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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

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

What color is Antifreeze?

March 17th, 2015 by

Do you know the color of your coolant? Most people think of antifreeze or coolant as green. For years many antifreeze/coolants were green in color but now many coolants come in a variety of colors. Antifreeze or coolant can be yellow, pink or red, blue, and  green. The color of the antifreeze/coolant is really based on

March Car Care Tips

March 1st, 2015 by

The ice is thawing and Spring in the air… Warmer weather will be here soon. Don’t give up on your New Year’s Resolution. Keep up with your car maintenance and get ready for the coming Spring season. Following Winter’s harsh weather you may experience poor road conditions and notice your vehicle needs a little TLC.

Car Care from the Inside Out

January 12th, 2015 by

  Window seals hold in your cool air from air conditioning in the warm months and your heat during cold winter months. Seals also keep out dirt, dust, and moisture. A vehicle trunk and moon roof seals also insulate and protect you and your cargo from the outside environment. As your vehicle ages these rubbery seals become