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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Chesapeake Exhaust And Emissions Service

Chesapeake Exhaust And Emissions Service   Many Chesapeake auto owners don’t realize that there is more to exhaust system maintanance than just tailpipes and mufflers. And if you can see smoke, or if it’s too loud. Exhaust service at a full-service automotive center like West Service Center, Inc. is really a lot more comprehensive these days. For example, in the U.S., the federal government required catalytic converters for all cars in Chesapeake in 1976 and on-board emission control computers in 1990. Virginia and federal emissions requirements have forced manufacturers to come up with much more sophisticated ways to comply with environmental laws. This also goes for cars sold in Canada. So, exhaust service has really become exhaust and emissions service. High-tech computer-controlled emissions devices are now necessary. And because it’s so sophisticated, auto manufacturers recommend having your emission system checked out by a qualified technician, lik ... read more

Check Engine Light Diagnosis At West Service Center, Inc.

Check Engine Light Diagnosis At West Service Center, Inc. Your browser does not support video Hello Chesapeake drivers. Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Chesapeake drivers? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That’s why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious van engine trouble. That’s why Chesapeake drivers often don’t know how to respond to it. The check engine light has two modes: it flashes or it stays on. A flashing light is serious. You need to get your vehicle to West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake ASAP. No, you don’t need to call a tow truck, but, ye ... read more

Super Slick at West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake: Synthetic Oil

Super Slick at West Service Center, Inc. in Chesapeake: Synthetic Oil Your browser does not support video When you get an oil change, it’s always a safe bet to just use the type of oil the auto maker recommends. But sometimes we’re asked if we’d like conventional or synthetic motor oil. We glance at the price tags on the two options and choose the cheaper one. But in this case, the more expensive oil might be the better bargain for Chesapeake drivers. Conventional oil is made from petroleum. Its molecules form long hydrocarbon chains. Synthetic motor oil is either more highly refined petroleum or completely man-made. Its molecules are more uniform. This provides vital advantages over conventional motor oil. First of all, the molecular structure of synthetic motor oil makes it more slippery than conventional oil so it lubricates better. This translates to better wear protection for Chesapeake car owners, cooler opera ... read more

West Service Center, Inc. Advice On Buying New Tires

West Service Center, Inc. Advice On Buying New Tires Your browser does not support video Today’s tires and wheels offer a lot of options for every Chesapeake driver’s style, habits and driving conditions. Tires are designed for high-performance in winter or summer and even come in a long-wearing variety for all Virginia seasons. Chesapeake off-roaders should be excited about the options available to them as well. The tread on off-road tires is designed to handle the wear from bumps and rocks. The tires’ high profile protects rims from damage. But what if you own an SUV but aren’t interested in off-roading around Chesapeake? You can change out those high-profile beasts for a lower, wider look if it suits your style. West Service Center, Inc. tire professionals can offer great auto advice on how to choose tires that match your needs and style. The same goes for wheels. When Chesapeake auto owners shop for new wheels, they can be hard-pressed to ma ... read more

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