• autorepair avatar autorepair Posted: 10/6/2014 7:58pm PDT

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    Preventive Maintenance goes a long way! Prevention of costly repairs by spending a little money can save you big money down the line. Most customers do nothing until something stops working. As the old saying goes "if it is not broke don't mess with it".
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  • fb_100003923850089 avatar fb_100003923850089 Posted: 3/19/2014 12:06pm PDT

    In my opinion, one of the most cost saving and relatively easy projects on a car would be replacing the brakes. Of course with some guidance (less than required with a timing chain) possibly the rotor and other related components.

  • Main Street Shell Service avatar Main Street Shell Service Posted: 2/11/2013 2:53pm PST

    I think there should also be an extension to this article or a brand new article all together about which types of noises or warning should not be ignored. We recently had a customer at our shop who mentioned that her check engine light had been on for months but she had done nothing to find out what was causing it. The only reason it became an issue was because she had failed her smog inspection due to the light being on. Turns out that a bad o2 sensor had originally caused the light to come come on. Because she ignored it for so long, the bad sensor caused the destruction of the catalytic converter. She could have saved a nice chunk of change if she would have addressed the problem in the beginning.

  • fb_100003923850089 avatar fb_100003923850089 Posted: 3/19/2014 12:10pm PDT

    As you know, a person that would ignore their engine trouble light, would not be looking for answers/reasons anywhere. If they did they would quickly find out that you can get most auto parts stores to read the trouble light, free of charge.