Jacksonville Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2011

WHY WON'T MY CAR START? PART TWO

We rely on our cars to get us to work, to school, and back home again. And we often take it for granted that they all always work for us. But

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2011

STOPPING POWER STARTS WITH YOUR TIRES

Sure, your brakes play a critical part in stopping your car, but your tires also have considerable impact on your vehicle's ability to stop effectively. And with Hurricane Irene heading

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Tires

WHY WON'T MY CAR START? PART ONE

You turn the key and nothing happens. Here in Jacksonville, cold weather certainly isn't the culprit, especially in August. Multiple issues can keep your car from starting properly. First, it's important

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2011

HMM, WHAT DOES THAT SOUND MEAN?

Maybe it's coming from under the hood, or perhaps it sounds like a backfire from the cars rear. Those unexpected noises can tell you quite a bit about what's wrong

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2011

SEVEN SIGNS YOU NEED A NEW ALTERNATOR

Your alternator is part of the system that delivers electricity throughout your vehicle, powering the headlights, interior lights, and accessories. Driven by the crankshaft, the alternator is usually located near

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2011

ARE HYBRID AND ELECTRIC CARS AS RESILIENT AS THEIR TRADITIONAL COUNTERPARTS?

Recently John Robb of Global Guerrillas published a short blog post on this. His conclusion: no. It's important to explain what resilient means. The word doesn't mean that electric and

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Hybrid

HOW YOUR CAR€™S STEERING WORKS

You turn the steering wheel, and the cars wheels simply follow but how simple is it, really? Your car ss steering isn't necessarily complicated, but it is critical to the cars function

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2011

CAUSES OF ENGINE OVERHEATING

Hate the extra heat? So does your engine. If you've recently noticed that the engine temp gauge is creeping higher, it's time to see your mechanic. Why Your Engine Overheats

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2011

IS IT TIME TO REPLACE YOUR SHOCKS?

Maybe your car has been extra squeaky over speed bumps, or perhaps your mechanic just said it's time for new shocks. Here's what you need to know about shocks and

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Suspension

HOW DOES A MECHANIC DIAGNOSE CAR TROUBLE?

You're cruising through Jacksonville, heading to the beach, when your. Check Engine light comes on. How does your mechanic figure out what what is wrong with your car? We use a

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