Why Synthetic Oil Is Best for Columbia Drivers

January 7, 2018

Hello Columbia! Today's Tim's Automotive vehicle care topic is: Synthetic Oil vs. Petroleum Based Oil. Synthetic motor oil is a substitute for petroleum based oil. If you aren't currently using it, why not? Synthetic motor oil maximizes engine power and fuel economy. To see why, we'd need... More

Tim's Automotive Alternator Replacement Service in Columbia

December 10, 2017

Your vehicle alternator doesn't get enough credit. Though your battery gets your engine started, after that it's all about the alternator. Driving around Columbia is a lot of work for your alternator, and as upgrades such as heated steering wheels, cooled seats, stability control and la... More

The Tim's Automotive Guide to Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

November 28, 2017

The automotive professionals at Tim's Automotive would like to give Columbia drivers an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, vehicles are becoming more sophisticated every day. Fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more special... More

Tim's Automotive Advice on What to Pour into Your Vehicle

June 14, 2017

Changes in vehicle design and manufacture have resulted in changed fluid requirements for our vehicles. With the sophistication of engines, transmissions, differentials, etc., it's best for Columbia residents to always use the proper type of fluid for their vehicle. Using incorrect fluids... More

Does My Choice in Oil Affect Change Intervals?

May 31, 2017

Oil changes are probably the most recognized service on a vehicle. Almost all Columbia residents know about them. But do we know enough?Several decades ago, oil changes were fairly standard: every three months or 3,000 miles or 5,000 kilometers. But recent advances in both engine technolo... More

Automotive Tips from Tim's Automotive: Battery Testing

May 12, 2017

The simple fact is that 70% of car batteries fail within 4 years. They just need to be replaced at Tim's Automotive when they are no longer able to hold a full charge.Batteries are a big ticket item for most Columbia drivers and its tempting to put off buying a new one as long as possible. But a ... More

Battery Replacement at Tim's Automotive in Columbia

December 19, 2016

Hello, welcome to Tim's Automotive. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in Columbia runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Tim's Automotive are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, ... More