Dan R's Blog

Radiator Service

The coolant system is a vital part of your vehicle. It is also the second most common cause for vehicle failures. Even though coolant system failure is fairly common, it is easy to prevent. The most recognizable part of the coolant system is the radiator. It is connected to the engine with hoses and is […]

Proper Fluids for Your Vehicle

We would like to give you an update on some of the things happening in automotive fluids. You know, cars are becoming more sophisticated everyday – and fluids such as, oil, coolant and transmission fluid are becoming more specialized at about the same pace. The do-it-yourselfer has to be pretty careful so that they do […]

Get Fresh Air Inside Your Car In Oregon

Air quality affects us wherever we are in Oregon. Many decades ago, Oregon residents began to become aware of how air pollution negatively affects health. But what about the air inside your vehicle? Cabin air filters are now coming on most new Cars since the 2000 model year. These filters clean the air in the […]

PCV Valve Replacement

The energy from exploding fuel is what powers your engine. But some of the vapors from the explosions escape into the lower part of the engine, called the crankcase. The crankcase is where your engine oil hangs out. These gases are about 70% unburned fuel. If the gases were allowed to stay in the crankcase, […]

Service to Improve Fuel Economy

The price of gas has got everyone talking. It seems that people who need a bigger vehicle to carry family and gear, or provide four wheel drive, are especially hit hard. That is why we thought it would be good to review some things that anyone can do to improve fuel economy. First let’s start […]

The Right Automotive Fluids For Toledo Drivers

All those automotive fluids can be confusing for Toledo motorists. Recent years have brought new grades of engine oil, types of transmission fluid, coolant, and brake fluid. The right fluid protects your vehicle and helps it perform at its best. The wrong fluid won’t work as well for Oregon motorists and could even cause damage. […]

Battery Basics For Oregon

It’s important for Oregon auto owners to know battery basics. First, let’s talk about which is harder on a battery – hot or cold Ohio weather. Most Toledo auto owners think it’s cold weather because that’s when we call on our batteries to have enough power to start a cold sedan engine. However, heat does […]

Getting New Tires In Oregon?

There are so many tire choices in the Oregon, Rossford, and Maumee area, selecting the right one can be a bit overwhelming for Toledo auto owners. And even though it’s kind of fun to have new tires on your sedan, they’re a significant investment for most Toledo folks so you want do it right. Here […]

Steer Right In Toledo

Virtually all vehicles come with power steering so many Oregon motorists have never driven a car or truck without it. Power steering assists you when you turn your sedan steering wheel. Without it, it would be very hard to steer. Now this power assist comes in a couple of forms. In recent years, a lot […]

The Dan R’s Automotive Guide To Vehicle Diagnosis

Modern Oregon vehicles have several computers on board that control all kinds of things like engine functions, transmission shifts, traction control, anti-lock brakes, stability control, emissions – and on some vehicles, even steering, braking and the throttle. Think about that for a minute – things that used to be controlled by simple mechanical connections now […]