How to Find a Reliable Mechanic

Whether you need routine maintenance or a more in-depth repair for your vehicle, having a reliable and trustworthy mechanic that can provide quality and timely service can save you money and your valuable time.  Finding an honest shop can be a daunting task that many car owners struggle with purely based off of the variety of choices out there. Before …

Sounds That Indicate your Car is in Need of Repair

Are there some strange sounds coming from your car? If so, it’s likely that you may need one of these repairs performed. Recently manufactured vehicles are more reliable than they have ever been. Many car owners never notice an issue with their vehicle until they observe a change in performance or hear an abnormal sound. As a vehicle owner, you …

Why Routine Vehicle Maintenance is Important

Routine maintenance is considered one of the most important things you can do for your vehicle.  A vehicle that receives regular service will contribute less to pollution, will use less fuel, will run more efficiently, and will last longer in contrast to a vehicle that does not receive routine maintenance.  Today’s modern vehicles are engineered to last longer and to …

How to Increase the Resale Value of Your Vehicle up to 14%

How Properly Maintaining Your Vehicle Affects Resale Spending money on vehicle repairs feels like a very unrewarding undertaking for most of us. Sure, you want your car to be in good working order, but forking over hundreds or thousands of dollars to make that happen is never fun. But don’t be discouraged; there’s light at the end of the tunnel. …

Signs You May Need to Replace Your Alternator

It is not uncommon for an alternator to fail with little or no warning however there may be some signs that indicate that it might be on its way out. Signs your alternator might be failing In some cases, there can be some warning signs that indicate that your alternator is about to die.  Quickly identifying these signs can save …

Indications Your Car Requires Service

Not every car owner has their vehicle serviced as often as they should.  It can be all too easy to forget how long it has been since your last oil change or your last tune-up.  CarAdvise makes staying on top of your maintenance easy and stores all of your maintenance history at your fingertips.  In addition to OEM maintenance reccomendations, …

How to improve your fuel economy

A great trade-off for having routine car maintenance performed is having a vehicle that runs well and has good fuel economy.  Here are a few simple tips that can help to reduce how much you spend at the pump: Keep those wheels going straight Wheel alignment is a common (and easily corrected) contributor to low fuel economy that is often …

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 …