Category: Maintenance

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

How to Make Your Wipers Last This Spring

May 15th, 2019 by

They may not seem like a critical part of your vehicle, but good windshield wipers are a key safety feature of your car. Poorly maintained wiper blades will cause poor visibility in precarious weather conditions, which can be especially dangerous during a spring downpour. Here are a few things you can do to keep your

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:

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

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

April 19th, 2019 by

Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road, it’s important to plan your route. Figure out where you want to go and

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

April 17th, 2019 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got

Is your car’s AC broken? This could be why.

April 13th, 2019 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 are my tires worn on the edges?

April 10th, 2019 by

It’s normal for tires to become worn over time, especially after a few New England winters, but irregular wear may force you to replace a tire sooner rather than later. Regularly checking the tread depth and wear condition of each tire on your car can help you maximize the value of your tires and help

How to Prevent Battery Corrosion

April 4th, 2019 by

No matter what kind of car or battery you have, your terminals can become corroded over time making them poor conductors of electricity. While corrosion will not make your battery catch on fire, buildup on battery terminals can keep your car from starting. In our last blog article, we discussed some of the most common

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,