Category: Tips From The Pros

Our Best Advice for Buying Your Next Car

July 30th, 2019 by

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

Common Signs of Rust And What Causes Them

July 8th, 2019 by

If your car has it, you’re probably not happy about it. When left untreated a rust spot can quickly grow to cause major structural problems. In many states, a car with rust holes in the body won’t even pass inspection, regardless where the spots are located or how small they are. Tha’s why it’s best

The Most Common Car Warning Lights You Need to Know

June 25th, 2019 by

  Customers call us all the time trying to describe the warning light that’s popped up on the dashboard in their car– and we hear a lot of unique descriptions. Things like: “It looks like a teapot with a raindrop.” Or, “it looks like a turtle inside a circle.” We know it can be frustrating

Will my tires pass inspection?

June 6th, 2019 by

In Massachusetts, the minimum tire tread depth is 2/32 inches. This means that all of your tires must have at least 2/32 inches of tread depth in the proper grooves, and be without any fabric breaks or exposed cords. New tires typically come with 10/32” or 11/32” tread depths, and some truck, SUV, and winter tires

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.

How to Change a Broken Headlight

May 1st, 2019 by

Driving without two functioning headlights isn’t just dangerous– it’s illegal. Thankfully, a headlight replacement is fairly easy to do yourself if you know how. In this article and we’ll walk you through the process: Identify Your Bulb Type First, it’s important to identify both the correct bulb type and wattage so you buy a replacement.

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

April 30th, 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 cooling system. The compressor pressurizes and distributes refrigerant which, in turn, cools the incoming air. If there is a problem with the compressor, the rest of

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

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