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An Oil Change is the Best Car Maintenance

May 23rd, 2016 by

The best and most basic maintenance you can do is a simple oil change. Whether its conventional oil or synthetic oil regular services will keep your vehicle running at its best. Most conventional oil changes are needed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. Synthetic oil can be changed at 7,500 mile intervals depending on type of synthetic oil or

Three Ways get Your Car Ready for Spring

March 1st, 2016 by

Winter can be a long, harsh season not only on you but on your vehicle. As the cold temperatures break and warmer Spring days arrive here are three ways we recommend get your vehicle ready for warmer weather driving.   Change your wiper blades, over the winter season your wipers work hard pushing rain, sleet,

How Do I Get My Car Ready for Winter?

October 28th, 2015 by

Winter weather brings cold temperatures and sometimes dangerous driving conditions. Long before the temperature turns cold you can prepare your vehicle for comfortable and safer Winter driving. In November and early December we recommend: 1. Measuring Tire Tread depths 2. Testing your Battery 3. Inspecting Windshield wiper blades 4. Inspecting the Windshield for chips and

How Does Antifreeze Work in Summer?

July 1st, 2015 by

The Summer months of July and August can bring miserable heat. While we may feel cool and comfortable inside our vehicle with the air conditioning, your vehicle engine may be overheated. What Cools My Engine? The cooling system is your engine’s only means of releasing the heat that builds to incredible temperatures inside the engine

Can Heat Damage My Battery?

June 19th, 2015 by

Yes, the heat in the Summer months can also be draining on your vehicle battery. We often think Winter is the season when batteries go dead but excessive heat and overcharging shorten the life of a battery. Heat causes battery fluid to evaporate, which then causes internal damage. What drains a car battery? Most of us

What Makes a Belt Squeal?

April 30th, 2015 by

Are you the one with the “noisy vehicle” that squeals every time you start your engine? Your engine belts make a screech or squeal noise usually because the rubber belt is slipping on the metal pulley and just like your tires spinning on the road, this causes noise. The belt may be slipping due to

Is My Car Ready for Summer?

April 1st, 2015 by

Get your car ready for Summer travel now because Spring is almost over… Now is the time get outside to enjoy the open road and magnificent views. Being confident in your vehicle reliability is key for having a fun Summer road trip. Here are some tips for maintenance that will keep your road trips safe and your vehicle

Why Should I Replace my Struts?

March 27th, 2015 by

Updated May 23, 2016 Struts or MacPherson Struts (named after the inventor) wear gradually so most drivers do not notice the difference in ride quality and braking ability.  The purpose of the Struts is to keep the tires planted firmly on the road at all times. Properly operating struts improve ride quality, braking distance, the

Can I Drive on a Rejection Sticker?

March 23rd, 2015 by

Updated May 23, 2016 What if my vehicle failed inspection? Yes, you can drive with a rejection sticker. The letter of the law states that you can drive your vehicle home and to a repair facility on a rejection sticker. If you return within 15 days from the original inspection the re-inspect consists of only