The Anatomy of Healthy Cars: A Service and Repair Blog

  • Warning Signs That Your Car's Air Conditioning Needs Recharging

    15 October 2018

    Why does it always seem as if a car's air conditioner breaks down on the hottest day of the year? It might be because the system may have been giving you warning signs of needed repairs before it actually gave out completely, but you overlooked or ignored those signs. To ensure that your car's air conditioner is always working as it should, note a few signs that it needs some attention before it breaks altogether.

  • Driving habits that lead to costly repair bills

    28 August 2018

    People acquire different driving habits the more they drive. Unfortunately, not all of these habits are good. Some of them can affect the well being of your car, while others will make it more likely for your vehicle to require costly maintenance. The following are driving habits you should avoid to help save money and maintain your car. Resting Your Hand on the Gearbox Resting your hand on the gearstick is a driving habit to avoid.

  • 6 Signs Your Car Needs a New Clutch

    3 July 2018

    There is no clear rule that defines when you should replace your clutch. Unlike tires or oil, it is difficult to put a mileage limit on the lifespan of a clutch. Therefore, it is important to know how to spot the signs of a clutch that is starting to fail. Look out for these symptoms of a failing clutch as you drive. 1. Slipping Clutch When you attempt to accelerate on a steep hill, you might notice a worn out clutch starting to slip.

  • Car and Truck Repair Mistakes to Avoid

    25 April 2018

    The repairs you make on your car or truck should last for years, but only if you take the time, and invest the needed money, to get those repairs done right. A few simple mistakes when addressing needed vehicle repairs can actually wind up costing you more money over time. Note what this means, so you can avoid these mistakes yourself, and ensure your car or truck is always in good condition.

  • Illuminated Check Engine Light: 3 Possible Causes

    25 January 2017

    When you get into your car and turn the key in the ignition, you may notice that your dashboard lights up like a Christmas tree. After a second or two, the lights should turn off. From then on, the lights will only be illuminated when individual systems within the car are in operation or if a component on your vehicle has malfunctioned. One light you need to pay particular attention to is the check engine light.

  • Some Typical Symptoms of an Ailing Brake System

    17 November 2016

    Your braking system is an essential safety feature of your car. It allows you to slow down when you are accelerating the vehicle, and it also lets you stop when you need to. Therefore, you should not take any chances when it comes to ensuring that your brakes are functioning properly at all times. Here are a number of tell-tale signs your car may be experiencing brake trouble and should be taken to the mechanic shop.

  • A Spring In Your Step: Should You Have Your Trailer's Leaf Springs Replaced With Torsion Springs?

    14 September 2016

    The suspension system is one of the most important parts of any load-bearing trailer, providing cushioning against bumps and dips in the road to provide a smooth towing experience and protect whatever cargo your trailer is carrying. However, you have a couple of options when it comes to the kind of suspension system your trailer uses, and traditional reliable leaf springs are giving way to more compact torsion springs for many trailer applications.