May 17, 2017

Owner’s manuals have schedules for preventive maintenance. Okotoks drivers can check on things like oil changes, transmission service and so on. They say you should change your oil every so many miles or after so many months. Okotoks drivers understand this very well....

May 17, 2017

Today we want to talk about your engine air filter.

That's the filter that cleans the air before it's burned in your engine. Many people in Okotoks wonder how often they should change their engine air filter. The simple answer is 'when it's dirty'. That's a function o...

May 17, 2017

Weight is the enemy of fuel economy. Some Okotoks drivers carry a bunch of unnecessary weight, and I’m not talking about what you see in the mirror. Okotoks guys – sports equipment, tools. Okotoks ladies – well, just take a look around the passenger compartment and tru...

May 17, 2017

Imagine you’re up in the arctic on a dog sled. Your dog team is pulling straight and true. You can cover a lot of ground fast. Now imagine what would happen if one or two of the dogs wanted to go their own way and were pulling off to the side. That would slow you down....

May 17, 2017

It is pretty amazing how manufacturers have been able to consistently build more vigorous engines in cars that get better gas mileage while at the same time meeting increasing environmental standards. One of the little miracles that helps make this happen is the Exhaus...

May 17, 2017

Heard of synthetic motor oil but would like to learn more information? Well, synthetic motor oil is a substitute for conventional oil.

Synthetic doesn’t gel or gum-up like conventional oil and it doesn’t vaporize as easily. It protects better in severe drivi...

May 17, 2017

We've all heard a car or truck in our Okotoks neighborhood that needs a new muffler. But there's more to the exhaust system than just the muffler.

The exhaust system has three main functions:

  • To safely get hot exhaust gas from the engine out the tailpipe...

May 17, 2017

Batteries are a huge part of modern life. I mean, how many battery chargers do you have in your  home? 

When  drivers come into MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR and need a new battery, they’re really not that happy about having to spend the money. But the fact is that 70...

May 17, 2017

Hello, Okotoks drivers! Today's MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR auto care topic is the serpentine belt. Your serpentine belt is a long belt that’s driven by your engine. It winds around several accessories that power important automotive systems. Let’s go over them.

• F...

May 17, 2017

I'd like to give our friends in Okotoks,  AB a quick overview of the fuel system. It starts with the fuel pump. The fuel pump is located inside the tank and pumps fuel out to the engine. Somewhere along the way is a fuel filter whose job is to filter out dirt before it...

May 17, 2017

If your serpentine belt breaks, your power assisted steering may not work. Don't panic – your vehicle will still steer. It will just be harder to turn the wheel. Allow for extra time to turn and pull over as soon as it is safe. At MILLER AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR in Okotoks we...

May 17, 2017

The Check Engine Light strikes fear into the hearts of some Okotoks drivers and is totally ignored by just as many. 

First, if your check engine light is flashing, that means that something is wrong that could cause severe damage to the catalytic converter o...

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