When driving around town, your family car engine needs clean air to burn the fuel – and it needs a lot. In fact, a typical vehicle needs about 216,000 gallons of air for every tank of gas.

All that air passes through a filter that catches the dust and dirt. Eventually the filter gets completely full. Because the filter can only hold so much, dirt starts getting through. This dirty air passes through the mass airflow sensor, and starts to accumulate on the delicate sensor element. The mass air flow sensor measures how much air is getting into your engine. When the airflow reading is incorrect, your family car engine doesn’t get the proper amount of fuel. It runs rough and doesn’t perform as well as it should.

 

We do our best to budget for scheduled vehicle maintenance and it is hard to plan for unexpected family car repairs.  The truth is that our vehicles can stay on the road longer than ever before with proper maintenance. That’s because of improved vehicle design and manufacturing quality. But some of those same improvements also lead to higher repairs costs for every family car or vehicle.

There’s a tool that can be found on Edmunds.com that you can use to prepare your service and repair budget.  Let’s suppose you have a used Toyota Camry – a very popular car in the area…

 

Helpful Tips & Information:  An average of 13,000 Americans are killed between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day, some as a result of unperformed vehicle maintenance, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Each year, neglected maintenance leads to more than 2,600 deaths, nearly 100,000 disabling injuries and more than $2 billion in lost wages, medical expenses and property damage.

Most mechanical failures can be traced to neglected maintenance. For example, the U. S. Department of Transportation reports the leading cause of mechanical breakdown on our nation's highways is overheating, a condition that is easily avoidable. Other deficiencies that are simple to detect include low antifreeze/coolant, worn or loose drive belts and defective cooling system hoses.

The BEST Trans Tech I know by far the only man I would trust with my vehicle!  - ALVA MORRIS @ Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Repair, Google Review

The best transmission repair shop in town!   - 5 STAR REVIEW MANDY KOLBE

Alvie's does excellent work for a reasonable price, I would recommend his shop to anyone needing automotive or transmission repairs. - MANDY GOODIN

Before you buy your next light bulb you should know the ins and outs of halogen bulbs!  Most new-model vehicles have halogen headlights because they produce more light than a regular bulb. Be careful: like all halogen lights, touching the glass bulb means that bulb is contaminated with oil that can heat up and cause burnouts more quickly.

We are proud of our shop and technicians and that our customers have taken the time to share their reviews online.  June 21, 2013: Alvie is a great guy to do business with, very honest and excellent work. I would highly recommend his shop for any transmission issues, quick, professional and honest. - Dick Blakely

Mar 25, 2013: Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited is a great place to get a fair deal and honest suggestions regarding what repairs are needed. The shop is always clean and organized. In addition to all of that, Alvie will treat you with respect and treat your vehicle as if it was his own. - Matthew

Mar 20, 2013:  I won't take my transmission work anywhere else. Alvie is a first class transmission technician who takes pride in his work and does not sugar coat any issues.I reccomend him to anybody needing transmission repair.  - Christopher C

Mar 14, 2013: Right the first time!Alvie's Transmission Service Unlimited Service is like slipping back in time to a period when service with a smile and quality of workmanship made a difference. Alvie's removed and replaced my old trans. and repaired some other issues I had.Alvie and Matt went above and beyond the standards you see in todays shops.Alvie's transmission service gets an A+ in my book! - Terry S

Jan 30, 2013: Alvie Rock's! Alvie has done multiple transmissions for me over the years. Never a problem with any of them. Reasonable rate for top notch work! - Lance Semones

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