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When should I replace my windshield wipers?

October 18th, 2017 by

Don’t be like most drivers and wait until they fail. The problem with that is that you find out they have failed when you actually need them most – a little too late. Wiper blades are really a safety system for drivers. As you can imagine, 90% of our driving decisions are based on what

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

Choosing the Right Tires for Your Car

April 28th, 2016 by

When choosing new tires consider: The type of vehicle you drive Where you drive, highway, city, back roads, off road Length of daily driving What type of vehicle do you drive? Hybrids: Chevy Volt, Toyota Prius, Honda Insight, BMW i3   To get the best gas mileage from your Hybrid vehicle you must have low rolling resistance

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