1. Why should I have my cooling system flushed?

Coolant systems need to be flushed because the coolant fluid, antifreeze, will break down over time. It will also collect rust and dirt particles which can get stuck in your heater core and/or radiator. If your radiator gets clogged it will cause your car to overheat. If your heater core gets clogged you won't have any heat in your car. You should follow your owners manual to see how often you should have your antifreeze changed. General guidance suggests that you should change the antifreeze around 100,000 miles and every 3 years after to maintain your car's life.

2. Why should I have my tires rotated and balanced?

Rotating and balancing your tires increase the life of your tires. Front tires usually wear faster than the rears. If your tires wear unevenly it could cause your car problems with slipping or skidding, especially in bad weather. By rotating and balancing your tires they will wear more evenly. You should rotate and balance your tires every other oil change.

3. What Should I Do When My Check Engine Lights Come On?

When your check engine light comes on you should get your car to your mechanic to have it diagnosed. The check engine light can mean a variety of things, some are very simple fixes while some can be serious issues. It is important to have your check engine light checked out as soon as possible to avoid any additional damages that may occur.

4. What Happens If I Ignore My Low Tire Pressure Warning Light?

You should not ignore your low tire pressure pressure warning light because having low tire pressure can affect the way your car handles and it's towing ability. Low tire pressure will also cause your additional wear on your tire.

5. How Often Should I Have My Brakes Checked?

You should have your brakes checked when you rotate your tires or about every 6 months. You should also have them checked if notice a difference in the way your car brakes, if you feel a pulsation or if you hear a grinding noise.

6. How Often Should I Have My Brake Pads Replaced?

How often your brake pads need to be replaced depend upon your driving habits. On average your pads should last about 50,000 miles, however some pads need to be replace around 25,000 miles while other can last a lot longer.