The most expensive repair you can make is one that's not needed. How do you prevent this? With proper
During Covid, we reached out to the clients we hadn't heard from because let's face it, people weren't driving. We just wanted to make sure that everyone was ok, and we offered our services to run errands, whatever they needed. We are always happy to help our community.
This has been the tagline at Weber Automotive forever. We love it because it’s catchy, but more importantly because
We maintain a fleet of complimentary loaner vehicles for our clients to use while their cars are in our shop. We also offer a shuttle service for the elderly. And don't forget, we do our best to give back to the
Bryan Weber started Weber Automotive in 1995. Since then, we’ve grown and moved into our current location in
As you can see by the photo related to this blog, maintaining a used vehicle will save you thousands over purchasing a new
We’ve all been the victim of a flat tire at least once in our lifetime. How do you know if a tire can be repaired or if it should be replaced? Repairing Your Tire If a puncture or damage occurs in the center of the tread area, the tire can be repaired. We use a patch plug kit in most tire repairs which is the best method for safe tire repair. However, suppose the damage to your tire is extensive in the sidewall or shoulder of the tire. In that case, it isn’t repairable and needs to be replaced. Using TPMS For Replacing Your Tire You will more than likely need a TPMS repair kit when replacing your tire. This stands for Tire Pressure Monitoring System. In newer vehicles, this feature monitors tire pressure & will alert you on your dashboard if there is an issue that needs to be addressed. Changes in air temperature can cause tire pressure to drop temporarily, which may cause the TPMS sensor to alert you. Typically, you will know if the issue is due to air temperature, as all of your tires will probably be lower than average. Learn More Today Learn more about tire repair and TPMS by visiting our website for more
Some of our vehicles are equipped with what is called all-wheel drive. For other people, their cars are equipped with what is termed four-wheel drive. What is the difference between the two, and are there any pros or cons?
Cars today can run a lot longer than they used to. In today's blog, we want to touch on service intervals for higher milage cars. The Mileage Portion Cars today are a lot tougher than they used to be. 100,000 miles used to be a major milestone back in the day. However, in today’s world, that’s barely anything to be boasting about. Before, you used to need to come in for high mileage service at around 10,000-15,000 miles. Now, it’s more like 50,000-80,000 miles, sometimes even 100,000 miles, before most newer vehicles need to come in for high mileage maintenance. To get the most out of your money and your vehicle, you want to make sure you’re coming in for high mileage service at around 100,000-200,000 miles. If you've stayed up on routine maintenance, you're typically in a good place. Maintaining your higher mileage vehicles properly allows things like your spark plugs, air filters, and transmission fluid to last much longer. If you ignore all the maintenance however, you'll be running into a log of problems. The intervals for some routine maintenance might be shortened a little bit after you hit 100,000 miles, but not neccarily by much because most things like spark plugs, air filters, transmission fluids, etc. last a lot longer than they used to. Weber Automotive Has You Covered At Weber Automotive, we ensure proper high mileage maintenance by keeping track of your miles
We all know that when we turn on our cars, the engine comes on. Whether you start the car with a key or push a button, each vehicle has very intricate components. One of those components is the serpentine belt. The Importance Of Serpentine Belts The moment you turn on your vehicle or use the air conditioning system, energy is distributed around the car and towards the engine. Through the machine, the energy is sent out through what is called a serpentine belt. In an automobile engine, serpentine belts drive peripheral devices such as an alternator, power steering pump, water pump, air conditioning compressor, air pump, etc. Straps may also be guided by an idler pulley and a belt tensioner. Most cars have one serpentine belt while some cars have two. Either way, the serpentine belt takes power from the engine to various components, like the air conditioning compressor. Serpentine belts have a significant job, and without them, your vehicle is dead in the water. Taking Care Of Serpentine Belts Serpentine belts can wear down over time, causing the belt to slip out of place and damage your engine. These belts usually last from 60,000 to 100,000 miles. However, remember it's not just the serpentine belt you need to keep up with. The serpentine belt gets help from other smaller components inside your engine, so it's best to have professionals go in and change the strap for you so they can check the other surrounding components as
We all have them in our vehicles. Sometimes they need to be replaced after a certain amount of wear and tear. But what exactly are differentials and how do they work? Weber Automotive can help you answer all this and more. Understanding Differentials Whether you have a car, truck, or van, every single vehicle has differentials. When the engine transmits the power through the driveshaft, it has to get to the wheel somehow. Meaning it always goes through what is called a differential. With front-wheel-drive (FWD), the differential is installed inside a housing next to the transmission called the transaxle. Essentially, the differential transmits engine power to the wheels, allowing each to turn at a different speed when turning your vehicle. Taking Proper Care of Your Differentials Most people do not know this, but your differentials have a liquid inside, a sort of oil-type fluid that helps lubricate the gears when driving. The fluid inside needs to be serviced now and then to maintain proper differentials inside your vehicle. Differentials do not require a lot of maintenance, but they need to be looked at now and again. The components inside the differentials do wear over time, so it is highly recommended to drain that fluid out and insert new fluid. Contact Us For More Information On Differentials Our professionals at Weber Automotive can assist you with servicing your vehicle and checking your differentials to ensure they are properly lu
What is fuel system cleaning and why do we need to do it? Weber Automotive has the answers. Understanding Fuel System Cleaning Regardless of what type of vehicle you drive, every gas or diesel manufacturer puts detergents inside your fuel system for cleaning. So, this is good because it guarantees your car is maintaining some fuel system cleaning component. But over the last several years, a new type of fuel injection has been used to gain tremendous efficiency. This fuel injection is called direct injection. Direct injection, also called petrol direct injection for gasoline-fueled engines, creates a mixture by injecting fuel directly into the combustion chamber. In contrast, manifold fuel injection injects fuel into the intake manifold. Cleaning Your Fuel System Keeping your fuel system clean allows your vehicle to be adequately maintained and keeps you safe on the road. You need to hook up a setup and a device that will push the cleaner right through the airstream. This allows any sludge or varnish built up in your fuel system to be washed out entirely. If not correctly cared for, your fuel system will eventually need further repairs. For instance, you might need to take your engine apart, remove the cylinders, and clean out all the carbon built up over time. This would mean more money spent on car maintenance and that's something we all want to avoid. Discover More About Fuel System Cleaning Our professionals at W