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Can I use someone else’s roadside assistance?

October 30th, 2019 by

Calling roadside assistance for help can be daunting and confusing, especially if you’ve never done it before. If you’re a member of a motor club like AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for roadside assistance– even if it’s not your car. Remember to bring your card with you– even if you’re

Best Fall Foliage Drives in New England

October 18th, 2019 by

Peak season is here and the fall foliage is spectacular! Here’s our guide to the best fall foliage drives and motorcycle rides in New England. The Mohawk Trail, Massachusetts Better known as Route 2, this was New England’s first official scenic highway. Start all the way in Pittsfield for a peak at Mount Greylock, and

How often do I need to get my tires rotated?

October 16th, 2019 by

Tires are a critical part of your car’s safety and performance. Rotating your tires simply repositions them in specific patterns to prevent wear and, in some cases, it may even be required under your tire’s warranty agreement. In this article, we’ll talk about why it’s worth the cost. What does a tire rotation do? Tire

That high pitched squeak? It could be your serpentine belt.

October 9th, 2019 by

The serpentine belt, or drive belt, connects auxiliary engine components to the crankshaft pulley. Most modern vehicles only have one serpentine belt which runs all of the accessory components on the vehicle though some may have up to four, depending on the type of engine. The high temperature of the engine bay can cause the

Do I really need to use premium gas?

October 2nd, 2019 by

When buying a new (or new to you) car, it’s important to consider how your car-related expenses will change. One of the biggest expenses of owning a car is fueling– and if your new car takes premium gas, that can be a big disappointment. Premium gas often costs 30 to 50 cents more than regular

Why is my check engine light flashing?

October 2nd, 2019 by

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road– everything seems to be fine– when, out of nowhere, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by a number of things. Even if your car seems like its driving just fine, you should still make time to see