Tech Tuesday Tips

Vehicle & Computer Technology Tips

  • Preserving Your Vehicle's Engine

    This week's Tech Tuesday tip from Service Manager, Randall Gann will help you preserve the life of your vehicle's engine. Make sure you change your oil and oil filter. By doing so, the clean, high quality oil will go a long way toward protecting your engine when it has to start in the cold weather this winter. When you change the oil, make sure you use what is suggested for your vehicle. Be sure and stop by next week for more tips from Randall! more

  • Checking Vehicle Lights

    Service Manager, Randall Gann brings you another Tech Tuesday Tip. It is crucial that you check all lights on your vehicle. With shorter daylight hours, your vehicle lights are working overtime! Be sure to you look at the marker bulbs, headlights, tail lights, third level brake lights, driving lights, etc. For more tips on preserving your vehicle check back next Tuesday! more

  • Timing Belt Replacement

    Well it’s Tech Tuesday again, and our very own ASE Certified Tech Expert, Randall Gann, talks about the importance of timing belt replacement in this week’s Tech Tuesday Tips. Timing belts have replaced timing chains in today’s newer engines. The purpose of a timing belt is to provide a connection between the crankshaft and camshaft to ensure the proper sequence of the piston to valve timing. Engines with timing belts can be broken into two categories: interference and non-interference engines. The lack of maintenance on interference engines with timing belts could be very costly. A typical repair could run $1500 or more. Therefore, proper maintenance should be performed as outlined by the maintenance schedule. On non-interference engines, the engine will stop running and require a tow to the shop. Proper maintenance requires timely belt replacement at regular intervals. Manufacturers provide a maintenance schedule for these critical components. To schedule your timing belt … more