Category: Safety

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

Watch out for those potholes!

February 14th, 2018 by

A childhood memory is having the wind knocked out when you fell off a swing in mid-air, or your friend laughingly slid off their end of the seesaw when they were down and you were up. POW! That’s the kind of jolt your car feels when one wheel hits a pothole at 40 mph.  

It’s COLD Outside. Check Your Tire Pressure!

January 3rd, 2018 by

When was the last time your checked your tire pressure? Did you know that this extreme cold we’ve been experiencing for the last couple of weeks can drastically alter your tire pressure? You may have noticed your TPMS light go on periodically. If this is the case, your tires are probably underinflated even if it

Do’s and Don’ts of Driving in the Snow

December 13th, 2017 by

The snow has arrived. Do you know what to do if you need to drive in wintry conditions? Check out these do’s and don’ts of driving in the snow.   DON’T:   Go out unprepared. Long before the first snowfall, have an emergency kit, ice scraper, and salt or kitty litter in the trunk ready