McCullough NAPA Auto Care

Viva la Differential!

Differential

Since the front-wheel drive is so common these days, the differential is taken care of during a routine transmission service, so most people don’t even ever have to think about it. And also, most rear-wheel drive differentials don’t have to be serviced for several miles, so, understandably, this is not a service that is on … Read more

Does Oil Type Matter?

Oil Change

When the Check Engine Light comes on in your vehicle, do you cringe in fear or just ignore it? Many people are not sure what to do, so let us try and take some of the mystery out of it. First, if it is a flashing check engine light, something is wrong. You should get … Read more

Get Fresh Air INSIDE Your Car

Inside a Car

Air quality affects us wherever we are. We have become more aware of how air pollution negatively affects our lives over the past few decades. But have you thought about the air INSIDE your car? Most vehicles model year 2000 and newer have cabin air filters. The filters take care of cleaning the air in … Read more

The 411 On Replacing Batteries

car_battery_light

Question:When do I need to replace my battery? Answer:That is a very smart question that can sometimes be overlooked until the battery dies and it is a last resort purchase. Other times, batteries are being replaced before their time. Here is the run down on how to know when your battery is ready to be replaced. If your … Read more

All About Axles

Axle under a car

Your axles are an extremely important part of your vehicle. They are the last link in transferring power from the engine to your wheels. They’re strong parts that can last a long time, but they can run into trouble. Axles just wear out over time and need to be replaced. Sometimes axle seals leak lubricant … Read more

Alternator – What is It?

Suspension

Why is there a warning light that looks like a car battery on your dashboard? The purpose of the light is to let you know your battery is not charging properly. Your battery stores enough energy to start your car and get you going- not much more. You won’t get very far on battery power alone. To … Read more

Airbags – The Need for Speed

Airbags

Airbags sometimes seem to be fickle aspects of a vehicle that have a mind of its own. They also have an association of being soft and fluffy in their un-deployed state. When released, however, it is a whole different story. Their explosion is engineered to be fast and efficient at stopping the moving force of … Read more