When you head to the doctor, you probably have it in your mind what you're going to say about why you don't feel good. That way your doctor can use that information to diagnose your problem. You might want to think of that same approach when you take your vehicle in for a repair.Experts say wha...
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on September 27, 2020
We've all been there. You park your vehicle on a steeper than usual hill and worry about it rolling down while you're running your errands. So you decide you'll use the parking brake. When you get back, you release the parking brake, hit the ignition, put it in gear anduh, ohyou can feel the p...
Posted in Older Vehicles
on September 20, 2020
There's nothing that radiates cool like a vehicle radiator that's helping to keep your engine running at the proper temperature. You don't have to baby it, but you can't simply ignore it, either. Let's take a quick dive under the hood to let you know what the radiator is doing. It takes the he...
Posted in Cooling System
on September 13, 2020
Some Tiffin vehicle owners wonder why Courtesy Auto Repair Plus and other Tiffin auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics.Receiving a diagnostic charge at Courtesy Auto Repair Plus for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Tiffin area, automotive diagnostics ...
Posted in Service Standards
on September 06, 2020
If you hit a bump in the road and your vehicle just keeps bouncing up and down for a lot longer time than it used to, you may have bad struts and shocks. They're the things that help to keep your vehicle's wheels and tires planted to the road surface.But they don't last forever. With care and ...
Posted in Shocks & Struts
on August 30, 2020
If you keep up on technology trends, then you may be intrigued about synthetic motor oil. It was introduced in the 1960s when Mobil came up with it. Mobil's oil was different from conventional motor oil because it was first broken down to its basic molecules. Then, Mobil removed additional imp...
Posted in Oil Change
on August 23, 2020
Automotive design has come a long way since the days of the Model T, especially when it comes to safety technology. You can thank computers for a lot of the latest innovations. Here are a few that have been making their mark in recent years.Adaptive cruise control. This is cruise control with...
Posted in Drive Train
on August 16, 2020
Some drivers don't pay any attention to their vehicles until something breaks. Others take them into their service repair facility for maintenance even before a problem develops. Still, even if you fit into the second group, there are some parts on a vehicle that will simply wear out over time....
Posted in Windshield Wipers
on August 09, 2020
Power steering is standard on nearly every vehicle in Tiffin, Ohio, these days. Now there are some exotic, new types of power steering systems, but for the most part, the general setup is a pump that's driven by a belt powered by the engine.Contact the automotive professionals at Courtesy Auto ...
Posted in Steering
on August 02, 2020
Have you noticed an increase in price when you get a flat tire fixed in Tiffin, or have your tires rotated? It might be the result of your TPMS, or Tire Pressure Monitoring System.The federal government began requiring a TPMS system on 2008 model year passenger vehicles and light trucks. Some 20...
Posted in Tires and Wheels
on July 26, 2020