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Too Many Quick Lube Visits Lead to Dangerously Thin Brake Pads

by Brian England on Wed, Jan 10, 2018

The other day, one of our auto mechanics, Hernando, was working on a Mercedes SUV. The driver had brought it in for preventive maintenance, and when Hernando checked it out, it turns out the brakes were in terrible condition. The brake material was worn so thin; it was as flat as paper. And then, it just came off!

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Topics: preventive maintenance, thin break pads, quick lubes

Top 10 Ways to Love Your Car in 2018

by Brian England on Fri, Dec 29, 2017

Are you familiar with David Letterman’s Top Ten List that started back in the 1980s? Even though we’re missing real “punch lines,” here’s our top ten list to start out 2018 with a bit of retro flare!

Drumroll please.......

Here are the Top Ten Ways to Love Your Car in 2018.

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Topics: car care, tire pressure, save gas, premium gasoline, car mats

Why We Are Shortening Our Name to BA Auto Care

by Sandi Weaver on Sat, Dec 23, 2017

We recently sent an email out to all our customers announcing that we are shortening our name to BA Auto Care. We had a few customers respond back wondering why we would do this when we have earned an excellent reputation over the past 40 years as British American Auto Care.

Let me take a minute to explain where our name originally came from, and then I’ll tell you why we finally decided to change it.

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Topics: BA Auto Care, history, name change

Oil Leak Triggers Check Engine Light

by Brian England on Mon, Dec 18, 2017

Recently, one of our customers came in with a “check engine light” on. When a "check engine light" comes on, many drivers think it's due to an electronic issue, but sometimes it can be a mechanical issue.

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Topics: check engine light, oil leak, free courtesy scan, valve seal problem

Tire Pressure Light On, but Tires Properly Inflated?

by Brian England on Mon, Dec 04, 2017

Recently a customer brought in their 2010 Lexus GX 460 because the Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) light was on. The customer had checked each tire with a gauge and found that every tire was determined to be at the correct pressure. The BA auto mechanic who worked on this case was Jon. He checked all the tires with our tire pressure scan tool out and confirmed that in fact, all the sensors were transmitting a signal. This is important because if one of the tires isn't transmitting a signal, that would be a reason for the TPMS warning light to come on.

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Topics: Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems, auto tire pressure, TPMS, pressure guage

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