Category: Tips From The Pros

My car’s AC just stopped working! What should I do?

June 4th, 2019 by

Air conditioner systems require regular maintenance and monitoring, especially during the summer months when we rely on them almost daily. And with the June heat ramping up, it can be tempting to use a cheap, store-bought fix if your AC needs some work. But one-size-fits-all solutions, like self-repair kits, usually do more harm than good.

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Three

April 19th, 2019 by

Now that we’ve reviewed the pre-season maintenance, let’s talk about the first ride. The springtime debut of your bike is an exciting experience, but there are a few things to keep in mind: Plan Your Route Before you hit the road, it’s important to plan your route. Figure out where you want to go and

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part Two

April 17th, 2019 by

With spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation! In our last article, we reviewed some basic preseason maintenance but we’re not done yet. Don’t forget to check these things before you hit the road: Oil If you changed the oil and filter before laying your bike up, you’ve probably got

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

April 15th, 2019 by

For most people in the US, motorcycling is a seasonal activity. As the days get shorter and colder (and snowier), many bikes get laid up for the winter months. But with spring officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the

Is your car’s AC broken? This could be why.

April 13th, 2019 by

Now that warmer weather is finally in sight, it’s time to start thinking about AC maintenance. The AC compressor is one of the most important parts of your car’s air conditioning system. But, like any other component on a vehicle, it will eventually need to be replaced. The compressor is responsible for pressurizing and distributing

3 Ways to Prevent Rust on Your Vehicle

March 25th, 2019 by

As a car owner, fighting rust is a constant battle. Rust eats away at the surrounding metal and, over time, can cause major cosmetic and mechanical damage to your vehicle. It not only looks unsightly but reduces the value when selling the vehicle or using it as a trade-in to purchase a new car.  Once a

Best of the Blog: Understanding Your Transmission

March 20th, 2019 by

Cars need transmissions because of the physics of the gasoline engine. In this article, we won’t get into the complexities of how an engine works. Instead, we’ll start by showing you the basics of how the most common transmissions work: 1) Manual transmissions Manual transmissions require that the driver change gears by depressing a clutch

Buying A Car That’s Been In An Accident

January 25th, 2019 by

Buying a used car is tricky, especially if you want to buy a car that needs a little work. If you’re looking to purchase a fixer-upper, here are a few things you should do before you make the leap: Examine the vehicle history report. A vehicle history report isn’t going to guarantee the condition of