If you've ever gotten in an unfamiliar vehicle, maybe a rental car, you may have pulled up to the gas pump and wondered, "Which side is the fuel filler on?" Here's a tip for you. There is usually a little arrow on the instrument panel near the fuel gauge that points to the side where the fuel fi...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on November 10, 2019
Your cooling system is very important. It circulates coolant through the radiator and your engine to protect your vehicle from overheating. There are five main components to the cooling system:the radiatorthe radiator capthe hose...
Posted in Cooling System
on November 03, 2019
Columbus drivers have probably noticed that the government mandates a lot of equipment on cars: emission devices and control computers, safety equipment like airbags and crash worthiness requirements. All of this is great for the moto...
Posted in Fuel System
on October 27, 2019
When people in Columbus talk about vehicle safety, they think of tires and brakes. But do we think about our windshields? Isn't the ability to see a prime safety factor when it comes to driving around Ohio? Yet we often don't even no...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on October 20, 2019
Columbus drivers want their tires to last as long as possible. Two ways to extend tire life are wheel balancing and tire rotation.When wheels are out of balance, they wobble and vibrate. That makes the tires wear in a cupping pattern....
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on October 13, 2019
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 Did You Know
on October 06, 2019
Isn't it amazing how much of our stuff is disposable these days? Clothes, electronics, housewares, furniture.Remember the days when Columbus families mended their clothes, polished their shoes and neatly put away their toys every night? If something was lost or ruined through neglect, your parent...
Posted in Keys to a long lasting vehicle
on September 29, 2019
Some people love 4x4 vehicles, the true 4-wheel drive works of engineering like Jeeps and 4x4 pickups that allow you to seemingly go anywhere on the planet. You can climb up a 40-degree rock trail with some planning and skill (always careful to protect the environment, of course), or you can get ...
Posted in Drive Train
on September 22, 2019
All Ohio pilots have checklists for every aspect of flying. They always use their checklists even if they only have two steps on them. They do this simply because a checklist is a great way to not forget steps. It is also how they ca...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 15, 2019
Did you know that most of the cars driving around Columbus, Ohio, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the Columbus area have as many as 12 networked computers an...
Posted in Dashboard
on September 08, 2019