Mike's Emission Clinic Blog

How to get your vehicle ready for summer

You may know that it is imperative to prep your vehicle for the harsh winter months, but summer maintenance is important too. There are automotive measures that you should take when things heat up, and you’re ready to hit the road for that hard-earned vacation. Nice...

3 Signs you forgot to get an oil change

Ideally, you should get your car’s oil changed as often as the manufacturer suggests, anywhere from every 3,000 to 7,000 miles, depending on the vehicle. But something as routine as an oil change is easy to forget. If you notice any of the following three signs when...

3 Symptoms of an exhaust leak

Exhaust systems work hard for your car and for you. How, you ask? The exhaust system removes harmful emissions from your vehicle's emissions and converts them into less harmful exhaust that is then routed out the tailpipe. Without a properly working exhaust system...

Get your car ready for Spring

Get your car or truck prepared today to remedy some of the inevitable damage done during cold weather driving. Alignment - Potholes and less than optimum driving conditions can throw your vehicle out of alignment. If your vehicle is pulling to one side or displays any...

Why Your Car Needs An Annual Tune-Up

Why Your Car Needs An Annual Tune-Up It's been said an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and while the phrase was coined long before automobiles were invented, that maxim couldn't apply more when it comes to our four-wheeled friends. It's often difficult...

Preventative Maintenance

You may think that if you consistently change your engine oil, you are immune to catastrophic failure. Not so. No matter how much you maintain or even hope that nothing will go wrong, it will. No one can predict when or where, but by having the vehicle regularly...

Winter Warning!

When the weather turns abruptly, as it did last night, please remember to give yourself ample room to stop. Braking can be hampered by the snow and ice so please take care and make sure your brakes are up to par! At American Brake and Muffler Shop, we offer Complete...

Welcome to the American Brake and Muffler Auto Repair Blog

We'll be posting here from now on about a variety of topics including auto repair and maintenance, seasonal auto repair tips, company news and updates, and more. If you have any questions or auto repair needs we encourage you to contact our shop office at...

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