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Noises from Vehicles

Ah, fresh air! It’s nice to have the windows open. Won’t be too long before it’s too hot and the AC will be on. For now we are enjoying the windows down while driving. Hey, that’s what the outside world sounds like! Along with the sounds of the outside you may detect a noise that Read more...

What you should know about “Rubber Suspension Mounts”!

Customers ask why we are talking about the suspensions wearing out on their most recent vehicle. Suspensions do wear out faster on newer vehicles. The reason is that in the past your tire went up and down , it would swing on hinges made of metal and could be greased to make them last and Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...