• Snellville Auto Center Often Asked About Premium vs. Regular Gas

    Monday 16 October 2017

    residents often ask the question: "Will using premium gas make my car run better?" The answer is simple. But first, let's talk about what exactly premium gasoline is.Different grades of gasoline have different octane ratings. Regular gasoline has the lowest octane rating and premium the highest. Most gas stations around , , also carry a mid-grade that falls in between the two. The octane range for the different grades of gas varies by region due to altitude differences.Engines require different... read more

  • Good Timing: Proper Timing Belt Replacement Saves Money for Drivers

    Wednesday 11 October 2017

    Knowing how their engine works can help drivers make informed decisions about auto care and prevent repairs to their vehicles. This is especially true when it comes to timing belts.An engine's power is generated in the cylinders. Inside the cylinder is a piston that moves up and down while the engine is running. Power is generated in a cycle that includes four strokes of the piston. First, the piston drops and a valve at the top of the cylinder opens to let in fuel and air... read more

  • Make Your Vehicle Last

    Tuesday 03 October 2017

    We live in such a disposable society. It's amazing all the stuff we throw away. New stuff comes out so fast, we just toss the old and move on. In the old days, folks were real sticklers about taking care of their things. If something got lost or ruined by neglect, tough - they had to do without. Most drivers couldn't afford new vehicles very often, so they had to make them last as long as they could.It's a good thing that vehicles are more reliable these days. They just don't break d... read more

  • What Is a Differential and Do You Have One?

    Saturday 30 September 2017

    With front-wheel drive being so common these days in , , the differential is just taken care of during a transmission service, so most drivers don't even have to think about it. And rear-wheel drive differentials don't need to be serviced for years, so it's understandable that it's not something on the top of customers' minds. It's not uncommon for drivers to not know they have a differential let alone know that it needs service. Call Snellville Auto Center in at&nb... read more

  • Battery Replacement at Snellville Auto Center in

    Sunday 10 September 2017

    Hello, welcome to Snellville Auto Center. Today's focus is batteries. It seems like everything in runs on batteries. Of course, the batteries we're most concerned with here at Snellville Auto Center are those in our customer's vehicles. Just like the batteries in our smoke detectors or TV remote, they wear out and need to be replaced . This can be thought of as the power output used to start a cold vehicle engine. The number of cold cranking amps you need depends on... read more

  • Save Fuel by Watching Your Weight

    Monday 04 September 2017

    Most drivers are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. folks want to save the environment and our pocketbooks.And we drivers all know — or should know — that preventive maintenance will help maintain maximum fuel efficiency. But is there something more we can do? After all, some of us road warriors can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy. The more you lug aro... read more

  • Diagnosing Your Vehicle at Snellville Auto Center in

    Tuesday 29 August 2017

    When we residents get a car repair bill, we really shouldn't be surprised to find “diagnostic fees” as one of the line items. When we get a computer fixed, there is usually a charge for the time it takes to diagnose the problem. When we go to a medical doctor, most of his fee is for his ability to diagnose what's wrong. It's no different with our vehicles.Some diagnoses are fairly simple. Brake repairs at Snellville Auto Center usually require only a visual inspection, for instance... read more

  • The Snellville Auto Center Guide to Saving Fuel: Car Weight

    Monday 21 August 2017

    The team at Snellville Auto Center in , and car owners are all talking right now. Better gas mileage. Fewer emissions. drivers want to save the environment and their pocketbooks.And we all know—or should know—that preventive maintenance will help maximize fuel economy. But is there something more people in can do? After all, some of us folks can't cut back on our driving, and others would like to do more to economize.Weight is one major enemy of fuel economy... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Snellville Auto Center: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

    Friday 18 August 2017

    The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your car when you drive around .An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slips – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing bel... read more

  • All Lined Up: Wheel Alignment Service at Snellville Auto Center

    Monday 31 July 2017

    When all of your vehicle's wheels are lined up exactly with each other, your wheels are in alignment. Hitting a road hazard or even just the normal bumps and bounces of everyday driving in can cause your vehicle's wheels to be out of alignment.Driving for an extended time around when your wheels are out of alignment results in uneven tire wear. This is dangerous … and expensive. Worst case scenario, you have a blowout on a crowded highway. It can also cause premat... read more

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