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Alternator

Question: My battery keeps going dead. I had it tested and it is fine - what could be the problem? Air Park Auto Service Answer: Well, your could be caused by several things. Let's start with a likely suspect: your alternator. The alternator is like a little electrical generator. It is spun by the serpentine Read more...

EVAP System

The oil and fuel in your vehicle give off vapors that are very harmful to the environment. Evaporative emissions control systems – EVAP for short – are mandated in all cars and trucks. The job of the EVAP system is to capture these vapors and direct them into the engine to be burned – kind Read more...

Simple Answers from Air Park Auto Service: Engine Air Filter

Question: What's the harm in putting off replacing my engine air filter a little longer? Air Park Auto Service Answer: That's a fair question from Ashland drivers because the harm takes a while to manifest. Let's take a small step back and talk about what an engine air filter does. The air all around us contains Read more...

Tracking True In VA, Wheel Alignment In Mechanicsville

Wheel alignment is often overlooked by busy Mechanicsville car owners until serious tire damage has been done. One wheel can be knocked out of alignment from the rest by hitting a curb or pothole on Mechanicsville roads. The tires will wear out very quickly and will need to be replaced prematurely. It could also lead to Read more...

Simple Answers from Air Park Auto Service for Ashland: Tire Pressure Monitoring System

Question: My tire pressure warning light came on recently. What does that mean? Air Park Auto Service Answer: It means that one or more of your tires has low air pressure. The dashboard warning light, which looks like a cross-section of a tire with some lines in it, comes on when the tire pressure is Read more...

The Air Park Auto Service Guide To Battery Replacement

Ashland folks know that car batteries wear out just like any other battery and need to be replaced. There are a couple of things Ashland drivers should know when looking for a new battery: one is cold cranking amps and the other is reserve capacity. Let's start with cold cranking amps. This can be thought Read more...

Air Park Auto Service Service to Improve Fuel Economy

Let’s review some things that Ashland drivers can do to improve fuel economy. Bottom line, the better you maintain your vehicle, the less fuel you will use. It all adds up in a big way. For example, replacing your dirty engine air filter will pay for itself in fuel savings before your next oil change Read more...

Simple Answers from Air Park Auto Service: Alignment

Question: How do I know when I need a wheel alignment? Air Park Auto Service Answer: When Ashland drivers' wheels are properly aligned they all point in the same direction. When they are out of alignment, most VA drivers notice a couple of things. First the vehicle pulls to one side when driving. It could Read more...

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...