Monday, December 5, 2016

NAPA Service Assistant - NAPA Serpentine Belt


Your vehicle won't run with a broken serpentine belt. Additionally, belt wear can't always be seen but it can be measured by a trained technician.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Debunking Common Car Myths


There’s no shortage of automotive myths out there that steer us in the wrong direction. Cars.com’s Matt Schmitz debunks some of the most common ones in this week’s segment of Driving Smart.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

NAPA Service Assistant - Spark Plugs


Spark plugs provide the spark needed to burn gas in your engine. Both these and their wires wear out over time. Make sure that your service adviser helps you choose the appropriate spark plug for your vehicle based on your engine's needs and design.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

The Importance of Automotive Filter Changes


Humans require clean, easy-to-breath air in order to live. And just like humans, vehicles also need to be able to "breathe" clean air in order to survive. While human lungs make it possible to breathe, a vehicle's air filters do just the same. But after some time, they begin to accumulate mass amounts of dirt, debris, and other airborne particles, which eventually decreases their quality and function. For this reason, it is critical to have your vehicle's engine and cabin air filters inspected and changed on a routine basis to promote safe and efficient driving. Continue reading to learn more about the importance of routine automotive filter changes.

Air Filters

Keep in mind that your car's air filters are your first line of defense against irritating and obstructive airborne contaminants. Dirt, dust, pollen, mold spores, exhaust gases, bacteria, and more are examples of airborne contaminants that have the ability to negatively affect the quality and performance of your engine and vehicle as a whole. And according to Community Car Care, there is a 1 in 5 chance that YOUR car needs an air filter change right now! Many drivers are guilty of overlooking this small but highly-necessary scheduled maintenance.

Engine Damage

The long list of airborne contaminants can have a powerful impact on your vehicle's engine, and in a very negative way. Everything from pistons, cylinders, and cylinder walls, to piston rings and bearings, are just a few areas of a car engine that can begin to lose performance value from clogged or dirty air filters. Over time, neglecting to change them can lead to serious engine malfunctions and breakdowns, which means frustrating, costly repairs.

Cabin Filters

If you like to have clean, breathable interior air that smells good, you need to change your air filters on a routine basis. Once they start to become clogged, they begin to slowly lose their ability to do their job. So once they are entirely clogged, you can suffer some mild but irritating consequences, such as musty smells, sore throat, coughing, itchy eyes, tightening of the chest, and more. Changing them regularly keeps the interior environment of your car fresh and easy to breath.

Schedule

Refer to your vehicle's owners' manual for the manufacturer recommendations on factory scheduled maintenance. The general rule of thumb is to have your air filters inspected and changed every time you take your car in for an oil change. In fact, it is often a part of oil change packages. This should be every 3,000 miles or so. Talk to your mechanic for professional advice.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Disc Brakes - NAPA Service Advisor


If your brakes are squealing or grinding - watch this and visit your local NAPA AutoCare Service Center

Sunday, November 20, 2016

How Do I Remove a Sticker From My Car?


Whether they're on your car's bumper or a window, stickers enable you to express yourself to a large audience, but the problem is that trends and tastes change, and political campaigns end. Cars.com’s Joe Wiesenfelder show how to clean the slate in this week’s segment of Driving Smart.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Most Boosters Earn Top Rating, Bad Designs Still Slip Through - IIHS News


Most boosters earn top IIHS rating, but bad designs still slip through

ARLINGTON, Va. — The latest booster seat ratings from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety show that child seat manufacturers have mastered something that once eluded them: building a seat that provides good safety belt fit for the typical 4- to 8-year-old passenger.