Yearly Archives: 2022

Brakes for Breasts Campaign results

Thank you to all that participated in Brakes for Breasts campaign for the entire month of October. Elite performed 36 brake jobs and will be donating a total of $2,716.60 to the Cleveland Clinic Breast Cancer Vaccine Fund. We couldn’t have done it without you, and we wanted to thank everyone that was part of this worthy cause to find a vaccine for Breast Cancer. Elite has been participating in this campaign since 2019 and we have raised a total of 6,705.10. The Fund had a goal to reach ... read more

What Are the Most Common Auto A/C Problems?

One of the best things about hot weather is getting to a place where it isn't hot, like your car with the A/C on full blast. So when that same A/C starts blowing hot air, you know something's wrong. The cause of this unfortunate malfunction could be a few things. This quick read will kick-start your thoughts about fixing it. Common A/C Problems Refrigerant Issues: More times than not, hot air instead of cold air blowing from the vents means the A/C's refrigerant is gone or isn ... read more

How to Diagnose Your Vehicle Fluid Leak

All vehicles on the road rely on multiple fluids that are essential to keeping your vehicle operational. Some of these fluids include coolant, motor oil, transmission fluid, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and even windshield washer fluid. As your car ages, these liquids are prone to leak as a result of worn hoses and fluid lines.    If you notice a puddle near your parked car, it is imperative that you stay calm. Be sure to make a mental note of the leaking fluid’s appearan ... read more

What is an Oil Pan Gasket?

As a car owner, you are expected to know about your vehicle's various components. For most people, knowledge about vehicle components usually comes in the form of external parts easily visible to the eye. But have you ever thought about what really gets your car going? The answer to this question is simple; the engine. Your car's engine is made up of several parts, from the spark plugs to the cylinders and other components. The oil pan gasket is precisely what seals and bolts your oil p ... read more

5 Most Important Warning Lights on Your Dashboard

Have you wondered why lights appear sometimes on the dashboard? If you don't know, here are the 5 most important warning lights you should know about. 1. Low Engine Oil Pressure It will usually look like an oil can when the light comes on. This means that it may need more oil in the car. But if you are not sure, please bring it into our auto shop, so we can solve this problem! 2. Tire Pressure Warning Light It looks like a boat when the lights come on. This means that the tire pressure i ... read more

Why do Auto repair shops charge so much?

Cars are not so easy to repair nowadays. For every vehicle that needs to be repaired, they need to be diagnosed. Just like doctors that take MRI’s, CAT scans, and blood work to determine what is wrong with someone's health. Technicians must test all fuses, look for electrical draws, and scan many computers. Each of these tests and scans take time, knowledge, and resources to complete. The test and scans determine the root cause of your vehicle's problems. These computers allow for ... read more

Welcome Sam Paiva to the Elite Team

We would like to officially welcome Samuel Paiva to the Elite Team!  Sam has worked part-time as a Porter, Marketing Intern, Detailer at Elite since 2018 while attending Nichols College in Dudley, MA.  He graduated from Nichols College in May, Dean’s list, earning a Bachelor’s degree in General Business with concentrations in marketing, accounting, and entrepreneurship. He now holds the position at Elite as Marketing Administrator, Detailing Specialist, and future co-owner ... read more

How Bad Is It To Run Low on Brake Fluid?

Your vehicle has many fluids that keep its system in check. Brake fluid is one of those important fluids that correspond to the braking system. Without it, you may risk catastrophic brake failure. If you want to learn more about brake fluid and what happens if you run low, keep on reading.   Brake fluid is necessary for your brakes to work. When you apply your foot to the brake pedal, the pressure is translated through the brake fluid to stop your car. Without the necessary amount of this ... read more

How to find a good mechanic?

How to find a good mechanic?         How to recognize a bad mechanic?   Mechanics that would be considered bad or not working for the customer/client will sometimes take advantage of their customer. That has been the stereotype of the automotive industry. They may take advantage of their customers and try to sell work that isn't needed or try to upcharge a customer. Sometimes people don’t know better at the time of purchase of the repairs, and they approve ... read more

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Common Vehicle Sounds That Indicate Trouble

It's normal for cars to produce sounds while operating. But the problem comes in when you hear weird, unusual noises. That may range from squeals to bangs and even roars. Here are some vehicle sounds that allude to car trouble. Squeals and Shrills From the Engine Ignition Have you heard a shrilling, screeching, or squealing sound as you start your engine, but the sound gradually fades? That could indicate that the serpentine belt is worn out and needs replacement. The serpentine belt is ... read more

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