• The Cable Guy (Battery Cables and Maintenance)
    If you've ever noticed your vehicle's lights are dim or not working at all, the problem could be many things.  But one possibility is your battery cables aren't doing their job.  A power out...
    Published on: Apr 03, 2022
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around North Ridgeville
    With high fuel prices in North Ridgeville, Ohio, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on  {{ image('MTQ4') }} is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's g...
    Published on: Mar 27, 2022
  • Some New Boots (Suspension Maintenance)
    There are some boots that don't come in a shoe box and aren't worn on your feet.  They are called axle or CV boots, and they can be important parts for many vehicles. That CV stands for constant...
    Published on: Mar 20, 2022
  • Light's Out! Trouble Ahead (Exterior Light Bulb Service)
    Whether or not your exterior light bulbs are all working probably is not at the top of your list when you think about your vehicle.  But those exterior lights are more important than you think, a...
    Published on: Mar 13, 2022
  • A Turn for the Worse (Using Turn Signals)
    Distracted driving is bad, you know that.  Daydreaming, talking on the cell phone, putting your makeup on in the rear view mirror.  All bad.  But there's something else that causes more...
    Published on: Mar 06, 2022
  • Steer Me Right! (Failing Power Steering Hose)
    Most drivers love how easy it is to turn their vehicles, and they have power steering to thank.  Engineers have figured out a way to take some of your engine's power to help you turn. Without it,...
    Published on: Feb 27, 2022
  • Upsizing Wheels and Tires With Xtreme
    Many North Ridgeville drivers want to accessorize their vehicle - you know, make it theirs. One of the easiest ways to get a custom look is to get some new wheels. There are thousands of wheel ...
    Published on: Feb 20, 2022
  • The Xtreme Guide to Caring for Your Transmission
    Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of North Ridgeville drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bik...
    Published on: Feb 13, 2022
  • A Honking Big Jam (Stuck Horn)
    At one time or another, most drivers honk their horn at someone who might be texting at a stoplight or not paying attention when they're driving.  But what happens when you tap on your horn and a...
    Published on: Feb 06, 2022
  • No Fueling! (Fuel Filler Location)
    If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you.  There is usuall...
    Published on: Jan 30, 2022
  • Something to Latch On To (Hood Latch Safety)
    The other day, a driver was trying to open his vehicle's hood so he could add some windshield washer fluid.  But when he pulled the hood release inside the car, nothing happened.  Usually, ...
    Published on: Jan 23, 2022
  • Xtreme Engine Air Filter Replacement
    When your experienced Xtreme technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regu...
    Published on: Jan 16, 2022
  • Ready, Set, COLD! (Getting Vehicle Ready for Winter)
    When the temperatures plunge, your vehicle better be ready because it faces a whole new set of challenges.  Rubber stiffens, glass fogs, fluids freeze.  Just thinking about it can get your h...
    Published on: Jan 09, 2022
  • Don't Do It Yourself (Perils of DIY Vehicle Repair)
    Your vehicle is a complicated machine, and yes, it would be nice if you could take care of all of its problems yourself.  There was a time when vehicles were simpler and it wasn't too hard for a ...
    Published on: Jan 02, 2022
  • What to Do in Case of an Accident in North Ridgeville
    Screeching tires, crunching metal – it's an accident! If you've ever been in a car accident in North Ridgeville, even a minor one, you know how upsetting it can be. It's hard to think straight...
    Published on: Jan 01, 2022
  • A Sticky Brake Situation (Parking Brake Service and Maintenance)
    We've all been there.  You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands.  So you decide you'll use the parking brake. ...
    Published on: Dec 26, 2021
  • Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter
    Bad air quality while you're driving around North Ridgeville is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new...
    Published on: Dec 19, 2021
  • Keep Your Cool in North Ridgeville
    North Ridgeville drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. ...
    Published on: Dec 12, 2021
  • The Daily Grind (Grinding Noise)
    If your vehicle makes a grinding sound when you turn the steering wheel, it's speaking to you.  No, really, it is.  So listen to what it's saying and you could avoid a much more costly repai...
    Published on: Dec 05, 2021
  • Positive and Negative (Battery Care)
    You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you.  It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new.  Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely. Unfortunately, m...
    Published on: Nov 28, 2021
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