• The Part You've Never Seen (Flat Tires and Solutions)
    They say your vehicle has one, but you've never seen it.  And you might not even know it if you stumbled on it accidentally. We're talking about the jack, that tool that allows you to lift one c...
    Published on: Jul 04, 2021
  • The Power Behind your Engine (Alternator Diagnosis and Repair)
    There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle.  A lot of us are quick to blame the battery.  But it may instead be your alternator that'...
    Published on: Jun 27, 2021
  • Odometer Rollback on Your North Ridgeville, Ohio Vehicle
      How do North Ridgeville drivers know if an odometer is telling the truth?Well, back in '86, Congress passed the Truth-in-Mileage Act to protect Ohio consumers against mileage fraud. It says a ...
    Published on: Jun 20, 2021
  • Fresh Air Inside Your Car in North Ridgeville
    Air quality has certainly become a hot issue in our modern world. We install air filters on our ventilation systems and in our vacuum cleaners. There's a filter that cleans the air going into our ve...
    Published on: Jun 13, 2021
  • Such a Little Part (Climate Control Resistor)
    You expect your heater/air conditioner to work like it should.  You have a control for temperature and one for fan speed.  You even have a control for what vents the air comes out of.  ...
    Published on: Jun 06, 2021
  • The Best Test
    Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at ...
    Published on: May 30, 2021
  • Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle
    We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the way...
    Published on: May 23, 2021
  • No Yolk! Rotten Egg Smell (Sulfur Smell Causes)
    The pungent smell of rotten eggs can send people running for the hills.  So when that odor is inside your vehicle, yikes!  Yolks!  The good news is that a trained service technician can...
    Published on: May 16, 2021
  • Greeted by a Screech (Loud Noise when Starting Vehicle)
    No one likes to be greeted in the morning by having someone screech at you.  The same goes for a loud, high-pitched noise your vehicle greets you with every time you start the engine.  If yo...
    Published on: May 09, 2021
  • Battery Basics for North Ridgeville
    {{ image('http://image.listpipe.com/autonet-battery-basics.jpg') }} It's important for North Ridgeville drivers to know battery basics. First, let's talk about which is harder on a battery &ndas...
    Published on: May 02, 2021
  • The Best Book that's Not a Best-Seller
    Sometimes the movie is better than the book, sometimes it's the other way around.  But when it comes to your vehicle, the best book of all is the owner's manual. The plot is simple: Owner wants l...
    Published on: Apr 25, 2021
  • Differential Service in North Ridgeville, Ohio - What You Need to Know
    Scratching your head? Don't worry, if you don't know what a differential is – you will in a moment. That fact is that if you drive a car anywhere in North Ridgeville, Ohio, you have a differen...
    Published on: Apr 18, 2021
  • Out with the Old (Vehicle Parts that Wear Out)
    Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks.  Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops.  Still, ev...
    Published on: Apr 11, 2021
  • Your Vehicle is Talking to YOU (Service Warning Signs)
    Your vehicle may be like that famous battery bunny, the one that just keeps going and going.  But while it may seem sometimes like you never need to take your vehicle in to be worked on, there ar...
    Published on: Apr 04, 2021
  • Fuel Saving Tip: Tire Pressure Saves Fuel in North Ridgeville
    Underinflated tires waste gas for lots of folks in the North Ridgeville area. Think how hard it is to walk in sand – you just have to work harder because of the resistance. When your tires ...
    Published on: Mar 28, 2021
  • An Oil for All Seasons (Engine Oil Selection)
    You swap your winter boots for flip-flops in the summer.  Why not change your winter engine oil for summer, hot-weather oil?  While it may seem like it makes sense, there's some good news.&n...
    Published on: Mar 14, 2021
  • Tire Maintenance in North Ridgeville
    With the recent focus in the North Ridgeville area on improving fuel economy, we've been told how important it is to maintain our tire pressure.North Ridgeville drivers know that tires wear out, but...
    Published on: Mar 07, 2021
  • Know Your Towing Limits in North Ridgeville
    Some North Ridgeville drivers figure that anything they can attach to their trailer hitch can be towed by their vehicle. Nope. If you're going to do any towing around North Ridgeville, you should be a...
    Published on: Feb 28, 2021
  • Automotive Tips from Xtreme: When to Replace a Damaged Tire
    Repair or Replace? That’s a question North Ridgeville drivers ask when they have tire damage. Some punctures cannot be repaired because of their size or location. Punctures larger than a qu...
    Published on: Feb 21, 2021
  • DOG FOOD IN YOUR ENGINE (Keeping Rodents out of your Engine)
    A technician was telling us the other day that he was servicing an engine and spotted something he'd never seen before: A collection of dry dog food siting on a horizontal metal ledge near the base of...
    Published on: Feb 14, 2021
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