WHAT IS THIS?
Has this car been dredged up from a moss filled lake? No, in this case a rodent has made a nest around and on top of the vehicle’s battery. The problem with this is that they can cause a terrible odor in the car as well as chew though wires, hoses, and insulation and can […]
TIMING BELT TROUBLE
One belt snap can cost you big! Your engine has an internal timing belt that synchronizes your camshaft(s) with the crankshaft and on some engines it can cause devastating engine damage if it breaks. Some engines are called interference engines (7 out of 10 vehicles on the road) which means that the valves in the […]
WHAT DO YOU MEAN YOU DON’T HEAR ANY GRINDING?
This brake rotor is toast! Please observe the 1/4 inch ledge on the outer edge of this brake rotor, it’s not supposed to be there. This car came in for a flat repair only. When we alerted the customer and showed them just how dangerous these brakes were, they claimed to have heard no noise […]
WANT BETTER FUEL ECONOMY FROM YOUR VEHICLE?
Back in the golden oldie days of Carburetors (the 80’s) the cleanliness of the air and fuel delivery system was important! Today with precision Multi-port fuel injection it has become imperative that we keep the Induction system clean. As we drive and burn fossil fuels (dead dinosaurs) they leave behind carbon: black, restricting, choking, carbon. […]
THIS IS WHAT THE AUTO PARTS STORE SAYS I NEED……
Recently we had a customer call on the phone requesting a quote to put an EGR Valve on his car. When someone calls our shop with a specific quote request like that, my first question is always, “why do you think it needs an EGR Valve?” He said what many customers say, “My Check Engine […]
HOW DO I KNOW WHAT MY RECOMMENDED TIRE PRESSURE SHOULD BE?
How do I know what my recommended tire pressure should be? If you are unsure what your tire pressure should be – rest easy – you are not alone. It is a subject that many people are unsure about. With recommendations coming from all directions, including well-meaning family members, it is hard sometimes to know […]
DOES ALIGNMENT REALLY MATTER?
Yes I’m sorry to say it came off my car! I have an old 1969 Mach 1 Mustang that talks to me in my sleep, it says things like… “pssssst – the kids don’t need braces, I need a new performance radiator” or “buy me the latest Ricky Racer go fast part don’t worry about the […]
WHAT KILLED THE CAT?
Today I would like to talk about Cadillac Converters, or Catalytic Converters! A Catalytic Converter is an emissions control device that runs the pollutants from the internal combustion of your engine through a honey comb which contains Platinum that converts these emissions byproducts into less toxic substances before being released as exhaust. It is a […]
Dont ask us to do it wrong..
We have had customers come in wanting us to do what we call a pad slap. A pad slap is when you just put new brake pads on and do nothing to resurface the rotor surface. When I get asked to do a pad slap I always hear my Automotive Tech School instructor’s voice in […]
C’MON, I NEED MY FLAT FIXED CHEAPER AND FASTER!
On this picture, you are seeing a rubber plug that has been crammed into the side wall of a tire. There is so many things wrong with this that I don’t know where to start, but I’ll attempt to hit the high (or low) points. #1 At Jammin’ J Automotive, we will not install a […]