• It's About Time: Following Service Intervals at Xtreme
    There are a lot of things in life that North Ridgeville residents have to do on a regular basis. We wash dishes every day, do our laundry and mow our lawns every week, and pay the bills every month....
    Published on: Oct 15, 2023
  • It Wears on You (Tire Rotation)
    If someone told you there was a fairly inexpensive way to improve your vehicle's handling, fuel economy and extend the life of your tires, you'd probably ask, "What do I have to do?" The answer is to ...
    Published on: Oct 08, 2023
  • Start Me Up (Ignition Systems)
    When you start up your gasoline engine car, you may not know that it's using the same ignition principles as it has for decades.  You have spark plugs that require enough power so a spark can jum...
    Published on: Oct 01, 2023
  • Straight to the Point (Alignment Signs of Problems)
    It’s just common sense that your vehicle will drive better if all the wheels are lined up with each other and the road the way the engineers intended.  When they’re not, that is calle...
    Published on: Sep 24, 2023
  • Giving CV Joints the Boot! (CV Joint and Boot Replacement)
    Ever wonder how your vehicle’s transmission is connected to your wheels? After all, when you hit a pothole or some other uneven part of a road’s surface, there has to be something that can...
    Published on: Sep 17, 2023
  • Differential Service at Xtreme: Viva la Difference
    Every vehicle on Ohio roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle.  But most North Ridgeville residents don't have a clue what it is.The differenti...
    Published on: Sep 10, 2023
  • Sounds Like a Hot Rod (Noisy Exhaust System)
    Driving along, your exhaust system's rumbling so loud that people turn and stare at you pass by.  You're wondering when the police are going to pull you over for illegal noise. Your mind immedia...
    Published on: Sep 03, 2023
  • When "Shady" is a Good Thing
    Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady...
    Published on: Aug 27, 2023
  • Which Item Is Most Stolen from Vehicles in North Ridgeville?
      Which item is most often stolen from vehicles in North Ridgeville?Is it: Stereo Wheels Air Bag DVD System Well, if you said stereo – you used to be right. But airbags have now s...
    Published on: Aug 20, 2023
  • A Hot Mess (AC System-Compresser)
    Air conditioning used to be a real luxury in a vehicle, but now it's standard in most.  Your vehicle's air conditioning system is built to last a pretty long time, but like anything mechanical, s...
    Published on: Aug 13, 2023
  • Watching Your Check Engine Light
    Did you know that most of the cars driving around North Ridgeville, Ohio, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the North Ridgev...
    Published on: Aug 06, 2023
  • Do you have a Clue (Get the Most Out of a Service Visit)
    When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good.  That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You...
    Published on: Jul 30, 2023
  • Straight Ahead (Wheel Alignment)
    If every road was straight and smooth, we wouldn't have to worry much about wheel alignment. But they're not, so we do.  Hitting potholes or driving on rough pavement can knock your vehicle out o...
    Published on: Jul 23, 2023
  • Don't Start with That (Bad Starter Motor)
    We've all heard that expression, "That's a non starter." When it comes to your vehicle, that's not music to a driver's ears. That sickening sound when you start the ignition and instead of hearing the...
    Published on: Jul 16, 2023
  • It's Brake Time (Brake Calipers)
    Race car drivers have demonstrated the advantages of disc brakes, so most modern vehicles use them.  Sometimes just the front wheels have disc brakes, but many vehicles now have them all the way ...
    Published on: Jul 09, 2023
  • Xtreme Maintenance Tips: The Belt Goes On
    {{ image('http://autonettv.com/media/thumbs/SerpentineBelt_0909_SusanJoel_SN_s.jpg') }} All North Ridgeville service advisors know that without the alternator, the battery will go dead in a few mile...
    Published on: Jul 02, 2023
  • That Vexing Vapor Venting (Vapor Coming out of Vents)
    You may have noticed sometimes on a hot and humid day, vapor will come out of your vehicle's vents when you have the air conditioning on.  Is that something to be concerned about? Well, it depend...
    Published on: Jun 25, 2023
  • Keeping Your Cool (Coolant leak repair)
    If there’s one thing you should pay attention to with your vehicle, it’s the temperature gauge. It’s the one that may say C---H (that means “cold---hot”).  Or maybe ...
    Published on: Jun 18, 2023
  • Tacky or Techie? The Tachometer.
    There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it.  And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to...
    Published on: Jun 11, 2023
  • Rotation Explanation (Tire Rotation Patterns)
    You may notice that when you get your vehicle's oil changed, your service adviser may recommend that you have your tires rotated at the same time.  The reasons are simple.  That will allow y...
    Published on: Jun 04, 2023
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