Your vehicle is like you in a way. When it gets hot, it needs to be cooled down. And one of the key parts to keeping it cool is the water pump.Now, that's a bit of a misnomer. It IS a pump, but it's pumping coolant, not pure water. Cooling off your engine is vital since it builds up heat whe...
Posted in Water Pump
on June 20, 2021
When they hear the word suspension, many drivers in Brighton may think back to those energetic days of grade school. Well, your vehicle's suspension is actually a good thing because it keeps your vehicle up off the road and helps provide a comfy ride around Brighton. Its job is to keep your whee...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on June 13, 2021
Differential? What's that? And what's it for? I've been told by my service advisor that I need to get it serviced, but is that on the level?Do these questions sound familiar? They're not uncommon for Brighton drivers. A lot of us in Brighton don't know what a differential is or what it's for. Ev...
Posted in Differential Service
on June 06, 2021
In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Brighton. The timing belts important job ...
Posted in Timing Belt
on May 30, 2021
Local Brighton roadside emergencies can range from a flat tire downtown to being stranded in a snowy ravine for three days. So you may want to consider a basic emergency kit to keep in the car at all times and a travel kit tailored to a specific trip.Your close-to-home kit for around Brighton wou...
Posted in Parts
on May 23, 2021
If you're like most people and drive a gasoline-powered vehicle, you need to be up to speed on its fuel-related components. They're pretty basic: the fuel, the fuel filter and the fuel pump.The fuel's the easy part. You probably gas up your vehicle yourself and, if you're like most drivers, pr...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on May 16, 2021
Today's Perfect Tune Auto Repair post focuses on using coolant. If you pour in the wrong kind, it won't protect the cooling system and may even void the warranty. Check your vehicle owner's manual. Of course, your Perfect Tune Auto Repair service advisor will know the proper coolant for your ve...
Posted in Fluids
on May 09, 2021
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...
Posted in Fluids
on May 02, 2021
When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good. That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You might want to think of that same approach when you take your vehicle in for a repair.Experts say wha...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on April 25, 2021
Hey Brighton - this is something really amazing: Your vehicle uses 12,000 times as much air as fuel when you drive it. All of that air has to be filtered to keep your engine clean.That's like 100 gallons (380 liters) of air every block! The engine air filter is just another example of a very imp...
Posted in Maintenance
on April 18, 2021