Gas Price Hikes: An Inside Look at Summer Blend Fuel

July 24th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron (July 24, 2017) Unfortunately for drivers, gas prices often go up during the summer, starting around Memorial Day. Summer travel creates an increase in demand, refineries have to undergo spring maintenance which limits production, and natural disasters like hurricanes can disrupt international distribution chains. But gasoline sold during the summer is also

Car Cleaning Hacks: How to detail your car like a pro

July 21st, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron, July 24th, 2017 No matter the season, keeping your car clean inside and out is essential. Here are five car cleaning tricks every car owner should know: 1) Use a portable vacuum A quick wipe down or once over with your home vacuum doesn’t always do the trick, especially if you’ve have

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference

July 19th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron (July 19th, 2017) Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. Worth the Hassle Car engines have dozens of moving parts. As these

Taking Care of Business: Preventative Maintenance Planning

July 18th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron (July 18th, 2017) Most people only see the mechanic when there’s a problem. They only stop by when they hear a noise, when something feels off, or, worse, when they break down. Unplanned, reactive maintenance is costly and can be avoided with simple planning. Preventative maintenance extends car life, ensures your ride

Massachusetts State Inspections: What you need to know

July 14th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron, June 8, 2017 In Massachusetts, all registered vehicles are required to pass a yearly safety inspection. As of 2008, vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer also have to pass an emissions test. If your sticker is about to expire, here’s what you should do: Be Prepared Before you head

The Truth About AC Self Repair Kits

July 12th, 2017 by

By Kate Bergeron, June 8, 2017 Air conditioner systems require regular maintenance and monitoring. With summer in full swing, it can be tempting to use a cheap, store-bought fix if your AC malfunctions. But one-size-fits-all solutions, like AC Pro and other self repair kits, usually do more harm than good. Here’s why: A Band-Aid Fix