Tim's Automotive: Columbia, Missouri Auto Repair
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What Columbia Customers like About Us at Tim's Automotive

A big part of the service we provide at Tim's Automotive for our Columbia customers is education. We want you to feel confident with your service decisions.And we're always open to questions from our valued Columbia area customers. Even though we try to be proactive in our Tim's Automotive autom... Read More

A Cool and Smooth Transmission in Columbia

When it comes to preventive maintenance on our vehicles, most of us Columbia drivers remember to get our oil changed. But services that occur at longer intervals — like transmission service — sometimes get overlooked. Yet transmission service is part of car care. A poorly maintained trans... Read More

Combustion Choreography: Timing Belt Replacement at Tim's Automotive in Columbia

Have you ever seen a ballet performance? Have you wondered how all of those dancers manage to travel all over the stage jumping and twirling and never crash into each other? That's the job of a choreographer.Our auto engines are also highly choreographed. Pistons travel up and down inside cylinde... Read More

Direct Fuel Injection Update from Tim's Automotive

For those of you in Columbia, Missouri who pay attention to these things, you may have been hearing about the new direct injection engines and want to learn more about them. Some deliver the power of a V8 with the economy of a V6.For example, in one family of engines the conventional V6 m... Read More

Synthetic Oil for Columbia Autos

If you are a driver in Columbia and you aren't currently using synthetic motor oil in your vehicle, maybe now's the time to consider it. Need more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. Synthetic oil doesn't gel or gum-up like petroleum based oil ... Read More

Hey Columbia Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Columbia?Is it:A Hamburger;Coffee;A Soft Drink, orGummy Bears?Well, you may be surprised to learn that all but the gummy bears are in the top ten most distracting foods when you are driving. But if you chos... Read More

Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Columbia Drivers

Knowing how their engine works can help Columbia drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and ... Read More

Automotive Tips from Tim's Automotive: Timing Belt Overview

In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around Columbia. The timing belt’s important job... Read More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbia Vehicle

If you're a quart low in your vehicle, there isn't enough motor oil to lubricate your engine properly. The extra friction causes drag that reduces fuel economy while you're driving around the Columbia area.The same goes for dirty oil; it doesn't reduce friction properly. The result is you ... Read More

Gas Savings in Columbia: Sharpen Your Pencil

High gas prices in Columbia increase the cost of living for Missouri drivers. You've probably budgeted a certain amount for vehicle related expenses. Increased fuel costs now consume a larger portion of our incomes, causing some Columbia vehicle owners to skimp in other areas – like sched... Read More

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