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Repair Show & Tell

A severe diagnoses can take you aback! Ever wondered what your service advisor was talking about? Or if that repair is really necessary? Take a look at some common mechanical failures, what they look like, and how they’re typically addressed…

Timing Belt & Pulley Failure

Symptoms
Car died all-of-the-sudden and may not restart. It could have been preceded by a loud bang or lots of noise from the engine compartment.
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Broken Coil Spring

Symptom
Pronounced clunking from one or more corners of the vehicle, most evident when traveling over uneven, bumpy road surfaces. Handling that is noticeably poor with excessive bouncing over bumps. Although subtle at times, the vehicle may not sit level, sagging at one corner. [Read more…]

Finicky Head Lights

Symptom
Headlight bulb(s) flicker, work intermittently, or repeatedly burn out. [Read more…]

Head Gasket

Symptom
Loss of power. Regular coolant loss (visible or not). Engine misfires when cold and continues to until full operating temperature is reached. Blown-out cooling components, such as the radiator and hoses, from excessive pressure. [Read more…]

Turbochargers

Symptom
Loss of power with little to no movement in the turbo boost gauge. Smoke from the tailpipe at startup that goes away after reaching full operating temperature. Continual smoke from the tailpipe. [Read more…]

Engine Sludge – Minor

Symptom
The oil warning light flickers at idle/low RPM and sometimes while driving. [Read more…]

Engine Sludge – Major

Symptom
Engine is making a knocking or clacking sound, especially when revved or under load. In terminal cases, the engine has seized. [Read more…]

Heater-Evaporator Box

Symptom
The vent selector knob turns freely without resistance and with no change in airflow direction. Conversely, the vent selector knob can be excessively stiff. [Read more…]

Cabin Filter

Symptom
Weak air flow from the cabin ventilation system. Hissing sounds when operating the HVAC on high. A musty odor, particularly during humid times of the year. Trouble with seasonal or pollution allergies. [Read more…]

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