Our Best Advice for Buying Your Next Car

July 30th, 2019 by

Our customers often ask for advice about buying their next car. What questions should you ask the dealer? What steps should you take once you find a car? And, in what order? We know it can be a daunting process, so here’s our best advice for buying a car: Decide how much money you have

The Most Common Problems With Traction Control

July 24th, 2019 by

Traction control and ABS are the foundational elements for a car’s stability control system. Traction control piggybacks on the antilock brake system (ABS) to detect tire slip during acceleration and maintains traction while accelerating. ABS does the same for braking, using the vehicle’s electronic stability systems to compare the vehicle’s trajectory with where the driver seems

How To Restore Headlights Without the Hassle

July 17th, 2019 by

Over time, the clear plastic lens covers that protect your headlights may become cloudy. And, depending on your car’s make and model, replacement lenses and assemblies can be several hundred dollars each. Thankfully, refinishing is a great alternative. Most modern headlights are made of a nearly unbreakable polycarbonate plastic that is treated to protect against

Common Serpentine Belt Problems & How to Fix Them

July 10th, 2019 by

Serpentine belt wear usually results from a misalignment or a defective tensioner. It might be hard to diagnose a problem just by listening but examining the belt itself can help you diagnose the problem- both before it’s removed and afterward. Excessive Cracking Excessive cracking is usually caused by old age. Serpentine belts stretch with age

Common Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

July 8th, 2019 by

If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. When left untreated a rust spot can quickly grow to cause major structural problems. In many states, a car with rust holes in the body won’t even pass inspection, regardless where the spots are located or how small they are. Tha’s why it’s best

Massachusetts State Inspections: What you need to know

July 5th, 2019 by

In Massachusetts, all registered vehicles are required to pass a yearly safety inspection. Plus, vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer also have to pass an emissions test. If your sticker is about to expire, here’s what you should do: Prepare Ahead of Time Before you head to our shop, conduct a basic

The Complete Guide to Summer Travel With Pups

July 2nd, 2019 by

Traveling with dogs can be a hassle, especially in the car. With the summer in full swing and vacations coming up fast, we’ve created the ultimate guide for canine car travel. Start with training. Just like training a dog to sit or rollover, dogs can be taught to ride in a car. Experts reccommend starting the training process