Scary Noise

What is this scary noise contest. Ok here we go. I will give away a minor service (oil change on steroids) at our West Kelowna shop worth up to $60.00 to the first person that can correctly identify what made this noise. This contest will close next week Monday...

Clutch: standard transmission only.

We get asked all the time what exactly does a clutch do? Why does it wear out and why is it so expensive? The technical explanation would be something like: A clutch is a mechanical device that provides for the transmission of power (and therefore usually motion) from...
Timing belt

Timing belt

Here’s a question we get asked all the time. “What does a timing belt do and why does it cost so much if it fails?” Most people have had the unfortunate experience of a timing belt breaking on their vehicle. When it does it usually costs a tow and...
Mechanic vs Technician

Mechanic vs Technician

We get asked all the time “So what do I call you a mechanic? or a technician.” Answer: Mechanic, technician, both, neither, it depends on the job we are doing. me·chan·ic / – Noun: a person who repairs and maintains machinery such as a car mechanic....

Disk Brakes

When we hear anybody talk about brakes they usually are talking about brake pads or shoes. For some reason pretty much everything else in the system seems to get ignored. We have seen this over and over leading to complaints such as horrible noises,...