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Five Tips to Become a Better Fleet Manager

Fleet Vehicle Management Managing a fleet in an ever-changing environment is difficult and time-consuming. Fleet managers oversee complicated fleet operations such as vehicle maintenance schedules, cost reductions, effective driver training, and greater business efficiency daily. Maintaining the safety of your drivers on the road is critical to your company’s overall sales and service goals. However, […]

Best Tire Pressure Gauges

Most people don’t check their tire pressure until it’s a problem. But low tire pressure can lead to wasted fuel, accelerated wear, blowouts, and even poor handling, making it harder to move with control and precision. Checking your tire’s pressures isn’t rocket science, but having the right tool for the job is crucial. There are […]

Is Your Suspension System Failing? This Could Be Why

Control arms, bushings, and ball joints are very important components of the suspension system. These parts allow a combination of 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 handling and comfort, or result in catastrophic damage to […]

What Causes Control Arm Wear?

Control arms and bushings are critical components of your suspension system. Working together, they allow your tires to move up and down in a smooth, controlled motion. Without them, most rides would be extremely rough and uncomfortable. Control Arms Control arms connect the wheel hubs and steering knuckles to the frame of the vehicle. They […]

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Come Join our Team!  Thank you for taking the time to learn about our team. We are a local business that offers the best of both worlds – the warm & inviting feeling of a family ran business with the perks of a larger corporation. We have been in business for 33 years and are […]

Schocktober: 3 Signs It’s Time for Replacement

Happy Shock-tober! It’s hard to know if a part needs replacing when you can’t see it. Here are three tell-tale signs it’s time for new shocks or struts: 1) Stopping distance increases Most drivers notice the wear on their shocks and struts when quick-stopping distances increase. Shocks and struts are designed to control the tires and […]

Warning Signs of Worn Shocks and Struts

Like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time. Shocks and struts tend to be most susceptible to wear, especially here in New England where the winter potholes can really put your suspension to the test. Here are a few signs any symptoms to watch for, so you can get ahead […]

Shocktober: Leaking Shocks and Struts

Leaking shocks and struts are a recipe for disaster. Shocks and struts help to make your ride smooth and minimize the impact of bumps in the road. But, like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time and need to be serviced.  What’s the difference between shocks and struts? Shock absorbers […]

Bushings: What causes them to crack?

Most car owners probably don’t even know what bushings are. They may sound obscure but these components are essential to your vehicle’s suspension. Bushings provide insulation between car components to significantly reduces vibration and create a more pleasant ride. Rubber bushings are the most commonly used for cars as their design helps manufacturers meet industry […]

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