Tim's Automotive: Columbia, Missouri Auto Repair
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Deciphering the Tim's Automotive Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Columbia, Missouri, service centers like Tim's Automotive have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alph... Read More

Are Modern Vehicles Maintenance Free?

In our auto video today we'll be talking with Alan Peterson about myths surrounding automotive maintenance. You can lump these myths into the statement that "modern vehicles are so reliable, they are virtually maintenance free."Any good myth has some elements of truth. No offense to Col... Read More

Why People in Columbia Hesitate to Get Their Vehicle Serviced

A recent report stated that over 80 percent of the vehicles on our Columbia, Missouri, roads have one or more service or repair that's needed but hasn't been taken care of. Now that's a lot of undone service. That translates into something over 160 million vehicles in North America alone... Read More

When You Hear the Crash in Columbia: What to Do After an Accident

Motorists in North America drive about 3 trillion miles/4.8 trillion kilometers every year. There are over 250+ million licensed drivers, and approximately 6.2 million accidents happen every year. Unfortunately, if we're going to drive vehicles, there are going to be accidents. Knowing what to do... Read More

Getting New Tires in Columbia?

There are so many tire choices in the Columbia area that selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for drivers. And even though it's kind of fun to have new tires on your vehicle, they're a significant investment for most Columbia area folks so you want do it right.Tip: talk with your fri... Read More

Air Conditioning Maintenance at Tim's Automotive in Columbia

Warm weather or cold, Columbia drivers still need to think about their vehicle's air conditioning. Most Columbia people don't service their air conditioning until after it fails. At Tim's Automotive, we can advise you on your vehicle manufacturers preventive maintenance schedules for ai... Read More

Fuel Injector Cleaning at Tim's Automotive

In very simple terms, a fuel injector is a valve that squirts fuel into your vehicle engine. Your engine control computer tells the fuel injector how much fuel to deliver as well as the precise time it should be delivered. Of course this happens thousands of times a minute in every sing... Read More

Keys to a Long Lasting Vehicle

We live in a disposable society. Everything from elaborate packaging to our clothing. Even cell phones are disposable. When replacement is cheaper than repair, the term "built to last" goes by the wayside. An exception is our vehicles. They're still a very big investment and Columbia dri... Read More

Tire Replacement: What Columbia Drivers Need to Know

Looking at getting some new tires? Maybe the real reason for wanting those off-highway tires is that they look cool. Well there's nothing wrong with that. If you make sure that you've got your functional needs covered with your selection, then you can have some fun with where you go fro... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Car Weight and Your Missouri Driving

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Everyone from Columbia knows this makes sense.Some of us in the Columbia area carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I'm not talkin' what you see in the mirror.Guys: sports equipment and tools. Ladies: well, just take a look around the passenger com... Read More

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