Automotive tips, tricks, and more from the technicans at Lake City Auto Care!

Car brakes have progressed far compared to the wooden block braking systems of old, becoming much safer and more efficient. In modern times, only two types of brakes see widespread use in roadgoing vehicles: drum and disc brakes.  While both operate on similar principles and hydraulic assistance, both designs have pros and cons that make […]

There might be nothing worse than waking up on a chilly morning, shoveling snow, and scraping ice off your car, all for your engine to not even turn over.  Winters are just as hard for vehicles as they are for us. In this article, we’ll give you the rundown on what to look for in […]

Diesel and gasoline are the most common fuel types used in internal combustion engines., Diesel and gas work very differently, and are not interchangeable. Running a gasoline engine with diesel in it can cause extensive problems. Although uncommon, people have accidentally put diesel in their gasoline vehicles. In this article, we are going to look […]

Have you noticed your vehicle idling high at stop lights or while parked? Maybe you’ve noticed your engine sounds louder or less happy than normal. There are various reasons your vehicle could be experiencing these issues. In this article, we’ll cover some of the most common sources of a high idle, and what you should […]

It’s common to think that the car battery is what keeps all your lights and accessories powered, but rather it’s actually your alternator that keeps the electricity-dependent parts of your vehicle running. From the radio and climate control to the engine control unit (ECU) and spark plugs, your alternator powers many of the important systems […]