Fuel Efficiency refers to the amount of time and distance a vehicle can travel without the need to refuel. This idea is also referred to as miles per gallon, meaning how many miles a driver can travel per gallon in their vehicle. A vehicle's fuel efficiency is one of the most important factors to take into consideration when purchasing a vehicle. This is because this factor determines how much of an investment your vehicle can turn out to be. Regardless of your vehicle type, there are always ways to maximize your vehicle's fuel efficiency. With that being said, there are also can be repercussions if your vehicle’s fueling system is not properly managed. In addition to saving money, fuel efficiency’s relevancy is as high as ever due to the need to keep a minimal carbon footprint. WHAT CAUSES BAD FUEL EFFICIENCY? Bad fuel efficiency or gas mileage refers to when a vehicle is not running as efficiently as its capability permits. This means a driver may be los ... read more
Hearing your car make a grinding sound when you start, turn or stop can be very disconcerting. When you hear your car grinding it means something is wrong with one or more of its parts. This can make driving your car unsafe, because you never know when the car part that is making the grinding sound will break or otherwise fail. If you hear a grinding noise coming from your car, your first step should be to determine what is causing it. You can either take it to an auto repair shop to have a thorough diagnostic workup done or, if you are mechanically inclined, you can try to figure it out yourself.
THE RIGHT TOOLS, TRAINING AND TECHNOLOGY In order to safely and accurately determine why your car is making a grinding sound when you start, turn or stop, you need the right tools, training and technology. At our auto repair shop, we have a wide range of top of the line tools designed to fit and fix every part or system in your car. We also have well-trained, highly skilled, experienced ... read more
The standard time frame to get an oil change is between 3,000 – 5,000 miles. We all know that oil changes are a necessity, but the average automobile owner doesn’t understand why it’s important. A majority of people, however, know that the engine is the most significant component of a vehicle. Without oil, the engine would not be able to run. Furthermore, oil controls the engine’s temperature so that it does not get too hot. Oil also prevents the clumping of carbon deposits forming in the engine. REGULAR OIL CHANGES How often you should change your oil and the kind of oil you need are questions that are constantly debated in the automotive industry. However, the more necessary topic to discuss is how many miles are you putting on your vehicle during the given timeframe. Attempting to dictate when you should get an oil change based off a time period can be inefficient due to all of the factors that come into play. Things such as make/model of your veh ... read more
Auto Pro Inc. is a full-service automotive repair & serving center in Reading, Pennsylvania. Our specialty is suspension repair and maintenance. If your car’s suspension system is malfunctioning in any way, you aren’t only experiencing an uncomfortable ride, but less control, which puts your safety at risk. So, let’s look at how auto suspension systems function, and get to know the various parts that need servicing or replacing to maintain the silky-smooth ride and integrity of your car’s suspension performance. HOW AUTO SUSPENSION SYSTEMS WORK The main job of your car’s suspension system is to structurally support for your vehicle while it maintains a comfortable riding condition. It does this by using suspension system components built to help tires maintain firm even contact with the road. Vehicle suspension compensates for bumps, potholes, dips, and sudden turns. Components include ball joints, coil springs, leaf springs, tie rods, torsion bars, s ... read more
It’s important for drivers to recognize when they need to have their vehicles serviced. Car overheating, without a doubt, warrants a trip to the auto repair shop, or you risk damaging your vehicle to the point of no return. If a vehicle’s radiator goes bad, then it could have an impact on the entire car, for if an engine isn’t able to stay cool, it can lead to other problems, including transmission failure. Read on for more information about what to do if your car is: Overheating How to identify a radiator leak Getting a radiator repair LOOKING OUT FOR RADIATOR LEAKS TO PREVENT CAR OVERHEATING There can be many causes of a car overheating issue; however, the overarching reason is because something inside the cooling system is preventing the absorption, transportation, or release of heat. For example, if you have a cooling system leak, such as a radiator leak or a leak in your water pump, head gasket, or thermostat housing, your engine isn’t ... read more