Several times a week vehicles come into the shop with major problems Rear main seals, valve guide seals and valve covers leaking are very common. Inevitably, when the engine is examined it is clear the oil has not been changed often enough. The seals are now very hard and brittle and the engine has several leaks. […]

Check the condition of the radiator coolant/antifreeze at least every Spring and Fall to make sure the additives that protect against corrosion still function. The engine cooling system affects your vehicle’s  overall dependability and engine longevity. The key components of the cooling system remove heat from the engine and transmission. The water pump circulates coolant […]

Most manufacturers suggest servicing your transmission every 25,000 miles.* The transmission works with the engine to provide power to your vehicle’s wheels. It keeps the engine’s output optimally matched to speed and load conditions. Transmission fluid serves a multitude of purposes. It cleans, cools, lubricates, transmits force, transmits pressure, inhibits varnish buildup and continually protects […]

It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection right away. “Early diagnosis of engine damage can […]

The non-profit Car Care Council recommends asking six simple questions to help identify the right auto repair shop to properly care for one of your most valuable assets, your car. Ask-six-simple-questions-to-select-the-right-auto-repair-shop: Does the business employ ASE-certified technicians? Credentials and affiliations are indicators of professionalism and the management’s commitment to training and education. Is the shop […]

As New Car Prices Rise, Maintaining Current Vehicle Makes Financial SenseWith the cost of a new vehicle on the rise, the non-profit Car Care Council reminds drivers that maintaining their current vehicle makes more economic sense than purchasing a new one. The average price of a new passenger vehicle is nearly $34,000, according to Kelley […]

We wish car batteries could talk and tell us when they’re going to die, but sadly they can’t. Your car battery is vital and allows your vehicle to start and function. It’s important to understand the conditions of your vehicle to know the conditions of your battery and the lifecycle on that battery. Leaving your […]

February 04, 2017 by Margie Car Radiator Service | Laguna Hills Does Your Car Need Radiator Repair? The radiator and the rest of the vehicle’s cooling system plays an important role in vehicle health. It regulates the temperature of the engine to prevent it from getting too hot and causing engine malfunction, fluid leaks and […]