Every day you drive, you're sitting behind the dashboard. But how in the world did it get that name? Back in the days of the horse-drawn carriage, horses would kick up dirt and mud on the driver and passengers, "dashing" debris against the carriage. So those who built carriages began installing a...
Posted in Transmission
on July 14, 2019
A fuel injector is a valve that delivers fuel to a vehicle's engine. It has to deliver the precise amount of fuel to precisely the right place, precisely when the engine needs it. The fuel also has to be mixed with air before it can burn in the engine.Fuel injectors are engineered to spray fuel i...
Posted in Fuel System
on July 07, 2019
A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Powell, Ohio, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translat...
Posted in Inspection
on June 30, 2019
Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engi...
Posted in Cooling System
on June 23, 2019
Everyone in Powell, Ohio, knows we are advised to go to our Powell dentist twice a year. Oral-conscious Powell residents have a teeth-cleaning and examination. Once a year, we get x-rays to look for problems that ca...
Posted in Service Intervals
on June 16, 2019
Hello Powell drivers! Need a new battery? There is a good chance that you do – 70% of batteries need to be replaced within four years. As your battery discharges and then recharges as you drive around Powell, bits of the surface of the battery plates disintegrate. As this process contin...
Posted in Fluids
on June 09, 2019
Most auto manufacturers recommend an interval for an air conditioning system inspection. The inspection uncovers leaks, worn hoses and assesses the condition of the other components.Environmental laws in some around Powell require leaks to be repaired before refrigerant can be added. Also some pa...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on June 02, 2019
Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our vehicle's engine — so why not one for the air in the passenger compartment?Foreign and dome...
Posted in Suspension
on May 26, 2019
If you are a driver in Powell and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil ...
Posted in Maintenance
on May 19, 2019
Hello Powell, let's talk about brakes. But the mechanical aspects of the brakes themselves are just one issue. There's also the power brake pump and brake fluid. And then there are the tires, which are critical to the effectiveness of the brakes.Let's step back. A new vehicle or truck ...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on May 12, 2019