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The Air Park Auto Service Guide to Recommended Intervals

Most Ashland drivers are aware that manufacturers have service intervals for your car. The engineers that design our vehicles have tested the various systems and components to meet durability and safety standards. Some of these standards are self-imposed and others, like those for emissions components, are government mandated. The maintenance schedules are designed to achieve the Read more...

Simple Answers from Air Park Auto Service for Ashland: Differential Service

Question: What is a differential and why do Ashland drivers need to have it serviced? Air Park Auto Service Answer: First of all – your vehicle does have a differential. If it's a rear wheel drive, your differential is on the back. If it's front wheel drive, your differential is built into your transaxle (transmission). Ashland Read more...

Radiator Hoses

  Your radiator hoses carry coolant between your engine and radiator. It’s an important job. If a hose fails, you could lose your engine coolant which might lead to overheating and very expensive engine damage. So you want to make sure you always have good hoses. Radiator hoses are very resilient, but they are subject to very Read more...

Smart Car Care in Ashland: Debunking The Maintenance Free Myth

Myths start with a grain of evidence and are then built up and circulated around the Ashland area with a lot of imagination and very elastic logic. And the internet is a breeding ground for automotive myths. Some car bloggers in VA recall the vehicles of yesteryear and declare their modern decedents to be virtually Read more...

Air Park Auto Service Fun Stuff: What Was Your Teenage Dream Car?

The adolescent years are full of all sorts of riveting milestones. Your first kiss, your first job, and, of course, getting your drivers permit and hitting the road. What was your teenage dream car? Jay Leno wished for a 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB4 as a kid and bought one as an adult.1 Justin Bieber didn't Read more...

Air Park Auto Service Car Talk: Is Your Car a Good Investment?

Some individuals buy cars in the hopes that they can squeeze all the life out of them until they can’t possibly drive another mile. While other Ashland car owners prefer to buy a car, drive it for two or three years, and then upgrade to a new auto. If you’re one of the latter, you Read more...

Fleet Service & Repair

If you own a service fleet of trucks, trailers or vans, you know how difficult it can be to find a reliable repair service that will perform good maintenance and take great care of your fleet vehicles. It's important to find a shop and technicians that know your business and know the unique needs of Read more...

Warning Lights On

Dashboard Warning Lights – The Check Engine Light It’s a busy weekday morning. You barely get out the door in time, and when you get to the car, start the ignition, and a dashboard warning light comes on- the check engine light. Uh-oh. The check engine light is probably every driver’s most hated warning light. Read more...

Replacing the Air Filter

We all fear that time of spring when everything turns yellow in color and everyone we know seems to come down with hay fever. The effects of pollen on air quality during spring are obvious in indoor and outdoor settings, but it’s really important not to neglect the effects of pollen on your car. When Read more...

When is it Time for Struts & Shocks Repair

Knowing when to take your vehicle into the auto shop for struts and shocks repair can be kind of tricky. The damping characteristics of shocks and struts diminish slowly over time, making it difficult to detect a problem. Usually when a driver notices that there is a problem, it's well past the time of needing Read more...