• On Again, Off Again

    Thursday 08 September 2016

    No I'm not talking about that relationship you're in, I'm talking about the “Check Engine, or “Service Engine Soon” light in the dash of your car. I know it was on a couple of months ago, but it has reared its ugly head again. So you bring it to your local repair shop thinking that it’s the same problem again, and you’re angry. “Why is this light back on, you just fixed it!” Your service manager reassures you in that calm voice that “we&rs... read more

  • The 5 Reasons You Should Do An Intake System Cleaning On Your Car

    Thursday 17 March 2016

    If your car is running rough, hesitating or stalling when it is cold, you might have excessive carbon buildup on the intake valves. We usually see this happening to vehicles with 50K or more miles on them. The carbon is buildup is caused by oil seeping past the intake valve seals which is normal, and from blow by gases from the crankcase which is also normal. Shell, Chevron, Mobil and the other refiners blend gasoline with high detergent levels to clean the fuel injectors an... read more