Category: Maintenance

Vehicle Lights: See and Be Seen

October 11th, 2017 by

  The days are steadily growing shorter. Soon either your morning or evening commute could be in the dark. You rely on the lights on your vehicle to provide nighttime visibility, signal to other drivers that you are turning, stopping, or reversing, and allow you to monitor your gauges. Your safety depends being able to

How to: Detail Your Car at Summer’s End

September 27th, 2017 by

Have summer trips left your car looking a little worse for wear? Keeping your car clean isn’t purely for comfort and aesthetics. Regular detailing will keep rust at bay and make your interior last longer, extending your vehicle’s life and protecting its value. Right after the weather extremes of summer and winter are perfect times

How long can your car last? As long as you want!

August 23rd, 2017 by

With proper care and use, a vehicle can outlive generations of owners. According to the Car Care Council, other than a major accident just about the only reason for a vehicle to go to the recycling yard is neglect. Alarming fact: every 20 minutes Americans dump enough cars into junkyards to form a stack as

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