Brake System Guide

How does a brake system work? Typically brake systems include a few simple moving parts that (when working properly), quickly slow and stop your vehicle. When you step on the brake pedal, a vacuum booster (also known as the brake booster) is actuated.  This multiplies the amount of force applied by your foot when stepping on the pedal. Without the …

Brake Warning Light Guide

It is recommended to have your vehicle checked out immediately if your brake warning light is on.  Here are a few reasons why that that light will come on. Brakes are considered the car’s most important safety feature.  When a brake warning light appears, you should have it looked as immediately. Typically, the brake warning light is an indication that …

Glass Repair Guide

Windshield Chips and Cracks You’re driving down the road and notice a little blemish on your windshield. Unfortunately it’s not the remnants of an unfortunate insect, but instead, a small chip. It’s only the size of a pea, so it can be very easy to just forget about this and continue on your way. But as with anything in the …

Fuel Grade Guide

According to AAA, American’s collectively wasted $2.1 billion on unnecessary premium fuel purchases during 2015. Some people may look at that statistic and think, “How is it wasting money if you’re buying a product that’s better for your vehicle?” This is a valid question, as conventional thinking has always told us that premium fuel results in better performance and fuel …

Summer Vehicle Prep

The summer heat can be taxing on your car, however by thoroughly checking out your vehicle beforehand, you can avoid some of the most common hot weather problems and have a smooth ride all summer long. Change your oil Changing your oil and oil filter will take a fair amount of stress off of your car’s engine, and depending on …

Recalls Guide

I Have a Recall on My Vehicle. What do I do? Manufacturer recalls are becoming increasingly common. In fact, in 2015 there was an all-time high of 51 million vehicles recalled. This being so, you should expect that at some point during your ownership of a vehicle you will need to get recall work completed. And although a recall starts …

Cabin Air Filter Guide

Cabin Air Filter Maintenance While the majority of people are aware that the engine’s air filter needs to be changed, far fewer people consider changing the cabin air filter. But if you’re taking the proper steps to make sure the air going to your engine is clean, why not do the same for the air you’ll be breathing? The cabin …

Road Trip Checklist For Your Car

How Do I Get Ready for a Long Road trip? Getting behind the wheel and hitting the open road has always instilled a sense of freedom and adventure in us Americans. And although not all road trips are based on the notion of freeing yourself from the daily grind, who wants to focus on long journeys on the asphalt for …

How often do I need an oil change?

How often do I really need to change my oil?

The standard 3,000 mile parameter between oil changes is a thing of the past. However, changing the oil at the correct time is still one of the most important aspects of keeping your vehicle in good working order. As advancements in oil-based technologies continue to change the manner in which oil life is expended and measured, consumers have been left …

8 Tips to Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Get ready for a new season of driving with a simpler car care experience Because Winter remains the natural enemy of the automobile, Autumn is the perfect time to prepare a car for the colder months ahead. But faulty brakes, tire blowouts, electrical problems all contribute to the 5 percent of motor vehicle accidents caused by car repair neglect in …