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Time for a Timing Belt??

Often easily ignored, your vehicle’s Timing Belt is an integral part of many overhead valve engines.  Although changing a Timing Belt is not an inexpensive repair, it is significantly less expensive than repairing the resulting damage should that Timing Belt slip or break.  The Timing Belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), controlling the opening and closing of the engine’s intake and exhaust valves.   As the belt ages, it will stretch and crack.  If it breaks, damage can occur on the…See More
Aug 14, 2013
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Automotive Brake Repair and Maintenance

Stop, in the name of…..safety!Will your car stop when you REALLY need it to stop?  Are you hearing squealing or grinding when you step on the brake pedal?  Do you have to push your brake pedal in further than you used to?  Do you feel or hear vibrations or clunking sounds when braking?   Do you feel your car or steering wheel “shudder” when you are braking at higher speeds?  These are all indicators of impending brake failure, or the need for brakes.  To keep you and your family safe, brakes…See More
Jul 31, 2013
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Is your car ready for that summer trip?

Getting Your Car Ready for that Summer Trip!So, you are getting everything ready for that summer trip – packing the cooler, snacks for the road, making reservations to make that trip flow smoothly and enjoyably.  Don’t forget to prepare your vehicle before you leave – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if you are stranded on the side of the road in the heat, with a few unhappy children (or spouse)!  Don’t ignore any engine lights or maintenance required lights that…See More
Jul 17, 2013
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Ready for your Summer Road Trip?

So, you are getting everything ready for that summer trip – packing the cooler, snacks for the road, making reservations to make that trip flow smoothly and enjoyably.  Don’t forget to prepare your vehicle before you leave – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if you are stranded on the side of the road in the heat, with a few unhappy children (or spouse)!  Don’t ignore any engine lights or maintenance required lights that might be on your dash –have them checked before…See More
Jun 28, 2013
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Keeping your "Cool" .... in the Heat!

Summer is just around the corner.  All winter long, you have been scraping snow and trying to stay warm.  It is time to shift gears and start worrying about the summer sun – be prepared for that summer vacation before you leave on that trip to Iowa to see Grandma and Grandpa!Air Conditioning (A/C) sounds simple, doesn’t it?  Quite the contrary…compressor, evaporator core, condenser, receiver/dryer, blower motor, expansion valve, thermostat, Schrader valves, R134A (on the eve of being…See More
May 23, 2013
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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang!

Is your car making strange noises?  Your honest accurate service advisor and/or mechanic can help you diagnose the problem, but they need your help.  You can expedite the diagnosis procedure by relaying what the noise sounds like, exactly when it happens and what part of the car you think it might be coming from.  Often, we will have one of our technicians drive with you in your car, so that we can be sure that we repair the particular noise that you are hearing.  A few examples:CHIRP:  A sound…See More
May 9, 2013
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Are you firing on all cylinders? Time to change your spark plugs?

Does your engine “miss” or hesitate upon starting?  Has your gas mileage decreased over time?  Even though newer vehicles do not require regular “tune-ups” because of on-board computers and electronic ignition, your spark plugs still need regular replacement.  Each spark plug is a high voltage connector between two contact points.  When you turn the key, the spark from the spark plugs ignites the fuel, thereby starting your engine.  How long your spark plugs will last is dependent upon the type…See More
Mar 19, 2013
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Stop in the name of....safety!

Will your car stop when you need it to?  Are you hearing squealing or grinding when you step on the brake pedal?  Do you have to push your brake pedal in further than you used to?  Do you feel or hear vibrations or clunking sounds?  These are all indicators of impending brake failure.  To keep you and your family safe, brakes should be inspected every other oil change, or about twice/year.  All brake pads, shoes, rotors and drums are designed to wear down with use and require periodic…See More
Feb 28, 2013
Honest Accurate Auto Service posted a blog post

Don't buy a lemon!!

How do you know if you are getting a good deal, or buying yourself a set of problems in that used car you are considering?   A Pre-Purchase Inspection (PPI) by an ASE certified technician is good insurance against buying an expensive set of repair or maintenance bills along with your new, used car.  The technician will review systems and framework, and put you in a good bargaining position because you will know what is wrong, and what is right, with the car.  A PPI will include:Review of…See More
Feb 20, 2013
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Toot'n Your Own Horn...what to do??

We’ve all been there…sitting at the stop light…a cazillion things on your mind, the light turns green, you don’t notice but, the caffeine crazed, late-for-his-meeting dude sitting six inches off your bumper, with the reaction time of a rattlesnake, knows exactly how to deal with your obvious incompetence…lay on that HORN!!! And what did he accomplish?  Well, you’re teed off and, more likely than not, you’re gonna spread that special feeling!  So…before you rain on someone else’s parade, let’s…See More
Jan 29, 2013
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Curb Hits and Potholes - Tis' the season!

