What are you doing this Spring?

We are finally outside and the ground is drying up. Time to start accomplishing the yard and garden work we’ve been waiting to do for a while now here in South Burlington Vermont and surrounding areas. It is also time to use your vehicle to make life easier. Your auto needs to be ready to […]

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Why should I change my timing belt?

Most modern cars that have a timing belt are what are called interference engines.   This means that the intake and exhaust valves move into the area where the piston moves, but at different times.  The timing belt (or chain) makes sure that the valves open and close at the proper time to make the engine […]

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How does an engine work?

The engine in your car is called a four stroke engine.  To complete a cycle for each cylinder the piston has two down strokes and two up strokes.  The first stroke is down, the intake valve opens up and gasoline is pulled into the cylinder by the downward force of the piston.   Just as the […]

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Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) explained.

When you registered your first car it was probably the first time you worked with a VIN. VIN means Vehicle Identifications Number; it is commonly referred to as the VIN number. (Vehicle identification number number?) This number (which also has letters in it) is in essence the serial number for your car, a unique number […]

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Repair or Replace Your Car?

At some point a car is no longer worth fixing.  In Vermont, with a Japanese car this is almost always due to rust issues.  Mechanically a car can be fixed and continue to be a good car for well over 200,000 miles.  My youngest daughter is driving a 1997 Toyota Camry.  Her grandparents bought it […]

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Now Specializing in VOLVO REPAIR!

Newsflash! We are now specializing in Volvos too! If you own a Volvo, you can expect the same quality service and care we provide for your Subaru, Toyota, Honda and Acura. We look forwards to taking care of your car. Vermont’s driving conditions are unique; we have the whole range from freezing cold to high […]

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Where is Twisted Wrench?

The untouched countryside in rural Vermont is beautiful and relaxing but not convenient for parts delivery or commuters. Downtown on the other hand is right in the nerve center of the area but space is available at a premium price and it can get congested. Considering these factors, Twisted Wrench has been purposefully located close […]

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Winter Tires

Winter vs. All-season tires All season and winter tires have their benefits and draw backs. Winter tires provide that extra traction when you need it most and all-season tires provide the convenience of not having to switch your tires over every season. That isn’t wear the benefits end however.  Winter tires are designed to work […]

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Alignment Tips

What a great summer! If you’re like most of us, you spent a fair amount of time traveling over Vermont roads. The scenery in Vermont is amazing, but a lot of it is seen from roads that are not perfectly smooth. We have a little bit of a reputation for our road conditions. They are […]

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Road Trip

Road Trip   The sun is shining and the grass is growing, it must be driving season!  Most people travel more in the summer.  The kids are out of school, the weather is nice, let’s go somewhere!  If you are going to take a trip this year it is important that you can trust your […]

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