Coopers Auto Repair Specialists in Tacoma, WA

What Are Car and Truck Shocks?

Shocks and Suspension If you drive a car or truck, you may have heard that your vehicle has shocks. Most drivers don’t know what these are. Many people think that shocks and suspension are interchangeable terms. At Coopers Auto Repair Specialists, we strive to inform our customers as well as we can. So, below is

4 Tips for Better Fleet Maintenance

Do You Need Better Fleet Maintenance? If you manage a fleet of vehicles, you know that handling all the maintenance can be difficult. There is a lot to keep track of and, potentially, a lot of expenses. The experts at Coopers Auto Repair Specialists know some changes you can make in how you approach fleet

Types of Motor Oil

Motor Oil Explained Most motorists know there are different types of motor oil available, but a surprising number of people don’t know what kind of oil their vehicle uses. Whether you plan to change your own oil or you’re taking your car in for professional oil services, you should know what type of oil to

The Most Expensive Check Engine Light Causes

Why Is My Check Engine Light On? If you own a car or truck, chances are you have experienced the check engine light illuminating at some point. The reasons for this can range from a loose gas cap to a malfunctioning transmission. It is one of the most varied indicators in your vehicle. While many

Popular Used Diesel Engines

The Best Used Diesel Engines If you need a replacement engine or a sourcing one for your project vehicle, you may look to some of the best engines from years gone. While many diesel engines have been good, only a few have been truly noteworthy. Often, these combine reliability and pulling power so you can

How To Clean a Direct Fuel Injection Engine

Cleaning a Direct Fuel Injection Engine Many engines use a carburetor and port fuel injection system to provide an air/fuel mixture to the cylinder and to clean any residue along the way. A direct fuel injection engine, however, doesn’t allow the same cleaning technique. Find out how this type of engine can form dangerous deposits

Performance vs. OEM Brakes for Your Vehicle

Which Brakes Are Right for My Vehicle? Grinding, squealing, or inefficient brakes need to be replaced quickly to avoid reduced stopping power and increased risk of collision. However, it’s easy to become overwhelmed with the number of brake pads for your vehicle. Whether you’re looking to improve your braking performance or restore your OEM power,

How Your Car’s Brakes Work

Brakes Explained As you likely know, taking care of your car or truck’s brakes is an essential part of regular maintenance when you bring your vehicle to Coopers Auto Repair Specialists. Changing the pads and inspecting the rest of the brake for issues can help you to avoid more serious and costly repair services. However,

How To Buy a Used Fleet Vehicle

Buying a Used Fleet Vehicle A common way to purchase a used vehicle is to shop for fleet cars. Buying a fleet vehicle can come with many benefits, but should be done with caution. It’s imperative to invest in inspections and repairs because failing to do so can result in overpaying for a faulty used

Diesel Or Gasoline? Which Is Right For Me?

How Diesel and Gasoline Engines Differ You may know that many commercial vehicles and some passenger vehicles use diesel instead of gasoline as fuel. However, most people don’t know much about how they differ. At first glance, they are very similar. Even though both ignite fuel/air mixtures to move pistons and create power, there are