3 05, 2019

Do you Really Need Your Hybrid Vehicle’s Battery Replaced?

By |2019-05-03T09:54:22-04:00May 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Have you had a qualified technician check the battery for your hybrid vehicle (High Voltage Battery or HV battery) to see why it is not performing?  Some technicians will just tell you a code saying battery deterioration (P0A7F for Honda or P0A80 for Toyota) and that it needs to be replaced. These codes are only [...]

30 04, 2018

Fuel Injection Systems

By |2018-04-30T11:33:58-04:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fuel injection systems operate at higher pressures than carbureted systems.  Many design types of electronic fuel injection vary widely in their operating pressures. Throttle body type injection (with injectors mounted above the throttle plates) operate in the range from 9 to 15 pounds per square inch. Port type injection systems (with injectors mounted in the [...]

30 04, 2018

Hybrid Cars

By |2018-04-30T11:33:59-04:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hybrid cars and conventional cars share a lot of the same components.  This is because a hybrid car is actually a conventional car with a hybrid package, or system added to it.  The type of hybrid system added to the car can vary widely from a simple system to a complex system depending on how [...]

30 04, 2018

HVAC Systems

By |2018-04-30T11:33:59-04:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

HVAC is an acronym for Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system. The name is very obviously derived from the three jobs that it must perform. This driver controlled system heats, ventilates, and cools the interior of the vehicle keeping it comfortable for the passengers regardless of outside climate conditions. The blending of these three jobs [...]

30 04, 2018


By |2018-04-30T11:33:59-04:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The carburetor is classified by the number of pathways that it uses to allow air to flow into the engine.  These pathways are called venturies, but are more commonly known as barrels.  A small engine may have a one or two barrel carburetor, while larger engines utilize a four barrel carburetor.  For high-performance applications an [...]

30 04, 2018

Body Types

By |2018-04-30T11:28:42-04:00April 30th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Body types have changed a lot over the years and it's a bit more complicated than it used to be. The definitions have been blurred by new models and the combination of new and old to provide greater customer satisfaction.  The following is my best attempt to explain the different models that are available. The [...]

16 03, 2018

Auto Transport from Kentucky

By |2018-10-05T13:29:52-04:00March 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This beautiful state has long been known for horses, coal, moonshine, tobacco, bourbon, baseball and bluegrass song and dance. Nowhere else in the United States will you find a more vibrant group of people nor scenery as you will in this beautiful state. Kentucky is home to many of the nations largest businesses including UPS, [...]

8 05, 2014

Introducing Beth McCabe, Service Manager at Auto Alternative Service & Sales

By |2018-10-05T13:25:04-04:00May 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Video Transcription Hi my name is Beth McCabe. I am the service manager here at Auto Alternative. Really quick, just give you some information of background on myself, I have been a technician for 10 years, American Honda, Fortune North America, did some quality control with Toyota. Also ran some Valvoline stores for a while. [...]