• Fuel Saving Tip: Slow Down in Florissant

    Sunday 10 December 2017

    There’s not much Florissant drivers can do about the price of gas in Missouri, but we can control - up to a point - how much we use. Our driving habits can dramatically affect our fuel economy. The first thing we can do is watch the go-pedal. Hard acceleration just sucks the gas. Gently leave stop lights and plan lane changes so you don’t need to floor it. That can save you hundreds of dollars a year in improved gas mileage. Go a little slower on Missouri expressways. Florissant dri... read more

  • Let garysautorepair Help You Keep Your Vehicle Another Couple of Years

    Tuesday 05 December 2017

    Florissant area residents may remember when the U.S. government's “Cash for Clunkers” program made a splash on the news scene. People were offered incentives to trade in old vehicles for new, in the interest of better and improved air quality from reduced emissions.But a lot of Florissant drivers want to hang onto their old clunkers. They're dependable and they're paid for. Owners would love to see the odometers on those vehicles turn past 200,000 miles (320,000 km)... read more

  • Regular Schedule or Severe Service Schedule at garysautorepair?

    Monday 27 November 2017

    Today's garysautorepair article focuses on severe service maintenance. Many Florissant drivers are not aware of them and yet there are also very vocal advocates in Missouri who think that severe service schedules apply to everyone. Somewhere between a complete lack of awareness and the dire blanket statements lies a reasonable approach to severe service maintenance at garysautorepair.To back up a little, vehicle owner's manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance: things l... read more

  • How to Get Better Gas Mileage in Florissant

    Tuesday 21 November 2017

    There is no escaping it: things work better when you take care of them. Something most of us in Florissant can relate to is our computers. You've probably noticed how they get slower and slower over time. It takes longer to start up and programs take forever to load. Eventually, many of us just get a new computer at our nearest Florissant computer store. But computer experts know that there are things you can do to delay the need for a new computer purchase. You can run utilitie... read more

  • Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at garysautorepair in Florissant

    Tuesday 14 November 2017

    Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinders. Valves at the tops of the cylinders open to let air and fuel in or exhaust out. These valves have to open and close at precisely the right time or the engine will run poorly if at all. The movement o... read more

  • Smart Florissant Drivers Protect Against Overheating

    Monday 06 November 2017

    Engines get hot when they run. This heat can build up and damage vital engine parts, so engines need a cooling system to keep them running. Cooling system failure is the most common mechanical failure in vehicles. This is unfortunate, because these failures are usually easy for Florissant drivers to prevent. The radiator is the best-known and most recognizable part of the cooling system. Hoses filled with coolant (also known as antifreeze) connect the radiator to the engine. The coolant draws h... read more

  • garysautorepair Alternator Replacement Service in Florissant

    Wednesday 01 November 2017

    Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that – it's all about the alternator.  Driving around Florissant is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and lane departure warning become more common, it will have to work even harder. Eventually this workhorse just wears out. When it does you have no choice but to order an alternator replacem... read more

  • garysautorepair Automotive Tips: Alternator

    Sunday 22 October 2017

    Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the power outlets. After your alternator makes enough electricity to do all that, it recharges your battery with what’s left over.When Florissant drivers constantly have a low or dead batter... read more

  • Power Steering Service in Florissant

    Wednesday 18 October 2017

    Most Florissant drivers are too young to remember life before power steering - cranking those great big steering wheels! It was a pretty good workout. Now power steering is standard. Let's look at how it works. The heart of any power steering system is its pump. The pump pressurizes the power steering fluid that provides assist for steering. Most pumps are driven by a belt that is run by the engine; a few are electrically powered. A high-pressure hose passes fluid from the pump... read more

  • Bouncy Bouncy – Are My Shocks Bad?

    Monday 09 October 2017

    When Florissant drivers think about preventive maintenance, what usually comes to mind is oil, fluids and brakes. We don't generally think about our shocks or struts, but these auto parts keep our tires on the road.Florissant drivers don't think about shocks as often as oil changes because shocks and struts last a long time and wear out slowly. They don't need to be checked as often as our brake pads or air filters. By the time your shocks have 50,000 miles (80,000 kilometers) on... read more

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