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Cruise Control 101

October 18th, 2017 by

Cruise control is the system that automatically controls the speed of a motor vehicle. The system takes over the throttle of the car to maintain a steady speed, which is set by the driver. The cruise control system controls the speed of your car the same way you do: by adjusting the throttle position.  But,

Belt Replacement: Mileage Milestones

October 18th, 2017 by

Common signs of wear can be hard to see if you’re not a trained mechanic.  If you’re curious about belt health, here are a few mileage milestones to look for: Auto V-Belts V-belts act as a transmission belt. It connects to pulleys and transmits the force from the engine to the ancillary components including the

Automotive Belt Maintenance

October 18th, 2017 by

Most people don’t replace their car’s belts until after they fail but, if you’re reading this article, you’re probably not willing to wait for the inevitable to happen. Belt replacement is a key part of preventative maintenance, as belts play a crucial role in many engine functions.  Thanks to modern manufacturing, most automotive belts last much

The Cost of Running On Empty

October 12th, 2017 by

Driving around with the low fuel light on is one of those things that happens from time to time. We all know we shouldn’t do it, but it could end up costing you more than you think. Here’s why: 1) The gauge isn’t always accurate. This one is pretty obvious. In addition to costly repairs,

Schocktober: 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

October 12th, 2017 by

It’s hard to know if a part needs replacing when you can’t see it. Here are three tell-tale signs it’s time for new shocks or struts: 1) Stopping distances increase. Most drivers notice the wear on their shocks and struts when quick-stopping distances increase. Shocks and struts are designed to control the tires, and to

Best Navigation Apps On the Market

October 12th, 2017 by

The only thing more frustrating than using a navigation app is finding the best one for you. We did some searching and narrowed it down to the top three picks: 1) Google Maps Google Maps is a classic. The intuitive platform and wealth of information have made this app one of the top competitors in

End-of-Season Motorcycle Maintenance

October 5th, 2017 by

With cold weather and snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about end-of-season bike maintenance. Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best condition through the winter months: Cleaning and Drying This is one of the most basic rules of riding. A lot of steam is

Heating System Maintenance

October 5th, 2017 by

As warm summer days become fewer and fewer, you may be tempted stop thinking about your engine’s cooling system. While it’s important to have a functioning cooling system during the summer months, it’s also important to do some pre-season maintenance before the winter cold sets in. Here’s why: The Basics Heating systems are fueled by