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Manual vs. Automatic Maintenance

By Weber Automotive
August 15, 2019 Category: Car Maintenance, Transmission

Most people know that there are two types of vehicles when it comes to transmission, manual and automatic. But, did you know that there is a different way to care for your vehicle based on the type of transmission you have? Know the Difference Between Manual and Automatic A manual transmission vehicle is easy to spot. The first thing to look for is that there are three pedals. The clutch is all the way to the left, and then you also have your brake and your gas pedals. An automatic vehicle only has the brake and the gas pedals. Another way to identify if a car is automatic or manual is the gear shifter. A manual has the inscription (pictured right), R, 1,2,3,4,5,6, whereas an automatic will say, PRNDL, for park, reverse, neutral, drive, and low gear. Fluid Change Maintenance: Automatic vs. Manual Transmission The main difference in maintenance between an automatic vehicle and a manual is how you keep up with transmission fluid. Automatic Transmission Fluid If you have an automatic,

Why is the Air Conditioning in my Car Not Working

By Weber Automotive
August 08, 2019 Category: AC And Heating

This summer is one of the hottest we have experienced in Cleveland, Ohio. If your air conditioning isnt working, that doesnt mean its going to be an expensive repair! Our specialist at Weber Automotive can help you diagnose and repair youre a/c! What is Wrong with My Air Conditioner? There are several componentsin a vehicles air conditioning system that could cause it to not work. If just one of those components is not working, it could lead to your air coming out warm. The most common issue with a broken air conditioning system in a car is that there is a refrigerant leak. That could be a hose leaking, the condenser, the evaporator coil, or any one of the components in the system can leak. It is also important to keep up with the refrigerant levels in your compressor because low refrigerant can lead to compressor damage, which causes the system to fail. What are the Options of Repairing My Cars Air Conditioning? The most important part of a/c repair is proper and honest diagnosis.

Buying a Used Car? Make Sure You Follow This Check List.

By Weber Automotive
August 01, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

Thinking about buying a used car? If you have found a car that you want to buy, go through our used car checklist to make sure you are getting a good deal. There are a few things you should do before you buy! WHAT YOU SHOULD DO BEFORE BUYING A USED CAR: Pre-Qualify Yourself Make sure you know what type of vehicle you are looking for. There are many different makes and models out there, and everyone has different wants and needs when it comes to their cars. Once you have found the kind of car you want, read up about it. Make sure you know the price range you can expect to pay, common issues with that car, the maintenance that goes into that specific car, and much more. Look at the Exterior and Interior of the Car Take a thorough look at the interior and exterior of the car. You can see signs of abuse, neglect, maybe a heavy damage repair. Take the Car for a Test Drive When test driving a car, look/listen for: Rattles, squeaks, knocks. Does it shift right? Does it seem to run smoothly? Does

Do You Know Enough About Your Tires?

By Weber Automotive
July 11, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks, Tires

Tires are one of the most important parts of your car. They are a wear item, and theyre not cheap, so you want to keep maintain them by keeping them inflated. However, when it does come time to replace them, Weber Automotive is here to help! Why is it Important to Keep Up on Your Tires? Tires are your contact between your vehicle and the road. Theyre essential forsafely stopping, turning, and accelerating. Traction is also hugely dependent on your tires, and if they are old and worn, it can cause some problems. How to Tell When it is Time for New Tires It is important to know when to replace your tires. All tires have a wear bar on them; it is a horizontal line that becomes visible as the tire wears down. Another trick to tell when it is time for new tires is with a penny! You take the penny and stick it into the tread on your tire, and if you can see the top of Lincolns head, your tires are worn out, and its time for some new ones. Many people dont know that the age of their

How Can I Make My Car Last Longer?

