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Being prepared for the “feeling” of your ABS

Most drivers don’t know what it feels like when the ABS kicks in. Ideally you prepare for it so you are not surprised from the feel of the pedal if and/or when you ever need it. You should really consider taking your car out on a wet or slippery day on a road without any…

A New Study for Drivers Who Hate the Check Engine Light

Every driver dreads the appearance of the Check Engine light. The foreboding glow next to the odometer means that a visit to the auto repair shop is needed, and that money will soon be leaving your possession. So which automakers and vehicle models are least likely to have Check Engine-related problems? And when problems do…

Tire Tread Depth

Tire Tread Depth: Abe or George? A head-to-head challenge in the tire industry currently in­volves two of the nation’s greatest presidents. The debate is over a mere 2/32nds of an inch, but safety is held as most important on both sides of the coin. Like the fate of the nation they led, it all rests…

Volvo Auto-Braking Means Deer in Headlights Miss Collision: Cars

Volvo Auto-Braking Means Deer in Headlights Miss Collision: Cars Oct. 5 (Bloomberg) — Volvo Car Corp. wants to bring to an end the sight of slaughtered animal carcasses on the side of the road, as the safety-focused luxury brand seeks to gain a technological edge over Bayerische Motoren Werke AG. In development is a system…

How to Choose Tires and Wheels

Are you buying the best tires and wheels for your car? We know you’ve heard it before, but it’s critical enough to bear repeating. It’s also a bit daunting, too, that the tires on a vehicle are the one single link to the road surface. Think about that for a moment. You can have the…

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AAA Article About Dealing With Rolling Computers

Check out this great article from AAA about dealing with today's new technology! Here at Superior Auto Service we enjoy working the new technology and helping our customers. This article is full of useful information and helpful advice!

AAA Article About Trustworthy Auto Repair

At Superior Auto Service we pride ourselves on providing the best auto repair and always putting our customer first.  We read this AAA article and felt that the tips are definitely beneficial for all customers searching for auto repair services.  We strive to meet all of the expectations! When choosing an automotive repair facility to…

Interesting Article from Woman’s Day

We thought this article from Woman's Day about ten things your mechanic wants to tell you is a great article.  We're really impressed with the information they gathered and we agree with their advice.  At Superior Auto Service we always pride ourselves on putting the customer first, but it's definitely helpful to us if the…

Maintenance for Transmission Fluid

Whether you have a manual or automatic transmission, checking and changing your fluid is a good idea. Automatic transmission fluid degrades and breaks down with use, while manual transmission fluid is subject to contamination from the synchronizers, bearings and gears wearing out. Many modern cars don’t have a readily accessible dipstick, ask us to check…

How Much Information About My Car Problem do You Need from Me?

Everything you can think of. Be clear of, and perhaps even take notes about, your car’s symptoms and performance. Try to be as specific as possible regarding when the problem started, when you are experiencing it and how often, and where it seems to be coming from—and don’t be shy. We aren’t going to laugh…

Easy Car Adjustments

  Listening to the radio a lot on your car rides? If you’ve noticed that your antenna keeps sticking, wax paper works great to fix the problem. The antenna will slide up and down easier if a coat of wax is applied occasionally, just rub the wax paper up and down the antenna, the wax…

What do you mean by bleeding the brake lines?

It’s important to drain and replace the brake fluid from the master cylinder, brake lines, calipers and wheel cylinders, because not only to air bubbles get trapped in the lines, but because moister seeps into the system. As the brake fluid absorbs water, its boiling temperature lowers, which can lead to some sever problems down…

What are CV Boots and Joints?

If your car is newer, it transmits power to the wheels through flexible axles, called Constant Velocity Joints, attached to the drive shaft. These  are covered with rubber boots packed with grease to keep debris out of the joints. If the rubber boot gets damaged, this protective grease gets out and moisture and dirt get…

Maintenance for Tire Rotation

Increases the life of the tire and lets them wear more evenly. Easily done while the tires are off your car for a break repair or other work.

What is usually replaced during a brake job?

Depending on your needs, brake service can include a number of things. The standard list involves replacing the front disc brake pads, resurfacing the rotors, replacing the rear drum brake shoes, resurfacing the drums. bleeding the brake lines, inspecting the system for leaks or other problems, and of course, adjusting the parking brake. We also…

Why are my brakes squealing?

Because brakes are now made of hard, semi-metallic materials, hearing a squeal in brakes has become pretty common and doesn’t necessarily mean you need new brakes. It could just be that the brake pad is grinding on the steel rotar. On the other hand, the squealing could be an indicator that your brake pads are…

Maintenance for Tire Pressure

  Very important. Also very easy. If you have a good gauge, you can do this yourself. Shoot for once a month, when the weather changes, and before any long road trips. Do this when the car has not been driven for a few hours, or else just a few blocks. Find out the recommended…

How often do I need to get new brakes?

If you’re having brake problems (grabbing, pulling, vibration, noise, etc.) it is always a good idea to have them checked. Otherwise, there is no specific time period for how often brakes should be replaced. It all depends on the driver, the driving conditions, the weight of the car, the brake system itself, and really anything…

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    Most drivers don’t know what it feels like when the ABS kicks in. Ideally you prepare for it so you are not surprised from the feel of the pedal if and/or when you ever need it. You should really consider taking your car out on a wet or slippery day on a road without any…

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