Yearly Archives: 2022

What to Look For When Checking Your Transmission Fluid

What to Look For When Checking Your Transmission Fluid

Your vehicle holds many fluids, and transmission fluid is one of them. This fluid acts as a lubricant for your transmission system. Similar to engine oil, the transmission fluid requires changing to maintain your transmission components.    Transmission fluid breaks down and degrades over time. How often you service your transmission fluid depends on various factors. Your vehicle’s make, model, and age have something to do with it. Another thing to consider is whether you have an automatic or manual transmission. Automatic transmissions don’t require fluid flushes as often as manual transmissions. Lastly, how you handle and drive your vehicle will also affect the quality of the transmission fluid. For example, constant stop-and-go driving can accelerate the wear and tear of the transmission fluid. Frequent hauling of heavy items can also make your transmission fluid wear down faster.   How to Tell If Your Transmission Fluid Needs Changing One of the obvi ... read more

How Do Mechanics Find a Car A/C Leak

How Do Mechanics Find a Car A/C Leak

If your car’s air conditioning isn’t cooling the passenger enough, or at all, there’s a good chance the system has a leak. The refrigerant gas, also known as freon, can escape for many reasons. When this occurs, there’s a lack of substance necessary to cool you down. The first step that you should take is to bring it to the A/C experts at 515 Motorsport.   An initial thought that someone might have is, “did I run out?” But, in all actuality, It’s quite rare that a vehicle gets “too low” or “runs out” of refrigerant. Most of the time, there’s always a leak. How Can 515 Motorsport Fix It When you bring your car to our A/C auto repair shop, we first do a thorough inspection of the entire system to find the leak. Since freon is an almost-invisible gas, not a liquid, the tiniest puncture can let all of it out over time, and you’d never know it. Automotive technicians have a technique to find leaks. They i ... read more

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Spring Maintenance Checklist for Your Vehicle

Spring is the perfect time to maintain your vehicle after a long season of cold temperatures. Spring brings with it a fresh set of challenges to be mindful of. Maintaining a good condition for your vehicle is the only strategy to keep safe on the road during spring. The following are some of the things to consider for your vehicle maintenance; Check The Brakes It is crucial to check your and the brakes after the winter season to ensure safety on the roads. Neglecting your brakes could lead to costly repairs down the road. Alignment Issues Icy ruts and potholes may contribute to wear and tear of your vehicle's suspension. This may affect your vehicle's wheel alignment. When the road is clear of ice and snow, its a good time to have a profession perform an alignment check to your vehicle. Wash Away Road Salt If you drive a lot during the winter, the odds are that your car's exterior is covered with salt. When your car has not been washed for a while, the approach of sp ... read more

What Are the 4 Benefits of Synthetic Oil?

What Are the 4 Benefits of Synthetic Oil?

Synthetic oil is a type of motor oil that most new vehicles use. Unlike its counterpart, synthetic oil is artificially created in a lab. Scientists engineer them to be more uniform in shape and size to perform better. They also have fewer impurities and additives that can give you additional benefits. Read on to learn why synthetic oil is preferred by most drivers today. What are the main benefits of synthetic oil? Consistent - Your motor oil needs to have a thicker viscosity to provide proper lubrication for your engine parts. Because the base of synthetic oil is higher quality than a traditional oil, it has more of a consistent viscosity.  Reduces Friction - Synthetic oil can help reduce friction in your engine, as the consistency is far better than conventional oil. Furthermore, there are way fewer impurities in synthetic oil, making excess friction less of a concern. More Strength - Overall, synthetic oil ca ... read more

What Does the Modern Day Tune-Up Consist Of?

What Does the Modern Day Tune-Up Consist Of?

The term tune-up has been in the automotive industry for many decades. It was a commonly used terminology for restoring automobiles with engines that ran carburetors and old spark plugs. Nowadays, the term tune-up has a different meaning -- it is more widely referred to as preventative maintenance. Whenever drivers come into our Liberty auto repair shop for a tune-up, the service items performed may vary from car to car. Every vehicle model and make has different needs at specific points in the car's life.   Thankfully, you can rely on our certified mechanics to assess your car and get it exactly what it needs to stay safe and reliable. If you're concerned about the drivability of your vehicle, we highly recommend you bring your car to 515 Motorsport for a tune-up.    While the definition of tune-up has evolved over the years, some standard services that your mechanic may do include changing the spark plugs, changing filters, and making any other adjustments ... read more

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