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Shocking News about your Mazda 3 or 5

Shocking News about your Mazda 3 or 5

Do you drive a Mazda 3 or Mazda 5? Do you also hear a slapping or whacking metal noise coming from the rear? If so, I would continue reading this sentence, because I have shocking news. Mazda 3s and 5s share the same rear shock design, with a mount at the top particularly susceptible to corrosion. After wear and tear occurs during normal vehicle operation, the shock mounts corrode to a point of no return... And completely fail. This leaves your shock smacking around the inside of the wheel well, potentially puncturing holes into the body or damaging other components. Luckily, to replace these mounts is pretty straightforward, and actually quite fast too! See below for pictures of this specific failure and keep it in mind when you’re driving your Mazda around town. It’s important to address this failure quickly, as failed shocks can lead to other problems that are costly. A good example of this is tire cupping, the lateral movement of the suspension is dampened by the shocks ... read more

Touch screen issues? Unresponsive or damaged?...

Touch screen issues? Unresponsive or damaged?...

At Trinity Automotive we can handle your vehicle repairs BIG or small. Take this for example, a 2015 Cadillac Escalade Premium rolls in with a concern about an unresponsive touch screen. Looking at it initially we thought maybe it had been impacted and cracked… That is until we did a little bit of research and found out that the gel compound built into the screen is a common failure! How frustrating! This thing ain’t cheap to replace, and to have it “rebuilt” would cost MORE than simply replacing the screen ourselves, which we did. A replacement screen without the gel compound was ordered and a repair station set up to handle the small screws and circuits in the most organized way possible. I followed the instructions to a T from the manufacturers of the new screen, carefully removing the entire unit from the vehicle without damaging any trim or fine details. I removed the screen by carefully extracting dozens of screws, disconnecting electrical connections an ... read more

When should I put my winter tires on?

When should I put my winter tires on?

   If you are wondering when you should put your winter tires on then you are not alone.  With the weather as warm as it has been it sure seems like winter is a far way off and winter tires may be unnecessary.  Although the past few days of beautiful weather may have us feeling like we might escape the cold weather, unless we head south(which is much harder with the border being closed) we will see the snow and cold weather sooner than later.  So when should winter tires go on? winter tires provide improved traction at temperatures below 7C winter tires have a tread patterns that are designed to provide improved traction during snowy and slushy road conditions   Typically we recommend installing your winter tires once the average temperature is below 10C so that you don't have to worry about increased tire wear on your winter tires that comes with driving in warmer weather.  Unfortunately we can not say with any certainty what the weat ... read more

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