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5 Important Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop

5 Important Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop

5 Important Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop  We are probably all familiar with that sinking feeling experienced when your vehicle starts to malfunction. If you have been in this situation and must take your car in for a checkup, hiring an honest, reliable mechanic is a must. To be certain you are on the same page as your auto repair professional, it is a good idea to ask them a few pertinent questions and make sure they’re the best for the job. Here are some questions you should ask them: 1. Have you worked on my make and model before?  As a car owner, you need to keep in mind that there are some repair shops that only work on specific car types. Taking your car to an establishment that specializes in your make and model can make a big difference. Just by asking this question, you could be saving yourself some trouble down the road.    2. Could I talk with other customers for reference? Before selec ... read more

Why Is My Subaru Overheating

Why Is My Subaru Overheating

Why Is My Subaru Overheating? Subaru engine repairs can be one of the highest costs of owning a Subaru.  The best way to avoid expensive engine failures is to: Keep your engine full of Subaru OEM specification oil.  Checking your oil every other time you fill-up with gas will help you catch a small issue before it becomes a major engine issue.  It is also important to have your oil changed based on Subaru’s factory schedule.   Avoid overheating the engine due to cooling system problems.  One of the most common engine failures on the Subaru engine is a head gasket failure.  Keeping an eye on your coolant level as well as always watching your gauges for any warnings, will allow you to catch a small cooling system issue before the engine is overheated and damaged.   Subaru models that have a turbocharger are a little more likely to have engine problems. Turbochargers are great for building more power, but they also create mor ... read more