Winter is coming. It’s time to get a heater inspection.

As the temperature starts to dip, it’s critical that your car’s heater is up to spec. If your heater isn’t working, you could be putting yourself and your family in danger– and not because your car’s cabin will be freezing cold. A failing heater can prevent your defroster from clearing ice and frost off your

Can I use someone else’s roadside assistance?

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

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?

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.

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?

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?

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

How to Winterize A Motorcycle

With cold weather and snow right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about end-of-season motorcycle maintenance. Here are our top tips to help you keep your bike in the best possible condition through the winter months: Winterize your engine. Before you put your back away for the winter it’s important to winterize the

Maintaining Your Engine Air Filter And Why It’s Important

Do you know the difference between an engine air filter and a cabin air filter? Although these two terms sound the same, they play vitally different roles. Engine air filters are important for your car’s engine, while cabin air filters are essential for your health. Cars and humans both require clean air in order to