Category: Tips From The Pros

Pre-season Motorcycle Maintenance Tips | Part One

April 12th, 2021 by

An annual favorite of our readers, this guide was originally published in April 2019. Now that spring is officially here, it’s time to bring those bikes out of hibernation. Here are a few things you should check before you hit the road: Brakes If your bike has been laid up for four or five months,

Spring Car Wash: Time To Wash Off The Salt!

March 15th, 2021 by

Dirt, salt, and sediment can destroy your clear coat and paint over time; once these layers are gone your car’s metal components are reducing your vehicle’s protection against rust. Experts say that washing your vehicle every few weeks can prevent dirt and sand from rubbing through the paint and eating away at the metal underneath. 

Conventional Oil vs Synthetic: What’s the real difference?

March 10th, 2021 by

Oil changes can be a hassle, but they’re a crucial part of engine maintenance. Oil maintains engine lubrication, cools the engine components, removes dirt particles and sludge, and can even improve gas mileage and increase vehicle longevity. We’re often asked about the difference between conventional oil vs synthetic, and which is better. In this article,

How to Get A Vehicle History Report For Free

February 17th, 2021 by

This February, we’re gathering our best tips and tricks for buying used cars and sharing our most sought-after strategies for ensuring you get the most bang for your buck. This article was originally published in 2017. If you’re shopping for a used car, you want to know what you’re getting yourself into. A number of

Four Tips For Buying Your Next Car

February 15th, 2021 by

Our customers often ask for advice about buying their next car. Should I buy new or used? What questions should you ask the dealer? What steps should you take once you find a car? And, in what order? Whatever you’re looking for and no matter your budget, here are our top four tips for buying

Six Tips For Calling AAA

February 8th, 2021 by

This article was originally published in December 2017. Getting stranded somewhere is never fun but, now that the winter weather is upon us, people tend to get stuck more often. If you’re a member of AAA, here are some tips you should know when calling for road service. Keep your card with you at all

When should I set my parking brake?

February 1st, 2021 by

Most people think you only need to use your parking brake (also called the emergency brake) when parking on a hill or if your car has a manual transmission but this is incorrect. In this article, we’ll talk about why you should use it every time you park. It’s Called The Parking Brake For A

How To Install A Key Fob Battery

January 25th, 2021 by

If your key fob’s range has shrunk over time or your car is struggling to recognize its proximity, the key fob battery is probably struggling. If the buttons simply aren’t responding, it’s probably dead. You should only have to replace the battery every five years or so. And, thankfully, replacing the battery in your key

Programming A Garage Door Opener: A Step by Step Guide

January 20th, 2021 by

Automatic door openers are a luxurious addition to any garage setup and, thankfully, programming a garage door opener is a doable DIY project. If you’re struggling to get your remote working, we have a few tips to help! Here’s how to program a garage door opener: Programming a garage door opener can be a tricky