Watching Your Check Engine Light

January 2, 2022

Did you know that most of the cars driving around OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, carry more computer power than the Apollo 121 Lunar Module that landed on the moon in 1969?New cars sold in the OKLAHOMA CITY area have as many as 12 networked computers and over five miles (eight kilometers) of wiring. I... More

Super Slick at South Side Garage in OKLAHOMA CITY: Synthetic Oil

January 2, 2022

When you get an oil change, it's always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the manufacturer recommends. But sometimes we're asked if we'd like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive ... More

To Save Gas Around OKLAHOMA CITY: Keep up with Your Scheduled Service

January 1, 2022

One topic that hits the news in Oklahoma on a regular basis is the price of gas. The answer for some Oklahoma drivers is to buy a vehicle that gets better fuel economy. For those of us in OKLAHOMA CITY who don't want to add a car payment to our monthly expenses, we need to improve our fuel econ... More

The South Side Garage Guide to Saving Fuel: Beware of Myths

January 1, 2022

There's a lot of auto advice in Oklahoma right now on how to save money on gas. Some of it is good advice. Some of it isn't. Some of it is myth. And it may well be a scam. Plain and simple. When someone offers you a product designed to save money on gas, ask yourself, Does this sound too good to ... More

The South Side Garage Guide to Tire Specs

December 31, 2021

You know you need new tires, but you're not sure what type. You look at a tire to get the size: 225, 50, R, 16, 92, H. All the way to the OKLAHOMA CITY service center you keep repeating it over and over. You even say it over in your mind while waiting in line. Then you get to the counter and the... More

Fuel System Cleaning the Professional Way at South Side Garage

December 30, 2021

Your fuel system needs to be clean to do its job properly. When it gets dirty, the results are lower engine performance, reduced fuel economy and impaired safety. It can even lead to costly repair bills for OKLAHOMA CITY drivers. So keep your fuel system clean as part of your routine preventive m... More

It Pays to Take Care of Your Transmission at South Side Garage

December 29, 2021

If you've been paying attention, you've noticed that vehicle engines are getting more and more powerful in OKLAHOMA CITY. At the same time, they are getting better and better fuel economy. I've gotta tell 'ya, most of that's because of technological advances in transmissions. To get a better und... More

Sniffing Out a Problem

December 28, 2021

Your parents probably taught you to have common sense. When it comes to your vehicle, common scents can also come in handy. Different smells may tell you about some conditions in your vehicle that need attention. For example, you know what rotten eggs smell like. If you smell them around your ve... More

South Side Garage Engine Air Filter Replacement

December 27, 2021

When your experienced South Side Garage technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn't need a new air filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your technician's auto advice if they tell you to change your air filter.An air filte... More

What to Do After You Buy a Used Vehicle in OKLAHOMA CITY

December 26, 2021

So you've bought a used vehicle in the OKLAHOMA CITY area. Do you know what you're getting? It is hard to know what you're getting because people in the OKLAHOMA CITY area sell vehicles for different reasons. Think about why you've sold vehicles. Did you just want something new or were there pro... More