What is top tier gasoline, and why do I need it?

There is a lot of debate online about whether using cheap gas makes a difference. We at Big Oak Citgo know that it does, and that’s why we sell a Top Tier gas brand at our pumps. Using cheap gas isn’t going to reduce your car’s horsepower or have any immediate impact on how your … Continue reading What is top tier gasoline, and why do I need it?

Our process is greater than the sum of its parts…

Original, Aftermarket, Re-manufactured, Rebuilt, and Used parts, that is. When repairing your car, we select parts from a variety of sources and the choice is based on a thoughtful and thorough process.  If you sit in our waiting room and overhear Mike or Tom on the phone with a parts house, you may think it’s … Continue reading Our process is greater than the sum of its parts…

Do I Need Snow Tires?

When contemplating a tire replacement, there are many factors to consider. Sure, brand and model are important, but the broader question is: What type of tire suits my needs? Snow Tires These tires perform well in extreme cold, snow, and ice. They feature deeper tread depths and specialized designs that handle snow and ice better … Continue reading Do I Need Snow Tires?

A Case for Coolant Service

When you own a car, there are a lot of routine maintenance checks to keep track of. It’s important to get all maintenance services done or you could face costly repairs or damage. One of the biggest threats to your engine’s longevity is not maintaining your cooling system as the manufacturer suggests. Changing your engine’s … Continue reading A Case for Coolant Service

The Way What of Automotive Batteries

Why is it that car batteries fail at the worst possible time? Of course, there’s no good time, but batteries tend to fail at the extremes of temperature.  The first really cold morning in winter kills many marginal batteries, often with no warning. Even worse, the summer heat combined with high underhood temperatures in late … Continue reading The Way What of Automotive Batteries