TECH TIPS


Many vehicles are equipped with interference engines making replacement of the timing belt crucial.  If the timing belt breaks or jumps as little as two teeth it will damage the engine. Check at what mileage the manufacturer recommends replacement of your vehicle’s timing belt.

These days manufacturers claim you can go 100,000 miles with your spark plugs before replacing them. But, what you need to know is when the gap gets to large on your spark plugs the coils and/or ignition wires wear faster, burning them up.  Our technicians believe it is more cost effective to change your spark plugs at 40-50 thousands miles.

The most neglected part of your vehicle is your automatic transmission.  When’s the last time you’ve had your transmission serviced?  A new transmission cost between $2000 and $3000.  A typical transmission service costs about $170.00 and should be done every 30,000-40,000 miles to extend the life of your vehicle’s transmission.

The most overlooked tune-up item on vehicles is the fuel filter. Dirty fuel filters cause extra stress on the vehicle’s fuel pump and premature failure. Many fuel filters cost between $15 and $30. Many fuel pump repairs cost around $600-$800.  At tune-up time make sure to get your vehicle’s fuel filter replaced.