The catalytic converter in your vehicle plays an important role in reducing exhaust emissions and pollution. It looks like a simple metal canister but it is filled with a mixture of precious metals, typically platinum and palladium, that act as a chemical catalyst. Its job is to covert the gases coming from the engine combustion […]
No one wants to find out their car heater isn’t working when it’s cold outside. If you have cold air or no air blowing out of your car’s vents, there’s a problem with the cooling and heating system. This blog post will address what might be happening with your car’s heating system and will also […]
Imagine driving an older car that is safe and reliable and not having a car payment. Who wouldn’t want to stash away the cash that would be spent on car payments? Think it’s not possible? Think again. We are here to tell you that by doing these 8 things, you can make your vehicle last […]
At Shade Tree Garage, we take the customer experience very seriously. Your satisfaction is our utmost priority. We want to make sure your car is fixed right. We also want to make sure your experience is top-notch. The way we do that is by communicating with you throughout the car repair process. As it is […]
This video shows the work being done to replace a leaking evaporator in a car’s air conditioning system. As you will see, it’s a major undertaking.
Years ago, it was much more common to hear about someone having a tune-up done on their vehicle. Now, with more sophisticated computer-controlled engine, it may seem like tune-ups aren’t a necessary part of car care. The fact is, tune-ups are an important part of vehicle maintenance and should not be overlooked.
If you were driving down the road and your engine oil warning light came on, would you know what to do? Most people don’t. As a car owner, it’s important for you to know what each of your dashboard lights is trying to communicate to you. Some lights, like the engine oil light, are critical […]
Whether you are driving to your vacation destination, heading to the Jersey shore, or just driving around town, summer driving can pose some problems if your vehicle isn’t up-to-date on its maintenance. Winter isn’t the only time of year that can wreak havoc on a vehicle engine. Extreme temperatures in either direction along with lack […]
Planning on traveling by car this summer? While you’re getting everything ready, don’t forget about making sure your vehicle is up for the task. Your safety is definitely worth the extra effort you’ll need to take to make sure your vehicle is vacation-ready. Plan to bring your vehicle in for an oil change and other […]
A hot and humid summer day in New Jersey is definitely the wrong time to find out your car air conditioner doesn’t work. If you’re like most people, the thought of a broken car air conditioner conjures up words like “unpleasant,” “sticky,” “sweaty,” and “miserable.” Getting it fixed may bring up even further feelings of […]