Today we want to talk to drivers about timing belts. They’re something that many drivers don’t know much about and yet your vehicle won’t run if it’s broken – and it could cause many thousands of dollars damage if it does break. A broken timing belt is usually a tale of woe. Even though timing…

White Bear Lake area drivers love their vehicles. And one of the most enjoyable things about them is taking a road trip. Freedom from daily schedules, new sights and the open road – it’s great! But there’s nothing like vehicle trouble to bring the fun to a grinding halt. Now White Bear Lake drivers can’t always avoid problems,…

Your engine oil lubricates the moving parts of your vehicle’s engine, keeping everything moving smoothly. BUT your engine oil has another function. In newer vehicles, specifically those with Variable Valve Timing (VVT) engines, the oil pressure literally regulates how the valves open and close in the heads, which is the portion of the engine that…

The answer to this question is simple. It is your mechanic’s job to inform you of any problems or potential problems that he or she finds with your vehicle, much the same way your doctor informs you of any potential problems when you go in for a physical. If you go in for your regular…

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 wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They’re still a very big investment and White Bear Lake drivers want to make them last as…

stop sign for brake pads

So, your brakes are squeaking.  At first, what is an annoyance can become a real problem in a short amount of time.  When it comes time to finally replace parts on your vehicle, it is important to realize that not all parts are created equal, and many car repair shops may not explain the difference…

Coolant flow before and after flush

WHY ISN’T THE HEAT WORKING IN MY CAR? Your vehicles heater core is what exchanges heat from your engine into the cab of the vehicle.  Think of this as a miniature radiator, whose entire purpose in life is to make sure that the cab of your vehicle stays nice and warm and your windshield stays…

Car scanner

Do you have a Check Engine light on? These annoying little lights that flash gloom and doom in your vehicles dashboard, however, it should be known that their sole purpose is to give a warning, not to try and ruin your day. Check Engine lights can come on for MANY different reasons. Anything from a…

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