Bushings 101: What you need to know

Most car owners probably don’t even know what bushings are. They may sound silly to you, but these components are essential for vehicle suspension. Bushings provide a boundary between car components to insulation vibration. They reduce the energy being transmitted from one moving component to another which, in turn, significantly reduces vibration and keeps the

Motorcycle Maintenance: Oil Changes

The most important maintenance service on most any vehicle is the oil change and oil filter change, which protect and preserve your motorcycle’s engine. The oil inside your engine lubricates and protects it. You want that oil to be in the best condition it can be, so it can do its job effectively. Over time,

The Truth Premium Fuel

Premium gas usually has an octane level of 92 or 93, while regular gas has an octane level of 87. It’s designed to prevent knock on cars with high compression ratios- a compression ratio being the volume inside the cylinder that is displaced when the piston moves. If you use low-octane gas on a car

Windshield Wiper Maintenance

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature. Wiper blades deteriorate over time due to many environmental factors such as sun, moisture, oil from cleaners and waxes, airborne dirt, and other debris. Poor wiper blades cause poor visibility in precarious weather, leading to

Signs of a Bad U-Joint

A U-joint, or universal joint, is the part of the drive-shaft that transfers power from the transmission to the differential. If it malfunctions or fails, your vehicle will not be able to drive. Knowing the warning signs of failure in advance and taking your vehicle in for immediate repair may save you from getting stranded