Category: Repairs

What Fleet Service Can Do For You

May 24th, 2019 by

Why Your Business Needs Fleet Management If you own a business that relies on a fleet of vehicles to keep things running smoothly, you know how much goes into maintaining cars and keeping them fit for the road. There are oil changes, wheel alignments, tire rotations, and so much more to worry about! And each

Two Dangers of a Dirty Air Filter

May 23rd, 2019 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

Is it time to replace your shocks and struts?

May 14th, 2019 by

Shocks and struts tend to be particularly susceptible to wear, especially here in New England where the spring potholes can really put your suspension to the test. The interval for shock and strut maintenance will vary depending on your vehicle’s specs and your local driving conditions, but here are some common signs to look for:

Four Common Signs of a Leaking Exhaust

April 26th, 2019 by

Your car’s exhaust system is made of pipes which guide harmful exhaust gases away from the engine and into the outside atmosphere.  Exhaust gas typically flows through the exhaust manifold, the catalytic converter, the resonator and finally the muffler, which connects to the tailpipe.  If there’s a problem with this system, poisonous gases can travel

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

April 24th, 2019 by

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They

Motor Oil Made from Natural Gas

April 24th, 2019 by

A Cleaner Alternative? Shell Releases Natural Gas-Based Motor Oil For years, base oil has typically been derived from crude oil and converted to make motor oils. Today, that changes as Shell has given its customers a new option: premium motor oil made from natural gas. Natural gas has long been seen as a strong alternative

Why is my car’s batttery terminal coroded?

April 2nd, 2019 by

No matter what kind of battery you have, the terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. Contrary to popular belief, corrosion won’t make your battery catch on fire– but it can weaken or cut off its connection to the engine. This is a common cause of rough or failed starts– eventually,

My wheel bearing’s gone bad! What now?

March 27th, 2019 by

Wheel Bearings & Your Vehicle The wheel bearing allows the wheel to rotate freely and smoothly. The wheel bearing typically is made up of two rows of ball or tapered roller bearings, surround by and inner and outer bearing race which is the surface the bearing rolls on. The bearings are filled with grease and

Best of the Blog: Understanding Your Transmission

March 20th, 2019 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

Why You Shouldn’t Drive With a Damaged Tire

March 18th, 2019 by

Find Tire Repair Fast You hear it time and time again from professionals in the automotive industry. When there’s a problem with your vehicle, you should handle it as soon as possible to avoid further damages. We can’t give better advice than that when dealing with a damaged tire. If you notice any damages, here