Category: Tips From The Pros

Do I really need to use premium gas?

October 2nd, 2019 by

When buying a new (or new to you) car, it’s important to consider how your car-related expenses will change. One of the biggest expenses of owning a car is fueling– and if your new car takes premium gas, that can be a big disappointment. Premium gas often costs 30 to 50 cents more than regular

Why is my check engine light flashing?

October 2nd, 2019 by

It’s every car owner’s worst nightmare. You’re driving down the road– everything seems to be fine– when, out of nowhere, your check engine light comes on. Your check engine light can be triggered by a number of things. Even if your car seems like its driving just fine, you should still make time to see

Here’s Why Bald Tires Are Dangerous

September 3rd, 2019 by

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

August 26th, 2019 by

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

Four Things Every First-Time Car Owner Should Know

August 5th, 2019 by

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

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

Massachusetts State Inspections: What you need to know

July 5th, 2019 by

In Massachusetts, all registered vehicles are required to pass a yearly safety inspection. Plus, vehicles with a model year of 2001 or newer also have to pass an emissions test. If your sticker is about to expire, here’s what you should do: Prepare Ahead of Time Before you head to our shop, conduct a basic