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What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

By Weber Automotive
April 18, 2019 Category: Check Engine Light

Many car owners believe that they can take their cars into any shop when their check engine light comes on and the shop will scan the vehicle and immediately identify the issue. However, the scan does not tell you what the problem is; it only tells you that there is an issue. What Happens When the Check Engine Light Comes On? When the check engine light comes on it means the computer that operates the power train sees something out of its programmed parameters, and that generally indicates theres a problem with the vehicle. At Weber Automotive, we offer a free code scan in order to provide our customers with more value. If your check engine light comes on, we will run our code scanner which gives us direction to tell you where the problem is. From there we can tell you what tests have to be done beyond that scan to determine exactly whats causing that light to come on. The code is not a diagnosis as it does not tell you what needs to be done to solve that problem. Car Doctors It

The Importance of Regular Inspection on Your Vehicle

By Weber Automotive
April 11, 2019 Category: Inspections

A full inspection is an important part of preventative maintenance for your vehicle, and you cant get it done everywhere! If you take your car to one of those quick lube businesses, they will inspect your vehicle, but youre only going to get basic checks. Our Policy Unlike many other shops, we have a policy that every time a vehicle comes in a shop for an oil change or whatever it may be that we do a full inspection including a digital inspection. We record whats wrong with any part. We check every light bulb, exterior, and interior, on the vehicle. We look under the hood as seen in the picture below. We check your belts, hoses, fluids, air filter, for oil leaks, and much more. Why We Always Do Inspections The reasons we always do inspections is to serve our customers better. Its better to know about any malfunctions or leaks ahead of time rather than when it causes a major problem. This approach saves you money as repairs, when caught early, cost much less than a full-on replacement.

There is More to Maintaining Your Car Than Just an Oil Change

By Weber Automotive
April 04, 2019 Category: Car Maintenance, Tips And Tricks,

Theres a lot more than just an oil change when it comes to maintenance on your vehicle. Everyone knows that youve got to keep up with your engine oil or your engine will go bad. However, the same is true for many other parts of your car. There is transmission fluid, differential fluid, brake fluid, air filters, cabin air filter, spark plugs, and more! Theres a lot of different areas of maintenance that are required to keep your car running well and for a long time. Keeping up on regular maintenance allows you to have the most extended life in your car and ensures that it runs correctly. Therefore, routine maintenance will help you avoid expensive repairs or replacements. How These Maintenance Services Will Help You: Engine oil changes- If you want your engine to run longer and better Cabin air filters- if you want to have good airflow with clean air coming in the vehicle when using the heat or the air conditioning then replace the cabin air filter occasionally Engineer filters-

Don’t Replace Your Transmission When We Can Repair It!

By Weber Automotive
March 28, 2019 Category: Transmission, Transmission Fluid

When it comes to transmission care, our certified technicians at Weber Automotive are the best around! Most of the time, you dont hear about transmission repairs because more often than not, most automotive shops do not know how to open up a transmission. However, Weber Automotive can, and we can usually repair your transmission at a fraction of the cost of replacing it with the other guys. What is a Transmission? The transmission is the part of your car which converts power from the engine, allowing gears to change, moving the wheels, making the car drive forward. Below you can see an image of an animated dissected transmission. Transmission Fluid Each manufacturer has their own recommendation for how often to change your transmission fluid. However, most manufacturers are now claiming that transmission fluid will be good for the life of the transmission. This is true, but pieces of clutch plates accumulate in the fluid, which causes it to wear seals, gaskets, and hoses over time.

Engine Repair Experts

By Weber Automotive
March 21, 2019 Category: Auto Services, Engine, Automotive

Weve all seen it before:youre driving home from work, and the dreaded check engine light comes on. At that moment you fear how this is going to affect your wallet. After all, the most expensive repairs in the automotive industry involve car engines. However, our people at Weber Automotive have unique talents that most auto repair shops do not possess. Bryan Weber has been tinkering with all type of engines since he was a child, which has rendered him well equipped to fix any engine problems you may have. For example, at our shop inNorth Olmsted, we recently had a 2013 x3 BMW with 79,000 miles when the check engine light came on. The owner was following the manufacturers maintenance schedule and recommendation to a T, and yet they still had an engine malfunction. The owner of the BMW then took their car into the manufactures shop, and they said the engine needed to be replaced, as they did not have the knowledge or experience to fix the issue. This would have cost the owner 10-15-thousand

