• Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Florissant Drivers

    Monday 16 April 2018

    Knowing how their engine works can help Florissant drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fu... read more

  • garysautorepair Brake Service for Safe Stopping in Florissant

    Monday 09 April 2018

    Let's talk about something critical for all Florissant drivers: your brakes. Your vehicle is heavy, and it takes a lot of muscle to bring it and your passengers to a safe stop – so everything needs to be in good working order. Here's an explanation on how your disc brakes work: The wheel hub keeps your wheel attached to your vehicle. The brake disc – or rotor – is attached to the hub and rotat... read more

  • Fuel Saving Tip: Auto Myths Around Florissant

    Monday 02 April 2018

    With high fuel prices in Florissant, Missouri, comes lots of gas saving advice. Some of it, like what you hear on   is great.  When you get one of those e-mails that's going around telling you how to save gas, try to think it through.Does it really make sense? Does it defy the laws of physics?Do some research on the internet or ask your Florissant, Missouri, service advisor at garysautorepair.There aren't any magic pills you can drop in your gas tank, and the governmen... read more

  • Cool Running in Florissant

    Monday 26 March 2018

    Unless you live in Death Valley, you really don't hear much any more about cars overheating. That's because cooling systems in vehicles have been much improved. That doesn't mean you can't overheat your vehicle engine, though. Without proper preventive maintenance, you could still find yourself on the side of the road in Florissant waiting for your vehicle engine to cool down.When you service your cooling system at garysautorepair, your technician... read more

  • Getting New Tires in Florissant?

    Sunday 18 March 2018

    There are so many tire choices in the Florissant area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Florissant area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your friendly and knowledgeable garysautorepair tire professional. He'll help you sort through the choices.Here are some of the issues you'll talk about: One is size &ndash... read more

  • Fuel Injectors

    Tuesday 13 March 2018

    The last new American vehicles sold in Florissant with a carburetor rolled out of the Missouri dealerships in 1990. Since then, all new vehicles here in Florissant, and nationally, have had fuel injectors. In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much gas to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute. Fuel i... read more

  • Wipe Out! New Wiper Blades for Florissant Drivers

    Tuesday 06 March 2018

    When people in Florissant talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Missouri? Yet we often don't even notice our windshields until we can't see through them or our wiper blades fail.It's estimated that around 46 million people are driving with wipers that won't keep their windshields clear during a storm — that's 46 million people with impaired vision durin... read more

  • Diagnosing Your Vehicle at garysautorepair in Florissant

    Tuesday 27 February 2018

    When we Florissant residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at garysautorepair usually require only a visual inspection, for instan... read more

  • Super Slick at garysautorepair in Florissant: Synthetic Oil

    Monday 19 February 2018

    When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Florissant drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic mot... read more

  • When "Shady" is a Good Thing

    Sunday 11 February 2018

    Just like your skin can burn from too much sun, so can the paint on your vehicle.  It can turn dull, oxidize and fade the more ultraviolet rays beat down on it. One solution is to park in a shady spot, or you can buy a cover for your vehicle and put it on when you know it's going to be sitting in the sun for awhile. Yes, it takes a couple of minutes to put on, but in the end, keeping the gloss on your paint will help it retain its beauty… and its value. And it's not just the sun that... read more

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