Drive Belt Maintenance: Signs of Wear and Tear

The drive belt, also known as the serpentine belt, is a critical part of the engine. It works with the idler, tensioner, and pulleys inside the engine to power the air conditioning, alternator, power steering, and sometimes the cooling system water pump. The drive belt operates whenever the vehicle is running—if it’s not functioning properly,

Replacing Bald Tires: How long can I wait?

We often hear from our customers that they dread buying new tires. And, as a result, most people put off replacing worn tires—even totally bald tires—until it’s absolutely necessary. In fact, research has shown that more than 1 out of every 10 vehicles on the road has at least one bald tire. Unfortunately, driving with aged

What is a tune-up? Here’s everything you need to know.

Just like you should make frequent visits to your doctor for your health, your car needs regular check-ups at the auto shop. Tune-ups are like annual physicals for your car’s engine to take a look at the important parts that keep it moving every day. If you are unsure about how a tune-up can benefit

Why do my tires keep losing air?

When tires keep losing air, it can be super frustrating—especially if there aren’t any obvious culprits like a puncture or tear. Before you shell out a few hundred dollars to get your tires replaced, here are a few things to consider. Temperature Changes Sudden drops or rises in temperature can cause your tire pressure to

Why You Need to Replace Your Car’s Dirty Cabin Air Filter

How does the cabin air filter get dirty in the first place? The cabin air filter, as its name might suggest, filters the air coming into your car’s cabin. As air comes into the cabin, the cabin air filter sifts out any dust, pollen, smog, mold, and other junk to keep it from entering your

Can I drive with a broken air filer clamp?

The engine air filter prevents harmful debris, dirt, and contaminants from entering your engine; the air filter clamp is a relatively small but critical part of this system. The band creates an air-tight seal around the filter to protect the air filter from contamination and ensure that only clean air passes through the engine systems.

Four Common Symptoms of a Broken Axle Shaft

An axle is a rod or shaft that rotates the wheels and supports the weight of your vehicle. Axles are essential components of any vehicle—if they break, it’s a major repair. Wobble or Vibration When you’ve bent or broken an axle shaft, like the one shown above, one of the first signs you’ll notice is

Checking Tread Depth At-Home: The Penny Test

Tread depth is the distance from the deepest part of the tread groove to the very top of the tread block. Regularly checking your tire’s tread depth can help you determine when it is time to replace your tires. Below are three common ways to check your tread depth. Checking Tread Depth At-Home: The Penny

Our Top 5 Drive-In Movie Theaters To Visit This Summer

Going to a drive-in movie is a nostalgic summer experience and, thankfully, one of the few summer activities that’s truly socially distancing friendly. Massachusetts has determined that drive-in theatres are permitted to open under Phase 1 of the Reopening Plan. Here are a few noteworthy drive-ins in New England that are still opening for the

How To Figure Out If It’s Time For An Oil Change

Changing the oil in your car is usually a quick and painless process. So why do many people delay in replacing their oil until there’s a visible problem? A lot of drivers rely on mileage as a gauge for when their oil needs to be replaced, but there are a lot of other factors come