Let’s Talk Oxygen Sensors!

Many people hear the term “Oxygen Sensor” and figure it must have something to do with sensing oxygen, but don’t really know much beyond that. Let’s break it down: your vehicle has an oxygen sensor in the exhaust manifold that Read more…

Let’s Talk Coolant Replacement

Your cooling system’s job is to keep your vehicle engine cool while driving around. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it’s cooled by air Read more…

Let’s Talk Fuel Filters!

Today’s Jack’s Auto Service auto care post focuses on your fuel filter. When your fuel isn’t clean, your fuel injectors can start to become clogged up and your vehicle engine may not get the proper amount of fuel at the Read more…

Let’s Talk Air Filters!

The engine air filter is the filter that cleans the air before it’s burned in your engine. Many people wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is ‘when it’s dirty’. That’s a function of how Read more…

Let’s Talk Timing Belts

Let’s address a very important maintenance item for everyone – timing belt replacement. It’s important because letting this one slide can lead to very expensive engine damage. Your timing belt choreographs the timing of your combustion process. Your pistons travel up and down in Read more…

Let’s Talk Alternators!

You’ve probably noticed a bunch of warning lights on your dash when you start your engine. They flash on to test the circuits and then go off if everything’s OK. One of the warning lights looks like a car battery. Read more…

Let’s Talk Tires

Let’s look at selecting new tires in light of three factors: Function, Fit, and Value. Function: This gets at what your needs are for new tires: weather conditions, terrain, temperatures, etc. Most vehicles sold today come with all-season tires. They Read more…

Let’s Talk EVAP

Let’s talk about your vehicle’s evaporative emissions control system; or EVAP for short. Your vehicle’s fuel system is sealed to trap vapors before they can escape into the atmosphere. The EVAP system draws in fresh air, gathers up vaporized hydrocarbons Read more…

Let’s Talk Water Pumps

Let’s talk water pumps! The engine is cooled by coolant/antifreeze mixed with water. This mixture circulates around the engine, absorbing some of the heat. The coolant then flows through the radiator where air cools it down for the return trip Read more…

Let’s Talk Shocks & Struts

Shock absorbers and struts normally last a long time and wear out pretty slowly for most vehicles. They’re easy to take for granted, but your shocks and/or struts do a very important job so you need to pay attention to them. They keep Read more…