Monthly Archives: February 2022

Brake Fluid Exchange

How often should I have my brake fluid serviced? Depending on your vehicle and the manufacturer's recommended intervals, there tends to be a wide range of recommendations for the best time to service your brake fluid. How often you change your brake fluid depends on your driving amount and braking patterns. It is always helpful to have your mechanic check your brake fluid each oil change. These frequent checks will allow you to keep tabs on the brake fluid levels and receive feedback from your trusted mechanic on when to service your brake fluid. It is typical to see a need to change the brake fluid every 2-5 years or every 30,000 miles. At Sallas Auto Repair, we check all fluid levels with each oil change and give the recommendations needed, so you don't run into any "surprises" on the road. Why do I pick a brake fluid exchange over a regular brake service? When driving, brakes are one of the most critical components o ... read more

What Can Cause A Check Engine Light To Turn On?

What Can Cause A Check Engine Light To Turn On? Sallas had a client who noticed that a check engine light kept coming on over and over. This customer had been to several other auto repair shops where a lot of unnecessary parts had been replaced. Naturally, replacing the wrong parts never fixed the issue and so the check engine light continued coming on. Auto Coolant & Your Check Engine Light When Sallas inspected the vehicle, they found that the pH level in the coolant was setting off the coolant sensor as well as several other sensors which was causing the check engine light to come on. What most people do not realize is that there are electrodes inside the coolant. You have a motor that the battery cable grounds to with water in it. If the coolant isn't changed out, the pH level becomes off. In this customer’s case, there was about 5 volts of electricity actually running through the cooling system. This was throwin ... read more