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What is an ASE Certified Mechanic?

What is an ASE Certified Mechanic?

You have invested a great deal of money in your vehicle, so you want to make sure that the right people are tasked with the job of properly repairing and maintaining it. It is important to have a technician you can rely on to get the job done right with each and every visit. This is how you can gain the confidence you need that your car or truck will provide you with the reliable transportation that you need for years to come. Why is ASE Certification Important? In short, ASE Certification is the gold standard when it comes to the field of auto mechanics. If you want to know that the technician who is caring for your vehicle is among the very best in the industry, then you will want to look for a professional who has gone through the ASE Certification process. ASE Certification is the brainchild of the National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence. This is a non-profit organization whose primary aim is to provide car owners with the confidence they need to know their vehicle i ... read more

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

What Does the TPMS Warning Light Indicate?

If you are curious about what the TPMS (tire pressure monitoring system) is, it is essentially a tool that makes it possible for you to monitor your tire pressure using your dashboard. You will see the warning light turning on when you need to take your car to the mechanic for a checkup. The TPMS is very important because it keeps track of your tire pressure. When the warning light appears on your dashboard, it means that your tires do not have enough air, and you will need to have them refilled so that they are back at the recommended PSI. You may not think that low tire pressure is a big problem, but it can come with many unwanted effects, including decreased towing capability and payload, more of a risk of a blowout or flat tire, lower fuel economy and poor traction, and tire wear that happens at a faster pace. Your TPMS warning light could also come on when your tires have been overinflated. Putting too much air in your tires can be just as bad as having too little air in them wh ... read more

Benefits of Transmission Flush

Benefits of Transmission Flush

Whether you know a little or a lot about cars, you're aware that transmission repairs can be astronomically expensive. Here's one way you can keep your transmission properly functioning and avoid expensive repairs. What Are the Benefits of a Transmission Flush? A transmission flush removes used, dirty transmission fluid and replaced with clean, high-quality transmission fluid. Once the fluid is replaced, your car's transmission will have a lesser chance of overheating, and your car's bearings, clutches, and gears will have additional protection against wear and tear. After the fluid is flushed from the transmission, your car should provide a smoother ride due to effective frictional properties. A transmission flush also helps cleanse the transmission. Extreme heat breaks down the transmission fluid, which causes sludge to form. Sludge is contaminants and other debris that can accumulate and decrease your car's performance. Transmission flushes should be performed ... read more

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