Braking systems

December 17, 2020, 10:04 am Car Maintenance

Braking systems are one of the most vital safety systems in our vehicles, but they are often taken for granted; when it comes time to stop suddenly, we remember how valuable our brakes are. Different Types of Braking Systems Brakes use friction to stop our vehicles, and there are a few types of braking…

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Common Jeep Problems

September 16, 2020, 4:16 pm Car Maintenance

Driving a Jeep, you may have experienced what we call “The Death Wobble”. When the wobble starts, you will feel the steering wheel shake violently, typically after a pothole or another severe hit, or sometimes when you hit the brakes too hard. If any of this is sounding familiar, it’s…

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Your “Check Engine” light is not something to fear. On the contrary, it is your friend, and here’s why! In modern cars, trucks, and SUVs there are a variety of sensors performing measurements of temperatures, gas mixtures, amount of air or exhaust flow, position of one part in…

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The kids are back in school and you are back to work; temperatures are easing off and the leaves on the trees are taking on a new color. It’s time to consider getting your family car, truck, or SUV ready for the colder months ahead. As your Agawam area service partner, we at Parrotta's Auto Service…

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Follow this check-list for safe driving! Check lights and wipers for visibility. With shorter days and inclement weather ahead, make sure lights and wipers function properly so that you can see and be seen.  Check the exterior and interior lights and replace any that are dimming, rapidly blinking or…

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