Chrysler’s Next Big Recall

Chrysler had a recall issued today. The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) had to issue a new recall on Dodge and Chrysler cars. The vehicles impacted by the recall are the 2011-2012 Dodge Charges and the 2011-2012 Chrysler 300. This issue came up about 60 days ago when Dodge Charges used by law enforcement begin having the issue. The problem they are dealing with is electrical.

These vehicles have a fuse that is overheating. The fuse controls power distribution …

Buying Used Engines

Searching for a used engine on the internet is a difficult task. 1st you need to understand a used engine costs less than a new or rebuilt engine for a reason. They are used and carry more risk than buying a new or rebuilt engine but the savings are hugh. It can range from hundreds of dollars to thousands depending on your car. There are several thing to keep in mind.

The supplier who is selling you an engine should …

Get your car ready for Summer

Getting Started – The best planning guide is your owner’s manual. Read it; and follow the manufacturer’s recommended service schedules.

Air Conditioning - A marginally operating system will fail in hot weather. Have the system examined by a qualified technician.
Cooling System - The greatest cause of summer breakdowns is overheating. The cooling system should be completely flushed and refilled about every 24 months. The level, condition, and concentration of the coolant should be checked periodically. (A 50/50 mix of …

Crank Out More Horsepower

Give It Some Boost

Carmakers have been adding superchargers and turbochargers to relatively small engines to make them feel like big engines for years. You can do the same–and if you have a big engine to start with, all the better. Superchargers and turbos can provide 25 to 50 percent more horsepower; plus, they typically have no impact on emissions and little to no impact on fuel economy.

Breathe Freely

Many vehicles perform as if their engines are sipping air …

Winterize your car


STEP 1: Don’t put off a 30,000-mile full service, if your car is due.

STEP 2: Flush the cooling system and replace the coolant.

STEP 3: Replace the windshield wiper blades. Put windshield washer fluid in the windshield washer reservoir (plain water will freeze).

STEP 4: Have the battery serviced (clean the battery terminal ends and add water) and load-tested to check its ability to hold a charge. If the battery is more than 4 1/2 years old, replace …