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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,

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

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, Car Maintenance

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.

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

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

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

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