Car Care Tips – Brought To You by Keller Bros. Auto Repair

Today's Car Care Tip: My Guide for Getting Ready for Vacations and Week-end Trips

What do you do if you start hearing or have been hearing a weird noise?

The easy answer is to get an inspection by ASE Certified Tech. They can find the cause and also find other damage it may have caused.

To protect yourself, though, you should take the time to listen to turn off the CD player, roll down the window - and listen to your car:
  • Worn or lose fan belt (high pitched, loud squeal – especially when cold)
  • Thumping separated tires (thud, thud)
  • Wheel bearing (grinding or growling)
  • Overheated engine (hissing and steam)
  • Brakes (squeal or grinding)
  • Engine (knocking or tapping)
  • Front end/suspension (creaking or knocking)
How to save TIME and MONEY on these kinds of problems...
Keep a note pad in the car and make notes on problems as they come up:
  • Time of day
  • Description
  • Weather
  • Driving conditions
  • Noise type
Take your notes to your tech - AS SOON AS YOU NOTICE IT. Go for a test-drive with them and identify the specific problem. If you help them pin-point the problem, it will save you diagnostic time and money!

Handy Car Care Tips and Suggestions

Fluid Colors

fluid-colorsThese are what your vehicle’s fluids look like when they’re brand new and just added to your vehicle. If they’re black, smell burnt, or just past your manufacturer’s recommended service interval, getting these fluids changed can prevent big expenses down the road. Click here to see the fluid chart.

Vehicle Systems

These are diagrams of how all of the integral systems in your car work. From your air conditioning, to your brakes, to your engine, use these diagrams to see how everything works, and why certain repairs and preventative maintenance services are necessary, and can save you money in the long run. Click on any picture below to see a larger diagram!