Oil Changes and Why They’re Important

By Weber Automotive
March 14, 2019 Category: Oil Change, Automotive, Car Maintenance, Auto Services

When you think of car maintenance one of the first things that comes to mind is probably an oil change. Not only are oil changes the most common form of car maintenance but they are also the cheapest. Thats great news considering keeping up on your engines oil is the single most important thing you could do to keep your car running smooth. Moreover, the engine can be the most expensive part of the car to service or replace. So why not protect it? How Do Oil Changes Protect My Cars Engine? Most cars these days have a variable valve timing solenoid. This component makes cars more fuel efficient and gives them more power. However, these valves create a lot of small passageways for the oil to travel through which causes oil sludge build-up. The oil needs to run as quickly and freely as possible, otherwise, the engine runs on less oil which can cause it to deteriorate. Below is an animation showing the passageways in thevariable valve timing solenoid, and the oil that can get stuck in them... When

Truck Repair Services in North Olmsted

By Weber Automotive
February 15, 2019 Category: Auto Services

Will my truck fit into your auto shop? If youre a truck owner, it can be hard to find an automotive shop big enough to service your truck, especially when youre dealing with automotive issues that require your truck to be lifted. If you have a light truck, like most pickup trucks, a Ford F150 or Chevy Silverado, you probably dont have this concern. The fit may be a little tight, but you know they can service your truck no problem. If you have a bigger truck - a medium duty truck, F550 or even dump truck, where can you go to be serviced? Truck Capacity Here at Weber Automotive, our shop is large enough to handle things like box-trucks, medium duty trucks, F550s, dump trucks without a problem. Our facility has 8 bays with very tall ceilings and heavy lifts. We have an alignment lift with the longest capacity in the city. The length of our alignment lift allows us to service vehicles like quad cabs or long bed Ford, Chevy, or Chrysler pickup trucks without issue. What if my truck is

The Importance of Having Certified Auto Technicians

By Weber Automotive
February 01, 2019 Category: General, About Us

Does taking your automobile in for a repair make you uneasy? It shouldnt. Here at Weber Automotivewe understand that not everyone delivers honest and fair auto repair as we have always done. We believe in providing honest service to our customers which is why all of our technicians are certified in every aspect of a vehicle by ASE (The National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence). You can trust our certified technicians atWeber Automotive in North Olmsted, OH with the care of your vehicle. why should I trust my vehicle to a certified technician? There are a lot of people in the auto business that have no problem taking advantage of you by saying something is wrong with your car when there isnt, and thats just not something we have ever done. Its very important to us that all of our technicians are certified in every area of a vehicle. Having certified technicians on staff allows us to diagnose problems quickly, which ends up being cheaper for our customers. Were not guessing

The Importance of Car Alignments

By Weber Automotive
January 23, 2019 Category: Auto Services, Tires, Car Maintenance, Wheel Alignment

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and website visitors in our services and the technology behind them. In our video series, Jacqui and Weber Automotive Owner, Bryan Weber, talk about auto repairs, services, and the process that power them.Watch or read the transcription below to learn about the importance of car alignments! Have you ever wondered what makes a car alignment important? We asked Bryan Weber of Weber Automotive this question to get down to the answers. Here are some of the important reasons to get a car alignment Pre-mature wear on your tires. Extending the life of your tires. Tires can range from $400.00 - $1000.00 to replace so a simple alignment can save you costs. Fuel consumption is another reason to get an alignment. Yes, you can actually save fuel with a properly aligned set of tires. Technical Reasoning Behind a Tire Alignment If your anything like us, your usually skeptical when it comes to unnecessary expenditures and a

North Olmsted Auto Repair: HVAC, Recharging and Refrigerant

By Weber Automotive
January 11, 2019 Category: AC And Heating

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engageour customers and website visitors in our services and the technology behind them.In our video series, Jacqui and Weber Automotive Owner, Bryan Weber, talk about auto repairs, services, and the process that powerthem. In this video, we talk about heating and cooling systems in cars. Watch or read the transcription below! Automotive HVAC Systems The weather in Northeast Ohio is extreme. Its really cold in the winter and really hot and humid in the summer, especially in July. When it comes toheating and air conditioning your car, how does Weber Automotive help you feel comfortable no matter the temperature? (Learn More About AC and Heatinghere.) Automotive Air Conditioning Automotive air conditioning beginning to become really high-tech. It used to be, in the 70s, a regular car would have roughly 4 pounds of refrigerant. Now, most cars have less than a pound of refrigerant. Its a huge difference. The Charge is Critical to Systems

