Category: Advice

when to change the cabin filter

J-Tech – When you should change the cabin filter and why?

There are few things more important in our daily lives than getting where we need to go and the air we breathe while getting there. Fortunately, most late model cars on the road today come equipped with a cabin air filter that cleanses the air coming into the interior of the car, capturing dust, pollen and other allergens that can

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know when its time to replace tires

How to know it is time to replace your tires…

A bad tire is like to a bad attitude, you won’t get anywhere until you change it! Keeping the tires on your car in optimal condition is pretty important if you want to continue to get from point A to point B. Just like your favorite tennis shoes, the tires on your car incur wear and tear every time you

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Let’s Work a Little Flexibility into that Schedule

There may have been a time when a student’s sole focus was on school… but let’s face it—times change. People work, raise kids, juggle family responsibilities, and have plenty of other obligations that keep them busy. So why do so many schools ignore that? Luckily, at J-Tech, we get it. And even better, we make it easier for you to

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How to Know When Your Car Needs a Wheel Alignment

Cars can be needy; we know this, but we love them anyway. We rely on them to work properly, to keep us safe, and to get us where we need to go. And that’s exactly why we have to take measures to keep our vehicles running smoothly and maintain their dependability. Fortunately, vehicle maintenance is a two-way street—cars and trucks

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5 reasons check engine light comes on

5 Reasons Your Check Engine Light Comes On

It’s been a long day and you just want to get home. The key hits the ignition, your radio comes alive, and you’re ready to go… until that dreaded sensor lights up your dashboard: Check Engine. Don’t panic. It doesn’t automatically spell repairs of bank-breaking proportions. There are plenty of reasons your check engine light comes on; here are 5

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Summer Car Care Tips

Just as icy roads and freezing temperatures can do a number on your car, the same goes for the dog days of summer. Excessively high temperatures can wreak havoc on everything from your car’s battery, tires and cooling system to the exterior paint and windshield wipers. With fuel prices hitting historic lows, more people are taking to the open road

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spark plugs

How often should your spark plugs be replaced?

Some of the more important discoveries started with a spark. Fire. Electricity. Automobiles. Yes, the spark of electricity the plug emits across that small gap, is what ignites combustion and is one of the more important elements in your car’s engine. The fact is, spark plugs are an important part of your car’s overall “health.” Without them, not only will

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The right diagnostic tools make all the difference when you are working on any car. In this video, automotive instructor Rick Zeppetini will show you a simple technique for picking up the secondary ignition pattern using an oscilloscope. Oscilloscopes range in price anywhere from $50 to over $1,000, depending on your budget and requirements, but the two-channel scope works fine

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Spend a Little, Save a Lot: 5 Money-Saving Car Maintenance Tips

Let’s face it: cars can be expensive. From the initial purchase to repairs and gas, owning a vehicle is seldom cheap. But there are things you can do to save money and keep your ride chugging along for years to come. Here are 5 ways to spend time on your car’s maintenance and save cash down the road. 1. Find

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