Your alternator makes electricity to start and run your engine and all of the vital electrical systems in your vehicle. That’s everything from the on-board computers to the turn signals. And of course there is the entertainment system, seat heaters, power windows and everything you plug into the ...
Posted in Battery
on October 21, 2018
Would you buy a jacket without even trying it on? Probably not, but it might surprise you that one study shows about half the people buy a vehicle after a short test drive around the block or none at all. If you're in the market for another vehicle, make sure you check out the most important thi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 14, 2018
Some of us Lincoln drivers just love tires. All those little rubber hairs on new tires and the smell is wonderful. We live in a great time for tires. No matter how you drive around Nebraska, where you want to go or the look you're after; there is a tire for you.The same is true about wheel...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 07, 2018
Hello Lincoln! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in Nebraska vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to r...
Posted in Exhaust
on September 30, 2018
Every vehicle on Nebraska roads has a differential, and it is important to the proper operation of the vehicle. But most Lincoln residents don't have a clue what it is.The differential compensates for differing wheel speeds. For example, when you turn, the inside tire on the turn travels...
Posted in Differential Service
on September 23, 2018
We've all seen drivers do crazy things while driving to or from Lincoln. A guy shaving in the rear-view mirror, a woman applying makeup, people talking on their phones, texting or drinking from an enormous coffee mug. It's a wonder we even dare drive on Nebraska roads.The truth is that al...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 16, 2018
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 orde...
Posted in Fuel System
on September 09, 2018
When it comes to their vehicles, some Lincoln residents don't have a maintenance mindset. They know they need to take care of their cars, but it just seems really hard to get them to remember to do it. Lincoln drivers generally accept that many things in life require regular maintenance b...
Posted in Maintenance
on September 02, 2018
If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Lincoln area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you g...
Posted in Fuel System
on August 26, 2018
Lincoln drivers rely on their vehicle's coolant system to keep their engine cool. Coolant (also called antifreeze) mixed with water flows through your vehicle engine and absorbs heat. The mixture then flows out to the radiator where it's cooled by air flowing over the radiator. From there...
Posted in Cooling System
on August 20, 2018