SO YOU WANNA BE AN AUTO MECHANIC?

SO YOU WANNA BE AN AUTO MECHANIC? First of all, good choice! We completely understand why someone would want to spend their days (and some nights) underneath the hood of a car. However, we’d be remiss if we didn’t discuss the realities of life as an auto mechanic. It may seem pretty glamorous, but there’s

HOW DOES REGENERATIVE BRAKING WORK?

Regenerative Brakes Explained Did you know that the first electric car was invented about the same time as the internal combustion engine?  Both were created in the 1870s, yet the gas-powered engine has become the automotive industry standard for the past century. Braking systems have been using the same friction based model, but engineers have

How to tell if a tire can be repaired

SHOULD YOUR FLAT TIRE BE REPAIRED or REPLACED? When your vehicle is out on the road, your tires are liable to run over all kinds of debris or suffer an impact with potholes or curbs. The tire(s) can suffer a puncture that could be immediately noticeable or cause a hard to detect a slow leak.

Common Transmission Problems

Transmission Translation When your transmission gives trouble, it is understandably cause for concern.  Without it, you won't travel very far.  So if the transmission is telling you something, you'll want to get help from a certified technician right away.  Perhaps you don't even understand what your ride's tranny is saying.  That's where AMPM Automotive in

Signs That You Need A Wheel Alignment

Save the Last Dance for Me When your vehicle needs a wheel alignment, every trip can feel like a really bad dance.  It can make your car seem really outdated and out of style even if you drive a recent year model.  Worse, a poorly aligned auto can become a safety hazard, cause premature tire

Basic Vehicle Maintenance Services

Serve(ice) the Car that Serves You You count on your vehicle to serve you well every day.  You need it to get to work, take the kids to school, run your shopping errands, and even take the family on vacation.  After all that car does to serve you, don't forget to serve(ice) it with preventive

What are The Main Vehicle Brake Components?

High School Revisited:  Your Vehicle’s Brake Components What were you paying attention to in high school?  Never mind.  We know.  It was likely girls/boys, weekend plans, and the latest "news" (which wasn't found on CNN).  Chances are, physics lessons and any mechanical knowledge mentioned in driver's ed aren't your favorite memories from high school, but

Signs You Need Wheel Alignment

Keep Your Car On the Straight And Narrow The tires on your car are the only parts that ever touch the road. The tires and wheels are adjusted to how they hit the road. This is called tire adjustment. You’re not adjusting the tires as much as the vehicle’s suspension system. Every time you hit

5 Signs You Need Brake Repair

Check Your Brakes Before They Fail you Brake maintenance shouldn’t be put off. If your car is giving you these signals, it’s time to have your brakes checked before they need major brake repair. Brake Light On Most late-model cars have indicator lights when something is wrong with the brakes. If the brake light comes

AMPM Has Upgraded!

AMPM is proud to announce two major upgrades to the shop. AC Machine - Robinair R1234yf-6 machine This AC machine is the best AC machine in the business. AC machines assist mechanics with recovering, and recharging the AC system with the proper amount of Freon. Recently, in the automotive industry, we have changed over to