Common Signs of Alternator Problemstroubleshooting Your AlternatorYour vehicle’s alternator is a vital component of its electrical system, responsible for generating electricity to power various electrical components and charge the battery. When your alternator is functioning correctly, you can enjoy uninterrupted drives with all your electronic gadgets and essential systems operating smoothly. However, like any mechanical part, alternators are not immune … Read More
How to Test an AlternatorTesting to see if your alternator is any goodThe alternator is a crucial component of your vehicle’s electrical system, responsible for generating electricity to recharge the battery and power various electrical systems while the engine is running. If your alternator fails, it can lead to a dead battery and a host of electrical problems. Therefore, knowing … Read More
One of the most common questions we hear from consumers is, “What do I need to do to take care of my car and avoid big repair bills?”
The answers are wide and varied. The most tried and true response to caring for your car is regular oil changes and maintenance. Make sure your oil is changed regularly—every 3000 miles with conventional oil, every 5000 miles with synthetic and synthetic blends. If your car has over 75,000 miles you should make a habit of checking your engine oil around its half-life (ie 2500 for synthetic)….<
Diagnostic ResultsWhat to do when you are unsure of diagnostic results There’s no other way to put it – your car being broken is stressful, and trying to sift through the technical jargon on what is actually wrong with your car can be stressful. While there are a ton of great, reputable mechanics all over the country, a few bad apples … Read More
You’ve probably known or seen this idea, or even thought, “Why on earth can’t a mechanic come to me?” In the world of plumbing and HVAC repairs on your home, it seems rather simple to just get the technician to come to you.
Is it time to replace my brakes yet? It seems like it’s been quite a long time since I replaced them. We’ve seen various blogs suggesting brakes should be replaced. Here’s 3 tips to know when It’s Time To Replace Your Brakes.
It’s not uncommon for people to ask this question. Largely, because there are some that won’t allow you to replace your brakes without replacing your rotors simultaneously. And, their explanation never seems to sit right with the customer. Here’s a couple tips to help you know when it’s time to replace your rotors.
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If you don’t know a mechanic’s tool box is somewhat different that what they might have in their shop. It’s more portable and basic. We can’t carry pneumatic tools…it’s cumbersome, there’s no electricity and it’s heavy. Battery powered impact drills have taken the place of the pneumatic wrench, for the most part anyhow. The most popular impact wrench…from what I can see…seems to be Milwaukee’s 18 and 24 impact wrench. These small strong tools fit easily into smaller tool box, tote or bag…and back up batteries are cake to carry too.
I’m constantly amazed at the lack of care car owners give. Where’s the love? One would think that a person would put more care into something that they pay so much money to acquire. Believe it or not good car care, can save your hundreds, even thousands, of dollars over the life of your car. Sure things break unexpectedly, or … Read More
Auto Monkey, is excited to announce its first female mechanic. Allison Sikes has opted to join the Auto Monkey network of mobile mechanics. Working in the Waco, Texas area, she’s been a serious mechanic for the last 10 years now, and handles all sorts of repair work, including full engine rebuilds. A long way from her “barely being able to … Read More
Everything seems to be upside down. Business and people have changed this year. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus (COVID‑19) situation and are taking steps to help keep those that rely on our platform safe. We all play a role in helping keep each other safe. That’s why as part of our Safety Standard, mobile auto technicians are required to … Read More