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How Do Brakes Work?

Most of the time drivers don’t think about the systems that make cars work.  We just want to drive from one place to the other safely and comfortably. This month is Brake Safety Awareness Month, so we thought you might want just a bit more information about how your brakes work. The Flow of Brake […]

Road Trip to the Mercedes Benz Plant

We were on a road trip last week and went to the only Mercedes Benz plant in the United States.  Located in Tuskaloosa, Alabama, the plant produces the Class C vehicles including the high-performance AMG line and all their SUVs.  All the Class C cars are sold within the United States and over 72% of […]

Why Are Ignition Coils So Important?

When you turn the key and all things go well, the engine starts right up. In the background a whole series of things happen to get your car started.  Your car’s brain (Electronic Control Module) directs the ignition coils to deliver power to your spark plugs. The gap in your spark plugs literally causes a spark […]

Brake Tip

Our oldest daughter called us at home. “Mom, my brake light is on.” Our 28 year old daughter was calling me from Newport, Florida. . “What do I do?” Now, my daughter is no dummy. “Pull over, and I’ll tell you how to check the brake fluid.” I explained to her that the brake light […]

Mom, is my Car Safe to Drive?

Our oldest daughter called this week. “Mom, my brake light is on.” Our 23 year old daughter was calling me from Newport, Florida. She was heading to St. Augustine for a little sight-seeing and was driving a rental car, a Nissan Sentra to be exact. “What do I do?” Now, my daughter is no dummy. […]

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