• Looking Down the Road - Headlamps

    Sunday 16 July 2017

    If you've ever been driving around and had a headlamp go out, you've probably just wanted to replace the bad bulb. If your car uses halogen headlamps, they dim over time. So if you just put in one, they won't have the same brightness, which can be distracting and will affect your field of vision.To have your headlights inspected, visit us at Snellville Auto Center. We're at in , . Or give us a call at .Experts at Snellville Auto Center recommend replacing you... read more

  • Clean Fuel Makes a Happy Engine in ,

    Tuesday 11 July 2017

    If the fuel system in your vehicle is dirty, you will be hurting your engine and losing performance as you drive around , .Unless they drive a vintage car, auto owners have fuel injectors which need to be properly maintained. That is why your vehicle owner's manual has a schedule for cleaning your fuel injectors and other parts of your fuel system.Your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Snellville Auto Center in has the tools and chemicals to do the job right. Snell... read more

  • Snellville Auto Center Automotive Tips: Diagnostic Service

    Monday 03 July 2017

    Imagine waking up one morning with a stomach ache. You pick up the phone, call the doctor’s office and say, “I’ve got a really bad tummy ache. How much will it cost to make me feel better?” Of course you wouldn’t do that. You know that there could be a lot of reasons for your symptoms and that the doctor will have to examine you, ask some questions and probably run some tests before she can tell you what’s wrong and give you treatment options. This same scenar... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Snellville Auto Center: Causes of Wheel Misalignment

    Monday 26 June 2017

    When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. drivers often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like a major crash, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Your car can lose alignment over time wi... read more

  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation – PCV Valve Service at Snellville Auto Center

    Sunday 18 June 2017

    Hello ! Did you know that the first federally-mandated emissions control device was introduced in the 1960's? The Positive Crankcase Ventilation valve, or PCV valve, has been installed in vehicles since 1964 and represents the first legislation by the United States government to regulate harmful emissions as well as to improve performance in the country's vehicles.The PCV valve, as you can probably guess, is located on the crankcase. The crankcase is the lowest... read more

  • Ethics of Automotive Repair in

    Sunday 11 June 2017

    We're going to be talking about the ethics of automotive repair. It seems like news outlets really like hit-and-run reporting; they hit everyone from groceries stores to retail to physicians. And the automotive service and repair industry hasn't been given a pass either.Unfortunately, every profession in has some bad actors that hurt the reputation of everyone else. On the automotive side, industry associations and professional licensing organizations are very committe... read more

  • Diesel Maintenance for

    Sunday 04 June 2017

    At Snellville Auto Center we hear from a lot of people who are excited about the new diesel engines that will soon be available in passenger cars and SUV's. But our friends are often curious about the preventive maintenance requirements. People may not know that diesel engines have long been used extensively in Europe and Asia. In fact, in some markets, there're nearly as many diesel powered passenger cars as there are gasoline.Here's who's announced or is expected to announce new diesels for N... read more

  • Why Is My Check Engine Light On?

    Wednesday 31 May 2017

    The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some drivers, and is totally ignored by just as many. Just what it means is a mystery to most people. Let's get the urgency issues out of the way first. If your Check Engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause engine damage. Naturally, you need to get that taken care of right away. If your check engine light is flashing, you shouldn't drive at high speeds, tow or haul heavy loads... read more

  • Ask Snellville Auto Center: What Happens When a Serpentine Belt Breaks?

    Wednesday 24 May 2017

    The serpentine belt is aptly named since it snakes around under your hood. It may lack its namesake's fangs, but it sure packs a wallop when it breaks.The serpentine belt powers a lot of engine systems. It runs the alternator, which charges the battery; the water pump (on some vehicles), which cools the engine; the air conditioning, which cools the driver and passengers; and the power steering pump, which allows for easier steering. When the belt breaks, all of these systems shut down.Okay, so m... read more

  • Automotive Tips from Snellville Auto Center: Timing Belt Overview

    Sunday 14 May 2017

    In your engine, valves over each combustion chamber open to allow fresh air in, close during the combustion event, and then other valves open to let out the exhaust. All of this happens over and over thousands of times a minute when you are driving around . The timing belt’s important job is to make sure that all of this happens as it should – at precisely the right time. If the timing is off, your engine won’t run efficiently or maybe not at all – so a good timing belt i... read more

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