How often should I get my brakes serviced?

June 29th, 2018 by

Similar to gas mileage, the wear and tear on your brakes will vary depending on where and how you drive. And determining just how long they’ll last depends on several factors: Driving Habits Where you drive makes a big difference when it comes to brake wear. You use your brakes a lot more in urban

Common Symptoms of a Failing Exhaust System

June 19th, 2018 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

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

June 17th, 2018 by

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension and steering system. These parts allow flexibility and controlled movement over rough road conditions and adjust according to the steering input from the driver. If these parts become worn, they can compromise both handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to

How do I know if my air filter is clogged?

June 16th, 2018 by

Your air filter plays a big part in how your entire engine functions. The filter clean bugs bits, dirt, allergens, and other debris from the incoming air before it gets into the car. But, as the air filter gets dirtier over time, waste builds up on the filter itself and, eventually, the system loses the

Some Common Signs of Irregular Tire Wear

June 7th, 2018 by

Irregular wear on tires can be indicative of a serious problem. There are several types of irregular wear. The most typical ones are heel and toe wear, one side wear, center wear, braking flat spots. Heel and Toe Wear Also called “saw-tooth” wear, this pattern is caused by normal usage with normal suspension settings. Cross-grooves