A lot of fuel is wasted in the St. Johns area by dirty fuel delivery systems in vehicles.Let's start at the tank. The gas tank gathers dirt, rust and sediment over the years. That's why there's a fuel filter to clean the fuel after i...
Posted in Fuel System
on November 10, 2019
More and more of us are hanging on to our vehicles longer. A company by the name of HIS Markit recently released a report that shows the average age of light vehicles in the U.S. is now 11.8 years. Light vehicles are cars, SUVs (sport utility vehicles) and CUVs (compact utility vehicles). In C...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on November 03, 2019
Most would agree they'd rather drive around in a clean, shiny vehicle than one coated with a layer of dirt. When warmer weather comes around, some of us are bound and determined to wash our own vehicles. And to protect the paint and its luster, there are a few things to keep in mind when you ge...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 27, 2019
If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.But they don't last forever. With care and ...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on October 20, 2019
St. Johns drivers may feel intimidated when they take their vehicles to a service center. They have questions but aren't sure how to ask. They don't want to feel embarrassed about their lack of knowledge. They don't want to make the...
Posted in Service Standards
on October 13, 2019
Virtually all vehicles come with power steering, so many St. Johns drivers have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your vehicle steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent y...
Posted in Steering
on October 06, 2019
So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around St. Johns ?Is it:A Hamburger;Coffee;A Soft Drink, orGummy Bears?Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten mo...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 29, 2019
Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the St. Johns area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires don't have enough air in them, their rolling resist...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 22, 2019
Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Did You Know
on September 15, 2019
A lot of people get custom wheels in St. Johns . When you do this yourself (over the internet . . .) you could run into trouble if you're not careful. Sometimes, once they're mounted, they just don't fit right. The tires rub in turns...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on September 08, 2019