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Winter Driving Tips: Columbia Auto Pro

Prepare for Weather with Columbia Auto Pro One of the best ways to avoid costly auto repairs is always being prepared for the weather. The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro, a long-time ASE Certified Master Mechanic, is here to help you ensure you are ready! What’s worse than driving a vehicle unprepared for icy, winter […]

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Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro on Bump Steer and Torque Steering

Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro on Bump Steer and Torque Steering

The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro has talked about some different steering issues over the past few weeks. Bump steering and torque steering issues round out the list of the most common problems with steering.  Read more from our ASE Certified Master Mechanic. Bump Steering What I mean by this is when the steering reacts

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Winter Auto Kit Essentials: Columbia Auto Pro

An unexpected auto repair or auto emergency is never a good thing, but in winter conditions, it can kill.  Whether you’re off on a Holiday road trip or just on a winter adventure, knowing the proper equipment for a winter preparedness kit can save your life.  If you are to travel anywhere that experiences major

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Rear Differential Repairs: Columbia Auto Repair

So you think you may need work on the rear end differential? No problem!  But before you bring your car or truck in for rear differential repairs, look through this list of common signs pointing to rear differential problems. What is a rear differential? Your differential is responsible for distributing the torque in your crankshaft

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Radiator Hose Emergency Repair: Columbia Auto

There is little worse than being broke down on the side of the road with your radiator hose steaming and spitting with no cash for a tow.  Before you give up and scream, let’s look at your emergency roadside auto repair option.  I stress roadside and emergency, meaning this is a temporary fix to a

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Fuel Economy Tips: Columbia Auto Repair

ASE Certified mechanic Michael Sanford knows all about the issues drivers face.  Today our Columbia, SC Auto Repair Pro is saving you cash by helping you improve your gas mileage. Check your Air Filter If your air filter is filled with debris it restricts the air flow into your engine.  This affects the automobile’s performance

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Jump Start Guide: Columbia Auto Repair

Having a set of jumper cables and knowing how to use them can be a real life saver.  You do not need to know anything at all about auto repair to properly use a set of jumper cables to jump start your battery.  I’m going to walk you through a simple jump start and you

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Timing Belt Check: Columbia Auto Repair

Do you know how to inspect your timing belt?  I have talked before about the importance of regular automotive maintenance.  Inspecting your timing belt may be one of the simplest and most important steps in regular auto maintenance.  Simple and important do not usually seem to go hand in hand, but this time it is

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Tow Strap Usage: Columbia Auto Repair

There are times when having a tow strap and knowing how to use it can be a real life saver.  Let’s say you get stuck.  A tow strap and a willing helper can get you back on hard ground and out of the lurch you would have been in.  Breakdowns can be towed using a

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Replace PCV Valve: Columbia Auto Pro

The PCV Valve is little more than a plastic piece performing a less-than-vital function.  It is a piece of basic plumbing so to speak, but Federal regulations have made it much, much more important.  The PCV Valve is actually an important component of your automobile’s emission control system.  Should the PCV valve get clogged, the

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