Category: Auto Repair

Here’s Why Using An AC Self Repair Kit Is A Terrible Idea

April 19th, 2018 by

Air conditioner systems, like the one above, require regular maintenance and monitoring. With warmer weather in sight and summer on the way, it can be tempting to use a cheap, store-bought fix if your AC needs some work. But one-size-fits-all solutions, like AC Pro and other self-repair kits, usually do more harm than good. Here’s

3 Ways to Prevent Rust on Your Car

April 18th, 2018 by

  Rust on a vehicle not only looks unsightly but reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car. Rust eats away at the surrounding metal and, over time, can cause major cosmetic and mechanical damage to your vehicle. Once a car starts to rust, the

Why do I need headlight restoration?

April 12th, 2018 by

The next time you walk up to your car, take a moment to check out the headlights. Walk all the way around your vehicle and examine the headlights, brake lights, reverse lights, and blinkers, to see if any bulbs need to be replaced. Take a minute to carefully inspect the lenses– if the lenses are

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing AC Compressor

April 11th, 2018 by

Now that warmer weather is finally in sight, it’s time to start thinking about AC maintenance. The AC compressor is one of the most important parts of your car’s air conditioning system. But, like any other component on a vehicle, it will eventually need to be replaced. The compressor is responsible for pressurizing and distributing

Why A Good Set of Tires Is Crucial to Vehicle Performance

April 8th, 2018 by

Tires are an often overlooked contributor to car performance, but they have a big impact on vehicle health and safety. As the only point of contact between the road and your car, they influence turn control, ability to break, even how smooth your ride is. To ensure your tires are in optimal driving condition, here are

How do I check for an oil leak?

April 6th, 2018 by

Oil leaks can be frustrating for car owners. While the exact cause can be difficult to diagnose on a vehicle, most leaks can be prevented through simple, regular maintenance. Here are some of the common culprits and what you can do to avoid them: The Oil Filter Oil filters wear out over time making them

State Inspections: Tire Guidelines

March 30th, 2018 by

New tires typically come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths, and some truck, SUV, and winter tires may have even deeper tread depths than other models. In Massachusetts, the minimum tire tread depth is 2/32 inches. This means that all of your tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper

Help! There’s a nail in my tire!

March 28th, 2018 by

Tires can become damaged without the driver’s knowledge. The most common damages are caused by cuts, punctures, and impact. In this article, we’ll talk about how they happen and the best way to avoid them: Cuts Cuts are tears in your tire tread. Cuts are the result of an external influence, such as potholes, protruding

Metal on Metal: Deeper Damage

March 27th, 2018 by

As a part that’s under a lot of stress, your brakes will wear out over time. “Metal to metal” is the term used to describe brake pads or shoes that have worn through all of their friction material. When this happens, the metal backing of the pad or shoe rubs on the rotor or drum,