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

What To Do About Leaking Shocks and Struts

Shocks and struts are crucial to a smooth ride but, like all parts of your vehicle, the suspension will wear out over time. Shocks and Struts: The Basics In case you missed our articles on a shock and strut replacement, let’s review the basics. Shock absorbers are mechanical or hydraulic devices that keep your the

Here’s Why Bald Tires Are Dangerous

Recently, a customer came into the shop with a pretty serious problem– they were experiencing intense rattling at highway speeds of about 70-75 MPH. The culprit? Bald tires. What are “bald” tires? When tires go “bald,” it means that their tread has been worn to the point of being smooth– and it’s a big safety

Nine Auto Services You Shouldn’t Skip This Fall

With cooler weather creeping up on us, it’s important to make sure that your car is prepared for the coming drop in temperature. Our Fall Car Care list highlights the different areas of your car that you should pay special attention to this month. Headlights As the days slowly start to get shorter, it’s important

Signs of a Bad or Failing Muffler

In our last article, we talked about things to avoid that can make your muffler wear prematurely or become damaged. But, regardless of the precise cause, broken mufflers typically exhibit a few common symptoms to alert the vehicle’s owner that a problem exists and needs to be repaired. Below are a few of the warning

How to Make Your Muffler Last

Mufflers are a required component on any vehicle that operates on roads in the United States. Mufflers serve two functions: they reduce exhaust system noise that is directed from exhaust ports to the exhaust pipes; and they help direct exhaust gases out of the engine Most people think that mufflers are also an important part of

Symptoms of a Bad or Failing Throttle Body

Modern electronic fuel-injection systems are some of the most easily-maintained systems in your vehicle, and rarely experience problems. But, once your vehicle has accumulated more than 75,000 miles, the system will need to be tuned up. The two most common maintenance jobs for this system are fuel-injector cleaning and throttle-body cleaning. In this article, we’ll

Important Manufacturer Milestones: 30/60/90/120K Mile Services

  Recommended maintenance may not seem like a big deal, especially if your car seems to be running fine. But it’s not something vehicle owners should ignore. Over time and distance, parts will naturally wear and break, as most aren’t meant to last for the duration of the car’s lifetime. Knowing the typical lifespan of

Four Things Every First-Time Car Owner Should Know

Buying a new car can involve some costly maintenance mistakes if you don’t do your homework. In this article, we’ll discuss four maintenance tips every new car owner should know: 1) Using “premium” gas won’t make your car run better. Many new drivers experience the pull toward premium, simply because it sounds like the better

Our Best Advice for Buying Your Next Car

Our customers often ask for advice about buying their next car. What questions should you ask the dealer? What steps should you take once you find a car? And, in what order? We know it can be a daunting process, so here’s our best advice for buying a car: Decide how much money you have