Sparks Auto Repair

Yearly Archives: 2013

Is it your battery? or not?

Have you ever noticed your vehicle cranks slow when it is cold outside? This is a sign your battery may be getting weak. Your battery is one of the most critical components of your vehicle. The battery is not only used to start your vehicle but also helps run the onboard computers which control your vehicles many electrical systems. A weak battery can also cause these systems to fail. Bring your vehicle to Scotty’s Transmission & RPM Automotive for a FREE (with coupon) starting and charging systems test. This test will only take a few minutes to provide you with a piece of mind and could prevent you from being stranded. See our website at or visit our FaceBook page for your coupon

Cabin Air Filter

Are you aware most newer vehicles have a cabin air filter? This filters outside air to trap allergens and dust before entering your car. If this filter is not replaced at factory recommended intervals this can cause your A/C to work poorly. It has finally warmed up and we are getting calls about vehicle air conditioning problems. Scotty’s Transmission & RPM Automotive is currently offering a complete A/C system inspection for $59.95+ refrigerant. Go to our website at or to schedule an appointment

Check Engine Light On?

Check engine light on? A word of caution… Recently we have had many customers come to us with a check engine light on and state they went to the local auto parts store and had them scan the computer for free to check for fault codes associated with the check engine light and then sell them a part. The customers installed the part themselves but this did not fix their problem. If only our jobs as a mechanic was that simple! The check engine light comes on because the computer has monitored a problem in one of the many systems that operate your vehicle. When the light comes on the computer stores a fault code. This fault code does not diagnose the problem it only refers to the system that is not operating properly. We must then diagnose that system completely to determine the cause of failure before replacing any parts. A proper diagnosis will tell us if a part has failed, and electrical problem exist or possibly a computer that is failing. DON’T GET SUCKERED INTO SWAPPING PARTS ATTEMP ... read more