The Economy of Maintenance for Mentor Drivers

June 26, 2022

Do I keep my old vehicle or buy a new one? It's a question most Mentor drivers ask themselves at some time or another.Generally, what it comes down to is the choice between a car payment and the possibility of repair bills. Most of the time, we want to choose the car payment because we don't like... More

Breathe Deep With Your Cabin Air Filter

June 19, 2022

Bad air quality while you're driving around Mentor is nothing to sneeze at. But seriously, more and more vehicles these days come equipped with a cabin air filter. Since they're fairly new on the scene, a lot of folks don't know about them yet.These filters clean the air in the passenger compart... More

A Bright Idea

June 12, 2022

You've probably noticed how much easier it is to see when you're driving in the daytime as opposed to at night. It's one of the main reasons about half of all fatal vehicle accidents happen when it's dark. That's why it's important that your vehicle's headlights are in top condition and working t... More

Economics of Maintenance for Mentor Auto Owners

June 5, 2022

Buying a new car in Mentor is always a big financial decision. The allure of that new car smell is powerful, to be sure. But what if your current car is still in good shape? How do you decide?People in Mentor who've been used to driving a new car every three to five years may be having second th... More

Wired! (Battery Cable Service)

May 29, 2022

Colder weather brings out the worst in a vehicle's battery. On a very cold day, you may have experienced that your engine cranks slowly when starting. But while it may be the battery itself, it may also be the parts that transfer the power to other the other electrical components, the battery c... More

Time Out: Suspension Problems in Mentor

May 22, 2022

Your vehicle's suspension system has two jobs: to prevent the passengers from getting tossed around inside the vehicle every time it hits a bump in the road and to keep the tires firmly planted on the road around every corner and over every bump.To see your suspension system, you'll have to look... More

Hey Mentor Drivers, How Many Miles Are on Your Car?

May 17, 2022

Nowadays, Mentor drivers are paying more at Ohio gas pumps. For some families it adds up to several hundred dollars every month. That's got to come out of the budget somewhere. This is one of the reasons many Ohio drivers are putting off buying a new car. They plan on keeping their old vehicle fo... More

Have a Ball! Know your Ball Joints (Ball Joints)

May 8, 2022

We all have joints in our own skeletal system, but did you know your vehicle has some joints of its own? One of the most important is called a ball joint. One of the interesting things is that it's somewhat similar to the ball and socket joints we have in our hips and shoulders. A ball joint all... More

Singing a Different Tune (Up) (Tune Ups)

May 1, 2022

Engines required a lot more maintenance in earlier times. You'd have to have your spark plugs, wires, rotors, caps, distributor points, fuel and air filters changed periodically. There were mechanical adjustments of a vehicle's timing, dwell, spark gap and idle mixture, too. Unless you like to ... More

Drivers that "T" Us Off (Bad Driving Practices)

April 24, 2022

We've all seen drivers who do things thatlet's be frankreally irritate us. They're inconsiderate, can put people in danger and make the road a much less friendly place. They really "T" us off. These are the bad drivers who fit their description to a "T." The Tailgater. You've seen this terr... More