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We've addressed a few popular questions below to help you better understand some of the issues you may be facing. Select a concern to view our response.

  • Why is it so important to change fuel filters?
    » When fuel filters plug up, even a little bit, it makes your fuel pump work harder causing it to overheat and fail. On newer cars, fuel pumps can easily cost $500 to even a $1000 to replace. Keep 'em clean!


  • How often should I get my car tuned up?
    » Every car is different and you should consult your owner's manual to answer this. That said, most cars require a tune-up approximately once every 60,000 miles.


  • My engine check light just came on. Should I bring my car in?
    » When your check engine light is flashing, it usually means that you have an emissions related failure. This type of problem will cause your car or truck to pollute the air more. It can also affect performance and mileage, so don't ignore it.


  • Do I have to get regularly scheduled maintenance done by the dealer?
    » No. If your car is service by a professional repair shop, the manufacturer cannot void their warranties.


  • Does my coolant REALLY need to be changed periodically?
    » Yes. When coolant ages, it becomes acidic. This can create problems when the acid starts to eat away your gaskets and seals.


  • Why is it better to have routine maintenance done at a car repair shop rather than at a quick lube sort of facility?
    » The employees at franchised facilities are often trained to strictly do oil changes. Compare that level of competence with car repair mechanics who are all certified ASE and have been in the 'belly of the beast' so to speak, day in and day out. Your car will thank you for the attention of a real mechanic, even for routine oil changes.


  • What should I look for when purchasing a used car?
    » Come to us. We'll look the car over for you. And the first used car we do this for, our inspection service is free.


  • Can I use a Georgia Vehicle Emission Inspection (VIR) twice in one year?
    » No, the test results are valid for 12 months or one registration renewal, by the same owner.


  • What can I do to prepare my vehicle for inspection?
    » If the "Check Engine" or "Service Engine Soon" light is on, your vehicle will need to be checked by a repair technician as soon as possible. This light notifies motorists when something in the emission control system fails or begins to deteriorate. Early diagnosis and repair can prevent more costly repairs in the future.


  • After resetting my check engine light how many miles do I need to drive before the Engine Control Module (ECM) is ready for inspection?
    » It is driving cycles not miles. It varies from manufacture to manufacture.


  • My transmission is working fine, so how often do I need to change the transmission fluid?
    » Every 1 1/2 to 2 years.




 



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