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Temperature Warning Light - What Does it Mean?

The temperature warning light on your vehicle's dashboard can either be an icon of a thermometer or the letters "TEMP". This is a vital warning light, one that should never be ignored. If you notice it turn on while driving, we recommend pulling over safely and turning off your engine. Let your engine cool for around 30 minutes and drive your vehicle into 405 Motors Service for an inspection.  What does the temperature warning light mean? This light is letting you know that it has detected that your vehicle's engine is running at a temperature that is much too high. In other words, your engine is overheating. When you continue to drive with an engine that is overheating, you risk damage occurring to the head gasket, cracks in the cylinder head, piston scuffing, and more. This damage to the engine can be costly to repair.  The reason for an engine overheating can be a number of different things. The most common is that the proper amount of coolant isn't ... read more

Driving Safety Tips for NYE

It’s time to ring in the New Year, celebrating that another year has passed and hoping that the New Year will bring us all good health and fortune. Many people will be out celebrating the holiday with their loved ones, which is why it is so important to remember to stay safe tonight wherever you plan to be.  If you are planning on driving to a destination tonight to celebrate, be sure to remember the following safety tips which will protect your safety and the safety of others on the road:  NEVER drink and drive. If you are planning on partaking, we suggest not driving at all and getting a ride share or taxi sorted to get you where you need to be. If you do drive to a friends house and partake in drinking, ask to spend the night until morning when you will be safe to drive home. When you drink and drive, you risk taking your own life and the lives of others.  You may want to leave early to get to your destination to avoid heavy traffic in populated areas.  ... read more

Happy Thanksgiving from 405 Motors Service!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at 405 Motors Service! We hope that you had a wonderful holiday with friends and family. With all the holidays comes lots of travel, so if you are planning a road trip in the near future, we recommend that you check off some important travel measures before you hit the road.  Be sure to have your vehicle inspected by the experts here at 405 Motors Service before you hit the road. You never want to be caught in a situation where you are stuck without a working vehicle, so guaranteeing that your vehicle is ready for any road trip will keep your family safe and bring you peace of mind on the road.    Pack ample blankets and coats for the road to keep warm if you’re traveling in the cold this winter.    Have an emergency kit on hand in your trunk to help out in cases of emergencies. Some things to make sure you have with you include a spare tire, jack, wrench, flashlight, flares, cell phone charger, a ... read more

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