Techline News Blog

Car tips, Q&As and more

Techline News Blog

Car tips, Q&As and more

photo of a car suspension

That Sinking Feeling (Suspension Failure)

Suspension
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of driving down the road and, suddenly, the back end of your vehicle collapses. A possible cause is that something in your suspension has broken.  Suspension components gradually wear out – you may not even notice the ride and…
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Jeep Rubicon driving on snow

Cold Facts about Heaters. Are You Ready For Winter Driving?

Tips
Brrrr.  It’s cold outside.  And if your vehicle’s heater isn’t working, then it’s cold inside too.  No fun – and potentially dangerous: heat is needed to defrost your windshield.  Unlike your house that has one furnace, a vehicle’s heating system has several different components, so…
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The 3 Vehicle Service Items You Shouldn't Put Off

The 3 Vehicle Service Items You Shouldn’t Put Off

Tips
When it comes to vehicle service, a lot of people procrastinate.  The reasons? Don’t want to spend the money, don’t have time to get it done, it’s not urgent.  Sound familiar? Here are the three service items you shouldn’t put off, no matter what. Oil…
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lady pouring transmission fluid into car

How does transmission fluid work?

Tips
Let’s talk about your transmission. Transmissions are heavy duty pieces of equipment that are designed to last a long time for most Kitchener drivers. But like any other machine, they’ll eventually wear out and need repair. So let’s focus on what you can do to push…
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Nissan Engine

Simple Answers from Techline Motors: Engine Air Filter

Tech Q&A
Question: What’s the harm in putting off replacing my engine air filter a little longer?Answer:That’s a fair question from Kitchener drivers because the harm takes a while to manifest. Let’s take a small step back and talk about what an engine air filter does.The air…
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Battery Maintenance in Kitchener & Area

Wired! (Battery Cables and Maintenance)

Techline News, Tips
Chances are you’ve had the power go out in your neighborhood at some time, and you know how helpless you feel.  No lights, no microwave oven, no cold refrigerator: Yikes, it’s like living in another century.  Well, your vehicle is also highly dependent on having…
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Do I Need AWD? (Pros and Cons of AWD)

Tips
When the cold weather rolls around and the first slippery days confront drivers, it’s tempting to say, “I need an all-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive vehicle to deal with the weather.”  Well, maybe you don’t.  Maybe there’s another solution that is much more economical and may even…
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