Author: Eby's Garage

Allergies are no fun. So beware, an aggravating culprit may be lurking in your car’s ventilation system. If your allergies are suddenly acting up or you notice a bad odor in your car, reduced airflow, or other pollutants, it may be time to change your cabin air filter. Purpose of the Cabin Air Filter The cabin air filter sorts out all of the dust, pollen, pollution, and debris that comes through the filtration system. This air filter is usually checked when you take your car in for its regularly scheduled oil change. Some people choose not to replace the cabin air filter, either to save time or money. But by skipping this step, all that nasty dust, pollen, and other allergens could be  wreaking havoc on your allergies. Does Your Cabin Air Filter Need to be Changed? There are some common ways to tell that your auto’s cabin air filter needs to be changed, starting with reduced air circulation in the car. You may begin to notice that the heat and air conditioning aren’t performing up to snuff, the air intake values are making a whistling sound, or musty smells/bad odors are permeating your car. If any of these start to happen between oil changes...

While winter weather can be really unpredictable, it almost always guarantees one thing: potholes. The worst part is, it seems like no matter how hard you try to watch out for them, you never see them coming. You know the feeling of panic when you feel your car hit a deep pothole, and then the relief when you don’t have a flat tire immediately and are going to make it home on time. What you may not know is that just because you didn’t have a flat immediately, your vehicle is not in the clear. You may, and likely do, still have damage to your vehicle. Things like potholes, accidentally tapping or clipping the curb with your tire, not having your tires rotated often enough, or having certain mechanical problems will cause your vehicle to come out of alignment. When this happens you may experience problems steering and even cause damage to your tires. The Major Signs That Your Vehicle Is Out of Alignment There are some obvious signs that your car’s alignment is off. Let’s review. Your Steering Wheel Vibrates When your steering wheel is vibrating it is because your tires are uneven or are not properly aligned. If it is the alignment, your vehicle...

Not everyone can drive a Toyota Prius. It’s hard to get their loved ones and luggage or gear into a gas-sipping compact car. Sometimes you may have to haul stuff, pull a trailer, take the boat to the lake etc. Point being: not all of us are using the best, most fuel-efficient vehicles out there. You might be asking yourself, “So how do I go farther using less gas?” or “Which option would lead to less dollars spent?” Everyone wants to spend less and do the same fun stuff. Sometimes you’ll want more horsepower while some of you don’t even care about fuel mileage. Jeremy, my service advisor says “Just by a Honda”, but I have 4 kids, trailers, and like to go camping. I could have another car to commute with, but will that save me any money or just cause more cost? Here are a few ways to save fuel (and therefore dollars) while still keeping your larger engine vehicles. Air in the tires! Tires that are low cause more resistance, and therefore more fuel is consumed. Some people over inflate their tires, which helps, but I wouldn’t recommend it for safety reasons. Take it easy on the go pedal! Accelerate...