My sons think drifting can be fun, but not when tires hit a curb while sliding off the icy roads!  Small curb hits and running over the numerous potholes in our roads can alter the alignment on your front or rear tires.  Even small (degree) changes in alignment can result in uneven wear of your tires, and a pulling to one side of your steering wheel.  Damage can occur to your wheel (bend or crack) and/or in the tire itself.  A bent wheel can result in annoying vibrations and premature tire…See More
Jan 7, 2013
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Fresh Ink: Fresh Air! Don't like what you're smelling? Check your Cabin Filter!

Many people are not even aware that their car has a cabin filter, let alone know what it does.  Most cars built in the past 15 years have a filter, usually located under the car dash. The sole purpose of this cabin filter is to remove the dust and pollen from the air entering your heating, air conditioning, and ventilation system before you breathe it, and help to eliminate noxious odors.  It serves the same function as the furnace filter in your home.  Not only can a dirty cabin filter affect…See More
Dec 17, 2012
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A Penny's Worth of Prevention...

A penny’s worth of prevention…..The only surface on your car that connects you to the road is your tires.  With icy winter weather just around the corner, sufficient tire tread is essential to keep your car riding the road safely.  Tire tread depth should be greater than 2/32”.  An easy way to measure tire tread depth is to place a penny into several tread grooves across the tire, with Lincoln’s head down.  If a part of Lincoln’s head is covered by the tread, you have greater than 2/32” tread…See More
Dec 4, 2012
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Rudolph with Your Nose so Bright, Have you had your Headlights Polished Tonight??

In these dark days of winter, have you found that you aren’t seeing the road ahead as well as you should?  Do you feel like you are driving in a haze?  You may think that one of your headlight bulbs has burned out, but it could be that your headlight lens itself is cloudy and scratched.   Most modern headlight lenses are made from polycarbonate plastic, which is lighter than glass, and generally more resistant to stone chips and cracks.  However, over time, they can become severely clouded and…See More
Nov 28, 2012
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The Corner Mechanic: "Keeping Your Cool in the Cold!"

Most of us know we need to check the oil level in our vehicles on a regular basis (you know that, right??!!), but many of us forget to check our antifreeze level and condition regularly.  Cooling system failure is one of the most frequent causes of engine-related breakdowns, and the resulting repairs can be extremely costly.  Did you know your engine produces 4500 degrees of cylinder heat when it is burning fuel?  The correct combination of water, antifreeze and coolant additives is essential…See More
Nov 27, 2012
Honest Accurate Auto Service posted a blog post

The Corner Mechanic: "Keeping Your Cool in the Cold!"

Most of us know we need to check the oil level in our vehicles on a regular basis (you know that, right??!!), but many of us forget to check our antifreeze level and condition regularly.  Cooling system failure is one of the most frequent causes of engine-related breakdowns, and the resulting repairs can be extremely costly.  Did you know your engine produces 4500 degrees of cylinder heat when it is burning fuel?  The correct combination of water, antifreeze and coolant additives is essential…See More
Nov 13, 2012

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Time for a Timing Belt??

Posted on August 14, 2013 at 1:22pm 0 Comments

Often easily ignored, your vehicle’s Timing Belt is an integral part of many overhead valve engines.  Although changing a Timing Belt is not an inexpensive repair, it is significantly less expensive than repairing the resulting damage should that Timing Belt slip or break.  The Timing Belt connects the crankshaft to the camshaft(s), controlling the opening and closing of the engine’s intake and exhaust valves.   As the belt ages, it will stretch and crack.  If it breaks, damage can occur on…

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Automotive Brake Repair and Maintenance

Posted on July 31, 2013 at 11:32am 0 Comments

Stop, in the name of…..safety!
Will your car stop when you REALLY need it to stop?  Are you…
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Is your car ready for that summer trip?

Posted on July 17, 2013 at 4:37pm 0 Comments

Getting Your Car Ready for that Summer Trip!

So, you are getting everything ready for that summer trip – packing the cooler, snacks for the road, making reservations to make that trip flow smoothly and enjoyably.  Don’t forget to prepare your vehicle before you leave – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if you are stranded on the side of the road in the heat, with a few unhappy children (or spouse)!  Don’t ignore any engine lights or maintenance…

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Ready for your Summer Road Trip?

Posted on June 28, 2013 at 11:26am 0 Comments

So, you are getting everything ready for that summer trip – packing the cooler, snacks for the road, making reservations to make that trip flow smoothly and enjoyably.  Don’t forget to prepare your vehicle before you leave – an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially if you are stranded on the side of the road in the heat, with a few unhappy children (or spouse)!  Don’t ignore any engine lights or maintenance required lights that might be on your dash –have them checked…

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At 2:35pm on August 15, 2011, Bob Stephens said…
Hello Rondi (and Ted) and welcome to csfreshink.com! Thanks for posting the first Corner Mechanic, and apologies if I wasn't clear that I'd prefer you post it each week on the site. I think it could also be beneficial for people to see it on the site, and everything we run has been on the site, as well.
 
 
 

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