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choosing a mechanic
5 Questions to Ask When Choosing a Mechanic to Fix Your Car
Battery Service, Brakes, Classic Car Repair, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Mufflers & Exhaust Systems, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Thursday February 25, 2021

Choosing a mechanic: it’s a big decision, and it can be difficult to make. After all, there are dozens of auto shop options out there, and establishing a relationship with a new mechanic is a big deal.  Fortunately, our team has a few tips to make the process easier. Let’s dive in. 5 Questions to…

different fluids your car needs
What are the Different Fluids Your Car Needs? (and How Often Should You Check Them?)
Battery Service, Brakes, Cooling System, Driving Tips, Maintenance   •   Monday December 28, 2020

Your car is like a marathon runner: it needs fluids to keep going. But, how do you know which fluids those are and when to replace or check them? In this post, our mechanics share their top tips on fluid maintenance for your car or truck.  7 Critical Fluids Your Car Needs As a car…

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How to Know if You Need New Brakes
Brakes, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Thursday November 19, 2020

Your car has lots of components, but most people agree that the brakes are one of the most important. While your car’s stopping system knows how to work hard, it does eventually wear out. To keep your vehicle safe, it’s critical to recognize the signs that your rotors and pads are nearing the end of…

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Why You Should Avoid Potholes in the Road
Brakes, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Suspension Systems, Tires   •   Monday August 10, 2020

Each year, potholes seem to pop up out of nowhere, and avoiding them can feel impossible. This phenomenon is due to changing weather conditions.  During the spring and fall, fluctuating temperatures cause road materials to shift, heave, and separate. This creates potholes that vary in size from tiny indentations to gaping, vehicle-swallowing canyons. As hard…

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How to Drive Safely in Heavy Rains
Brakes, Driving Tips, Maintenance, Tires   •   Thursday December 19, 2019

When you think of hazardous driving conditions, what comes to mind? Winter roads? Winding mountain highways? What about heavy rain? According to the Federal Highway Administration, nearly 418,000 people are injured, and 5,000 people are killed each year in weather-related crashes, and upwards of 70% of these crashes take place on wet roads.  Any time…

brake repair
Brakes Squeal? Time to Go in for a Brake Repair Right Away!
Brakes, Maintenance   •   Monday May 14, 2018

When Should You Do Brake Repair on Your Car? Keep yourself, your family and other drivers on the road safe by making sure your brakes remain in top condition. Really no set schedule exists to have this critical safety feature checked by a mechanic. Brakes wear out more quickly, though, if you live in a city…