Make an appointment

Yearly Archives: 2022

How Many Spark Plugs Does My Car Need

How Many Spark Plugs Does My Car Need

Spark plugs are an item of maintenance that many owners ignore. But a healthy engine needs a spark plug. The condition of your spark plugs may impact your fuel efficiency, engine performance, and power output. Spark plugs, like oil, should be checked and replaced as needed. How Spark Plugs Work The spark plug was designed to ignite the air-fuel combination in the combustion chamber. This is done to ensure that the car's engine has adequate power to start the vehicle. The spark plugs do not maintain power once they are light. Instead, it starts transferring heat away from the combustion chamber. This heat is transferred to the water jacket in the cylinder head, which pushes the cylinder down and then moves the car forward. How many spark plugs does a car need? The number of spark plugs needed is typically determined by the number of cylinders and engine size of a vehicle. There is one spark plug for each cylinder, thus a four-cylinder engine will have four spark plugs. Four cyl ... read more

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Spring!

Get Your Vehicle Ready For Spring!

Springtime is near and it is time to start thinking about how you can get your vehicle ready for the season. Winter can take a toll on our vehicles, and getting ready for spring will protect the safety of your ride as well as your car's integrity overall. So, what type of maintenance items are good for preparing your vehicle for spring? Here are some of our most recommended. Check Your Lights Inspect all of your car's exterior lights, from brake lights to headlights. During the winter, we are constantly using our exterior lights, so checking to make sure that no bulbs have gone out and that all lights are clear and visible is important. Test Your Battery Pre-spring is an excellent time to have your car battery tested for charge. Batteries typically last 3-5 years, so if it has been a while since your last battery replacement, you may want to consider this service. Also, check for corrosion around your battery terminals. Tire Tread Test Ensuring that your tires have proper ... read more

Your High Mileage Car Is Here to Stay

Your High Mileage Car Is Here to Stay

It is a common misconception that once a vehicle goes beyond 100,000 miles, they're no longer drivable. Unfortunately, that is not the case. With proper care and maintenance throughout your vehicle's life, most cars last well over 100K miles and remain reliable for years following the milestone.  Top tips on how to make your high mileage car last - Using high-quality products and parts - Whenever you bring your car to the professionals at Honest Wrenches, you can expect our services to be done with high-quality parts and products to make your vehicle last. You shouldn't settle for recycled parts if you want to extend the lifespan of your car. Proper fluid maintenance - Your vehicle runs on various fluids, including motor oil, transmission fluid, power steering fluid, brake fluid, and more. Ensuring you have clean fluid flowing through your car's systems with fluid flushes and filter changes will benefit you in the long run. Wash your car regularly - Not only wi ... read more

New Year's Resolutions For Your Car

New Year's Resolutions For Your Car

It's that time of the year again; a new year means a reset button. You've probably thought about ways to improve yourself this year with New Year's Resolutions, but why limit them for just yourself? You can kick off 2022 with some goals to enhance your car! It may seem silly, but a safer, more efficient car means confidence and savings for YOU. Now is the perfect time to commit to breaking bad vehicle habits! Here are some of our top suggestions: Clean Up! While you're resetting with cleaning and organizing your life, try removing any junk and clutter you may have in your car. Not only will it lift a weight off your shoulders (physically and mentally), but it could help you improve your gas mileage. If you tend to make a mess in your car, try adding a trash bag and other organizational items to keep this goal consistent throughout the year. Be Proactive with Maintenance The best way to keep your car in tip-top shape and avoid costly problems is to stay on top of ro ... read more

5 years/ 50000 miles warranty

The Benefits Of Choosing Us:

  • Free Loaner Vehicles Available (upon request)
  • Free Shuttle Service
  • Free Pick Up, Drop Off, and Delivery
  • Industry Leading 5 year/50k mile Warranty
  • Financing Available
  • After Hours Key Drop
  • Towing Available
  • Professional Quality Parts
  • Complete Estimate
  • Peace Of Mind; "We are here for you!"
Honest Wrenches is committed to ensuring effective communication and digital accessibility to all users. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and apply the relevant accessibility standards to achieve these goals. We welcome your feedback. Please call Ankeny & Des Moines Auto Repair (515) 250-4363, West Des Moines Auto Repair (515) 250-4363 if you have any issues in accessing any area of our website.