If you saw a dollar bill on the ground, you'd pick it up, right? Well, whether you find that dollar on the ground or in savings at the gas pump, money is money, and here are some ways to hold on to more of it.Slowing down is the easiest way to save fuel, especially for every speed increase over ...
Posted in Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down
on May 16, 2021
There's a gauge that many vehicles have that says RPM on it. And there are a lot of people who either don't pay any attention to it or don't even know what it is. Here's why it's a good gauge to know about.It's called a tachometer, and that "RPM" label means it is measuring how many revolutions...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on May 09, 2021
With Jackson gas prices being what they are, many of us in Missouri are driving less and looking into purchasing smaller or more efficient vehicles. Jackson area residents who have to drive a lot, have large families or need four-wheel drive are particularly hard hit by the cost of fuel in Missou...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on May 02, 2021
Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with...
Posted in Drive Train
on April 25, 2021
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 outage in your vehicle is similar to one in your house and needs to be repaired to get things back to normal....
Posted in Fluids
on April 18, 2021
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Jackson. The timing belts important job i...
Posted in Timing Belt
on April 11, 2021
Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump.Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe...
Posted in Water Pump
on April 04, 2021
If you notice that your headlights are flickering at night, that's something to pay attention to. While there could be many different things that could cause that problem, one possibility is your vehicle's alternator.The alternator takes mechanical energy from the engine and turns it into electr...
Posted in Battery
on March 28, 2021
There are a lot of new features, both optional and standard, on Jackson drivers' vehicles these days. One you may not have heard of is called a cabin air filter. Simply put, its job is to keep the air in the passenger compartment of your car nice and clean.A cabin air filter is similar to the fi...
Posted in Suspension
on March 21, 2021
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, namely, front-wheel drive, rear-wheel drive, all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive. The preventive maintenance y...
Posted in Drive Train
on March 14, 2021