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Maintain your vehicle, even when it sits idle

April 21st, 2020 by

With much of the country under stay-at-home orders for at minimum another month, a lot of us are working from home, shopping even more on Amazon than before, and getting groceries delivered whenever possible. Those fuel savings are welcome to the budget right now, but when your vehicle sits idle for too long, the battery

Ignite engine performance with a spark plug check

July 31st, 2019 by

That little engine part called the spark plug performs a huge job in delivering a vehicle’s power, performance, dependability and fuel efficiency and should be replaced periodically. “Spark plugs are one of the hardest working parts of a vehicle. A spark plug can fire 400 times per minute per cylinder or 1,600 times a minute

Is it time for new wiper blades?

July 30th, 2019 by

Wiper blades may not be the most exciting topic, but they are pretty important. Most of us have had an experience when a sudden snow or rain storm hits while we’re driving; then when we turn on the wipers – nothing but streaks. This can be especially disconcerting at night when the glare of on-coming

When spring cleaning, don’t forget your car!

March 20th, 2019 by

Winter in New England leaves vehicles looking worse for wear. When the warm weather returns and you start thinking about your spring cleaning list, don’t forget your car. Follow these steps to protect your investment and get ready for those summer road trips. Change your air filters. If you haven’t changed your air filter and

Repair or replace? Do the math!

July 18th, 2018 by

For most people, their car is their second largest investment next to their home. How do you get the best return on your investment? By keeping your car through the ‘Cinderella Era’, the period of time after it’s paid off when your car is still in great shape and needs only modest repairs. Budgeting for