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Six Tips For Calling AAA

February 8th, 2021 by

This article was originally published in December 2017. Getting stranded somewhere is never fun but, now that the winter weather is upon us, people tend to get stuck more often. If you’re a member of AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for road service. Keep your card with you at all

Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

February 3rd, 2021 by

This article was originally published in March 2018. If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. Rust is one of the pesky but inevitable problems that comes with owning a vehicle.  Understanding the rusting process, the problematic areas, and the ways to address trouble are crucial to repairing rust before it’s a

When should I set my parking brake?

February 1st, 2021 by

Most people think you only need to use your parking brake (also called the emergency brake) when parking on a hill or if your car has a manual transmission but this is incorrect. In this article, we’ll talk about why you should use it every time you park. It’s Called The Parking Brake For A

How To Install A Key Fob Battery

January 25th, 2021 by

If your key fob’s range has shrunk over time or your car is struggling to recognize its proximity, the key fob battery is probably struggling. If the buttons simply aren’t responding, it’s probably dead. You should only have to replace the battery every five years or so. And, thankfully, replacing the battery in your key

Programming A Garage Door Opener: A Step by Step Guide

January 20th, 2021 by

Automatic door openers are a luxurious addition to any garage setup and, thankfully, programming a garage door opener is a doable DIY project. If you’re struggling to get your remote working, we have a few tips to help! Here’s how to program a garage door opener: Programming a garage door opener can be a tricky

Replacing Tires in Pairs: Where to Install Two New Tires

January 18th, 2021 by

We always recommend installing new tires in sets of four—changing out a complete set will improve handling, comfort, and performance. If you prefer to replace tires in pairs, however, we can make that work—as long as they’re the same size as the tires already on your vehicle, and installed on the rear axle. Why the

What happens when a CV boot becomes damaged?

January 11th, 2021 by

Each CV joint is covered by a rubber or plastic boot, known as a CV boot or drive axle boot. These boots are responsible for keeping the CV joints lubricated and preventing dirt and water from getting in. What happens when a CV boot becomes damaged? When a CV boot leaks, it can cause the

Finding the Right Car Seat for Your Child

January 5th, 2021 by

Whenever you’re on the road, it’s important to make sure that children are properly buckled in in a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt, whichever is appropriate for their age, height, and weight. Here is a quick guide from the CDC to help you figure out the best choice for your child: Rear-facing car

Car Care Tips: Get Your Vehicle Ready for the Cold

January 3rd, 2021 by

Preventative maintenance is important for a host of reasons—better gas mileage, better handling, increased longevity. During the unpredictable winter months, in particular, preventative maintenance is the key to ensuring you have reliable transportation. A vehicle that is properly prepared can help you avoid an unplanned road emergency when the weather takes a sudden turn for