Rattling Exhaust? Here’s what to do.

A rattling exhaust can be both annoying and nerve racking. Rattling in the exhaust is a common cause of heat shield issues, which can cause permanent damage to your vehicle. Here are some of the other common signs to watch for: 1) Excessive Heat from the Engine Bay Modern engines generate considerable amounts of heat,

What Happens When a Rotor Breaks and How to Fix It

While modern disc brakes are very effective and reliable a brake rotor can break from time to time. A broken or fractured rotor creates an immediate threat to your safety on the road and must be replaced as soon as possible. Here are the signs and symptoms to watch for, and what causes them: Signs and

Warning Signs of a Worn Shock and Strut

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. Here are a few signs any symptoms to watch for, so you can get ahead

Metal to Metal: The Importance of Preventative Maintenance

“Metal to metal” is the term used to describe brake pads or shoes that have worn through all of their friction material. This happens when the metal backing of the pad or shoe rubs on the rotor or drum, which is also made of metal. This is not only dangerous but can require expensive repair

Common Problems with Control Arm Bushings and How to Prevent Them

Vehicle control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important suspension and steering components. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement according to the road conditions and the steering input from the driver. But, when they become worn, it can cause problems for the vehicle that compromise handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage