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5 New Year's Resolutions for Every Car Owner

5 New Year's Resolutions for Every Car Owner

The new year is an excellent time for a fresh start. Let's not only think about our personal goals, such as hitting the gym or traveling. Make a resolution to take care of an important purchase that can be taken for granted - your car! Your vehicle is a valuable and essential part of your day-to-day life. It keeps you going and allows you to get to work, school, home, and any of your leisure pursuits. Show your car, truck, or SUV the attention it deserves with a little extra love and care to keep it in good condition. Here are our expert mechanics’ top five New Year's resolutions for your vehicle. Keeping your car in optimal working condition will provide you with a smooth and reliable ride in 2022! Car Maintenance Resolutions for the New Year Check and Change Your Oil Regularly: Start this year by performing routine oil level checks and changing your oil when necessary. Oil is vital for the proper lubrication of your engine and its components. Get oil changes based o ... read more

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What Fuel Should I Use in My Car?

What Fuel Should I Use in My Car?

With so many fuel options available at gas stations, how do you know which one to choose? Your vehicle needs fuel that is injected into the engine's cylinders to propel your vehicle. The combustion engine relies on air, fuel, and ignition to operate. If one of these elements is missing, your engine will likely not run at all. Every car must use proper fuel that is suitable with its engine specification. If the fuel you put in your vehicle is incorrect, it may not run, and if you have a gasoline engine, you may require a specific fuel grade for your engine to run properly. There are so many different types of fuel. Before you fuel up your vehicle, you need to know which fuel pump to use. Using improper gasoline can create severe engine damage that may require expensive repairs. That is why choosing the right fuel for your car is very important. We are here to help you decide what kind of fuel to put in your vehicle! How Do I Know What Fuel My Car Takes? Always consult your vehicle's ow ... read more

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Our Top 5 Holiday Travel Tips

Our Top 5 Holiday Travel Tips

The holidays are one of the best times of the year. It usually means celebrating with family, getting together with friends, or even traveling long distances. With all the excitement going on, it’s essential to keep safety at the forefront. Driving during the holiday season can always be hectic as the number of drivers on the road increases each year. To stay safe while driving, you will need to watch out for several hazards, including inclement weather and negligent drivers. Increased traffic, extended travel times, and weather-related road conditions can present drivers with significant challenges during the holiday season. Whether you’re traveling for work or leisure, take extra precautions on the road. You can reduce the risk of a crash or serious injury by following some safe driving tips. Here is a selection of driving tips that can help you safely reach your destination. Tips for Holiday Driving Safety Make Sure Your Vehicle is Ready for Long-Distance Travel: D ... read more

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When Do You Need to Replace Brake Pads?

When Do You Need to Replace Brake Pads?

One of the most important components of your car is its braking system. It's imperative that you regularly check how well your brakes are performing. Braking system components include brake pads, rotors, calipers, and lines. Brake pads are among the most vital elements of the braking system and are considered normal wear items since they create friction that helps stop your car. As a rule of thumb, brake pads should be replaced about every 50,000 miles. Brakes are a crucial safety feature that ensures you and others remain safe on the road. Driving around with bad brakes puts you and other drivers at risk of severe accidents or injury. The brakes permit your vehicle to slow down and come to a complete stop to avoid an accident. Beyond the safety risk, faulty brakes can affect other vehicle elements, including the tires and suspension system. Signs It's Time to Replace Your Brake Pads Squeaking or Squealing Noises: If you hear persistent squeaking or squealing when ... read more

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Tips to Prep Your Car for Winter

Tips to Prep Your Car for Winter

With the transition to the winter season, we start to make changes to our wardrobe to keep warm and comfortable. Your car might will need a winter makeover as well to be in optimal working order. Maintenance and auto repairs need to be performed throughout the year, but your vehicle needs a bit more thought in winter. Road conditions can become very hazardous during winter weather, which can make driving dangerous. It's essential to plan ahead for the conditions and situations that can arise as winter conditions develop. Proper winter car preparation prevents a breakdown or even an accident. Our mechanics have compiled the following list of helpful tips to best prepare your vehicle for the winter season. Ways to Prepare Your Vehicle for Winter Install Winter Tires: Winter tires will provide a rubber compound that stays pliable in cold weather for better control and traction when maneuvering in snow and icy conditions. Check for wear before installing the tires and ch ... read more

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