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Monthly Archives: May 2016

TO TOW OR NOT TO TOW

Having your car towed into a repair shop can be expensive. A tow bill can reach $100 or more. So how do you know when to have your vehicle towed in or not? Obvious occurrences would be when your car’s engine will not start or when your brakes do not allow you to safely stop your car. But many times a customer will have driven their car into our shop for repairs that in the end money could have been saved if their car was towed in. Any time you have a RED warning light illuminated on your instrument panel is an indication that you should have your car towed in. The RED warning light could be on due to a loss of engine oil pressure or an overheating condition with your engine’s cooling system. Either of these conditions can lead to expensive repairs or even replacement of your engine costing hundreds to thousands of dollars. Another indicator is if your check engine light is flashing. A flashing check engine light means there is a misfire occurring with the engin ... read more

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