North Olmsted's Independent Auto Shop Offers Loaner Cars and Shuttle for Extended Repairs

By Weber Automotive
January 04, 2019 Category: Loaner Cars, Auto Services, General

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In our video series, Jacqui and owner, Bryan Weber, talk about the latest tech, products, and some of our coolest projects. This video is all about our loaner car and shuttle service we offer while our customers are getting repairs done at our facility. Watch or read the transcription below! If you just wrecked your car, youll probably need to order some parts, and it might be in the shop for quite a while. If youre under 25, you cant get a rental car. So, Weber has come up with options for all customers so they dont have to put their lives on hold for an auto repair. Dont Put Your Life on Hold for Your Car Repair When we have a repair beyond an oil change, its going to take an extended period of time. Maybe half a day, a day, maybe three or four days. It just depends on what it takes, what the service is, and if we need to get parts. We have a small

Weber Automotive Takes Action to be an Environmentally Friendly Auto Shop

By Weber Automotive
December 20, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks, Environmental Impact

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In our video series, Jacqui and Bryan talk about the latest tech, products, and some of our coolest projects. This video is all about our environmental impact and how we combat negative effects each day. Watch or read the transcription below! In the auto industry and in the world in general, there is a lot of waste happening and the environment is really important. We believe that were borrowing the environment in the world we live in from our kids and grandkids. So, we like to minimize our impact on our environment. Recycling On Site One of the things weve done in order to minimize our impact on the environment is brought in a recycling dumpster to always be on hand, since its not provided near our location. This is important because in each city, you probably have to pay to have an extra dumpster like that on site. Its not provided, we do pay for

Digital Inspections Grant Peace of Mind and Allow Car Owners to Get Photos via Text / Email

By Weber Automotive
December 13, 2018 Category: Auto Services, Vehicle Inspections, Auto Service Technology

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to engage our customers and users about our services and the technology behind the scenes. In our video series, our owner Bryan and Jacqui discuss topics that are taking Weber auto care to the next level. We implement technology with auto care and service. This video is all about our digital inspection service, which is all done digitally through a mobile device. Watch or read the transcription below! What Are Digital Inspections? We live in a digital age and even in the auto industry having digital services is really important. At Weber Automotive, we do something called digital inspections. What is that exactly? Digital inspections are when we whenever we get a car in for any type of service its very important and for us to look the car over, thoroughly. We do an inspection and have some varying points. Some points are comprehensive and some are brief, but what we do that is kind of unique is that digital inspection. We run through an

The Importance of Well-Balanced Wheels and New Auto Repair Technology

By Weber Automotive
December 06, 2018 Category: Tires, Car Maintenance, Auto Services

Weber Automotive has partnered with Virteom to talk about the meaning of Honest and Fair Auto Repair through video. At Weber Automotive, we aim to be the best in the business. These videos help us inform our customers along with residents of North Olmsted and surrounding areas about their cars and vehicles. *below is a transcription of the video. Tire Balancing Machine Simulates Road Pressure to Give You a Smooth Ride Bryan, the owner of Weber Automotive sits with Jacqui to discuss tires for your car - balanceand quality. Weber picked up a new machine, made by Hunter, and its a wheel balancer that has a road force simulator on it. Theres a spinning wheel that rapidly spins the tire to be balanced and while its spinning it has 1200 pounds of pressure against it simulating the road force against the tires. So instead of just spinning and balancing it also simulates the road force. What that amounts to is that there an incredibly accurate balance. So the car just rolls on the road

Brake Caliper Servicing? What's That?

By Weber Automotive
May 31, 2018 Category: Brakes

If youre not a hard-core car enthusiast, you may not understand all of the maintenance that needs to happen to keep your vehicle running at its best. One important process that you might not realize your vehicle needs is brake caliper servicing. You may be wondering what brake calipers are! Brake calipers house the brake pads and, using brackets, pistons and caliper slide pins, help push the pads into the brake rotors when you apply the brakes. Over time, the slide pins lose their lubrication and dont slide the calipers so well. This lack of lubrication causes a few things to happen. First, because the brakes dont contact the rotor properly, your brake pads can wear unevenly. Second, the slide pins may stick, causing the brake pad to continually contact the rotor, resulting in a buildup of heat, which wears your brake pads down faster. Third, your brakes stopping power may be weak due to the brake pads not hitting the full surface of the brake rotor. All this means you arent getting the

