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Why is my valve cover gasket leaking?

May 31st, 2018 by

The valve cover is a metal cover that is found on very top of the engine, attached to the engine by a gasket made of rubber or cork. The valve cover and gasket seal the top of the engine and prevent oil leaks. These covers are removable so the mechanic can access the valves for

The Dangers of a Dirty Air Filter

May 28th, 2018 by

Your air filters play a big part in how your entire engine functions. Here’s why you should keep them clean: 1. Waste will corrode your engine. The air filter’s main use is to clean bugs bits, dirt, allergens, and other debris from the air before it gets into the car. But, as the air filter

Why is my oil pan leaking?

May 25th, 2018 by

The oil pan is a metal container that holds the engine’s oil, located under the car and are attached to the bottom of the engine. The engine has a lot of moving parts that need to be kept lubricated with engine oil so, if the pan or the gaskets start leaking, you need to act

Why does a leaf spring break?

May 22nd, 2018 by

Like many auto parts, a leaf spring is an item that you never know you need until it breaks or wears down. The leaf spring is a part of the suspension system that helps to provide support and a smoother ride, by absorbing the impact of bumps and potholes in the road. Leaf springs are

How do I know if I need a new fuel filter?

May 17th, 2018 by

The fuel filter is a part that creates a lot of enthusiasm from car lovers but it’s an essential component of every vehicle. The filter protects your fuel pump and injectors from dirt, paint chips, and other debris that finds its way into your fuel tank, and helps ensure that your car is achieving the

How to Change a Broken Headlight

May 15th, 2018 by

According to the Mass DMV, driving without two functioning headlights isn’t just dangerous– it’s illegal. A headlight replacement is fairly easy to do yourself if you know how. In this article and we’ll walk you through the process: Identify Your Bulb Type It’s very important to identify both the correct bulb type and wattage when

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

May 11th, 2018 by

Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road, it’s important to plan your route. Figure out where you want to go and

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

May 9th, 2018 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

May 7th, 2018 by

For most people in the US, motorcycling is a seasonal activity. As the days get shorter and colder (and snowier), many bikes get laid up for the winter months. But with spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the

Four Tell-Tale Signs It’s Time to See Your Mechanic

May 4th, 2018 by

If you notice your vehicle running differently than it normally does, you should take it in right away or get assistance immediately. Here are a few common indicators you should call your mechanic right away: 1. Flashing Check Engine Light This one should be obvious. A normal illuminated check engine light is not a cause