Monday, October 3, 2022

Your Vehicle’s Catalytic Converter.

The catalytic converter (especially in your foreign car in the Topeka area) is a tricky, and often temperamental, part of your vehicle. So how do you know when it’s your catalytic converter that’s going on the “fritz” and not just something related to it? The professional mechanics at A.J.’s Import Garage can troubleshoot that for you.

Here are some signs to look and listen for -

1. Has your car suddenly jerked forward recently?

2. Does it lose fuel when you accelerate?

3. Maybe it just stalls out…talk about a 1500-pound paperweight!

These are some of the signs that your catalytic converter may need replacing. Don’t despair, because the honest mechanics at A.J.’s Import Garage won't sell you a bill of goods. It might just be the O2 or OD sensor. They will tell you the truth. Trust A.J.’s Import Garage in Topeka with your precious possession. Call (785) 233-1000. Visit

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Get to the Core.

First of all, don’t hesitate if you feel your heater core may not be functioning properly. That’s especially true as we are headed into winter in Topeka. The heater core sends heat to the cabin. When it leaks, it must be replaced. A.J.’s Import Garage of Topeka will inspect and replace (if necessary) your vehicle’s heater core before the weather turns.

Two things that come into play here are the windshield. Is it fogging up when the defroster is running? I know, you have not run your defroster in a bit. The other is that you notice that the floor board carpeting is damp. Usually, that will occur on the passenger side.

The mechanics at A.J.’s Import Garage at 501 S.W. Harrison St. in Topeka are ready to help you get your foreign (or domestic) car ready for the long Topeka winter ahead. Count on A.J’s Import Garage every time for your car repair needs in this area. Call (785) 233-1000. Check them out on the web at

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Speaking of Your Car’s Suspension.

Suspension is very important to the continued performance of your vehicle in the Topeka area. To keep your car’s suspension in top condition, it is wise to have a licensed auto mechanic look at it. A great choice in the Topeka, KS area is A.J.’s Import Garage at 501 S.W. Harrison St.

Here are some signs that your car’s suspension is going bad –


1.  It pulls to one side.

2.  Every bump seems to feel like a roller coaster ride!

3.  The car is harder to steer.

There are other subtle signs, of course. When you feel like your vehicle’s suspension needs to be checked make an appointment at A.J.’s Import Garage of Topeka. Call ahead at (785) 233-1000. They can just about do all of your mechanical work. See for yourself at