Recently, Nissan introduced the latest version of its Leaf, the company's electric car. It has many new features, including something called e-Pedal. It allows the driver to let up on the accelerator and, unlike a gasoline engine car, the Leaf doesn't just slowly lose speed; letting off the throt...
Posted in Maintenance
on June 20, 2021
You may have heard at one time or another about something called a timing belt or timing chain in your engine. And you may know that if they fail well, let's just way that there can be some major engine damage. So obviously, we want our timing belts and chains to be in tip-top shape.One part t...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 13, 2021
When someone mentions driving like a maniac, they're not talking about you, surely? Besides the safety issues of aggressive driving, you should know that your vehicle will last a lot longer if you'll just mellow out a little. Here are four traits good drivers follow if they want their vehicles t...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on June 06, 2021
There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he...
Posted in Cooling System
on May 30, 2021
Spring is a peak season for vehicle sales; companies aggressively market new models and offer all sorts of incentives. So you may be tempted to buy a shiny new beauty. But should you?If you've regularly maintained the vehicle you're driving now, you probably don't NEED a new one. Even if your...
Posted in Inspection
on May 23, 2021
There's nothing like that sinking feeling when you turn the key and nothing happens in your vehicle. A lot of us are quick to blame the battery. But it may instead be your alternator that's failing.Your battery supplies power to start your vehicle, but the alternator is what sends power when y...
Posted in Battery
on May 16, 2021
Your vehicle's air conditioning is something you count on when the weather heats up. But there's bound to be a day when you turn it on and one of these things happens:Only warm air blows outCold air starts blowing out but then it turns warm on its ownIt's not blowing air at allIt blows smel...
Posted in Cabin Air Filter
on May 09, 2021
Today in our Melvindale Car Care blog, we're going to talk about following recommended service intervals. Your vehicle isn't the only aspect of your life with recommended intervals: What about six-month dental cleanings and regular physical exams? Then there's laundry, mowing the lawn, paying yo...
Posted in Service Intervals
on May 02, 2021
Getting adequate fuel to your engine is very important for performance, fuel economy and safety. In order to accomplish this, your fuel system needs to be clean.Today's production cars have fuel injectors, rather than a carburetor. The injectors need to be cleaned from time to time in order to de...
Posted in Fuel System
on April 25, 2021
You notice when your smartphone's battery starts to go weak on you. It runs out of juice faster than it did when it was new. Bet you pay attention to that pretty closely.Unfortunately, many of us don't pay the same attention to the battery in our vehicles. If your battery got you through the c...
Posted in Fluids
on April 18, 2021