Jeeps and Java

October 11, 2023

Our Fall 2023 Jeeps and Java event just ended and it was another huge success. This was our 4th Jeeps and Java event, the are held 2 times yearly in the fall and spring. If you have never attended one of these events we encourage you to stop by. Our shop and office are open…

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Repair or Replace?

August 9, 2023

This is a question we have run into several times recently at the shop. A customer has been at the shop multiple times for different repairs on an aging vehicle and there seems to be no end in sight. Or the vehicle is in need of a large repair that may meet or exceed the…

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Shop Local!

July 26, 2023

In the greater Knoxville Area we have had a huge influx of new residents from all around the country. As you might expect the new larger population has necessitated the growth of the service industry to meet the needs of the community. Much of this has been at the cost of local businesses as large…

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Jeep Re-gearing

July 12, 2023

Re-gearing your Jeep can have a wide array of benefits, from increasing fuel economy, increasing torque, tow capacity, etc. The most common re-gear on Jeeps is performed after the Tire size has been changed to a larger diameter. This is performed most commonly by replacing the vehicles Ring and Pinion gears, but can be changed…

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ASE Certification

May 17, 2023

You may have seen the ASE badge or signage at your favorite auto repair facility and wondered what is ASE and what does their certification mean to me. This blog post will explain to you who ASE is, What certifications they offer, and why it is important to you as a consumer. Who is ASE?…

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Air Conditioning Repair

May 3, 2023

As we head into the warmer months I wanted to touch on Air Conditioning repair, maintenance and diagnostic. Lets start with the Basics of how Air Conditioning works in automobiles. The Air Conditioning system consists of many components and sensors. The system is sealed and is vacuumed down to remove all the air from the…

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Death Wobble

April 26, 2023

The dreaded death wobble, anyone who has had a vehicle with a solid front axle is likely to have experienced the death wobble at one point or another. Of course in the Jeep world every product from the 1980s-late 90s had a solid front axle, so as a Jeep specialty shop we have been battling…

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Customer supplied parts?

April 19, 2023

This is a call we get frequently at the shop, a customer has purchased parts online or at a parts store and is looking for install. The customer may have planned to install the parts and ran out of time, Possibly wanted to attempt the repair and got in over their head, or maybe just…

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What is a Diagnostic?

April 13, 2023

You may have a Check engine light. You may have a noise. You may have an intermittent issue. You may have a fluid leak. You may have noticed a strange smell. Your vehicle is a meticulously engineered and manufactured with many systems and computers that can fail in frustrating and strange ways. A diagnostic is…

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Alignment Basics

April 6, 2023

An alignment is a normal part of maintenance and should be checked at least once a year depending on your vehicle, conditions of roads traveled, and miles traveled. This blog post will give you the basics about alignments and what symptoms are typical of an out of alignment vehicle. This is a basic breakdown, if…

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