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Monthly Archives: February 2019

YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS TALKING TO YOU. ARE YOU LISTENING?

YOUR CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS TALKING TO YOU. ARE YOU LISTENING?

You would think that most drivers, if a check engine light came on, would take their car into be serviced right away, because it says “Check Engine”. But as you know, if you’ve been driving awhile and owned a few cars in your lifetime, that doesn’t always happen. People are busy. Sometimes money is tight. And if the car is still driving and seems okay, it’s easy to justify not taking your vehicle in. And the more days, weeks or even months that go by, the easier it becomes to rationalize. Understand that the “Check Engine” light has two urgency levels. The first is a constant message light. This indicates something is wrong and requires attention, but you can safely make it to your destination. The more urgent light is a flashing “Check Engine” message light. If your check engine light is on and is flashing this must not be ignored. It is indicating a severe issue with your vehicle and continued driving may cause ser ... read more

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SHOULD YOU USE PREMIUM OR REGULAR UNLEADED GAS?

SHOULD YOU USE PREMIUM OR REGULAR UNLEADED GAS?

When you love your car, you want to take care of it as best you can. That includes giving it the absolute best in everything from maintenance to car washes. But in the case of gasoline, what you see at the pump could be deceiving you. What’s the difference between premium and regular? How will the different types of fuel affect your vehicle? We at Milex Complete Auto Care /Mr.Transmission are here to tell you once and for all which type of gas your car should really be getting. The first thing you should know about premium fuel is that if your car requires it, you should absolutely use it. In an automobile that requires premium fuel, the engine can be damaged if this fuel isn’t used. Engines of cars like this compress fuel using more pressure than a normal engines. If your car has a turbocharged or high-performance engine, premium fuel will help you get the most out of your engine. But if premium fuel is ju ... read more

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THREE TIPS FOR SPOTTING VEHICLE PROBLEMS EARLY

THREE TIPS FOR SPOTTING VEHICLE PROBLEMS EARLY

We often talk about how important it is to fix potential car problems as they present themselves, rather than letting them fester and become major issues. We see examples of this every day. At Milex Complete Auto Care/Mr. Transmission we want to educate our customers about the proper care for their vehicle.  Nobody likes having to spend $1,000 on car repairs when, if they had just come in two months earlier after the car first started acting strangely, that same bill might have been $100 or less. Reality is, if your vehicle is indicating a minor problem it doesn’t fix itself or remain minor. It usually gets worse. Obviously, it isn’t feasible for anyone to get their car examined by a mechanic every day, and it isn’t necessary. You may or may not know much about cars, but if you know what to look and listen for, you can prevent a l ... read more

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CAR CARE

DON’T WARM UP YOUR CAR BEFORE DRIVING – AND OTHER THINGS TO AVOID IN THE WINTER

DON’T WARM UP YOUR CAR BEFORE DRIVING – AND OTHER THINGS TO AVOID IN THE WINTER

  It is a common practice in winter and maybe you’ve even done it several times. There is snow covering your car and ice has settled over your windshield. And it is very cold. So, you trudge outside, start up your car and go back in your house and wait for the car to defrost. Contrary to popular opinion, that isn’t what you should be doing. In fact, there are several mistakes people make with their cars during the winter. Here are a few. Letting your car idle while it warms up. Several minutes isn’t going to kill your car, obviously, but letting it run while you finish breakfast inside is can be bad for your engine – unless your model is one that was built before 1995. Most cars built before 1995 had a carburetor, which combines air and fuel. With those cars, it was a good idea to let the car warm up for a while, as it helped your odds of the ... read more

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