Monthly Archives: November 2018

On Board Diagnostics for Scottsbluff Motorists

Some Scottsbluff vehicle owners wonder why Twin City Auto and other Scottsbluff auto repair shops charge a fee for vehicle diagnostics. Receiving a diagnostic charge at Twin City Auto for a tricky automotive problem shouldn't be a surprise. In the Scottsbluff area, automotive diagnostics can cover quite a range. If you hear a noise in your vehicle brakes when you slow down in rush-hour traffic on a busy NE road, you pull off at the next off-ramp and take a quick visual check. That is usually enough to know what needs to be done. If you're having an intermittent problem with your vehicle engine, however, a Twin City Auto diagnosis may be much more involved.Much of the Scottsbluff driver's confusion comes when the problem involves the Check Engine light. The Check Engine light comes on when the engine management computer has sensed a problem. There's a common misconception among NE drivers that the trouble code tells the Twin City Auto technician exactly what's wrong. They wonder w ... read more

Braking News: Keep Your Stopping Power

Richard Petty once told AutoNetTV, “You've gotta have good brakes. If you've got good brakes you can keep yourself out of a lotta trouble.”That's why a regular brake inspection is on every Scottsbluff driver's maintenance schedule. An inspection by your service advisor at Twin City Auto will check your brake system and let you know if there are any problems.Of course, if you're having trouble with your brakes, get your car into Twin City Auto in Scottsbluff right away. Here are some symptoms for Scottsbluff drivers to watch for: Low or spongy brake pedal Hard brake pedal A brake warning light that stays on Constantly squealing or grinding brakes Vibrations or clunking sounds when you apply your brakes If you are experiencing any of these, it's time to get your brakes checked. Talk to your friendly and knowledgeable service advisor at Twin City Auto .There are two types of brakes: disc and drum. Disc brakes have a rotor that's attached to the axle ... read more



Automotive Detective Work in Scottsbluff

There's a reason we use the word “diagnose” when we talk about fixing cars in Scottsbluff. Figuring out what's wrong with your vehicle has a lot of similarities to figuring out what's wrong with someone who is ill. Vehicles are a mass of complex systems that can produce a variety of symptoms when something goes wrong. As with human diagnoses, a specific symptom may be indicative of a number of problems, and figuring out the specific cause takes training and experience.Sometimes the diagnosis of your vehicle's trouble comes down to a matter of trial-and-error. This can be frustrating for Scottsbluff drivers because time and money are on the line. You may feel you should only be paying for repair work. Of course, you only want to pay for the right repair – and a proper diagnosis is part of getting it right. Like at the doctor's office — some of what you pay for is the doctor's time and effort to fi ... read more



Deciphering the Twin City Auto Menu Board

Let's talk about deciphering the auto service menu board. Scottsbluff, NE, service centers like Twin City Auto have a board that lists the routine services they provide. But some people don't know what these services really are unless they ask. Let's go down a typical list, in alphabetical order, starting with air conditioning service. Feel free at any time to give Twin City Auto a call at 308.635.7404 to learn of the many services we offer, or stop by our Scottsbluff, NE auto center at 1802 E Overland Suite #4, 69361. First remember that all of these services are recommended by vehicle manufacturers. They set how often or at how many miles/kilometers the service should be done.Air conditioning service involves purging the old refrigerant and capturing it for proper disposal. Then fresh refrigerant is installed. The fresh refrigerant will lubricate the system and will also help it co ... read more