When you think about diesel engines, you probably think about large trucks and machinery, and maybe a few oddball cars over the years. But how long has diesel really been around, and why is it used the way it is today? Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA has the answers you need to become more in-tune with your diesel truck and engine.
Nothing works if your transmission doesn't work! Simply put you are going nowhere without it and it is the one thing that both car and truck drivers alike never think twice about until it really acts up or they have no power or simply don't move forward. Most of us have a newer car or truck with an automatic transmission in it vs. a standard transmission so do not notice that it is slipping gears until the problem is really serious so the question is how do you get the most out of your transmission? The obvious answer is to take care of your transmission with scheduled service per your owner's manual recommendation but we have put together a simple checklist for our Midlotian drivers to help them become "transmission aware" as it were.
Failed engine mounts are an irritating issue to live with causing your car or truck to vibrate and you don't know why. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we can help, no matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive and it is an easy issue to detect on a test drive.
There are a few indicators your engine mounts need to be replaced. For one, you can do a visual inspection, if they’re accessible enough - if they looked cracked, smashed, or dry-rotted, it’s probably time for new ones. If the engine visibly shakes while it’s running, engine mounts are also likely the culprit. However, if you are like most drivers you simply get in and drive on down the road until something is different or a light comes on! Then you call our shop for help!
Modern cars are marvels of technological ability. If you drive a luxury or performance vehicle, you especially understand how advanced cars and SUVs have become. At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA, we provide what run of the mill service centers can’t; a deep understanding of luxury and performance vehicles, and the equipment necessary to care for them.
There are multiple types of tires on the market for almost every car, truck, or SUV. The type of tire you want depends on a variety of factors, from climate to how you drive. Here’s a short rundown of common street tires that’ll suit your needs.
At Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlothian we provide only the best products to our customers and that’s why we are proud to partner with Jasper Engines and Transmissions. That’s why we are excited to announce the availability of the Ford 3.5L EcoBoost Turbo GDI engine from JASPER. This engine is available for the following applications: 2011 - 8/26/2015 F150, 2015 - 6/23/2016 Transit, and 2015 - 8/26/2015 Expedition and Navigator.
Every car, truck, van, and SUV on the road today has headlights. However, you've probably noticed an increase in different types of headlights in more recent years - gone are the days where every vehicle on the road had the same bulb. Here is some information on headlights, from Stuart Rolfe Muffler & Auto Service in Midlotian, VA.