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My check engine light is on. Now what?

July 19th, 2017 by

Uh oh, the check engine light has come on. Now what?   A check engine light indicator requires immediate diagnostics. The issue could be anything from a loose gas cap to a bad spark plug or faulty catalytic converter.   But a good diagnosis costs money and takes time. You may have seen ads for

6 Signs It’s Time for New Shocks or Struts

July 12th, 2017 by

Are you driving on bad shocks or struts? Shocks and struts that are worn will affect the handling, ride, stopping distance, and tire wear on your vehicle. Does your car jump and bump constantly? Does the front end of your car dip when stopping? Does your car feel like it leans as you turn a

6 Ways You Could Be Killing Your Car

July 12th, 2017 by

Ignoring the check engine light. Ignoring an illuminated check engine light can result in serious engine trouble and costly repairs.   Failing to change fluids and filters. Checking fluid levels regularly, along with the filters, helps ensure that your vehicle runs dependably and extends vehicle life.   Neglecting your tires. Underinflated tires can wear out

Take the Penny Test

July 5th, 2017 by

Do you know how old your tires are? Do you know when they were last inspected? As the only contact between you and the road, your tires play the leading role in your car’s ability to start, maneuver, and stop. You trust your safety to them every day. Worn tires—especially bald ones—can be deadly on wet

Got allergies? Check your cabin air filter!

July 5th, 2017 by

Did you know your car can be making your allergies worse? If your vehicle is model year 2000 or newer, there’s a good chance it is equipped with a cabin air filter. The cabin air filter cleans the air entering the passenger compartment. It helps trap pollen, bacteria, dust and exhaust gases that may find their