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The Best Car Diagnostic Apps of 2018 for iOS & Android

Posted 2/18/19

Yeah, our mechanics love working on engines, flushing radiators, getting downright filthy. There’s grease under our fingernails from 1982, swear on our mother’s BMW scheduled maintenance plan. (We’ve got you scheduled for this Tuesday, Mom!) But that doesn’t mean we’re not huge tech geeks too....

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A $60 Gadget to Do Your Own Car Diagnostics

Posted 1/28/19

Our electrical specialists love tech. These days, cars are pretty much computers with engines and wheels, yet your average driver has no idea how to access the data. Here’s a $60 gadget that could change all that and connect your car’s interface to your computer,...

Radiator Flush: 3 Myths that Can Kill Your Car

Posted 1/21/19

Our Cincinnati car mechanics hear it all. The truth is, most car owners are very ill-informed when it comes to radiator flushes and heating and cooling systems. Myths abound, and many of them can be highly destructive if believed. Let’s take a look at some...

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How Often Do You Need a Radiator Flush?

Sediment, rust and other contaminants build up in your radiator overtime. To get the most life out of your radiator, you should have it flushed every 30,000 miles or 3 years. This is the process of adding cleaner to your radiator system to clean it out. First the old radiator fluid is removed. Then a cleaning agent is ran through the system. Finally, new radiator fluid is added as a replacement. Cleaning your radiator regularly will prevent the gaskets from breaking prematurely. The service usually costs anywhere from $100 to $150. It’s is a job you want to add to your car’s regularly scheduled maintenance to ensure top performance.

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