15 09, 2023

Muffler and Exhaust System Repairs: Keeping Your Drive Safe and Quiet

By |2023-09-19T16:59:11-04:00September 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Vehicle safety is paramount, and one aspect that often goes unnoticed until it's too late is the health of your muffler and exhaust system. These components, tucked away beneath your car, are continually exposed to the elements, making them susceptible to leaks, cracks, and gaps. Not only can a malfunctioning exhaust system create an unpleasant [...]

1 09, 2023

Hybrid Cars: Disadvantages and Advantages

By |2023-08-31T23:28:39-04:00September 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Whether you possess a hybrid car or are contemplating its purchase, understanding the benefits and drawbacks of this eco-friendly vehicle option holds significance. Read further to gain insights into this matter. What Defines a Hybrid Car? Hybrid vehicles (HEVs) commonly incorporate two distinct propulsion technologies: an electric motor powered via both an internal combustion engine [...]

15 08, 2023

Hybrid Car Battery Lifespan: How Long Do They Last on Average?

By |2023-08-10T21:14:06-04:00August 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

A remarkable transformation has happened in the automotive industry over the past few decades, ushering in the era of hybrid electric vehicles. Leading automakers like Toyota, Honda, Ford, Chevy, Lexus, and others have embraced this innovation, making hybrid cars a common sight on the roads. Once considered futuristic, hybrid-electric technology has firmly established itself as [...]

1 08, 2023

What are Some Common Car Problems You Should be Watching For?

By |2023-08-01T23:41:51-04:00August 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Most Common Car Issues and How to Fix Them Cars are equipped with complex systems. Each component connects to another, helping the car to work correctly. However, car components may experience specific problems and malfunctions in their lifetime. These common car problems can cause other systems to fail and cost more. However, detecting these common [...]

15 07, 2023

Should You Repair a Blown Head Gasket

By |2023-07-17T19:59:20-04:00July 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Fixing a blown head gasket is a significant automotive repair that requires careful attention. The process involves disassembling the top half of the engine, which typically takes about 2 to 3 days to complete. A blown head gasket can serve as an indication that your car might require additional significant repairs in the near future. [...]

1 07, 2023

Starter and Alternator Repair: Keeping Your Vehicle Running Smoothly

By |2023-07-03T22:27:04-04:00July 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

Your car's starter and alternator play crucial roles in its operation. The flywheel spins when the starter draws power from the battery, giving your engine the necessary jumpstart to turn on. On the other hand, the alternator continuously recharges the battery, providing it with power. When these components wear out, it can lead to various [...]

15 06, 2023

Why is my Car Battery Drained?

By |2023-06-15T19:27:33-04:00June 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

Encountering a drained car battery can be a frustrating and inconvenient experience. If you've ever found yourself in this situation, fret not! This comprehensive guide will delve into the common causes behind a car battery drained issue and provide practical steps to diagnose and resolve it efficiently. So, let's dive in and empower ourselves with [...]

1 06, 2023

Signs Indicating the Need for Car Brake Pads Replacement

By |2023-06-01T21:22:01-04:00June 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

A crucial component of your vehicle is its brake system. That requires regular attention and maintenance. Although it might not be on the forefront of your mind, ensuring your car brake pads are in optimal condition is vital for your safety. This article will explore the warning signs that indicate when you need to replace [...]

15 05, 2023

Why is my low oil light on?

By |2023-05-15T21:24:30-04:00May 15th, 2023|Uncategorized|

If you've inspected your oil pressure switch or sensor and verified its good condition, yet your oil pressure warning light keeps coming on, it may indicate an urgent engine issue requiring prompt resolution. Various factors can contribute to incorrect oil gauge readings and the activation or blinking of the engine oil pressure warning light. Presented [...]

1 05, 2023

Service Your Fuel System

By |2023-05-01T23:48:03-04:00May 1st, 2023|Uncategorized|

At Auto Alternative Service & Sales, we offer a comprehensive fuel system cleaning service that can help enhance engine performance and fuel efficiency. This service is recommended to be performed annually, as suggested by your vehicle manufacturer and owner's manual, as it may improve the function of your fuel system. Contaminants like dirt, debris, and [...]

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