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Thoughts from the Road

What Does The Check Engine Light Mean?

What Does My Check Engine Light (Service Engine Soon) Light Mean? The Check Engine Light (CEL) is perhaps the least understood Malfunction Indicator Light. It is one of the most recently added warning lights (1980). It lights when there are no apparent symptoms. It is often perceived as being related to pollution controls only. Also, […]

The Right Stuff!

The chemicals, fluids and oils used in your vehicle can be quite specific to your vehicle. It is important to the longevity of your vehicle’s components to use the right fluids. Below are three examples. A Toyota owner comes in asking if we do transmission work because her transmission started slipping and hesitating. The culprit? […]

Dealerships DON’T Want You To Know This! Have you ever been told your vehicle needs a repair…only to find out your warranty just expired? Whalen Automotive technicians frequently spot items that need repair which are covered by the dealership’s warranty…within the warranty period. These items seem to go unnoticed during services at dealerships. Our intention […]

  

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