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Pros and Cons of Car Care at Dealerships

It’s important for a vehicle owner to find a trusted, reliable service location. All manufacturer’s have their own set of recommendations specific for each year, make and model however, it’s almost standard every vehicle will need to go into the shop at least once or twice a year for routine maintenance. Since many cars are purchased from dealerships, it’s very …

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8 Tips to Keep Your Car Clean With Kids

Keeping your car clean when you have kids can be a very challenging endeavor. Regardless of their age, kids tend to leave a trail behind whether it’s: food wrappers, clothes, toys, sports equipment, or bodily fluids, a mess is inevitable! Unfortunately, your car is more likely to be on the receiving side of the mess after every time it comes …

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Top 5 Cars With The Best Gas Mileage

Fuel economy seems to be ever present on the minds of American drivers. On the date of this publication, the national average per gallon of gasoline is $2.87, which is $0.60 more expensive than a year ago. Hawaii has the most expensive price in the country with $3.73 per gallon. Though there’s not much the average person can do besides …

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 recommendations, …