It’s not always easy to recognize when your vehicle is suffering from engine damage as symptoms can be overlooked and seen as “normal.” While not all sounds and smells may threaten the life of your engine, there are some obvious warning signs that require a vehicle inspection right away.

Early diagnosis of engine damage can most likely be treated, but it is important to be aware of potentially damaging symptoms and have the vehicle inspected if something doesn’t seem right. By acting quickly and making necessary repairs as soon as possible, you could be saving yourself from the cost and hassle of breaking down along the road.

One of the signs of engine trouble is an illuminated check engine light. This light indicates that a vehicle system, such as the ignition, fuel injection or emission control, is not operating properly, even if the vehicle appears to be running normally. Ignoring the check engine light can negatively impact your fuel economy or cause damage resulting in more costly repairs.

Many motorists are familiar with the noises their vehicles make on a daily basis. However, any noise that is new, different or suspicious may indicate a problem, including a high-pitched squeal, grinding or thumping. Sounds under the hood, such as hissing, can also indicate that your vehicle is in need of attention.

Although all cars burn fossil fuels that create undesired emissions, these odors should remain outside of the car. Unusual smells that could signal engine damage include: burnt rubber, hot oil, gasoline, sweet smell of syrup, burning carpet and rotten eggs. When you smell any peculiar odor, you should not ignore it.

Another symptom of engine damage is excessive amounts of smoke or steam. Although some smoke is normal, excessive amounts of dark smoke in particular indicates that oil is leaking into the combustion chamber and is being burned along with the gasoline.

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Hummer H3 20″ Xd wheels


Come by the shop and pick up some new wheels!

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Ferrada Wheels in Stock


Come out and get your Ferrada wheels! They come in 4 different wheels in 4 different colors squared or staggered sets and custom sizes , colors and offsets on forged series. Come in to get prices & check availability.

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Custom Graphics for Your Car


Custom Auto Designs is our line of vehicle specific kits. Vehicle specific kits are designed to fit specific vehicles based on make, model and year. We have hundreds of kits for Mustangs, Camaros, Chargers, Challengers and many, many more. Most of these kits are OE copies and some custom designs are available. All of these kits are available in 9 stock colors or you can order them in custom colors and sizes

Universal Products was founded in 1977 and has been the main supplier of pinstripes and graphics for Restylers’ Choice since 1991. Located in Goddard, Kansas, Universal Products operates out of a 150,000 square foot building that houses over 300 employees and supports four divisions.

Universal Products produces rotary cut stripes, die-cut graphics, digitally printed graphics, screen printed graphics, Chromax badging, urethane domed badging, signage materials, and digital media

Speed Graphics kits are wild, bold, colorful designs that have a custom paint look without the custom paint price. Speed Graphics is located in Asheville, NC, was formed in 2001, and operates out of a new 4,600 square foot facility.

Speed Graphics manufactures digitally printed graphics for the Automotive and Motorcycle industries.

Illusions Inc has been manufacturing graphics since 1989 and a valued supplier of Restylers’ Choice since 1991. Illusions graphics were first produced by owner Bobby Styles in his garage and since that time have grown into a 6500 square foot facility in Hudson, Florida employing a staff of 15.

Illusions manufactures digitally printed graphics for the Automotive, RV and Marine industries.

Auto Trim Express is a vinyl graphics line featuring “digitally airbrushed” vinyl graphics. Dozens of designs, all available in multiple color combinations, provide a wide selection of options. One that is sure to suit your project perfectly.

AutoTrim Express also offers a complete line of pinstripes – perfect for finding a stripe to match your new vinyl graphic!

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Viper Smart Start Remote Starters


Programmable Voice System:

Add pre-programmed messages in either English or Japanese to your security system as an adjunct to the siren, including Viper specific messages (i.e. “Viper armed!”) Users can also record custom messages. Voice modules are also effective when used to generate Warn Away messages in conjunction with an optional 508D Radar sensor. The 516L can also be used as a P.A. system.

2-Way Garage Door Interface:

Use the powerful Viper remote on your keychain to open and close your garage door using this optional Interface, and take advantage of your system’s high level of encryption to keep “Hot Prowl” criminals wielding illegal code-grabber devices out of your garage!

Window Automation System:

Roll your windows up and down with the push of a button on your VIPER remote using the optional 530T. The Remote Control Window Automation System controls the operation of two windows in both directions. The 530T can automatically roll up two power windows when a security system is armed, and will provide “one touch” up and down operation from the remote.

Invisibeam Field Disturbance Sensor:

Protect your vehicle with an invisible sensing field which detects moving high-density objects (including people) near your car using Radio Frequency (RF) field disturbance technology. Ideal for convertibles, or any application where zone-intrusion protection is desired. Violation of the outer field can provoke siren chirps or a WarnAway message from an optional voice module) while intrusion into the inner zone will trigger the system.

Digital Tilt Motion Sensor:

The 507M Digital Tilt Sensor from Directed is ideal for protecting a vehicle from theft by detecting when the vehicle is being raised by a tow truck or lifted using a jack, in an attempt to remove the wheels or tow the vehicle. The 507M auto calibrates each time the alarm is armed, referencing the vehicle’s angle of inclination and ensuring the most accurate tilt sensing possible. The 507M is perfect for protecting vehicles with upgraded wheels and tires.

Backup Battery Siren:

Boost the security of your install with this optional Back-up Battery Siren, which will continue to sound even if would-be thieves are able to locate and silence your primary siren.

Boost the security of your install with this optional Back-up Battery Siren, which will continue to sound even if would-be thieves are able to locate and silence your primary siren.

Backup Battery System:

This optional back-up battery adds to the security of any install, maintaining power delivery to your security system even if would-be thieves try to silence the siren by disconnecting your vehicle battery.

Trunk Release Solenoid:

Every Viper system offers a “Power Trunk/Channel 2” output, but not every vehicle has a powered trunk release that can be operated by this ouput. The optional 522T can add Power Trunk capability to your trunk release mechanism, allowing your Viper system to pop the trunk with the push of a button.

Audio Glass Break Sensor:

Enhance the security of any install with an optional audio sensor, which detects tampering and breaking of the vehicle’s glass using a microphone and a microprocessor, which analyzes the frequency, intensity and timing of intrusion sounds to eliminate false alarms. Detects even “soft breaks” where the glass is shattered quietly, which might not trigger the shock sensor. The 506T adds an additional layer of protection.

Viper Electro-Luminescent Indicator:

The optional brilliant blinking “E-L Badge” from Viper calls attention to itself (especially at night) and conveys a powerful message to would-be car thieves: “This vehicle is protected by Viper – better leave it alone and try to steal someone else’s car instead!”

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Upgrade Your Radio

Tired of your old factory radio look, come by an upgrade and unlock your multimedia world to unlimited options. Bluetooth USB auxiliary and much much more.

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