Categories for Car Maintenance

What To Do When a Dash Light Comes On

August 22, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Every day, we see vehicles come in with dashboard warning lights that have come on at Gabriel’s Automotive and Towing. When those lights come on, it is time to rush the vehicle into the shop so we can figure out exactly what has gone wrong with it.  What do vehicle’s warning lights and symbols mean?  If you are like many others, you probably wonder what some of the various lights on your dashboard mean. There are a lot of people who see these lights and simply aren’t sure what they are looking at. That is okay because we have the experience... View Article

Should I Replace My Car Battery Before It Goes Bad?

June 23, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Your car’s battery is a vital component, as it’s the force that gets your car running and the power source for your accessories. You might wonder if and when you should change your battery to ensure you can safely get to where you need to go. Here’s some information about that: When To Change Your Battery All batteries gradually deteriorate. Thus, you will never buy one that will last the vehicle’s life. However, you can make purchasing choices that will extend the amount of time you have with a working battery.  Most batteries are designed to last from one to... View Article

Are After Hour Key Drops Safe To Use At My Auto Repair Shop?

May 24, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most auto shops close at 6.00 p.m. At this time, most car owners who need auto repair services and use their cars during the day for work are just getting out of work. Some have to deal with a traffic jam before getting to your auto mechanic shop. Additionally, some customers might have their cars break down during the night, and they need to bring them to be inspected and repaired at odd hours. Night drop boxes are designed to help auto repair shops take their clients’ vehicles for repairs after hours.  How Do Night Drop Boxes Work?  The night drop boxes... View Article

Overheating Engine: Why It Happens and What To Do If Your Car Is Overheating

May 17, 2022 12:00 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Most car problems are minor and don’t cause worry, but an overheating engine is huge. You need to act quickly if you notice your temperature gauge shifting toward the "hot" side and park the vehicle to have someone check it. These are some common reasons it may be overheating: It’s Hot Outside Hot weather tends to cause the engine to overwork, and it can also cause your antifreeze to evaporate faster than usual. You can remedy that situation by checking your coolant level frequently and having it filled when needed. Additionally, you must confirm that you have the proper antifreeze type... View Article

Winter Is Coming—Is Your Car Ready?

November 2, 2021 4:03 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Autumn’s changing leaves mean that the holidays and winter are right around the corner. The days will start getting shorter, and temperatures will steadily fall. Depending on where in the country you live, this can be a big transition. Performing preventative car maintenance is always a good idea—and that especially rings true before winter. It’s better to have your vehicle inspected now so that small issues can be caught and fixed before they become bigger ones. Getting stranded in frigid temperatures is much worse than having your car break down on a warm summer day. Here are some car maintenance... View Article

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