5 Ways to Prevent Rust

March 16th, 2018 by

Good cars are regularly sent to early graves because of it, but rust is a highly preventable problem. Now that you understand the rusting process, the types of rust to watch for, and the problematic areas, let’s talk about how to prevent rust in the first place. 1) Know your vehicle (and what it’s made

Signs of Rust (And What Causes Them)

March 14th, 2018 by

Rust: if your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. But, when left unchecked, a rust spot can quickly grow until it causes a structural problem. In many states a car with rust holes in the body won’t pass inspection, regardless where the spots are located or how serious they are. For these

Avoiding Rusty Engine Coolant

March 5th, 2018 by

Coolant is crucial to your engine’s operation. Rusty, old, or leaking coolant could be a sign of a serious problem. But how do you know if it’s serious? The Basics Before we dive into potential problems, let’s cover the basics. Each manufacturer uses different types of coolant in their vehicles, with different levels of dilution.

Leaking Shocks and Struts

March 2nd, 2018 by

Shocks and struts are crucial to a smooth ride but, like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time. Let’s Review In case you missed our articles on a shock and strut replacement, let’s review the basics. Shock absorbers are mechanical or hydraulic devices that keep your the car from bouncing

Is it time to replace your shocks and struts?

March 1st, 2018 by

Like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time. Shocks and struts tend to be most susceptible to wear, especially here in New England where the winter potholes can really put your suspension to the test. The interval for shock and strut maintenance will vary depending on your vehicle’s make, model,