Q: HOW OFTEN SHOULD I ROTATE MY TIRES?A:
Your tires should be rotated every other oil change, or every 6000 miles. Neglecting to rotate tires is a major cause of premature tire wear.
Q: IS IT REALLY NECESSARY TO REPLACE MY TIMING BELT AT THE RECOMMENDED INTERVAL?A:
YES. The failure of a timing belt in many cars can result in major engine damage. The cost of repairing an engine with a broken timing belt is much greater than the cost of a timing belt replacement.
Q: WHAT DOES IT MEAN IF MY “CHECK ENGINE” OR “SERVICE ENGINE SOON” LIGHT COMES ON?A:
There are many sensors and computerized components that manage your vehicle's engine performance and emissions. When one of these fails, the “check engine” light is illuminated. Although your car may seem to run fine, it is important to have the issue addressed to prevent long-term problems.
Q: WILL IT DAMAGE MY ENGINE IF I CONTINUE TO DRIVE WITH MY CHECK ENGINE LIGHT ON?A:
your check engine light turns on, you, most likely, will not damage
your vehicle if you continue to your destination. However, you should
take your car into JC Repair as soon as possible to make sure
that nothing serious is wrong with your vehicle.
you have any unanswered questions about your vehicle's maintenance,
bring it into JC Repair for a check-up.
Q: SHOULD I CONSIDER USING SYNTHETIC MOTOR OIL IN MY VEHICLE?A:
oils can be a good choice for high output, turbocharged or
supercharged engines. It should also be considered for vehicles that
are used for towing
(especially during hot weather), and vehicles that operate in
extremely cold or hot climates. Although it is more expensive than
mineral-based oils, synthetic motor oils can improve fuel economy and
provide longer intervals between changes.
Q: WHAT SHOULD I DO IF MY CAR STARTS TO OVERHEAT?A:
This is a very serious problem – if your car overheats for too long, you can damage your engine. As soon as possible, find a safe place to pull off the road and shut the engine off! Do not attempt to check the fluid level in the radiator; the hot fluid can cause severe burns. The best thing to do is have your car towed to the nearest, trusted auto repair facility.
Q: WHY IS ENGINE OIL MILKY BROWN?A:
Milky brown engine oil is an indication of coolant in the oil. This can be caused by a blown head gasket (or other gasket), a failed transmission cooler, or cracked casings. This condition is very serious and needs to be checked by a professional technician immediately.
Q: WHEN SHOULD I REPLACE MY CAR'S FUEL FILTER?A:
To help ensure dependable, trouble-free performance, replace your car's fuel filter approximately every 30,000 miles or as recommended in your vehicle's owner's manual.