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My Car Won’t Start! What Do I Do?

Question: I went out to start my car and it won’t start.  Is it a bad battery or a bad alternator? What do I do? Answer: The battery is the component that starts your car.  But the alternator, that’s what keeps the car and all the electrical components in your car, running. So if your car

Alternator Replacement West Islip NY

Automotive Technology of West Islip provides top quality alternator replacement in West Islip, NY. Here’s what customers are saying about Automotive Technology of West Islip (in their own words!). “Last night, 11/41/15, I stopped by after closing as my rear passenger brake light was out. Someone had advised me at work and I stopped to pick up a

Automotive Technology of West Islip provides top quality alternator replacement in West Islip, NY. Here’s what customers are saying about Automotive Technology of West Islip (in their own words!)

“Last night, 11/41/15, I stopped by after closing as my rear passenger brake light was out. Someone had advised me at work and I stopped to pick up a bulb and then drove by after 6 pm to see if anyone was still there. I spoke with Greg and he said he would take care

How Do You Know If Your Belts And Hoses Need Replaced?

When was the last time you had your belts and hoses checked? Belts and hoses are made of rubber and have a tendency to crack and break due to contact with heat, cold, and fluids.  In addition, due to advancements in rubber technology, you may not be able to tell from the outside if a

What is Carbon Buildup and do I Need to Worry about it?

Q: What is carbon buildup?   A: Carbon buildup is mostly a problem with today’s newer “direct injection” vehicles. Think of your engine like a fireplace.  When the fireplace burns fuel it releases fumes, waste byproducts of smoke and carbon. In a fireplace the fumes go out the flu and deposit along the flu walls

What is the difference between shocks and struts?

Shocks and struts are a part of the vehicle that regulates the suspension system. Many times people use the words “shocks and struts” together, although cars may not have both shocks and struts. (But sometimes they do). Shocks and struts help keep your car from bouncing off of the road when you hit a bump. 

How to Get Your Student's Car Ready for College

Just a couple weeks ago we celebrated our son’s high school graduation.  Now we are in a whirlwind of activity as we get ready to send him off to college! Jackie and I are not alone as we get our son ready for college.  What I’m seeing right now is that there are a lot