What happens when a CV boot becomes damaged?

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

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

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

5 Picturesquely Snowy Drives In New England

With social distancing guidelines and other COVID-19 precautions still in place, getting outside for some fresh air is more important than ever—but finding safe activities can be a challenge as winter weather hits. A great way to shake up your usual routine and get outside when it’s cold is driving! Snowy drives in New England

Why are my brakes grinding?

If you hear a noise from your brakes, you should make an appointment to come in right away—instead of turning up the radio to drown out the noise. Here’s why: What causes brakes to make a “grinding” sound? There are 2 major causes of brake grinding. If the grinding sound occurs when you press on

Six Winter Driving Tips You’ve Probably Heard Before (But Definitely Need To Hear Again)

This article has been refreshed with new tips and tricks to help you navigate winter terrain. It was originally published on December 12, 2019. Driving in the snow and ice can be tricky. Here are our top winter driving tips you’ve probably already heard before–but always bear repeating: Invest in winter tires. All-season tires are

Winter Survival Kit: 7 Things to Keep in Your Car During Winter

With the season’s first big snowstorm on its way to New England, it’s important to make sure your car is equipped with a winter survival kit. A “winter survival kit” contains the cold weather supplies and emergency equipment you’ll need if you find yourself stranded in the middle of a storm or a cold snap.

Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs It’s Time For Repair

Serpentine belts are one of the most important parts of the engine. Because they’re so durable it can be hard to notice signs of wear and misalignment, but even minor flaws can compound over time to create massive problems for your engine. Here are a few signs that it’s time for drive belt maintenance or

What happens if you don’t change the cabin air filter enough?

As air comes into your car, the cabin air filter sifts out any dust, pollen, smog, mold, and other junk to keep it from entering your vehicle. It’s important to change the cabin air filter regularly—these are some problems that can arise if your filter is overdue for maintenance. Health Troubles If dirty air is