• Exhaust Service at Xtreme: Passing the Smell Test
    The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most North Ridgeville residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All O...
    Published on: Aug 21, 2022
  • North Ridgeville Drivers Severe Service Maintenance Schedules
    Since driving requirements and lifestyles differ among North Ridgeville drivers, your vehicle manufacturer publishes two auto maintenance schedules: the regular schedule and the severe service sc...
    Published on: Aug 14, 2022
  • The Puzzling Puddle (Leaks Under Vehicle)
    Ever notice a little spot of liquid under your vehicle after you've parked in your driveway or garage? It may have been something as simple as water left from air conditioning condensation.  But ...
    Published on: Aug 07, 2022
  • Maintaining Your Diesel in North Ridgeville
    Diesel engines have been used extensively in Europe and Asia for many years. They haven't been as common in the North Ridgeville area because of the high sulfur content in our diesel fuel. But the g...
    Published on: Jul 31, 2022
  • Clean Fuel – Clean Performance for North Ridgeville Drivers
    Fuel filters clean the dirt, dust and debris out of your fuel. Both gasoline and diesel-powered engines have them. The fuel filter is located in the fuel line between the fuel tank and the vehi...
    Published on: Jul 24, 2022
  • All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Xtreme
    When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in Nort...
    Published on: Jul 17, 2022
  • The Right Oil for the Season (Engine Oil Viscosity)
    As the temperatures plunge, certain types of engine oil may not flow as easily as they did when it was warmer.  Makes sense, doesn't it? Just like molasses gets thicker as the temperature goes do...
    Published on: Jul 10, 2022
  • A "Mounting" Problem (Motor Mounts)
    You know how heavy your engine and transmission are, so you can imagine how tough the parts that hold them onto your vehicle's sub-frame must be.  Not only must they support the weight, they also...
    Published on: Jul 03, 2022
  • The Xtreme Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths
    There's a lot of auto advice in Ohio right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When...
    Published on: Jun 26, 2022
  • Losing Your Spark (Spark Plug Replacement)
    When's the last time you thought about spark plugs? You probably don't remember.  That's because spark plugs usually last a long time and don't need much attention.  But they don't last fore...
    Published on: Jun 19, 2022
  • Coolant/Antifreeze Service in North Ridgeville, Ohio
    North Ridgeville auto owners may know that most automotive failures in North Ridgeville, Ohio, are tire related, but do you know the second most common cause of vehicle failure? Nope, it's not ...
    Published on: Jun 12, 2022
  • The Right Stuff (Choosing Replacement Parts)
    Let's face it.  Vehicles are complicated machines, each having thousands of parts.  And since they're subjected to heat, cold, vibrations, bumps and much more, these parts wear out and need ...
    Published on: Jun 05, 2022
  • Take Charge! (Battery Testing)
    OK, so you probably take your vehicle's battery for granted.  Turn the key or push a button and it starts right up.  During times of warmer weather, you probably think your battery can take ...
    Published on: May 29, 2022
  • Why You Have an O2 Sensor (Oxygen Sensor)
    If someone asked you what gas made up the largest portion of the atmosphere, what would you guess? Well, it's not oxygen; it only makes up 20.9 percent.  But since we're talking about oxygen, you...
    Published on: May 22, 2022
  • Steer Clear of Power Steering Problems (Power Steering Maintenance)
    We usually take our vehicle's easy steering for granted until something goes wrong.  Power steering is what makes it almost effortless to turn the steering wheel, aiming your vehicle in the direc...
    Published on: May 15, 2022
  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in North Ridgeville
    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in North Ridgeville can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slowe...
    Published on: May 08, 2022
  • Lease or Buy?
    Lease? Or buy? These are the options for North Ridgeville drivers. It's always a tough question for auto owners, but here is some info that'll help you make an informed decision.If you buy, you'll pay...
    Published on: May 01, 2022
  • Under Pressure in North Ridgeville: TPMS
    Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in North Ridgeville, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The fede...
    Published on: Apr 24, 2022
  • See the Light (Automatic High Beam Dimmers)
    It's happened to all of us.  We're driving down a highway at night and over a crest appears a car with its high beams blazing.  You are momentarily blinded, hoping the other driver will swit...
    Published on: Apr 17, 2022
  • The Turn Signal Mystery (Turn Signal Problems)
    Some problems are easy to diagnose on a vehicle; others aren't.  Figuring out what's wrong with a malfunctioning turn signal sometimes fits into both categories.  By the way, if your tempted...
    Published on: Apr 10, 2022
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