• Why a Trip Inspection Is a Good Idea
    At Xtreme we get a lot of North Ridgeville drivers asking about vehicle trip preparation. That's a big deal. You could be driving through mountains and deserts in some pretty lonely areas aroun...
    Published on: May 28, 2023
  • In That Case… (Transfer Case Exchange)
    Ever wonder how all-wheel-drive or 4-wheel-drive vehicles get the power from the engine to the front and rear wheels? The magic happens in what's called a transfer case.  In some all-wheel-drive ...
    Published on: May 21, 2023
  • Steering You Right (Tie Rod End Replacement)
    For drivers, S stands for safety.  And there are three other words that start with S that are all equally important: starting, stopping and steering. For your vehicle to be at its safest, all thr...
    Published on: May 14, 2023
  • Light Up your Life (Headlamp Replacement)
    Did you know that having a burned out headlight can result in your rearview mirror reflecting some flashing lights? In other words, you might get pulled over by the police for only having one working ...
    Published on: May 07, 2023
  • Automotive Tips from Xtreme: Serpentine Belt Overview
    The technicians at Xtreme know your serpentine belt drives important engine accessories like your alternator, air conditioning compressor, and power steering. In some cars it may also power the power ...
    Published on: Apr 30, 2023
  • Drive Train Service in North Ridgeville at Xtreme
    The drive train in your vehicle includes all the components that transfer power from the transmission to the wheels. Those components differ depending on what type of vehicle you drive, na...
    Published on: Apr 23, 2023
  • I Had No Idea! (Four Things You Didn't Know About Vehicles)
    Bet you didn't know: Some of the earliest rearview mirrors were marketed as "Cop Spotters" so drivers would know when police were following them. Who wants a ticket, anyway? According to eBay Motors,...
    Published on: Apr 16, 2023
  • All Lined Up (Alignment Inspection)
    When you head down a straight road, does your vehicle pull to one side?  Do you feel vibration in any of the wheels? If you've noticed any of these things, it's probably time for you to get your ...
    Published on: Apr 09, 2023
  • Before You Buy that Used Vehicle (Having a Used Car Inspected Before Buying)
    Let's face it.  New vehicles are expensive, so finding a good used one can save drivers a lot of money.  It's tempting to look through ads, find a private seller who has what you're looking ...
    Published on: Apr 02, 2023
  • I'm Cool With That (AC Exchange)
    On a hot day, you want your vehicle's air conditioning to work.  When the air blowing out of your vents isn't cold, it's easy to think, "I'll just take it by the shop and have them top off my ref...
    Published on: Mar 26, 2023
  • Slippery When Wet (Driving on Wet Leaves)
    When the leaves fall, you might take a sightseeing trip to see them at peak color.  Or you may simply live in a spot where there are a lot of trees.  When those leaves get wet, you'd be surp...
    Published on: Mar 19, 2023
  • The Little Valve that Could (PCV Valve Replacement)
    It's easy to get letters like PVC and PCV mixed up.  PVC is a plastic that's used in a lot of things, especially plumbing pipes.  And PCV is a valve that helps your engine burn off excess fu...
    Published on: Mar 12, 2023
  • How Much Does It Cost? (Variations in Vehicle Repair Costs)
    Ever wonder why it costs so much more to fix a similar problem in two different vehicles? Let's say you now own an SUV and before that, you owned a car.  Your SUV's air conditioning system needs ...
    Published on: Mar 05, 2023
  • I Can See Clearly (Wiper Blade Replacement)
    Warm weather can bring severe storms, and when the rain is coming down hard, that's one time you really need to be able to see as clearly as possible out your windshield.  Having wiper blades tha...
    Published on: Feb 26, 2023
  • Xtreme On Your Serpentine Belt
      Today we're going to be talking about serpentine belts for our North Ridgeville, Ohio, customers. Let's start by talking about the accessories that are driven by the serpentine belt....
    Published on: Feb 19, 2023
  • Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in North Ridgeville, Ohio
    If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around North Ridgeville, Ohio.Unless they drive a vintage car, North Ridgeville auto ow...
    Published on: Feb 12, 2023
  • Snake in the Engine (Serpentine Belt)
    There's a belt that snakes through your engine.  It's even named for a snake, the serpentine belt.  It'll bite you when it breaks, possibly leaving you stranded.  So, it's good to know ...
    Published on: Feb 05, 2023
  • Let's Clear Some Things Up (Headlight Restoration)
    You know how exposing your skin to sunlight can cause sunburn and other unhealthy things.  Sunlight can also create major problems for your headlights.  After they've been exposed to ultravi...
    Published on: Jan 29, 2023
  • A Clean Sweep (Fuel Injector Cleaning)
    Your vehicle gets its power from burning fuel, usually gasoline, and it counts on something called fuel injectors to send gas to the engine in a spray that is easy to ignite.  It’s a precis...
    Published on: Jan 22, 2023
  • 3 Winter Windshield Tips (Care of Windshield)
    Cold weather can present some real challenges when it comes to your vehicle's windshield.  Think of it.  Your windshield is your window to the world when you're driving, and clear visibility...
    Published on: Jan 15, 2023
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