Ged Gallego

This column is shared monthly by Ged Gallego, owner of Excel Auto Service, to help educate readers on how to care for their vehicles.

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Car maintenance tips

If you are after some car maintenance tips then this article is going to be extremely helpful to you. We will start with the timing belt. Not every car has a timing belt, some have a timing chain which does … Continue reading

November 05, 2015

10 car care tips to save gas

Don’t top off. Don’t bother topping off when filling your car’s gas tank. Any additional gas is just going to slop around or seep out. Why waste your money paying for gas your car won’t use? Stop pumping at the … Continue reading

October 08, 2015

When the engine warning light is lit, get it checked immediately

OF the nearly four dozen concerns that can cause a car’s Check Engine light to illuminate, none is so small it can reasonably be ignored. There are more than 40 reasons why the Check Engine light on a car’s dashboard … Continue reading

September 24, 2015

10 things in your car you didn’t know you could fix

The complexity of modern vehicles makes some projects a no-go for newbies, veteran Las Vegas, NV mechanic Al of EXCEL AUTO says. Don’t try to replace fuel or water pumps (because of their inaccessibility) or the shoes in drum brakes … Continue reading

July 01, 2015

Hot summer car care tips

• CHECK your fluids and perform regular maintenance. • Confirm proper tire pressure to avoid a blowout and improve fuel economy. • Keep yourself cool with a/c and your vehicle cool by parking in the shade. The arrival of summer … Continue reading

June 04, 2015

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