Synthetic Oil for Columbia Autos

July 31, 2017

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 ... More

Hey Columbia Drivers; What Is the Most Distracting Food?

July 24, 2017

So what is the most distracting food to have in the car while driving around Columbia?Is it: A Hamburger; Coffee; A Soft Drink, or Gummy 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... More

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

July 18, 2017

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 ... More

Automotive Tips from Tim's Automotive: Timing Belt Overview

July 10, 2017

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 belts important job ... More

Fuel Saving Tip: Dirty Oil in Your Columbia Vehicle

July 2, 2017

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 ... More