Squeaks and Noises

By Weber Automotive
May 03, 2018 Category: General

Now that the weather is (finally!) warming up, you are sure to be driving with the windows down, enjoying the warm breeze. Also coming through the window may be squeaks noises you hadnt heard with the windows rolled up. A loose or worn serpentine belt will cause a squealing noise coming from under the hood. A slipping belt can be heard immediately after starting the car when the belt starts to move. Have your automotive professional check if the belt is loose or needs to be replaced altogether. Squeaking noises may be a sign that your brakes need to be inspected, or perhaps your shocks struts took a beating this past winter. Do you hear thenoisewhen you turn a corner? Thisnoiseusually comes from yourcarssuspension and often is caused by normal wear or from hitting potholes or other road debris. Worn out bearingsmake noise as well, as they are a buffer between the axle and the wheel. The friction from the worn-out bearings is what can cause the humming noise. Under-inflated tires

Preserving the Life of Your Fuel Pump

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks

Two Tips for Helping Your Fuel Pump Last Longer Fuel pumps can be an expensive and unwanted hassle to replace. You can improve fuel pump longevity in your vehicle by using these simple tips. Save yourself time, money and stress by incorporating the following into your car-care regimen. 1. Avoid Contamination Fuel tank contamination can destroy your fuel pump. Contamination can occur from the fuel itself or simply from an older fuel tank. Buying your fuel from a reputable pumping station can reduce the risk of poor-quality fuels contaminating your fuel pump. When the fuel is clean, the risk is considerably less. If you are dealing with an older vehicle and therefore an older fuel tank, the build-up of rust from corrosion that can occur over many years may be contaminating your fuel from inside your vehicle. The solution here is to have your tank cleaned thoroughly. In some cases, depending on the level of corrosion, it may even need to be replaced. 2. Dont Go Below a Quarter Tank Youre

Quality Replacement Parts

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Auto Clinic

Let me tell you about an experience, at a well-established Italian restaurant, that had changed hands a few months ago. The previous owners were an Italian couple that used old family recipes and fresh ingredients to make their pasta and sauces from scratch. They enjoyed stellar reviews for decades. The new owners took a different approach. The cooks followed the same recipes, but were told to use bagged salads, canned sauces and vegetables, frozen meat, and boxed pasta. As you can imagine, there was a difference between the old and new way of preparing the food and their online reviews reflected that change. Same chefs same recipes. Poor ingredients. From that story, you can understand how quality affects results. The same applies to the quality of replacement parts that an auto repair shop places in your vehicle. The parts need to deliver the performance you expect right out of the box and over the long haul. At Weber Automotive, our North Olmsted auto repair shop features quality

What's Gasoline Octane?

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Tips And Tricks

Have you ever wondered why there are different grades of gasoline? All grades of gasoline have whats called an octane rating. So what is it and, more importantly, what should you use in your vehicles? What It Tells You First of all, the engine in your vehicle burns fuel by compression in other words, your engine is an internal combustion engine or burns fuel internally. The engine allows a mixture of air and fuel into the combustion area and a piston then compresses this mixture. Your spark plug then ignites this mixture causing an internally explosion that produces the power to run your engine. Therefore, the octane rating tells you how much the gasoline can be compressed before it ignites spontaneously. Should gasoline ever ignite by compression rather than by the spark plug, then it would cause the engine to knock, possibly damaging your engine (think of it as taking a hammer striking the top part of your piston) obviously this is not something thats desirable. For Example Take

Is Your Car Leaking Fluid?

By Weber Automotive
February 13, 2018 Category: Auto Clinic, Tips And Tricks

Leaking Fluids Because automotive fluids provide essential braking, cooling and lubrication, it is important to identify and correct the problem as quickly as possible. The loss of fluids, even in the slightest, can have an adverse effect on vehicle performance or worse. When there is no fluid to lubricate the engine, for example, a repair that would have been inexpensive initially could cost far more if ignored and engine failure occurred. Because of this, it is important for all vehicle owners to understand how to identify what type of fluid may be leaking from their car or truck. While many leaks are easy to identify, others can be more of a challenge. Knowing where and what to look for is the first step in identifying what may be leaking. On the following pages you will find some helpful tips about the types of fluids used in modern day vehicles, what they look like when they drip onto the driveway and where these fluids may be coming from. Since finding the location of a leak can

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