Category: Maintenance

Is it time for new brakes?

August 9th, 2017 by

Brakes are vital to your safety when driving your car. Neglecting your brake system’s warning signs can cause increased repair costs or worse, no brakes at all.   There are several signs that let you know that it’s time to bring your car into a repair shop for brakes. The most obvious on is a

How old is your brake fluid?

August 2nd, 2017 by

Brake fluid is often topped off when the brake system is serviced, but not everyone knows that most vehicles today require the brake fluid to be flushed and completely changed every 2-3 years or 30,000 miles. Check your owner’s manual for the manufacturer’s recommended schedule for your vehicle.   “But I’m not having any problems,

August is Brake Safety Awareness Month.

August 1st, 2017 by

Your brakes are the most important safety system in your vehicle. When was the last time you had a brake inspection or had them replaced? Is your brake warning light on? Does your car pull to one side when braking? Do your brakes make grinding noises or squeal? Do your brakes feel spongy or vibrate

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

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

Feeling the heat? So is your battery.

June 28th, 2017 by

When was the last time you had your car battery tested or replaced? Summer heat rather than winter cold poses the greater threat to battery life, according to the Car Care Council.   Sooner or later all batteries have to be replaced. A battery has an average lifespan of four years under perfect conditions, meaning

Used Tires: Deal or No Deal?

June 28th, 2017 by

We’ve been getting a lot of calls recently asking if we sell used tires. No, we do not! Why? Your safety is too important to us.   A tire with an unknown history, even if it looks new, could have been subject to over or under-inflation, driven overloaded, been subjected to weather extremes, or repaired. These

Hot Tips to Keep You Cool This Summer

June 21st, 2017 by

In heat of summer, there’s never a good time for the air conditioning to break down. When traveling with elderly or very young passengers, keeping cool becomes especially important. Here are a few tips to ensure your A/C is working properly: DO: Have the engine cooling system maintained and inspected regularly. Have drive belts inspected