All St. Johns service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few miles.
The serpentine belt may also run the pumps for both the power steering and power brakes. And, on many vehicles, the serpentine belt powers the water pump. The water pump circulates coolant...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 27, 2016
Remember snow tires? They were basically just regular tires with big, knobby lugs to get them through deep snow. They were loud and rode hard, and St. Johns drivers couldn't wait to get them off the car. Then along came television advertisements for “all-season” radials. Florida drivers ran out...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on June 22, 2016
A good suspension system gives a vehicle a smooth, even ride while providing St. Johns drivers with good handling and control. But like any system on your vehicle, parts of the suspension system can wear out, leading to a lower ride quality and safety concerns. So it's a good idea for drivers i...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on June 12, 2016
Organization is the key to managing a busy life in Florida. So setting up an annual calendar for car care can keep St. Johns residents on top of preventive maintenance for their vehicles. But you can't just write “oil change” every few months on the calendar. Modern vehicles have many systems th...
Posted in Service Intervals
on June 07, 2016