Category: Maintenance

Is your vehicle ready for an emergency?

October 20th, 2021 by

You might think about an emergency kit before a winter road trip, but roadside emergencies or neighborhood evacuations can happen anywhere, at any time of year. On even a relatively short trip a breakdown could mean a couple hours in either the heat or cold waiting on a tow truck. Give yourself peace of mind

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

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

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