• 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

  • Maintenance on My Mind

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    Ask any Florissant man or woman if they've taken their vehicle in for preventive maintenance lately, and the answer may well be “no.” Surveys indicate that over 80% of vehicles on the road today are in need of some kind of repair or maintenance. Now, ask that same person why he hasn't taken his car in for care. The answer will probably be that he forgot or that he just didn't think about it. Most Florissant residents seem to have a hard time remembering about schedul... read more

  • Drive Defensively in Missouri

    Friday 29 September 2017

    Car care is part of auto safety in Florissant. But the most important thing we can do to improve safety on Missouri roads is to drive safely.Defensive driving begins with the proper attitude. Have in mind that you won't let anyone take your safety away from you. You'll be aware of your surroundings, road conditions, other vehicles and hazards. And the first person to be concerned with is you: start with your own environment.Don't leave without securing all occupants in... read more

  • Keeping Your Engine Cool in Florissant, Missouri

    Tuesday 12 September 2017

    The cooling system keeps Missouri vehicle's engines from overheating while they are driving around Florissant. Its job is to move heat away from the engine. Let's talk about the various components of the system and how they make this happen.The radiator is the part most Florissant drivers associate with the cooling system. Coolant flows through the radiator which has fine cooling fins that draw the heat out of the coolant and dissipate it into the air. To make sure there's enoug... read more

  • Vive la Differential at garysautorepair in Florissant

    Monday 04 September 2017

    There are a lot of drivers in Florissant who are due for a differential service, but had never heard of a differential before.With front-wheel drive being so common in Missouri these days, the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most Florissant folks don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of your mind. It's not uncommon fo... read more

  • Improve Your Night Vision When Driving in Florissant

    Sunday 27 August 2017

    Night driving in Florissant is not as safe as daylight driving as evidenced by the increased accident rate at night. Much of that is simply because it's dark outside.Visibility is important to safe driving. Ninety percent of our driving decisions are based on what we see. And at night, we just can't see as much as we can during the day. In fact, if you have 20/20 vision during the day, your night vision is only 20/50. To translate, that means that an object you... read more

  • What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in Florissant

    Monday 21 August 2017

    So you've bought a used vehicle in the Florissant area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the Florissant area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there problems that you wanted to run away from? Maybe it was a little of both.Used vehicles in Missouri with 25,000 to 35,000 miles/40,000 to 55,000 km on them are often lease returns, c... read more

  • Tracking True in Florissant: Wheel Alignment

    Wednesday 16 August 2017

    At garysautorepair, we occasionally see severe tire damage that could have been prevented with proper wheel alignment. During a garysautorepair alignment service, your vehicle is put on an alignment rack where the tires,steering and suspensionparts are inspected for problems. Then the alignment is charted and checked against the vehicle factory settings. Adjustments are made to bring the wheels back into alignment. This gets all four wheels moving in pre... read more

  • Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

    Sunday 06 August 2017

    Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Florissant driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at garysautorepair will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into garysautorepair in Florissant right away. Here... read more

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