When you suddenly notice that your vehicle’s Check Engine light is on, it’s usually accompanied by a sinking sensation in the pit of your stomach. This little red or orange beacon could mean a costly problem, like a bad catalytic converter, or something minor, like a loose gas cap or bad spark plug wires.
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If you think you've got the shoddiest car on the block, prove it to us in our next promotion — Refresh My Ride. Let AutoNation help you fix those pesky repairs that you've been putting off — the clunkier, the better. [...more]
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Because it is still National Car Care Month, we've been thinking of all the ways your car can take a beating. If your car plays a major role in what you do for a living, you could be putting significantly more wear and tear on your vehicle than the average driver. Is your work vehicle the same as your personal vehicle? [...more]
As cars evolve, so does the meaning of an engine "tune-up". The essence of a tune-up, however, remains the same. Prior to the 1970s, most gasoline vehicles required regular tune-ups, often annually, to replace key ignition system parts such as spark plugs and perform basic adjustments like ignition timing. Of course, that doesn't mean they don't need some tweaking, here and there. [...more]
Automobiles are complicated pieces of machinery that require maintenance and upkeep. Scheduled maintenance and oil changes are not enough to keep our automobiles running smoothly, Even when we do a great job at maintaining a vehicle, we still find ourselves at the mechanic from time to time. To do the best job you possibly can, we've rounded up the most frequent service occasions for you. [...more]
We want to hear from you. To help get the conversation started, each Monday we post a poll question to our blog, Facebook fan page and Twitter. When you can tell something is out of whack with your car, where do you go first for information? [...more]
Continuing with our Fall Car Care Month series, we discuss the importance of regular maintenance. Because of the high cost of vehicles and our dependence on them, logic says that we should make a priority out of vehicle maintenance. Read how you can jump start your car care routine. [...more]
We want to hear from you. To help get the conversation started, each Monday we post a poll question to our blog, Facebook fan page and Twitter. We've all done it - driven for extended periods of time with the engine light on. What's the longest you've gone before getting it checked out? [...more]
We realize that everyone isn't a gear-head. In our new video series, The Backseat Mechanic, we're reviewing some car maintenance basics and answering your questions. Follow Taylor into the garage as she speaks with Chris, a longtime AutoNation mechanic, and learns about maintaining your tires. [...more]