By Weber Automotive
June 27, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

Cars are not a cheap commodity; theyre very expensive and they can be really expensive to repair. That is why it is essential to take care of it so that its value stays high and your auto expensesstay low. At Weber Automotive, we preach maintenance because it is the only way to keep your car lasting. That is why we offer four tips to keep increase the longevity of your car. If You Want Your Car to Last... Dont be in a Hurry When youre in a hurry all the time, driving fast, and stopping quickly, it really takes a toll on your car. If youre too rough on your car, you can wear the brakes, tires, and suspension out faster than if you take your time getting from destination to destination. In addition, driving like youre in a hurry wastes gas which costs you money. Not to mention youre more inclined to get a ticket if youre speeding all the time! Keep it Clean If you want to get the full life out of your vehicle, keep it clean. It is important to keep all parts of your car clean, the

Five Questions to Ask Your Auto Repair Shop

By Weber Automotive
June 13, 2019 Category: Tips And Tricks

At Weber Automotive, we take pride in our shop and our capability to provide honest and fair auto repairs and advice to our customers and our prospective customers! That is why we want to share the five questions you should ask of your auto repair shop. It is important to take your vehicle to a reputable and knowledgeable shop because your car is a big investment and you want to make sure that the people working on it are capable and doing right by you. Five Things You Should Do Before Taking Your Car to New Auto Repair Shop: What are your online reviews, and what is your online rating? This is an important first step when looking into a new auto repair shop because reviews are really the best indicator of what you should expect from that shop. It shows past customers experiences, good and bad. It shows if the technicians are competent, servicing customerswell, and if they have theappropriate tools and equipment. Take a look at some of our reviews! How many years have you been in

The Importance of Servicing Brake Calipers in Northeast Ohio

By Weber Automotive
June 06, 2019 Category: Brakes, Car Maintenance

Brake calipers are a part of the brake system in your vehicle. They can be expensive to replace, but with preventative maintenance at Weber Automotive, your brake system will last much longer! Brake calipers are a critical component of the brake system. They are what squeezes the brake pads out of the rotor and makes the vehicle slow down and stop. And the biggest enemy of brake calipers is corrosion. Around here, because were a salt state, the problem is amplified. Brake Caliper Service at Weber Automotive So, when we talk about brake servicing or caliper servicing, we are talking brakes, pads, rotors, which are standard brake maintenance services. But at Weber, we service the calipers at the same time. We spend a little bit extra time clean the rust and corrosion off. Lubricating Your Vehicles Brake Calipers Then we lubricate with the proper grease lubricants for the caliper slides allowing them to move freely. We also highly recommend replacing the fluid because brake fluid

Advanced Equipment and Expert Education at Weber Automotive

By Weber Automotive
May 16, 2019 Category: Technology

The auto industry is rapidly growing, and theres a lot of technology involved. Every single year, vehicles get more and more advanced. In order to keep up with the ever-advancing technologies, Weber Automotive likes to take a proactive rather than a reactive approach. These days, cars are like computers on wheels. There are 10 to 12 computers, sometimes more, to communicate with each other all the time operating your vehicle. So, we not only have to understand how an engine, brakes work, exhaust systems, an all other parts of the vehicle work but you also have to know battery systems, multiple voltages, hybrid systems, etc. There are so many computers data systems throughout your car that you can even connect your phones to your car. How Weber Stays on Top of Technology The Best Equipment It takes a lot of equipment to be able to diagnose these problems when they come up because vehicles are so complex. Every year, we spend a vast amount of our money and time keeping up with new

It Takes an Experienced Tech to Identify and Repair Issues in Your Vehicle

By Weber Automotive
May 02, 2019 Category: Engine, Vehicle Inspections

There are a few signs to look for when it comes to your vehicle and when it needs to be looked at by a specialist. The first sign is pretty obvious, the check engine light. But sometimes there are other ways of knowing something is wrong with your car. Sometimes you hear a creek or another weird noise coming from your vehicle that shouldnt be happening. Either way, if you suspect something is wrong with your vehicle or there is a clear sign, like the check engine light, we recommend taking it into our shop to be looked at by our experienced technicians. Diagnosing car troubles requires a lot of knowledge of how the system works and sometimes some tenacity and creativity to actually narrow down and pinpoint where the problem is. Electronic Issues We use Pico brand scopes as theyarethe best brand of electrical lab scopes in the industry. We use this scope to help us diagnose why the check engine light comes on. In many cases, an engine malfunction is far beyond what a check engine

What to Do When Your Check Engine Light Comes On

By Weber Automotive
April 18, 2019 Category: Engine

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: Vehicle 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-

Oil Changes and Why They’re Important

By Weber Automotive
March 14, 2019 Category: 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

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

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, 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

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