At Brant Jones Auto & Towing in Springfield, we understand that driving style affects your vehicle’s performance and reliability. You probably know that frequent, hard acceleration is bad for your engine and transmission, but what about speed?

If you love popcorn, congratulations; today is for you. Popcorn has actually been around for thousands of years - in Mexico, popcorn remnants at least as old as 3600 BC have been discovered. Popcorn gained the popularity it enjoys today much later, however. As a result of the great depression and sugar rationing during WWII, popcorn rapidly became a favorite snack among Americans, and with the invention of the popcorn machine, became the choice movie theater snack as well. So, go on, celebrate, and pop a few kernels.

No matter what type of car, truck, or SUV you drive, old or new, it probably has doors. Those doors are heavy, and they see a lot of use. Naturally, from time to time, parts wear out. If your door doesn’t function as well as it should, here’s why, courtesy of Brant Jones Auto & Towing in Springfield.

This is a clutch gone completely WRONG and something you want to be very sure doesn't happen with your vehicle!  VERY SURE! 

So how do you ensure you are not having an issue with your clutch when most drivers simply get in and drive?  What do you look for?  That is a question many of our customers ask us here at Brant Jones Auto & Towing in Springfield and one this driver did not.

Regular maintenance checks of your vehicle will help you avoid a catalytic converter that looks like this resulting in large repair costs which is what our team here at Brant Jones Auto & Towing in Springfield want to avoid at all costs!   We feel that every customer has a need to know what repairs are in their future and exactly how to budget for them if need be so we check your vehicle thoroughly and keep you informed.

There are several indicators that your catalytic converter isn't functioning at maximum capacity such as:

If you drive a vehicle with a manual transmission, you know that clutch replacement can be an expensive and time-consuming job. Brant Jones Auto & Towing in Springfield has some tips to keep your clutch replacements as infrequent as possible.

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