Monthly Archives: November 2015

Exhaust Service at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.: Passing the Smell Test

The exhaust system on a vehicle is more complex than most Maumee residents realize. It contains everything from old-fashioned pipes and clamps to sophisticated computers and sensors. All OH folks know a properly functioning exhaust system is good for the environment, but sometimes we forget that a damaged exhaust system can be deadly. That's why preventive maintenance on your exhaust system is so important. We can help you with that at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee.The exhaust manifold is the first component in your exhaust system. The manifold is attached to the engine. It collects the gases that are produced by the engine and directs them into the exhaust pipes. At this point, these gases are both hot and chemically dangerous.One of the gases produced in your engine is carbon monoxide. This gas is colorless and odorless. Breathing it can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea and drowsiness. Continue breathing it and you will die.To keep this gas and ... read more

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Check Engine Light Diagnosis at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc.

Hello Maumee . 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 Maumee 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 vehicle engine trouble. That's why Maumee residents 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 Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee ASAP. No, you don't need to call a tow truck, but, yes, you can't wait to get your car serviced. If your Check Engine light is on and flashing, you should not tow traile ... read more

Problems with Suspension Solved at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. in Maumee

A vehicle's suspension system is tough. It can last for years and after lots of driving for Maumee drivers. But it can be damaged quickly by hitting a pothole, curb or rock, and it can wear more quickly if you frequently drive off-road or on bumpy roads. A workhorse vehicle — one that hauls heavy loads — is also going to be hard on its suspension system.Because the useful life of your suspension system contains these elements of unpredictability, it is important for Maumee drivers to have them inspected periodically. Worn, broken and missing parts can be identified during an inspection at Lange`s Auto Care, Inc. . An ineffective suspension system will decrease the driver's control over a vehicle, so when it is damaged it frequently leads to the worst kind of vehicular damage — dangerous accidents.The suspension system is composed of springs and shock absorbers (or shocks). Springs suspend the weight of the vehicle above its axles. They allow the vehicle to &ldquo ... read more

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