Category: Automotive Tips

Signs of A Problem With Your Exhaust

April 20th, 2018 by

Depending on your car, the cost to make repairs to a damaged or broken muffler can range widely. But putting off an exhaust repair almost always costs more than addressing them promptly– like the car above, whose muffler is totally missing. Here are some signs and symptoms to watch for if you think your vehicle

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

Recap of the New York International Auto Show 2018

April 14th, 2018 by

We had an amazing time at the New York International Auto Show last weekend! We discovered new models from major manufacturers, examined upgraded features, and explored new and futuristic technology. Here were some of our favorite moments: Ford’s showed off their new self-driving delivery vehicle prototype. Their lego man was a huge hit, too! 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

Avoiding Rusty Engine Coolant

March 5th, 2018 by

Coolant is crucial to your engine’s operation. Rusty, old, or leaking coolant could be a sign of a serious problem. But how do you know if it’s serious? The Basics Before we dive into potential problems, let’s cover the basics. Each manufacturer uses different types of coolant in their vehicles, with different levels of dilution.