Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything on the Mankato automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. MN motorists can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Mankato interstates, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, helping you to see the sides more clearly. The more you can see, the quicker you can react to road conditions. This is important because nearly half of traffic fatalities take place at night. And as Eagle Lake’s population ages, everything that helps older eyes is welcome. Most new sedans … [Read more...]

Have You Checked Your Headlights?

Like everything on the Mankato automotive market, there have been great strides in headlight technology in recent years. MN motorists can be safer at night because of it. Good headlights improve visibility on Mankato interstates, enabling you to see farther. They also improve your peripheral vision, helping you to see the sides more clearly. The more you can see, the quicker you can react to road conditions. This is important because nearly half of traffic fatalities take place at night. And as Eagle Lake’s population ages, everything that helps older eyes is welcome. Most new sedans … [Read more...]

Using Proper Fluids In Your sedan Or Other Vehicle

Today Hughes Automotive Inc is talking about the proper fluids for your vehicle. It’s become more complicated with changes in automotive design and manufacturing. It’s not that people in MN are confused as much as they don’t realize how much things have changed in recent years. If you have questions about the fluids in your vehicle, please don’t hesitate to stop by Hughes Automotive Inc. You can find us on 109 E LeRay Ave in Eagle Lake, MN 56024. Just give us a call at 507.257.3730 Let’s take engine oil. Twenty or thirty years ago, there were just a handful of … [Read more...]

Hughes Automotive Inc Car Care News and Information: Signs of An Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Mankato motorists often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Eagle Lake driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Moreover, your auto  can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out … [Read more...]

Hughes Automotive Inc Car Care News and Information: Signs of An Alignment Problem

When properly aligned, all of your wheels are pointed in the same direction. Your vehicle will track true and handle the way it is designed. Mankato motorists often associate our wheels being “knocked” out of alignment with an event like an accident, hitting a pothole, curb or some other object. While these can certainly take your wheels out of alignment, the bumps and bounces of everyday Eagle Lake driving take their toll on wheel alignment as well. Moreover, your auto  can lose alignment over time with just normal driving. When your wheels are out … [Read more...]

Get Where You’re Going With Power Steering Service In Eagle Lake

Today we’re going to talk about power steering service in Eagle Lake. If you took an informal poll around Eagle Lake you’d probably find that most have never heard of power steering service. That’s not surprising. Even though power steering is standard on every vehicle, most people in Eagle Lake aren’t aware that it needs periodic service. If you’re younger than a certain age, you’ve probably never driven a car or truck without power steering. To get an idea of the difference; if you’ve ever cut a board with a hand saw, you know it’s a lot of … [Read more...]

Hughes Automotive Inc Engine Air Filter Replacement

When your experienced Hughes Automotive Inc service professional technician changes your oil, he will also inspect your air filter. You shouldn’t need a new filter at every oil change, but you will need to change it regularly. Heed your service professional’s auto advice if they tell you to change your filter. It’s not pricey, and it makes a big difference to your sedan. An air filter does what its name implies: it filters stuff out of the air. Air is drawn into your engine through the filter because your engine needs air to burn fuel. If the filter weren’t there, a … [Read more...]

Hughes Automotive Inc Car Care Advice for Eagle Lake Motorists: A Broken or Damaged Timing Belt

The timing belt rotates the cam shafts which open and close the valves that allow air, fuel, and exhaust to flow through the engine as it powers your vehicle. An old timing belt can lose a “tooth” in the belt allowing it to slip. The engine could stop or misfire. Timing belt slip – or a broken timing belt – can be disastrous on some engines. In “interference” engines, open valves can get in the way of the piston when the timing belt breaks or slips. When that happens one or more valves can be bent requiring expensive engine repairs. It is critical for … [Read more...]

Check Engine Light Diagnosis At Hughes Automotive Inc

Hello Eagle Lake drivers. Have you ever had your check engine light come on? Did you panic? Or just scowl and ignore it? What should you do? Pull to the side of the road and call a tow truck? Or just keep driving? What does that little light really mean for Eagle Lake auto owners? First of all, the Check Engine or Service Engine light does indicate that something is wrong. That’s why it is called a warning light. But the something that is wrong might be a loose gas cap, or it might be serious sedan engine trouble. That’s why Mankato motorists often don’t know how to respond … [Read more...]

Auto Videos for Eagle Lake Drivers: Alignment Inspection

Uneven tire wear, the car pulling to one side or a steering wheel that is off-center are signs for Eagle Lake car owners that their wheels may be out of alignment. When doing an alignment inspection, the service advisor will survey your tires for uneven wear as well as suspension and steering parts for signs of wear or damage. He’ll also compare your current alignment with the car maker’s settings. Your vehicle owner’s manual will have a recommendation for when to check alignment. Of course, this recommendation is based on normal driving. If you have been in collision, hit … [Read more...]