Does My Car Really Need Synthetic Oil? Jun 6, 2014

Today, many automobile manufacturers are “requiring” that you put synthetic oil in your new vehicle. So what exactly does that mean? Well, unfortunately it means that the cost of routine maintenance will certainly be more expensive. Synthetic oil costs more money to manufacture, therefore, dealers, mechanics, and automotive maintenance shops like ourselves have no choice but to charge more to service vehicles that require these synthetic specifications. The goal of this article is to help educate you on which vehicles need synthetic oil, what types of synthetic oil are required, and we will also fill you in on some crafty use of language from some auto manufacturer’s that can leave even the most skilled mechanics confused. Read More

Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid Recall Apr 8, 2014

Certain model year 2013-2014 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid vehicles have been recalled by Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. The vehicles affected were manufactured between October 2012 and October 2013, and are equipped with a DQ-200 direct-shift gearbox. The control module within the gearbox is susceptible to corrosion due to the gearbox fluid additives. This corrosion could lead to an electrical failure and result in a stall-like condition.  Read More

Toyota Tacoma Valve Spring Recall Apr 8, 2014

Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America has issued a recall for certain model year 2013-2014 Toyota Tacoma vehicles. The recall pertains to vehicles manufactured July 1, 2013- October 11, 2013. The engines of the affected vehicles were built with valve springs that could potentially break over time.  Read More

Honda Piston Recall Apr 8, 2014

Certain 2013 Honda Odyssey and 2013 Honda Pilot two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive vehicles are being recalled due to premature wear of the pistons in the motor. During the manufacturing process of the engine piston, the heat treatment process may not have been applied properly. This may result in the piston not having the proper hardness level, making it more susceptible to premature wear. Read More

GM Ignition Switch Recall Apr 8, 2014

Since the beginning of 2014, General Motors has recalled approximately 971,000 vehicles due to faulty ignition switches. There have been numerous instances where the ignition switch has moved out of the “run” position causing the engine to turn off and failure of electrical components. Additional weight on your key ring such as a key fob or more keys can increase the risk of this situation occurring. Additionally, rough road conditions can cause the key to move from the “run” position. Read More

Smart Decisions Dec 10, 2013

It’s here!  Excuse us; we’re here!  After working extensively with Splendor Design Group out of Red Bank, NJ, our website is finally complete and we are proud to offer you the online experience that you deserve.  Here, you can learn about our various professional maintenance services that help keep your vehicle running in top condition, explore the history of our company, and take advantage of our fantastic deals that we offer! Read More