As Melbourne consumers, we live in a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away.New stuff comes out so fast in Florida, and much of it is fairly cheap, so we just toss the old and move on. It seems like when we were kids our parents were real sticklers about taking care o...
Posted in Maintenance
on October 28, 2018
Most vehicles have automatic transmissions, yet a lot of Melbourne drivers only have a fuzzy understanding about what a transmission does. Think back to the last time you rode a bike in Melbourne. You started out in a lower gear and shifted to higher gears as you went faster. Down shift f...
Posted in Timing Belt
on October 22, 2018
The cooling system keeps Florida vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Melbourne. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Melbourne drivers ass...
Posted in Cooling System
on October 15, 2018
Imagine you've left Melbourne and you're up in the arctic on a dog sled.Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground quickly. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side.That would slow you...
Posted in Automotive News
on October 07, 2018
Most Melbourne drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. Florida folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we Melbourne drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something...
Posted in Fuel Economy
on October 04, 2018
When Melbourne drivers need to replace tires, they need to know how many they should get and on which axle they should be placed. Replacing a damaged tire may leave you with three others with significant wear, which could affect your traction control, stability control and anti-lock brake systems...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 03, 2018