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Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Mechanic on Winter Driving Tips

Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Mechanic on Winter Driving Tips

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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Top 10 Spring Fixes for Your Car w Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Top 10 Spring Fixes for Your Car w Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Spring has long been associated with new beginnings, new growth and fresh starts.  So along with your spring planting and spring cleaning, be sure to remember to perform your spring auto check.  The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro will walk you through the spring fix ups, auto maintenance and checkups that you should be doing. 

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The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro on Tire Repairs Patch vs Plug

The Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro on Tire Repairs Patch vs Plug

Used to be, if you had a nail in a tire, it was fixed using a plug that would get inserted upon removing the nail. As radial tires became more common, they instead began to dismount the tire and repair it using a patch on the inside. In recent years, you may have seen resurgence

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Troubleshooting Using Too Much Oil w Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Troubleshooting Using Too Much Oil w Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

If your engine is using too much oil, you, your auto repair shop or a mechanic need to find out why.  When a vehicle is operating as it should, you should not ever need to add much oil. If you need to add a quart or greater between oil changes, you have an issue. Lucky

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Five Tips to Improve Fuel Economy by the Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Five Tips to Improve Fuel Economy by the Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

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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Diagnosing Exhaust Smoke with Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Diagnosing Exhaust Smoke with Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Sure, on a cool morning your exhaust might make a little steam, but when it’s smoke coming out of your tailpipe, you need to find out why. Exhaust Smoke: Troubleshooting by Color Exhaust smoke generally occurs in one of three colors.  The exhaust smoke will either be black, white or blue.  The color of the

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Auto Repair Essential Tools You Need by Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Auto Repair Essential Tools You Need by Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Toolbox Essentials Every Home Mechanic Should Have Anyone that wants to do auto repairs at home need to have a toolbox ready with the right tools for the job.  While this list in no way covers all of the tools you will need for any auto repair, it will cover the essentials you need. To

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Auto Problems & Accidents - Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Tips

Auto Problems & Accidents – Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro Tips

Not all auto accidents are caused by human error. Sometimes mechanical failure or needed auto repairs can be at fault for serious accidents.  Here are five known auto issues that can lead to accidents. You should never put off necessary maintenance nor needed auto repairs – it could cost lives. Underinflated or Worn Tires When

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What is that NOISE? Sounds That Say You Need Auto Repairs

What is that NOISE? Sounds That Say You Need Auto Repairs

Wheel Noises – Chirping or Squealing Sounds Chirping or squealing sounds from the wheel area may be a sign of bad wheel bearings or an axle bearing that is deteriorating. The cyclic noise will most often change with the rate of speed or may come and go at different speeds. This is a noise that

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Basic Auto Problems Guide 5 – By Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Basic Auto Problems Guide 5 – By Columbia SC Auto Repair Pro

Auto repairs are a trouble faced by all drivers.  We will all experience unexpected breakdowns, but knowing what to do or at least what may be going on can ease the stress.  A variety of auto problems can be responsible for a breakdown, but here are more of the most common auto troubles you may

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