Summer Car Care Tips Any Vehicle Owner Should Keep in Mind

August 31st, 2016

It's still hot out there, and you would like nothing more than to go for a long drive in your air conditioned car. But then you get in and the car won't start, or your car sounds funny, or the air conditioning won't work. Summer can be bad news for your car.

So what do you do when both you and your car are battling the summer heat? Follow these four summer car maintenance tips to have you both calm, cool, and collected.

1. Check your brakes

Your brakes are one of the most important safety features on your vehicle. You do not want to be slipping and sliding during a rainstorm with faulty breaks, so make sure to check your brakes at the beginning of every season. Brakes can last anywhere from 25,000 to 50,000 miles, but if the brake pedal feels soft and mushy or hard and resistant, it may be a sign that you need to call your friendly neighborhood auto mechanic for some auto repairs.

2. Change your ...[more]

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What to Know When Picking Out Tires For Your Vehicle

August 18th, 2016

Who knew tires were so complex? Many people consider them to be the foundation for a good, safe car, and not much more than that. But in reality, tires are much more! Here is everything you need to know when picking out tires for your car!

When you need new tires, chances are you will pull up to your friendly auto mechanic and look at their large selection of tires. But how will you know their differences? Here is some information that will help you find tires to service your vehicle properly.

There are five common types of tires:
 

Summer tires

These tires are meant to be driven in mostly dry conditions and are not meant to be used when ice and snow cover t ...[more]

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Basic Car Maintenance: 101

August 10th, 2016

The ins and outs of car maintenance can get pretty confusing, so here's a quick guide to everything you need to know about basic car maintenance!

Headlights


To make sure you can see properly during a rain storm, through a snowstorm, in fog, or during the night, it's crucial to invest in quality headlights. Here are some tips that to help you service your vehicle's headlights.


Check your lenses. If they are foggy or yellow, clean them right away! Unclear lenses will hinder your visibility when the headlights are in use.

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