourself wondering if this is normal. Here are a few questions you may have about whether your rotors need to be resurfaced every time your brakes are done.

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What Factors Should I Look For When Getting An Oil Change?

Every car needs to have routine oil changes. Changing the oil removes the sludge that can build up around your engine, doing damage oil changes are not done. There are many automotive repair shops and shops specializing in just oil changes. This may leave you wondering whether one is better than another. Here are a few factors you should look for in an oil change shop to help you find the right one for you.

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Common Myths Related to Oil Changes and the Truths Surrounding Those Myths

Oil changes are a routine and important part of car maintenance. The oil helps to lubricate your engine and keep it running smoothly. However, over time, that oil becomes dirty thanks to all of the dirt and sludge in an engine. An oil change is needed to remove the dirty oil and replace it with clean oil. Unfortunately though, there are many myths surrounding oil changes, mostly based on older models cars. Here are a few common myths about oil changes and the truth surrounding them.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Your Car's Muffler

A muffler is a key component of your car's exhaust system. However, those who are not very familiar with cars may recognize the name of the part, but not really know much about it. If you are trying to learn a little bit more about your car here are a few frequently asked questions you may have about your car's muffler.

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Signs Your Car Battery May Be Nearing the End of Its Lifespan

Most car batteries last between three and four years, depending on how often the car is started, how many miles you drive your car each year and the weather elements the battery is subjected to. When the battery dies, your car won't start and you will be stranded. However, the battery will often give off signs that it is nearing the end of its lifespan before it dies completely. Being able to identify these signs will help you know when it is time to replace your battery and prevent you from being stuck. Here are three signs your car's battery many be approaching the end of its life.

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Should I Have My Car's Air Conditioner Recharged in Winter?

Toward the end of summer, you may have noticed your car's air condition system was not cooling as efficiently as it should. But perhaps you got busy with life or decided you would worry about it when you needed the air conditioner again. While it isn't warm yet, you may be thinking in the coming months, winter will give way to warm weather and now may be a great time to have your air conditioning system recharged. But can it be done in winter? Here is some information you should know.

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Why Isn't My Heater Blowing Warm Air?

During the winter months, it can be cold in your car. So in order to stay warm, you turn on your heater. But if it is cold out and you turn the heater on and no hot air comes on, you may find yourself wondering why and what you should do. Here are a few reasons why the heater in your car is not blowing warm air.

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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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