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8 Tire Tips to Keep You Road Ready

September 8th, 2021 by

An often-overlooked part of car maintenance, the tires, like the rest of a vehicle, need appropriate care to be safe, last longer, and perform as expected. Being in direct contact with the road, tires contribute to many aspects of vehicle performance and safety, such as vehicle handling, fuel efficiency, braking, and overall control of the

Car Care End-of-Summer Road Trip Tips

August 11th, 2021 by

Preparing for your end-of-summer road trip? We’ve got some tips to help you ensure your car is running smoothly. Extreme summer heat can stress your car’s functions, and your patience, but there are some precautions you can take to minimize these issues. While these tips are great for summer and road trips, they are also

Is it time to replace your thermostat?

April 28th, 2021 by

  The thermostat is an important part of your cooling system. Your vehicle’s thermostat performs a similar function to the thermostat in your home. At home, you set your thermostat to maintain a comfortable temperature range. When your home gets too hot, the air conditioning kicks on and when it gets too cool, the heater

4 Tips for driving safely in the rain

November 4th, 2020 by

Did you know it only takes 1/12th an inch of rain and 35 mph to hydroplane? The roads are more dangerous when rain comes after a dry spell. In the first few minutes after it begins to rain, the water mixes with motor oils and oil from new asphalt, resulting in a surprisingly slippery roadway

How low can you go?

October 7th, 2020 by

Have you ever wondered how far you can continue to drive after the low fuel warning light comes on? It’s better to never let your tank run that low, but it can happen to anyone occasionally. Even if you’re off the beaten path, you probably don’t need to immediately panic.   Your owner’s manual may

What’s that fluid leaking from my car?

September 23rd, 2020 by

Your vehicle is complex, and requires a variety of different fluids to operate. In the event of a leak, many of these fluids can be identified by color, texture, or odor. Familiarize yourself with the different characteristics and which types of leaks require immediate attention.   If you suspect a leak, there’s an easy way

Ten Reasons to Invest in an Annual Car “Physical”

September 16th, 2020 by

Your vehicle is running fine. So why bother taking it in for an inspection? A lot of reasons! 1. Cut repair costs. Discovering a worn component before it creates major problems can save big money. 2. Safety. A poorly maintained vehicle can drive you into a serious accident. 3. Better performance. This translates to improved

Mirror, Mirror

August 26th, 2020 by

You’ve probably seen them lying around at the side of the road: someone’s outside sideview mirror that’s been knocked off by a driver’s not-so-perfect driving. And you realize the person who owns that vehicle now has lost an important safety feature. Having functional mirrors enhances your safety and that of drivers around you. You probably

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