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What Is 30/60/90K Maintenance?

What Is 30/60/90K Maintenance?

If you’ve ever heard the numbers 30/60/90K in an automotive setting, it usually refers to auto maintenance. In simple terms, these numbers correlate to the intervals for factory scheduled maintenance. This plan is designed by car manufacturers to keep your vehicle’s specific make and model to keep it running smoothly for as long as possible. Most automakers make it a condition as a part of their warranty.   Each time you’re due for a 30,000 mile, 60,000 mile, or 90,000 mile service, have peace of mind that your mechanic will inspect your vehicle carefully for signs of problems. If your automobile checks out, they’ll follow through with a series of maintenance items. They may include topping off or replacing fluids, changing filters, and inspecting the timing belt. Additionally, we will check your tire pressure and rotate the tires. Brakes are also a popular item on that list.    At Village Transmission & Auto Clinic, we will make replaceme ... read more

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

What Causes a Car To Overheat?

Nothing is as important as keeping your car cool when temperatures rise. Normally, you may not flinch if it's the typical movie scene with a car whose engine is smoking. But experiencing this in real life may throw you into a deep panic and a jarring halt. Smoke coming out of your engine indicates overheating. Most cars are built to be durable and withstand extreme conditions. But when the temperature goes beyond the standard endurance level, it overheats. Of all the problems, overheating is the most serious. It's therefore vital to always be prepared for such unexpected issues. But what do you do if you have no mechanical experience or can't identify the cause? You can follow these few precautions. Pull over immediately Get out of the car, and assess the situation but don't panic Only keep moving if necessary or in unsafe locations to somewhere safe Turn off the AC and increase the heat. It may pull some heat away from the engine Roll down all t ... read more

What is the Difference Between a Conventional, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oil Change?

What is the Difference Between a Conventional, Semi-Synthetic, and Synthetic Oil Change?

With auto repair shops selling such a wide variety of oil, it can be hard to figure out what your car needs. Knowing the key differences between oils on the market such as synthetic oil and conventional oil is important. Once you know the right oil for your car, you can be back on the road at peak performance. Conventional Oil Conventional oil, also known as mineral oil, is derived from crude oil. To make conventional oil, crude oil is refined and mixed with additives that boost its performance at high temperatures. This type of oil is the cheapest on the market. It's usually recommended for moderate drivers in temperate areas and cars with simple engines. Semi-Synthetic Oil Semi-synthetic oil is a blend of conventional and synthetic oil. This blend offers many of the advantages of synthetic oil at an affordable price. Semi-synthetic blends work better in high and low temperatures than conventional oil, and are also oxidation resistant. This type of oil is usually recommended f ... read more

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

Why Does My Brake Pedal Feel Spongy?

If your brakes are spongy or your brake pedal feels low, take your vehicle to your trusted mechanic for a thorough inspection right away. Your mechanic may identify one or more of the following issues. Below are a few reasons why your brakes feel stogy. Your Brakes are Full of Air Most people who complain about spongy brakes have air in the brakes. However, finding out how the air got there is as important as removing it. If your brake system has recently had repair work done, that's likely to be the cause. If the problem persists, there is probably some leak you need to investigate. Bleed the brakes first, and see if that fixes the problem. The Brake Fluid is Likely Old There is a limit to how long brake fluid can last. Service intervals can range from 20,000 to 30,000 miles, but it is more complex. The reason is that brake fluid can last over 100,000 miles as long as there are no leaks in the system, but the moment air enters the system, it begins to oxidize and add moisture ... read more

What Is Differential Service?

What Is Differential Service?

Every vehicle needs an engine, transmission, wheels, and tires to move properly. Additionally, there are other important components in between them like axles and a differential. To be specific, the differential is a mechanism that separates the engine torque in two ways.    The differential allows your vehicle’s wheels to turn at various speeds and keeps your car powered in the process. All of the power generated from the engine goes through the differentials. Typically, the front wheels travel at a different speed than the rear wheels. For instance, when you turn a corner, the outer wheel goes at a faster speed to stay in pace with the inner wheel.  What Is the Differential Service? Over time, your differential also needs maintenance so that your vehicle can move smoothly. Differential service includes the process of draining the old fluid from the differentials and replacing it with new fluid according to the vehicle manufacturer’s recommendations and ... read more

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